After years spent developing her personal exercise routines, Lisa Fox opened her own boutique fitness studio in 1999. There, she has forged an environment in which women of all makes and models can improve their image, specifically through Lisa’s self-created Fox Method of exercise. Fusing principles of Barre, yoga, Pilates, core conditioning, and cardio training, Lisa’s approach offers a challenging, full-body workout—and one that packs myriad potential benefits. Lisa and her fellow instructors lead classes every day of the week, with both morning and evening sessions anchoring the studio’s flexible schedule.
At DP Martial Arts Academy, master Doug Paik blends modern mixed martial arts fighting with the ancient study of traditional forms, or kata's. Students sample tae kwon do and haidong gumdo sword fighting skills with the fearsome striking skills of muay thai and krav maga. The academy's Brazilian jiu-jitsu program is helmed by Panamerican medalist Luigi Mondelli while MMA students sharpen their skills with instructors certified by the nationally recognized American Top Team.
The experienced staff at Open Mat Fitness trains everyone from professional athletes to beginners and kids in boxing, muay thai, wresting, and yoga. A gym that has worked with Renzo Gracie, Joe Sampieri, and John Danaher, Open Mat believes in the use of proper fighting techniques and wants to help clients train hard, get in shape, and heal well.
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.