At CrossFit Duration, trainers Dave Stair and Robie Leese lead exercisers through intense Workout of the Day sessions, helping clients improve their strength and mobility. Trainers work with clients of all fitness levels, helping exercisers build physical skills and self-discipline to help them stay fit for life.
A haven for health-conscious families since 1970, Four Seasons Sports Complex and Fitness Center harbors a diverse spread of workout zones, sports programs, and childcare services. Each division of the complex—from a 3,500-square-foot fitness facility to lacrosse and soccer camps—caters to visitors of varying ages and activity levels. Annual sports tournaments awaken competitive spirits, and an onsite mini-golf course and arcade tempt groups to annex windmills and work on the core strength of their thumbs. The club's nurturing staff also leads group fitness sessions, including Les Mills classes, and leads seminars on countless facets of wholesome living.
The experienced fitness instructors at Center Street Yoga aim to promote healthier lifestyles through exercise, meditation, and controlled breathing. Their group yoga classes—with sessions available for beginner, intermediate, and advanced practitioners—can help students reduce stress and joint pain while toning their muscles and shedding fat.
Four different types of classes are offered, including a slower-paced beginner class that focuses on learning the postures and nursing newborn spirit animals. The Vinyasa class is more intensive, with instructors assuming students will be familiar with yoga fundamentals. But if you really want to get a vigorous workout in, head to one of the hot Vinyasa classes, where the room is heated between 85 and 95 degrees to allow for deep stretches.
The Athletic Club of York, co-owned by a national collegiate-racquetball champion and an AFAA certified personal trainer, ensures a friendly, laid-back atmosphere with a down-to-earth staff that strives to remember each visitor by name. The 26,000-square-foot gym unfurls enough elbow space for exercisers to wrestle with strength and cardio equipment before overcoming post-workout soreness with services such as massage therapy. The gym's communal vibe also fosters the positive tone of group fitness classes, during which feet master Zumba steps or kickboxing strikes in an aerobic studio. Guests can plunge into the indoor lap pool for self-guided strokes, aquatic programs, or swimming lessons, while children break down and rapidly reassemble slingshots at a Kidz Fit Club boot camp.
Because Thrive! Group Fitness and Wellness focuses exclusively on personal instruction and group fitness classes, its instructors can focus on designing the most effective and engaging workouts possible. Atop bamboo flooring that's fortified with a cork-and-gel layer for a safer impact, instructors lead more than 15 classes, including Barre, Zumba and TRX suspension-training sessions, which are designed to strengthen cores with a series of resistance-band exercises. They keep classes fun like incorporating a mix of yoga, tai chi, Pilates, and upbeat music during Cynergy classes. They believe, however, that working out is just one factor in the equation of overall wellness, offering nutritional workshops, massage therapy, and wellness coaching to maintain focus on the complete picture.
At Morning Breeze Yoga Studio, certified yoga instructor Jennifer Lerche leads students of all skill levels through body-bending yoga sessions as well as torso-tightening balance-ball and core-bodywork classes. Students delve into deep breathing, proper alignment, and a wide range of poses during mixed yoga classes. Sessions build flexibility and strengthen legs, backs, and shoulders, readying students for lucrative careers as concert-piano jugglers. In balance-ball and core-bodywork classes, held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, pupils tone their midsections using a variety of props including balls, hand weights, resistance bands, and fake mustaches. The studio supplies all the necessary equipment. In addition to providing counsel on the yoga floor, Morning Breeze's sagacious instructor also offers advice on healthy eating and well-being with an eye toward improving participants' sense of balance in their day-to-day lives.