Gathering active cyclists and dancers into the same space sounds like a recipe for collision, but the trainers at Core Fitness Studios have never witnessed an accident. That's because their bikes are stationary, though their Power Spin classes do capture the rigors of riding over hills, sprinting through straightaways, and jumping over canyons through varying resistance and pacing. The instructors also host TRX Fusion sessions, which pit students against their own body weight. During these courses, guests grip or dangle from suspension straps as they segue through resistance exercises at their chosen pace.
Certified instructors lead all of these classes in a supportive environment. Their studio seeks to preserve the small, personalized vibe of a boutique gym, and private training complements the group curriculum. Loucas Lianos, who has lent his expertise to the third-season winner of the Biggest Loser, oversees the staff alongside co-owner Audra, ensuring that exercisers receive custom lessons to suit their age and experience level.
The staff members of Bikram Yoga Locust Valley complete rigorous training under the tutelage of discipline-founder Bikram Choudhury, imparting their hot-yoga techniques with a rigorous authenticity. During the 90-minute sessions, students methodically stretch every tendon, ligament, joint, and muscle as the 26 postures burn fat, shrink stress, and leave pores salivating for more. Students tote along their own mat, towel, and water to the bright and beautiful studio, where forgetful pupils may purchase any supplies they forgot at home.
Elite Fitness turns an industrial-size fan on the fog of boredom and uncertainty that dumbfounders people in their pursuit of healthy living. The gym floor packs in all manners of Cybex equipment and separate studios teaching a rotating schedule of group classes, from spinning and cardio kickboxing, to belly dancing and bandercize. The front desk even loans iPods, preloaded with songs and the sweetly whispered affirmations of your high-school gym teacher, to keep patrons moving. Post-workout, guests hit the showers, and get themselves work-ready with the help of complimentary toiletries and towels before retrieving their gear from one of the free lockers.
Elite’s team of personal trainers personalizes fitness regimens with one-on-one private instruction. A Crossfit-certified trainer leads extended workshops, including programs such as cardio boot camps and P90X. To keep patrons on the nutritional straight and narrow, Elite takes part in the 5 Squares program, which eliminates the chore of counting calories by delivering healthy, gourmet meals that are rich in protein and low in carbs.
Studying at Berklee College of Music in Boston, playing with the Gilbert and Sullivan Light Opera Company, and recording with Rufus Wainwright are only a few accolades on the resumes of the instructors at Bach To Rock. In their musical studio, they lead private and group lessons for students of all abilities in instruments such as the guitar, bass, voice, drums, piano, and keyboard. Their professional recording studios are open to artists who want to lay down tracks for an album or fine-tune singles, and they also offer camps for all seasons, during which student gain real instrument-playing experience.
Ken Benshish and Yi Qian both grew up loving music, but the process of learning to play it ranged from uninspiring to mind numbing. The two musicians started iSchool of Music & Art to provide a much different experience—a positive, supportive atmosphere that takes into account each student’s personality and goals. Students aged 3 and older who can’t tell a drumstick from a plectrum and don’t even know the street value of a quarter note can learn piano, drums, guitar, or voice skills from scratch, then test their newfound skills with multiple performance opportunities throughout the year. Instructors host private classes or group students into their own rock-band performance troupes, and intensive camps culminate in field trips to Lincoln Center and a tour of a real recording studio.
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