The trainers at Fite Fitness want to see every client achieve their ultimate level of personal fitness. They work with clients during their entire fitness journey, helping them tackle workouts, making adjustments to exercises, and answering questions about nutrition. In a 4,000 square foot indoor training arena, they lead personal and group training classes that blend different fitness techniques such as turf exercises, kettlebell training, and suspension training.
CrossFit Pace Performance’s master trainer, Leonard Pace, is ideally suited to spur his clients toward noticeable results. He applies his BA in exercise science to formulate and calibrate ever-changing daily workouts and draws on his experience as a motivational therapist to inspire his exercisers to meet their goals. He starts beginners off on the right foot with foundations classes that familiarize them with the functional movements and exercises of CrossFit, such as air squats and medicine-ball dead lifts. For those already familiar, he amps up the intensity of full-body workouts that prepare them for everything from ordinary daily activities, such as picking up the kids and heaving sacks of groceries, to more extreme activities, such as scaling mountains or running marathons while dodging rogue grocery carts.
At Mantra Personal Fitness, clients sweat through energetic Zumba sessions set to upbeat tunes. Instructors also lead groups through a series of flowing poses in serene yoga classes and teach clients to shake their hips with gusto in belly-dancing lessons.
After walking into Lotus Laser Skin Treatments, clients walk out with their best foot forward thanks to a bouquet of advanced laser-backed services. Using high-powered Cutera equipment, trained technicians take aim at anything from unwanted hair and wrinkles to unfriendly poltergeists armed with Sharpies. The optimal wavelength for spider-vein annihilation comes courtesy of the Cutera CoolGlide laser, which clears up all skin tones with minimal redness or bruising.
Members of Synergy Fitness Clubs thrive on choice. Choice of location? There are nine. Choice of activity? Instructors lead classes in almost any form of exercise imaginable, such as power sculpt, full-body circuits, and intense cycling. To make sure that members are making the choices that will help reach their fitness goals the fastest, the clubs are staffed with more than 100 lifestyle coaches. These pros are continually educated in their fields of specialty—which might mean nutrition counseling, yoga, or boxing.
A wide slate of equipment and amenities makes it as easy as possible to fit in workouts. Most locations are open 24 hours, and while parents lift free weights or dance a beautiful tango with a Precor elliptical, their kids can hang out in a free childcare room.
Director Patrick Hanratty chose to study under hot-yoga master Bikram Choudhury after becoming captivated by the technique. He has since taught yoga for seven years, and derives the most happiness from witnessing his clients finding themselves surprised by the Bikram style's visible benefits. Patrick welcomes students of all experience levels to Hot Yoga Massapequa, where he cultivates an encouraging setting in which classes run seven days a week. During each session, guests transition from one Bikram pose to the next, following a specific sequence that utilizes every major muscle group. While the heat draws out toxins through sweat, the technique's therapeutic element inspires patrons to let go of stress and chronic aches sustained from sleeping in a giant pretzel mold.
Take a look around the gym at Gaglione Strength and you might spot college football players, wrestlers, and MMA fighters, all of whom turn to trainer John Gaglione for their coaching. As a sports performance specialist, John has been featured in many major publications such as Men’s Health, and is a featured strength-and-conditioning writer for the Long Island Wrestling Association. During workouts, he uses a hybrid style of coaching, often incorporating unconventional equipment ranging from ropes and resistance bands to kettlebells and chains to help athletes perform at their best. He fuses these into a variety of different programs, including elite wrestling development, sports performance, offseason and in-season training, power, speed, and movement training, injury prevention, and general fitness training.