Fully licensed by the New York State Department of Education, Allstar Bartenders Training educates students in the art and science of mixed-drink pouring and presentation. Apprentice mixologists get acquainted with the functions of different bar tools while learning which cocktails should be shaken, stirred, or whisked using a handful of uncooked angel-hair pasta. Allstar's seasoned tenders aid students in memorizing the recipes, garnishes, and matching glassware of the most popular concoctions. The school's classrooms resemble mock cocktail lounges with ample shot glasses and jukeboxes, giving students a realistic setting to practice drink vending. Allstar treats its graduates to complimentary lifetime job-placement assistance and refresher courses.
The patter of fists against a punching bag. The bass clang of weights in racks. Cardio and resistance machines from Matrix, Life Fitness and Hammer Strength purr in Soleil Total Fitness’s 20,000-square-foot facility as visitors work toward fitness goals. During more than 45 group exercise classes in three studios, a hush falls over yoga pupils and sweat leaps from the brows of Zumba and kickboxing participants. In the spin studio, stationary bikes help torch calories, and in a boxing and mixed-martial-arts area complete with a 20-foot boxing ring, patrons learn to fend off the punching bag stalking them in their nightmares. The gym’s team of certified personal trainers, alternatively, can tailor workouts to patrons’ fitness goals, whether they are trying to make their high school’s baseball team or the Olympics.
A ringleader at Venice California’s Muscle Beach, Joe Gold founded World Gym in 1976, creating what would become an iconic spot for Hollywood’s brawniest bunch, including Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno. Today, that gym is a worldwide franchise spanning more than a dozen countries. World Gym in Ronkonkoma comes with all the perks clients have come to expect from the franchise, including a free-weight room stacked with dumbbells, barbells, and plenty of plates. Cardio addicts can head to one of several group classes, such as spotlight cycle, which utilizes stationary bikes for heart-racing, indoor exercise. After a workout, exercisers can grab a towel and a snack or re-energize with a drink from the juice bar.
Royals Boxing Gym's personal trainers follow classical training regimens used by champion fighters for years, requiring hard work and discipline from their students as they practice against pads and spar with live or robotic opponents in the full-size boxing ring. The staff welcomes students of all stripes, from those who simply wish to get in shape to serious sportsmen. Some of their previous students have even gone on to compete in events such as the Golden Gloves.
With titles that include kempo karate black belt, professional fitness trainer, and Pro USA Gymnastics coach, Joe Funaro and Andre LeRouge are experts when it comes to fusing their skills in the spheres of fitness and combat sports. It's this practice that they bring to their aptly named Fusion Mixed Martial Arts & Kickboxing studio, where they have developed programs that borrow from Brazilian jujitsu, karate, and muay thai kickboxing to promote fitness and self-discipline.
Powerhouse Gym has been helping clients get fit for 15 years. In the spacious workout facility, visitors can choose from more than 40 fitness classes per week, including yoga, Pilates, Zumba, kickboxing, and spin sessions, all taught by certified instructors. When not taking classes, gym-goers can work out on one of 40 cardio machines complete with personal TV screens, or head over to the complete onsite chiropractic office for an adjustment or massage. Powerhouse Gym boasts free childcare while adults sweat it out in a sunny, functional fitness center.