With years of martial-arts training and extensive fitness industry experience under her belt, April D'Allessandro-Andrews joins with a staff of fellow certified trainers to conduct high-intensity CrossFit workouts. Her intimate, no-frills studio echoes with the panting and groaning of students performing pushups, chin-ups, box jumps, and other functional exercises.
We provide traditional martial arts training in the art of Aikido for all ages. We also offer traditional Japanese swordsmanship, or Iaido, classes as well as Japanese flower arrangement, or Ikebana. We have been in business for over 20 years and have excellent, high ranking instructors and a fabulous space.
For 40 years of her life, Lisa Lavoie went without a single urge to perform muscle-toning spins on every chrome pole she came across. Now, she can't imagine a life where she doesn't artfully maneuver around a smooth metallic post on a regular basis. Once she discovered the intense yet fun exercise form in 2009, she fell in love with it and opened her own studio less than four years later. Today, Lavoie dedicates herself to eliminating pole dancing's negative stigma and exposing it as the artistic strength-training workout that it truly is. With help from a team of certified instructors, she leads rigorous, one-hour classes that aim to build confidence levels, upper-body strength, and core muscles. In addition to leading pole fitness classes, instructors helm other out-of-the-box fitness classes, including aerial silks and belly-dancing classes.
At Escape Aerial Arts, students learn how to combine the grace of dance and gymnastics while defying gravity. The studio's five poles and suspended aerial silks provide an alternative to typical conditioning and strength-training workouts. As students spin, climb, and dangle inches or feet above the ground, they are using their muscles without putting undue strain on their joints. Instructors lead a variety of classes ranging from beginners' sessions that introduce the fundamentals to more advanced sessions that emphasize the aspects of performing on the pole or aerial silks.
There's a little bit of everything at New England Fitness Compound. Unlike the typical CrossFit gym, the space contains both cardio machines and functional-training equipment. Without the variety, its trainers wouldn't be able to host such a wide variety of classes. From CrossFit and FUNctional Fit to MMA, boot camp, and Pilates, the mix of battling ropes, free weights, and punching bags equips instructors for every class.