Under the high ceilings of Crank Fitness' 3,000-square-foot studio, fitness fanatics raise heart rates in a wide range of group cardio classes, boot camps, and other body-sculpting programs. With a one-month membership, patrons receive unlimited access to group classes, and free membership renewal within the first month of gym activity. Pulverize smart-talking bags during the studio's high-octane group boxing classes, or sweat out superfluous body matter and negative thoughts during intensive, aerobic group boot-camp sessions. Members can sculpt protoplasm outside of classes on the studio's state-of-the-art fitness equipment, which includes the core-building Vortex Pro-Trainer, an advanced machine that facilitates 360-degree movement and occasional jaunts into other dimensions of the space-time continuum.
Run by an experienced duo of dedicated yogaphiles who have trained under instructors around the globe, Soul Power Yoga leads students of all levels through yoga's vivifying poses and breathing. Eight different class types allow students to choose from a compendium of yogic options suited to different experience levels and fitness goals, from simply building poise and stamina to achieving the bendiness required to fit into the smaller, faster go-karts of the future. Students melt stress in the Relax & Renew classes, focusing on tranquil breathing, and the Power Yoga classes offer three levels of core-building intensity and mind-balancing breathing. The weekly schedule offers classes seven days a week, with classes offered throughout the day to accommodate hectic work schedules and social calendars clogged with semiformal barn dances.
Like a delicious stir-fry, Studio Fusion's curriculum is a healthy and often spicy mix of ingredients. An overarching goal to combat boredom guides each session, and supportive instructors monitor their students with personalized guidance, whether they're showcasing a Zumba spin or one of Cardio Kick's rapid-fire jabs. Their classes range from calming mat Pilates and yoga to Cardio Fusion and Zumba Fusion—a Latin-inspired workout intensified by toning exercises and students tying their shoelaces together at the start. The staff also hosts personal-training sessions that continue to prioritize exciting routines, and instructors take their classes on the road for parties and fundraisers.
When it comes to relaxation, Lisa K. Girandola offers a variety of options for pampering her patrons. She and her staff promote inner calm and relaxed muscles by ushering clients through 14 types of massages and 15 ways of smashing an alarm clock. Cold, clinical technology is nowhere to be found during facial and skin services. Instead, fruit and lavender peels and masks replace lasers and harsh chemicals during the spa's sea facials, herbal facials, and optimum rejuvenation treatments. In addition to beautifying and relaxing physiques, Lisa nurtures spiritual sides by attempting to balance chakras and leading students through three levels of reiki-attunement classes.