Sledgehammers. Ropes. Kettlebells. The training equipment at Hybrid Fitness isn't necessarily what one would find at a traditional gym, but the trainers know that it's all they need. They draw up high-intensity exercise regimens for clients—working out alone or in groups—who want to burn excess body fat, boost their mobility, and carve lean muscle. To power participants through tough routines, trainers provide ample encouragement and motivation throughout each session.
Jody and Bjorn Turnquist opened 3 Bridges Yoga with the philosophy that yoga should warmly embrace practitioners of all skill levels. As a result, they offer Vinyasa-style classes for beginners and advanced yogis. The Turnquists and other certified instructors teach postures and breathing techniques in a room heated to 75-80 degrees with lessons that focus on basic postures and alignments in addition to more intensified bending. With sun streaming through expansive windows and spilling out onto cork floors, their studio lends itself to a practice more peaceful than swimming through a pool of warm chamomile tea.
Sacred Movement Yoga's owner Kristina turned to yoga to relieve the stress of too much weight, debt, and coffee and found that her stresses melted away in the face of a burgeoning yoga practice, inspiring her to share her life-management tool with others. Along with a team of experienced instructors, Kristina leads three levels of Vinyasa-style yoga classes, guiding students through sequences of athletic poses, connected by continuous, balance-testing movements and breaths. During dance-infused fitness classes, instructors use a ballet barre to stabilize students as they perform dynamic, ballet-style movements to sculpt lean muscle. Sacred Movement's resident massage therapist performs reiki, traditional massage, and Thai-yoga treatments for patrons seeking further treatment for physical, emotional, and spirit-animal-related tension.
At Spurling Training Systems, coaches design and scale fitness programs to clients' goals and skill levels. In their 7,500-square-foot gym, they lead cross-training and boot-camp sessions to improve athletic conditioning. A mixed bag, those sessions include everything from flipping tractor tires and punching heavy bags to sprints, weightlifting, and resistance training. Besides group and personal-training sessions, they also provide nutritional guidance to help members meet their goals.
Our studio is located on the banks of the Powwow River in the historic, renovated Carriage Mills, located just outside of downtown Amesbury, minutes off I-95. The studio offers a strikingly large space with beautiful hardwood floors and plenty of natural light. Ample free parking is available!
Cheryl Taylor, head trainer and owner of Incite Fitness, challenges her clients to charge through local streets or push through grueling interval workouts, depending on the class. At Urban Run sessions, attendees tackle the former, zooming down 2- to 5-mile paths that include pit stops where they can work out. In contrast, at women’s boot-camp classes, quick spurts of energy power participants through intervals of cardio, resistance training, and plyometrics.