For most of his life, Ron Green exercised and tried to eat right—a Herculean task, working as he did in the demanding restaurant business. Try as he might, he couldn't get down to a healthy weight. So he decided to hire a personal trainer—and for the first time, he felt himself outrunning the Sisyphean treadmill and inching closer and closer to his goals. The experience so inspired him that he decided to become a trainer himself to help others break out of holding patterns, and deposit their energy into exercises that gave them a return on their investment. Now, certified by the National Academy of Sports, he leads a team of trainers in helping clients through athletic, personal, and group training.
In the signature boot-camp classes, they aim at helping campers lose body fat while sculpting functional muscles, unlike glam muscles only good for filling out sleeves or wowing the admissions board at Harvard. The trainers also supplement sport-specific training, one-on-one sessions, or group training with nutritional guidance to help clients reach their goals quickly.
For women seeking a place to dance, improve strength and flexibility, and gain confidence in their sexuality, the instructors at Bombshell Dance Studio offer a safe and instructive haven. They lead free-flowing artistic hoop-dance classes, which use adult-sized hula-hoops to perform cardio, balance, and core-strengthening exercises. They also provide three levels of pole dancing, wherein they teach students floor work as well as transitions, pole spins, and intermediate through advanced inversions and tricks. Exotic Exploration, an experimental-movement class, sets students free to tap into a state of feminine self-awareness, and special workshops cover subjects ranging from choreographed pole and exotic routines to chair dancing.