The staff members at Rocksport Indoor Climbing & Outdoor Guiding Center regularly explore the Adirondacks and mountain ranges throughout the world, mentally cataloging the frost-kissed crags and adrenaline-soaked sheer expanses. When they are not leading adventurers on ice-climbing expeditions or scrambling through narrow caves, the climbers can be found on the 4,400 square feet of climbing space at their facility. There, they teach students to how to deal with complex stone surfaces in order to navigate actual cliffs or volunteer at the local gargoyle shelter. Rocksport owner Tom Rosecrans leads the crew, lending knowledge from three Himalayan expeditions and his self-published book Adirondack Rock and Ice Climbs.
At Global Fitness, members can burn calories on the treadmill-stocked cardio deck or build muscle with kettlebells and free weights. Group classes, such as spinning, boxing, and boot camps, provide a dose of camaraderie. Patrons can opt into the program that best fits their needs thanks to Global Fitness's various levels of membership.
Floor-to-ceiling windows and tall white columns stretch up and across The Yoga Spa’s storefront. Peeking inside, you can see mini chandeliers, artwork hanging on exposed brick walls, and people posing in unison on the wooden floor. A lot of the time, they’re practicing owner Jennilee Toner’s personal creation Hot Warrior yoga, which is an 81-minute journey through more than 50 different Hatha and Vinyasa yoga poses with a thermostat set to 90 degrees. In addition to this signature class and other more traditional classes, Toner and her staff tweak the practice of yoga whenever they can. For instance, the Warm Candlelight flow class is lit by candles, the Studio 54 class features 54 different sun salutations set to disco music, and the Spa yoga class has guests perform slow Vinyasa-flow movements while they are massaged. The studio also offers fitness boot camps and belly-dancing classes.
On the bamboo floors of Bloom: A Movement Space, instructors embrace dynamic workouts at a range of speeds. They draw from extensive backgrounds in yoga, Pilates, and dance as they boost each student's bodily awareness. Studio owner Audrey Mangini demonstrates the rapid kickboxing strikes of Turbo Kick, expert belly dancer Laura Barokas leads hypnotizing undulations, and certified Black Belt Nia teacher Katie Capelli blends martial arts with expressive choreography. The teachers always encourage guests to move at their own pace, lest they overexert themselves and slip in a pool of sweat or tears.
When exercisers first enter 60 Minute Fitness, they're not greeted with a typical gym layout. The facility boasts a sleek, industrial design with plenty of space for group classes and impromptu games of knee football to unfold. Even the facility's equipment may seem a bit different. Suspension straps dangle from the walls, and kettlebells wait to be thrust into the air. Amid these unique surroundings, trainers work one-on-one with clients. They also lead groups through the facility's various classes, including suspension training, yoga, and Pilates.
Whether they're training for their first 5K, or an established athlete, or aiming to shed 10 pounds, clients get help from the trainers at Creations X to work with what they have—in more ways than one. The specially designed athletic-performance program, which works with all ages and any sport, focuses on improving speed, agility, reaction time, and strength. Designed around whatever equipment is on hand, personal trainers customize workouts to suit each of their clients' goals, whether they're working out at home, at a gym, or in a motel pool.