Equipment: Yoga mats and accessories
Students Should Bring: Bottle of water
Average Class Length: 60–90 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class Location: Indoors only
Good for Beginners: Yes
Guests Allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Atlantis Sports Club knows that people are more likely to reach their fitness goals if they enjoy their workouts. That's why every element of their spacious gyms is designed to create an experience that will leave members with restored and refreshed minds and bodies. From the moment visitors step into the elegant locker rooms to the point they kick back in a relaxing steam room, they encounter up-to-date equipment and stylish design elements. Members can pump iron with state-of-the-art machines and free weights, or join others for group fitness classes such as energetic Zumba, intense body sculpting, and mind-centering yoga. Certain locations bring an even better treat—the Nashua club features an outdoor pool and a patio, for instance, while the Cambridge location furnishes a junior Olympic size salt-water pool that sits beneath a retractable glass roof.
From the comforts of a kayak, landlubbers can coast through the cape with ease using the power of the paddle. RideAway Kayaks' professional staff will teach newbies the tricks of the tide as it guides your adventure. Along the way, you’ll soak up the beautiful sights while absorbing tour-based trivia and fun facts. Each three-hour roundabout serves up its own set of challenges and peeper-pleasers, with some offering intense cardio workouts and others requiring little more than relaxing as you enjoy picturesque views and sweet nature sounds. See the company's website for complete tour descriptions and the season's current schedule.
Cofounders Robert Sidoti and Adam O'Neill set out to create a studio tailored to men seeking a workout to improve their stamina and muscle tone while relieving stress, effectively delivering a "much more palatable introduction to yoga at a much more familiar level," as Adam told the Boston Globe. With gentle and vigorously paced classes available, instructors lead students through 60 or 75 heart-pumping minutes of traditional yoga poses, incorporating cardio work and muscle-toning exercises throughout the class to ensure a workout for the entire body, exactly like a game of water polo in wet cement. In addition to helping students to stretch and strengthen their limbs, instructors teach them how to focus their thoughts inward, emphasizing balance between the mind and body, an effort Robert and Adam also take to Broga retreats for fathers and sons or corporate teams.
Elizabeth Carroll struggled with skincare problems as a teenager and a young adult, inspiring her to experiment with different blemish-concealing makeup lines. She eventually began to figure out how the various products managed to provide coverage and block UV rays from the sun and low-flying spaceships without clogging pores. She applied this knowledge when designing her own foundations, highlight powders, and eye shadows, which consist of inert, vitamin-rich mineral compounds that contain no fragrances, synthetic colors, or petroleum-based products.
When she isn't designing new makeup formulas, Elizabeth lends her skills to Shear Inspiration Salon, working as an aesthetician. She exfoliates mugs with her signature dermaglow microdermabrasion treatments and performs custom facials that uniquely hydrate and cleanse.
The Dharma Connection's warm-hued studio space looks out onto the graceful tree limbs of the nearby woods, inspiring students to bend, stretch, and reach through a diverse schedule of yoga classes. Instructors accommodate students of all skill levels by ensuring each pupil gets individual attention and hands-on assistance during sessions, guiding attendees toward correct form and alignment as they develop the stamina, flexibility, and hokey-pokey skills that accompany regular yoga practice. Challenging Vinyasa Flow classes help more experienced students channel their inner power into a kinetic sequence of fluid transitions, engaging muscles and connective tissues alike as cleansing body heat helps purge toxins through sweat. Mindful attention to physical alignment and mental long division characterize Hatha Yoga sessions, where instructors usher students through a more meditative posture series that emphasizes breath awareness. Alternately, Pilates classes target the abdominals with an invigorating regimen of exercises intended to chisel slender, toned musculature without adding the bulk caused by arm wrestling neighborhood gorillas.