Fitness-centric posters speckle the walls of the newly expanded Elite Fitness studio, aiming to motivate students through workouts during more than 35 fitness classes throughout the week. Reflected in the towering mirrors, seasoned instructors captain cardio, strength-training, and flexibility sessions, including an innovative Sh'Bam class, where they'll guide students through high-intensity dance moves to the tune of popular music. Otherwise, in a private cycling room, they'll lead indoor rides on advanced M3 bicycles, which, unlike real bikes, provide computerized feedback and don't try to buck the rider every 2 miles.
At the studio's juice bar, attendants dole out healthy postworkout fruit shakes that feature ingredients such as whey protein. Meanwhile, attendants look after youngsters in an onsite babysitting center.
• One month of gym membership with unlimited fitness classes (up to a $34.95 value) • A 30-minute massage from a licensed massage therapist (a $40 value) • A personal training session (a $60 value) • Access to the Champion Skating Rink during all public skate times (approximately 30 held each month; free with membership)
Ellen Seelen’s dance career has taken her from sashaying across cruise ships to high-kicking on stage with Frank Sinatra and Jerry Lewis. At US Dance Club, Ellen shares a lifetime’s worth of dance acumen through detailed group and private lessons. Ellen and her fellow instructors introduce students to an international array of ballroom dance styles, including tango, samba, and the waltz, as well as country western and line dancing.
The muscle tutors at Fitness Together Rocky Hill or Avon will work with you to determine your goals (drop pounds, run a marathon, get strong enough to finally confront Douglas) and develop a customized workout plan designed to help you reach your true fitness potential. They’ll supervise your squats, offer nutritional advice, and push you until you see results. Individualized attention means it’s all about you—your trainer can point out when you’re doing a stretch incorrectly, help you tone the trouble zones, and push you to keep going when you’d otherwise quit or become distracted by the fragile beauty of a passing hummingbird.
Helmed by studio owner Carolyn Phillips, Fit Behavior's certified instructors help clients to reach health goals through group classes, weight-loss programs, and personal-training services. They lead guests of all fitness levels through dynamic and challenging exercises, drawing on experience in gymnastics, bodybuilding, and Afro-Cuban dance to jazz up boot-camp sessions, Pilates classes, or elementary-school talent shows. The wellness emporium's specialty class, 30Fit, stitches together a fabric of plyometrics, kettlebells, rope work, TRX-suspension training, and cardio kick to show lethargy and monotony the door over the course of 30 intense minutes.
Dr. Steve P. Milios of Smiles by Design straightens crooked chompers with Invisalign, a system that utilizes highly advanced, 3-D computer graphics and the spells of old-fashioned orthodontia. The Invisalign process eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial exam, including x-rays, photos, and impressions of your mouth terrain, paves the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift walnut crackers into perfect alignment. Patients visit with Dr. Milios every six to eight weeks for routine check-ups to ensure teeth continue to adjust accordingly, and typically complete their orthodontic journey within 15 months. View some Invisalign FAQs here.