Embraced by a slew of celebrities and led by expert instructors, The Bar Method is transformative—much like those cars that transform into mech warriors. You’ll burn fat, sculpt muscles, refine your figure, work out your fitness, and improve your strength and endurance. After a brief warm-up, you’ll tackle the upper body with weights and bar exercises. The workout continues with challenging lower-body positions and floor exercises designed to firm up your thighs, glutes, and abs. Stretch and tone each muscle group, burn fat, and gain definition. This diverse and challenging workout speeds you toward the long, lean muscles and elegant posture of a ballet dancer without the discomfort and inconvenience of wearing a tutu.
The Wellness Spot’s 6,000-square-foot facility houses comfortable massage rooms hedged with exposed brick, as well as spaces for personal training and boot camp. Clients hobbled by carrying their desks to and from work can stride into treatment rooms set up in feng shui style for a spine-soothing massage, while exercisers vanish into rigorous boot-camp sessions or one-on-one training with a nationally certified trainer.
At Air Fitness Training, certified trainers create customized workout regimens for clients in a clean fitness facility. The instructors lead clients through individual fitness programs, utilizing weight machines, free weights, treadmills, and exercise balls at a pace and intensity level that’s both comfortable and challenging for the client. To further edge clients towards health and strength, they also offer yoga and spinning classes.
StrengthTime's calculated approach to training emphasizes measured, low-speed movements on top-of-the-line, immaculately maintained MedX equipment. Under the tutelage of the gym's certified instructors, people forge muscle, improve cardiac health, and melt calories during a personalized workout as potent as homemade schnapps. The gym's trainers, who receive ongoing education, record and adjust the resistance and number of reps in each meeting, allowing them to target specific muscle groups with the optimal level of intensity. This precise, deliberate approach provides a high level of customization and prevents injuries associated with more hazardous workouts, such as bench-pressing a Komodo dragon.
Chad Surdich, a two-time Golden Glove semifinalist, surveys his red-walled boxing gym from behind the chainlink fence that circles the ring. Around him, boxing pupils wham their fists into focus mitts during small-group classes, or work up heart rates by hopping onto cardio machines. Chad and his expert instructors make use of North Shore Fit Pit’s bountiful array of weight machines and heavy ropes to lead boxing classes, cardio boxing classes, and hot boxing classes that amp up workouts with detoxifying heat and squirts of tabasco snuck into water bottles.
Inside his 1,100-square-foot studio, Yoga Bent's owner and registered yoga instructor, Miguel Latronica, guides his students through innovative classes that incorporate his patented Mighty Body Body Band stretching device. The Latronica Method is largely based on the principles of isolated active stretching, and it employs his inventive system of ropes and harnesses to support and stabilize students as they work though seven forms of flexibility- and strength-building exercises. The studio's more traditional classes enable students to borrow a mat and sink into the longer-held Yin yoga postures designed to loosen those particular connective tissues that, like the budgets of toddlers, are difficult to stretch.
Choosing the name was easy; for Joyride Cycle Studio's owners, there's only one way to describe the exhilaration of pushing the mind and body to limits never before imagined on the seat of a bike. In addition to sharing their joy during classes designed to carve thighs and tone calves, the team aims to share it with the community, donating proceeds from classes to local charities. Since the studio's inception, they’ve raised over $20,000 in support of GLASA, breast cancer, AIDS, ALS research, and Lydia Home.
Riders perch atop state-of-the-art LeMond cycles equipped with Pilot computers that track their performance. All the while, a top-notch sound system cranks out tunes and lectures from famous stationary bikes.