At the sprawling New Falls Fitness gym, loads of free-weights, treadmills, and strength-training equipment spur guests toward reaching their fitness goals. The gym also hosts fitness classes that range from yoga to boxing to kids' sessions.
Certified personal trainer Rich Dupell isn't interested in shoving fitness seekers into heavy metal contraptions. To him, the body should become the machine. With a philosophy to "create a personalized environment for individuals to pursue and reach their health, weight loss, and fitness goals," Rich guides his students onto the paths of enlightenment and physical lightenment. Utilizing his skills as an ISSA and CrossFit Level 1 certified instructor, Rich molds trainees in personal-training courses and tandem workouts, and offers computerized body analysis and helpful food guidelines for upkeep of physiques.
Patrons looking for a more intimate tanning experience can bypass crowded beaches or nosy neighbors and tan in one of Boardwalk Sunsations Tanning’s nine private rooms. Five UV-tanning booth and bed models gently darken pelts in 10- to 20-minute sessions. Alternatively, a certified master airbrush-tanning technician can cover skin with a Norvell Sunless Solutions formula for UV-free color. Newly tanned clients can complement their glowing skin with shimmery hair tinsel or vivid feather extensions.
Pro Line Music puts new musicians on the path toward success with all-encompassing facilities, selling gear, teaching private lessons, and repairing instruments and equipment. Many instructors have music degrees and play music professionally, lending students one-on-one attention in learning their instruments of choice, whether they're guitar, bass, sax, flute, piano, or drums. Amid walls lined with guitars, basses, and gear, visitors can relax at an in-store café replete with coffee, tea, and snacks.
Lorean, Open Center Yoga’s seasoned leader, sits crossed-legged on the glossy wood floor, focusing her breath before leading yogis of all levels through her lineup of flexibility-building classes. She guides students in setting their intentions—points of focus to transfer from yoga to day-to-day life, such as calming one’s mind, becoming more adaptable to change, or harnessing enough will power to finally beat _Donkey Kong_—to connect spiritually to the practice. The classes can include visualizing chakras and channeling energy. Throughout the 75-minute sessions, students build muscle and increase their flexibility while flowing through the fluid postures, and workshops offer a more spiritual experience in which students meditate using deep, even breaths to quiet anxious thoughts and assuage tension.
Reformers, Wunda Chairs, Cadillacs, and Ladder Barrels. While it might sound like a line from the classic novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, it is in fact a list of the Pilates equipment within Chi Balance Center. Each bizarrely, wonderfully named device performs a different function, helping bodies to engage their core more deeply as they build muscle throughout. The staff offers far more than just Pilates, treating ears to the Latin rhythms of Zumba, spines to Chiropractic ministrations, and musculature to therapeutic massage.