Within the multihued walls of Kidville’s indoor playland, tykes expand their minds, network with members of their peer group, and deplete their vast energy reserves. Babies, toddlers, and kids 6 or younger delve into classes developed by Kidville’s early-childhood-development gurus. Burgeoning Beethovens can swivel their hips, flex their sing-along muscles, and edit their massive music manuscripts during one of Kidville’s music and dance classes, or enlist in one of the art classes to create a piece that captures their inner rage toward broccoli. Fun and fit gym classes let tots run, roll, and hover through gauntlets of plush blocks and spongy play mats. Clasping hands and scampering legs can also roam freely through Kidville’s sprightly indoor playspace, though all munchkins must be supervised by a parent, guardian, or trustworthy primate.
Like mounting an HDTV on a terra-cotta warrior, Excel Yoga blends the ancient and the modern, shepherding students of all experience levels through serene yoga sessions, sultry belly-dancing lessons, and high-energy kickboxing and boot-camp fitness classes. A sense of community weaves throughout the studio, from the eco-friendly bamboo flooring to courses that bring families into the fitness fold, such as Kids Yoga and Mommy & Me Yoga.
Beyond its slate of exercise classes, workshops deepen yogis’ relationship with various aspects of yoga. The Anatomy Workshop, for example, blends discussion and practice to explore how certain poses can relieve physical disorders. Excel Yoga even cultivates its own fleet of enthusiastic instructors through intensive teacher training that outfits prospective pedagogues with the knowledge, poses, and sweat-proof grade books they need to lead classes.
This is best GYM pound for pound in the Bronx. You come here to get results. We have the tons of equipments and cardio machines. You can be yourself and have a great work out. We don't have restrictions or dress code. Members come here to have a great workout with great music.
During all 365 days of the year, Fusion Fitness Clubs buzzes with patrons sweating in fitness classes, burning fat on cardio machines, and building muscle on weight-training equipment. As 35 treadmills, ellipticals, and Arc trainers whirr, muscles fortify with free weights and weight-training machinery. The dedicated trainers lead spinning sessions upon the seats of Schwinn Evolution bikes, and heart-thumping Latin-inspired music kick-starts aerobic dance moves in Zumba classes. Boot camps sculpt physiques with a rotating lineup of body-toning routines, and yoga classes lead bodies through poses to increase strength, flexibility, and the ability to impersonate a Celtic knot.
A private women's section hosts ladies-only workouts, so gals can further secretly discuss their plot to take over the world as they break a sweat. During one-on-one personal training sessions, certified trainers tailor curricula to best suit each client's goals, after gauging health and fitness levels in an initial complimentary assessment and thumb-wrestling match. After slashing calories solo or in group classes, patrons can refuel at the smoothie bar with natural snacks and sips.
Over the course of their shared journey through the world of martial arts, Chuck and Kara Giangreco have done everything from studying with Bruce Lee apprentice Sifu Dan Inosanto to practicing styles ranging from jeet kune do to Filipino martial arts. While Chuck went on to teach seminars for military and law enforcement officials, Kara nabbed a state gold medal for her prowess at tae kwon do. Now, this duo pools this accumulated knowledge during classes at their own school, Westchester Martial Arts Academy. Their lessons share the art of fighting with students of all ages, helping adults defend themselves and teaching kids how to lead disciplined, focused, and respectful lives. In addition to burning calories and toning muscles, these mixed martial arts classes blend styles from around the world, giving students the skills they need to fight in any language.
It looks simple enough. Outside of the storefront, blue lettering covers a bright orange awning, spelling out the words "Krunch Time." But the sign isn't a piece of street art or the latest ad campaign for a new breakfast cereal; in fact, the people inside will likely tell visitors to stay away from sugary breakfast foods. That's because they're the trainers of Krunch Time Fitness, who spark weight loss with a blend of nutrition education and motivating group workouts. Trainers lead students through workouts design to challenge them no matter their fitness level, from scalable boot camps to classes in kickboxing, Pilates, and yoga. Post-workout, students can decamp to the onsite juice bar, where staffers mix and pour revitalizing (and healthy) refreshments.