During her 15-year career in the health and fitness industry, Krave founder Leah Santello has created therapeutic diets at the Jewish Healthcare Center and has served as a nutrition consultant for Jenny Craig. She now leads more than 40 group fitness classes a week at her own personal wellness studio. Leah leads her sessions within a spacious practice space characterized by brick walls, hardwood flooring, and wood beams that brace a ceiling with sufficient clearance for Andre the Giant. In addition to teaching group sessions, Leah designs custom wellness programs that incorporate personal training and nutrition counseling.
At Remedy Personal Training, Karee Koliss draws from more than 10 years of personal-training experience to help men and women of all ages achieve their fitness goals in a non-intimidating atmosphere. She can train clients in a specific sport and guide them through resistance training tailored to their individual goals. In addition, patrons can benefit from her nutritional-counseling expertise.
Though students at Prototype Mixed Martial Arts & CrossFit Prototype have plenty of room to spread out—there’s 7,000 square feet of functional floor space—instructors’ attention never strays from their form. This principle carries into both CrossFit and MMA classes, two high-energy, intense workout styles. MMA workouts include an equally varied and intense set of exercises, but they’re drawn from kinetic combat styles such as muay thai and boxing, as well as technical forms such as Brazilian jujitsu and office-chair jousting.
Double jab, straight right, left hook, straight right. Fists fly and feet dance across The Fitness Asylum floor during boxing classes that turn in-the-ring techniques into full-body workouts. Boxing is just one of several different classes offered at The Fitness Asylum—a boutique fitness studio created as an alternative to mainstream gyms, which are often crowded, and at-home gyms, where the only spotters are pets. Many of these classes incorporate workouts using dumbbells, kettlebells, and even tires that add variety for optimal results. The Fitness Asylum's Signature Body Challenge bootcamp program offers exercisers a bounty of educational tools and support from others on the same journey.
Comprising 90,000 square feet of community shape-up shape, the Westboro Tennis & Swim Club has been intensifying heart rates with swimming, fitness, group exercise, and tennis programs for more than 35 years. The full-service fitness and recreation facility boasts no fewer than 11 tennis courts, featuring both indoor and outdoor clay courts and indoor hard courts, all with clearly marked court boundaries to discourage unrequited advances from a love-struck ball cannon. The club's skilled tennis instructors—many of whom are USPTA and USPTR certified—assist pupils of all ages, starting with a full evaluation of existing skills before launching into a comprehensive tutelage that can cover everything from court rules and basic swings to refining preexisting technique. Snag a private lesson for one-on-one attention, or grab two or three friends who share your interest in this refined sport and its old-fashioned disdain for anything round and yellow.
At Peak Fitness, trainers use workouts devised by physical therapists to help groups and individuals get in shape fast, improve their agility for sports, or build functional strength. In one-hour personal-training sessions, trainers lead clients through acceleration drills, core exercises, and functional strengthening exercises that work to reshape bodies. The 3,500 square-foot center features rugged turf, comfortable air conditioning, and full showers, ensuring that busy professionals can return to work fresh and energized.
The connection between Beth Ferruccio's and Meg Francis's work is as intuitive as the connection between body and mind. Beth, a yoga teacher of six years certified in Yogafit, teaches body-strengthening poses for students at different stages of their lives, whether they're silver foxes or moms-to-be. Meg, on the other hand, uses her sonorous voice to coax minds into relaxed meditation. Her lilting mantras help with feelings as mundane as everyday stress or as devastating as grief. Within the stone-walled haven of Breathe Wellness studio, the pair work together from opposite ends of the wellness spectrum to bring balance to lives of clients.