Equipment: Yoga mats, aerial yoga swings, yoga blocks
Students should bring: Bottle if water, yoga mat, comfortable clothing to move in
Average class length: 60-90 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Aerial yoga can be therapeutic for those with wrist, shoulder, knee and back problems.
From a tiny puppy to a towering horse, the animal experts at Prestige Pets at Gaston Farm have every critter's best interests in mind. That's why they travel to homes and farms around the region, providing feedings, care, and companionship while owners are otherwise occupied. Prestige Pets also provides horse-back riding lessons and training. And they're versed in grooming, and can even perform minor repairs on horse blankets.
Led by licensed chiropractor Dr. Mark Bergeron, the staff at Bergeron Chiropractic help clients better their bodies through nonsurgical and noninvasive procedures, including acupuncture, massage therapy, and clinical nutrition. Staffers also soothe aches and pains with deep-tissue laser therapy, which can help alleviate herniated disks, spinal stenosis, and other maladies associated with chronic back pain or getting a bear hug from a robot. Aided by the power of lasers, he can also help clients shed unwanted adipose with Zerona laser treatments or Lipo-Light LED sessions.
Stationary bikes and weight machines aren't always the best way to prepare a body for the demands of everyday life. This is the fundamental philosophy of the training coaches at Breathe CrossFit, a 3,000-square-foot facility dedicated to helping clients improve their health and athleticism by performing functional movements. These exercises include jumping, climbing, lifting barbells, sprinting, squatting, and throwing heavy objects. In essence, the workouts mimic and intensify the movements that people naturally perform in sports or while disagreeing with their boss. Although coaches do offer special sessions for newcomers, which explain how to safely and effectively perform the required exercises, CrossFit workouts are intended to be accessible for guests of virtually any age and fitness level. The main requirement is self-motivation; however, coaches and fellow classmates all work together to create a supportive community that encourages everyone involved to do one more rep.
Led by co-owners Mark Harbinson and Emily Seymour, the staff at ATA Martial Arts' Derry and Bedford locations teaches kids and adults the art of taekwondo. Their programs don't just concentrate on taekwondo, though; they also include cardio kickboxing and Protech weapons training. For a different vibe, the Bedford location also schedules upbeat Zumba dance fitness classes that teach students how to dance an attacker into submission.