As a new member at Mastery Martial Arts, the first step is a one-on-one introductory lesson with one of the instructors. After that, students are fitted with a uniform?and gloves for kickboxing. They learn not just techniques for self-defense, but also core lessons about respect, discipline, and the power of a positive attitude. Classes are available for kids, teens, adults, and the whole family.
At SpinWorksRI.com's facility, exercisers pedal at one's own pace during spin classes that build both endurance and strength. For beginners, the studio offers personalized introductory classes, and for non-spinners, it provides other fitness favorites such as Pilates, TRX suspension training and Total body Fitness.
Known for helping launch the careers of Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams, Ray Romano, and others, Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club offers chuckle enthusiasts a plethora of emerging mirth-masters in its spacious showroom. Snag a seat at an intimate table with your closest friend and let laughter experts tickle your funny bone or droll circulatory system. Performances are held Wednesday through Saturday nights, and tickets vary in price depending on the day, running up to $27 per person. Though those under age 18 have the ability to produce audible expressions of amusement, only those 18 or older are permitted to enter and laugh within the premises.
At Fitness Together, getting fit involves getting focused and fired up to achieve. Here, certified personal trainers guide clients of all skill levels through motivating boot-camps and exercise programs designed to meet goals loftier than a giraffe’s basketball hoop. To help their charges torch calories and tone muscles as efficiently as possible, the trainers incorporate evidence-based training methods, such as intervals, tempos, and fartlek, into each fitness regimen. Filled with cardio challenges and resistance training, workouts are tailored to individual needs and paired with nutrition tips that help the body build lean muscle. In-studio sessions take place in a private, spa-like studio, flush with energizing red walls and functional training tools such as medicine balls, kettlebells, and gymnastics rings.
Nichole Soares, the owner of Salon de Nichole, views every head as a canvas and every hairdo as an artistic statement of beauty. She and her team style hair with that view in mind, trimming bangs, sides, and tops, carefully adding texture, and signing off with ribbons of color. Harnessing the power of Keratin Complex, they train locks to fall smoothly around the face without frizzing out or forming the highly offensive words "comb me." They offer services that fall outside the scope of hairstyling, too?waxing, for example, as well as facials, massage therapy, and beauty services for bridal parties.
With a three-time Louisville Slugger Region 21 coach of the year and a scout for the Florida Marlins on its seven-man roster, the staff at Upper Deck Baseball Academy commands years of competitive diamond expertise. The team puts its 8,900-square-foot facility to work assisting budding baseball and softball stars with improvement of their physical, mechanical, and mental capabilities through creative, focused drills. Two Iron Mike pitching machines and two Jugs pitching machines hurl heat down the indoor batting cages, allowing players to work on bat speed and hitting to the opposite field without the awkward eye contact that comes with facing a real pitcher. Players can also have their chops recorded with video swing analysis, allowing for real-time feedback on swing mechanics.