The team members at Alana Life & Fitness have gone to great lengths to make sure their luxury female-only health club caters to a woman's every workout need. For example, they have customized all the equipment to fit the average women's height of 5'4". On top of that, they schedule fun classes such as Zumba and kickboxing; they occasionally host events like girls' night out; and they offer a slew of amenities, including a fiber-optic sauna and showers that feature Italian-imported tiling. The club's best feature might be the limited number of memberships, which solves overcrowding issues and prevents clients from Piloxing with their doppelg?nger.
prides itself on being different than the average gym. Here, experienced coaches design workout programs designed to be challenging as well as fun, and push participants to new heights of fitness. By offering scalable classes and one-on-one training sessions, CAYPE Athletics helps guests improve their individual skills, just as their name promises: Care About Your Performance Everyday.
When she's not running a distressed-animal rescue operation, you'll find Karliin Brooks serving pressed juice and raw, vegan food from the counter of a juice bar or the window of a biodiesel-fueled food truck. The lifetime vegan founded The Squeeze as another search-and-rescue mission of sorts: to save New Yorkers from their own poor dietary habits and the environmental impurities that constantly bombard them. Brooks uses a Norwalk hydraulic juice press to convert unpasteurized produce?which is organic, non-GMO, never frozen, and local wherever possible?into sippable, superfood mixes that aid detoxification and weight-loss efforts. The Norwalk hydraulic juice press preserves live enzymes, minerals, and nutrients to help the body reset and kill cravings.
In addition to tasty, healthful juices, Brooks prepares a full menu of raw and organic breakfast foods, desserts, and savory dishes, including coconut truffles and "moc n' cheese" made with gluten-free pasta. She also promotes individual and planetary wellness via group or private food-prep classes, teaching people how to make "cheese" out of cashews.
As a 10-year veteran of the Israeli Defense Force, Daniel Elyashiv understands that protecting yourself and others is a difficult undertaking. He headed the counter terrorism division of his unit, and taught hundreds of fellow soldiers the most efficient and effective methods of self-defense in combat zones. At Krav Maga Crash, Elyashiv strives to teach his students those same lessons while helping them get fit.
He has developed his own twist on the fighting technique, drawing upon a blend of krav maga, judo, jiujitsu, and martial arts. His classes are centered on fending off punches, kicks, and chokes, and disarming an assailant with moves that work with the body's innate reflexes, such as the tickling someone even harder when they’ve tickled you. This allows you to defend instinctively with minimal effort, but that doesn’t mean you won’t work up a sweat during class. The high-intensity classes are also designed with shedding pounds and building chiseled muscles in mind.
Oren Lippmann has made a career out of training NBA players such as Kris Humphries and Metta World Peace, both of whom needed his demanding regimen to stay strong in the post. You might not have to bang with the likes of a 7-foot center, but Lippmann's classes at CrossFit Glendale aren't just designed for professional athletes.
Along with fellow coach Al Pena, Lippmann oversees hour-long workouts that touch on all the major aspects of fitness at the 4,000 square foot Queens location, including endurance, flexibility, and strength. With equipment such as kettlebells and climbing ropes at their disposal, the coaches can devise functional, full-body workouts for all skill levels, focusing on form, technique, and fun.