New England FastFit is a fitness center designed with its clients in mind—knowing that no one has time to spend hours in a gym and everyone wants tangible results, this studio does away with the gym entirely and offers intense group fitness classes. Designed to be short and extremely efficient, these instructor-led kickboxing, hot-yoga, and boot-camp classes combine cardio and strength exercises for a challenging workout in 35–60 minutes, offering nutrition counseling as well to put the final piece of the fitness puzzle in place.
Extreme athletes banded together to design Spartan Races' intense courses orchestrated over standardized distances, each strewn with natural and man-made obstacles to test mind-body fitness, resilience, stamina, and strength, designed to leave participants exhausted and exhilarated. In waves of 200, runners collect smudges and stains as they perform box jumps, haul heavy sandbags, and juke feral linebackers. Depending on where in the world they're participating, the course may be as short as 3 miles or, for extremely practiced athletes, as long as a full marathon.
Reflexologist, therapeutic yoga specialist, and nutritionist are just a few of the titles held by Centerspace Wellness Studio's talented instructors. Together, the team aims to improve the well-being of anyone who walks through their doors. A variety of yoga classes help people to achieve deep senses of inner peace; they range from gentle, flowing beginners classes to ones that include self-assisted poses, integrated breathing practice, and meditation. Healing arts services aim to revitalize guests with facials, massages, nutrition consulting, and conversations about outer space. Centerspace Wellness Studio shares its location with the Meiklem Kiln Works art studio to further build upon their class selection with instruction on pottery, jewelry making, and drawing.
Board-certified physicians Stephen M. Rouse, M.D., F.A.C.S., Jerilyn S. Allen, M.D., and William T. Culviner, M.D., F.A.C.S. work together to perform safe, advanced cosmetic procedures at The Center for Facial Cosmetics. With years of training and experience backing them up, they guide customers through personal consultations that help them create individually tailored treatment plans. They can also prescribe skincare regimens using Obagi products that can correct unhealthy skin functions instead of simply treating ailments. In seeking out natural beauty looks, the trio performs noninvasive treatments such as chemical peels and hair removal. Also available from the team are non-surgical treatments including Botox, Juvederm, and Restylane, and surgical treatments including rhinoplasty, face lifts, and neck lifts.
Rita Ammons still doesn't quite believe it. In 1987, she was in a serious car accident that left her suffering with severe pain from nerve damage. A friend recommended reiki as a healing practice, and within time, Ammons found that it worked—the treatments seemed to heal her. Amazed and inspired, she became a master reiki practitioner herself, eventually expanding her expertise into massage and opening her own practice, Back to Harmony Massage & Bodywork.
Now a licensed massage therapist, Ammons offers treatments in 10 modalities, from relaxing Swedish massages to medical massages that help treat ailments including back pain, headaches, and arthritis. She also seeks to heal guests through reiki and to soothe backs with hot-stone massages, which are far more relaxing than hugging a furnace.