After spending nearly 15 years experimenting with fad diets and ineffective workouts, James and Stephanie Cuilty found a program to which they could commit. The nationally certified personal trainers now lead the 45-minute classes at Warrior Fit Club, encouraging guests of all ages and builds to conquer a diverse palette of exercises. Five days a week, they gather campers indoors for an ever-changing, customized medley of cardio, resistance, and abdominal-tightening maneuvers. They motivate groups with supportive mantras and dispense basic nutrition tips, such as “Don’t eat that Necronomicon,” to instill healthy habits for life.
At The Cupcake Factory, bakers banish boxed and prepackaged ingredients from the premises to ensure that every cupcake is made fresh each day from scratch. Chomp into a tongue-tantalizing creation in any of 18 available flavors ($2.50 each). Delicately moist strawberry cakes repine under waves of pink butter-cream frosting, and the dapper chocolate cupcake dons a cap laced with fudgey shavings. Adventurous taste buds can travel abroad with a chai cupcake, which infuses vanilla cake with hints of cinnamon and exotic chai frosting, or steep in British tradition by devouring the vanilla butter-cream frosting on the english toffee cupcake and then pretending to be shocked by its immodest state of dress.
With around 50 classes available each week, Old Town Yoga offers pliancy-promoting programs for all ages and flexibility brackets. A 30-day membership lets fledgling fitness seekers roam and graze openly over the class selection. Rouse debilitated backbones with a Sunrise Yoga course that emphasizes vertebral integrity and spinal alignment, or jump-start bodily batteries with an Evening Energy course that keeps muscle chassis running smoothly. Yoga in Your 50s & Beyond preserves youthful suppleness in more seasoned stretchers. Espoused students are welcome to bring their own yoga mats, and mat-less singles can embark on a blind date with a studio-supplied cushion companion free of charge.
Leaving men to such manly pursuits as braiding each other's beards, the women-only pole-dancing classes at Fantasy Fitness expertly smelt seductive motion, sweaty calisthenics, and camaraderie-intense group fitness. Groupon holders can attend any of the studio's upcoming 60-minute classes, which include Intro to Pole for shimmying beginners, as well as Climb, Sit, and Spin, a class that teaches pole-scalers the steamiest ways to disprove Newtonian laws of gravity. Casie Constantine, Fantasy Fitness's resident expert and America’s Got Talent vet, recommends wearing thigh-highs, leg warmers, or a set of knee pads to class, encouraging students to pay homage to the original uniform of Washington’s forces at Lexington.
Certified trainer Johnny at JBoFitness knows teamwork is integral to achieving fitness goals, but so is individualized attention. That’s why he combines the two during group boot-camp classes that feature intense exercises such as weightlifting, sprints, and even tractor-tire flipping. To meet everyone’s fitness needs, he also offers the Latin-dance-inspired Zumba, as well as fat-burning TurboKick that incinerates up to 1,000 calories per session.
Equipment: Resistant bands, TRX, Rogue pull-up bar, sledgehammer, kettlebell, etc.
Average class length: 30?60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot