At Aerial Fitness & Hot Yoga Studio, students engage in exercises that employ body weight as resistance. During TRX-suspension and warrior rope workouts, muscles become confused, meaning that they must continually adjust to different weight loads and the truth that dumbbells can’t feel their love. Vinyasa and hot yoga classes also strengthen the body with the body itself. For instance, students hold a pushup posture during the plank pose, developing sleek, strong shoulders while breathing deeply and quieting the mind.
The certified instructors give each student one-on-one feedback and support. This focused attention ensures that students practice safe, effective technique and stay motivated to push past their perceived limitations.
The Fitness Studio of Eastport burns away body fat with effective exercise classes in a setting emphasizing personalized results. Inspired by the svelte silhouettes of dashboard hula dancers, Zumba is a party-like fitness method with more than 12 million followers around the world. Extra pounds start shimmying out the door during each 60-minute class, featuring high-energy dance routines set to Latin-inspired rhythms. The Fitness Studio's schedule offers heart-pumping and ear-treating sessions four times a week at a variety of morning and evening times.
CrossFit Kryptonite trainer Scott DeTore proves his skill in the gym every day, but it wasn't until 2011 that he proved it on a national stage. He won the 2011 Reebok CrossFit Games in the master's division and came in second in 2012. He and his fellow trainers—both competitors in the Reebok CrossFit Games themselves—teach students the art of CrossFit, a functional yet high-intensity fitness program that scales its workouts to participants of all skill levels. Their facility houses all of the equipment necessary for these ever-rotating workouts, which incorporate pull-ups, squats, kettlebells, climbing ropes, and gymnastics rings.
Visitors to Greenport Art & Design choose to paint their own dessert plates or three holiday ornaments before the functional sculptures are glazed and fired in the kiln. Stamps, stencils, design ideas, and séances with Picasso are among the tools and resources available during an hour of studio time, when each guest grabs a brush and creates a one-of-a-kind piece. Artists pick up their glossy finished products 7–10 days later. The lustrous, resulting items are nontoxic and dishwasher-, oven-, and microwave-safe in case craftspeople decide to bake a traditional ornament casserole.
B East RealRyder Fitness Studio offers an eclectic selection of classes that includes Pilates, yoga, and muscle-building in addition to its signature indoor cycling. These stationary spinning sessions are held on state-of-the-art RealRyder bikes that mimic the motion and sensation of a real bike in their ability to steer and lean side to side. The result is a total-body cardio workout that challenges the upper body and core muscles along with the legs and thighs. The esteemed instructors promise to steer you to a svelter self aboard the high-end vessels. B East also offers non-spinning courses (sometimes outdoors) for cyclephobes, so those preferring to burn countless calories beneath the sun can do it. Consult the class schedule here and call ahead to reserve a class.
It's been more than 35 years since Ryan Riley first picked up his father's homemade acoustic guitar, and in the time since, he has attended Berklee College of Music, performed more than 1,300 live shows, and logged more than 25,000 hours of private teaching. During at-home lessons, he passes down his wealth of musical knowledge to children and adults on guitar as well as bass guitar and alto saxophone.