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Cofounders Jill Tomich and Peter Lavelle had both been active in the fitness world before they opened Ultimate Bootcamp in 2004. Jill threw her energies into boxing, ballet, yoga, and blogging for a wedding diet-and-fitness website, and Peter, a native Irishman, was a triathlete. In all his pursuits, Peter adhered to the motto "We're not here for a long time?we're here for a good time."

This credo infuses all of the boot-camp programs. Campers from all across the fitness spectrum find accommodation as the workouts meet them close to home. Trainers never push too far, but always challenge. An energetic mix of outdoor-resistance and interval training layers patrons in svelte muscle, builds strength, and burns calories to promote weight loss more effectively than a rice cake's PR agent. Far from the stereotypical idea of a boot camp, encouragement and support roll in from instructors who foster cooperation and camaraderie between fellow boot campers.

145 Dudley Road
Framingham,
MA
US

White Water MMA trains students of all skill levels to excel in multiple disciplines including Muay Thai, Boxing, Jiu Jitsu, Submission Grappling and Wrestling. We are located right on RT. 9 in Framingham in the front of Tropical Isle Plaza with plenty of parking.

280 Worcester Road
Framingham,
MA
US

Holistic wellness abounds at Mystic Fitness Yoga Studio, where dedicated instructors empower minds and soothe sinews with Bikram, Vinyasa and power yoga classes in a supportive setting. Students can fill their itineraries and flexible Far Side calendars with diverse yoga lessons from an accommodating schedule of classes. For gentle body bending, pupils can gently twist and stretch in mindful Hatha classes, or tykes can perfect their well-behaved child's pose in kids' yoga, geared for gurus aged 6–12. In the spacious, vibrantly hued practice room, yogic neophytes shake off stress amid temperatures up to 105 degrees as they sweat out toxins with 26 dynamic postures in Bikram yoga classes. Rockin' Vinyasa boosts circulation and helps tone muscles with fluid asanas and energizing music performed by yoga mats working on their demo tape.

855 Worcester Rd
Framingham,
MA
US

Established: 2000

Reservations/Appointments: Recommended

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours

Pro Tip: Come watch a class, ask questions, and observe the style of Aikido and culture of our dojo.

Handicap Accessible: No

Parking: Parking lot

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Aikido Martial Arts Classes

Recommended Age Group: All Ages

Q&A with

Adult Student and Teacher In Youth Program

Apart from your business's main attraction, do you offer any "hidden" services or activities that visitors are always delighted to learn about?

In additional to our regular one hour classes for kids and adults, we periodically hold seminars with multiple classes, featuring visiting instructors for adult seminars and special games and origami for the kids' seminars. Our kids are often thrilled when one of our regular one hour classes ends with an Aikido inspired versions of tag, dodge ball, and more.

I'm a first-timer. How do you get me ready for the experience?

The only pressure you should put on yourself to learn and progress is to attend practice regularly, pay attention, and have fun. The instructors and teaching methods will take care of the rest. Aikido is a true martial art where you can continue to learn, grow, and progress for as long as you practice. Beginners practice safely along with experienced students and can join at any time. There are no competitions in Aikido, as students learn to practice cooperatively in a common pursuit of self-development.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

We are very fortunate to receive instruction from one of the most senior ranking Aikido instructors in the United States, David Halprin, 7th degree black belt. David Halprin's primary teacher, Mitsunari Kanai, was part of the last group of live-in students under the founder of Aikido, Ueshiba Morihei (or "O-Sensei" to Aikido practitioners, meaning "Great Teacher"). Since Aikido is best learned through dedicated practice and guided instruction, we consider our direct lineage to the founder of Aikido to be a strong asset in maintaining high standards and authentic techniques, true to the founders teachings.

61 Fountain St
Framingham,
MA
US

Ann Saldi is an expert at exchanging monotony for rhythm in gym routines. Having navigated the dance fitness industry for more than 20 years, she has mastered countless combinations of muscle-building moves and catchy beats, from pole-dancing to hip-hop cardio. She has also taught thousands of aspiring instructors the fundamentals of Zumba as a Zumba Education Specialist, and hosted workout workshops both in and out of the country. All of her experience has enabled her to develop her own signature routines at VaVaVoom Dance & Fitness, including Hip to Strip—a specialty class that blends aerobics and flexibility training with empowering striptease elements.

Ann prizes her studio's non-intimidating atmosphere, welcoming students of all backgrounds to boost their confidence and learn to wave with their bellies during her inventive classes. Private parties accommodate groups of girlfriends, moms, and bachelorettes with lessons on pole and chair work, which are led by accomplished instructors.

969 Concord Street
Framingham,
MA
US

As a trained dancer since age 5, it?s not surprising that Zumba Jammer-certified Ali Struyk eventually gravitated toward Zumba, a dance-fitness hybrid that helped her shed pounds after the birth of her child. Zumba integrates dance styles such as salsa, hip-hop, and rumba to upbeat Latin rhythms, simultaneously burning calories, strengthening muscles, and boosting energy levels without resorting to witchcraft. Students follow the freeform routines to the best of their ability, which allows participants of varying experience levels to bust a move in the same class.

2 Watson Pl
Framingham,
MA
US