Zen & Yoga's staff leads students of all levels and ages through holistic exercises that incorporate ancient Asian techniques. During the studio's signature Zen & Yoga class, instructors teach a series of Hatha and Vinyasa poses that move energy through key spinal areas known as chakras. Classes are offered to meet any skill level. Beginners may seek to join All-Level Yoga or Yoga I, while more advanced students may join Yoga III or Zen Yoga.
Zen & Yoga's instructors don't limit themselves to just yoga, they also lead Pilates and Hot Pilates classes. The staff also leads specialized workshops and trains new yoga instructors.
The instructors at Queens Dance School aim to make fitness fun for kids and teenagers with a variety of dance classes, including ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and break dance. Along with learning new dance moves, students increase their strength and flexibility and learn about the importance of a balanced diet.
Bally enshrines exercise classes, calorie-burning equipment, and a fitness-focused staff within its sanctuaries of health. A 30-day membership includes access to a spread of group exercise classes, including Pilates, Reaction Cycling, and Step Fitness (class offerings vary by location). For self-guided worker-outers, cardio equipment such as treadmills, elliptical machines, cross-trainers, and stair climbers torch calories while entertaining the brain with video entertainment and integrated music systems that occasionally whisper quotes from Charles Atlas. Bally also boasts an array of strength machines, free weights, and small-apparatus equipment, and grants gym-goers access to on-site locker rooms, showers, and, at some locations, a pool and steam room. Visit each location's webpage for a list of specific amenities and the lineup of classes.
With a plethora of features under one roof, the Central Queens Y prides itself on providing an exceptional place for adults and families to spend quality time and enrich their lives. Within their five-story, 35,000 square-foot space, the health and fitness center boasts amenities such as an exercise studio for fitness classes, a full-court gymnasium for basketball games, a 25-yard heated pool for swimmers, and a “Body Shop” fitness center with cardio and strength training equipment. The club is also host to a variety of kids pursuits. In addition to sports, camp, swimming, and dance programs, children can also enroll in pre- and after-school programs.
Shape Up Ladies Fitness Center provides a curve-sculpting sanctuary for women of every age, body type, and fitness level. Each group class fosters noncompetitive vibes as torsos stretch across Pilates mats or shimmy to salsa beats. The gym area's strength machines have all been engineered to suit feminine physiques, and cardio gear such as treadmills and recumbent bicycles welcomes calorie-burning sessions. The center offers free and fully supervised childcare from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday–Friday, enabling moms to perfect Zumba steps without their child's unnecessarily harsh critiques.
After falling in in love with not only yoga's physical benefits but also its total body and mind conditioning, co-founders Donna Janeira and Claudia Lanzetta helped establish Be Yoga. The studio's location overlooks Long Island Sound, reflecting the peacefulness of the rippling water with glowing burnished-wood floors. Students work at their own pace before sleek mirrors to further their yoga or fitness training. Students can also choose to pursue the studio's ample non-yoga classes, which include barre workouts wherein students learn to perform muscle-lengthening stretches while supporting themselves with a ballet barre.