What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Our attention to the individual sets us apart. You may have fallen short of your goals before, but we will make the difference in making 2015 the year you achieve your resolutions!
Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged?
By constantly challenging their boundaries and varying their workouts. We set both short- and long-term goals and work hard to make sure our clients achieve them!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
To impact as many people as possible, both inside and outside of the gym. We believe in success as an overall philosophy, not just a workout plan.
What do you love most about your job?
Helping people reach their goals and seeing the impact this has on their lives!
It would be hard to imagine a more fitting location for Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club. The club takes up residence on a waterfront estate, which was designed by architect Stanford White in 1885. Thirteen acres surround visitors with scenic views of Long Island Sound and docks full of yachts. The historic main house, lush gardens, and a private beach also distinguish the grounds?as do ample outdoor activities.
Lifeguards oversee two pools, and two large fields and nine Har-Tru tennis courts set the stage for sports. Nearby, a shaded outdoor cafe makes an ideal place to eat lunch between games. In the clubhouse, which overlooks Long Island Sound, patrons can sit down for a more formal meal, complete with award-winning cuisine.
Some workouts feel less like work than others. One undeniable example is Dance 2B Fit's Zumba class, which combines core-strengthening exercises?with fun, international dance beats. The studio even offers a special Zumba class for kids ages 7?11, which brings games and cultural activities into the mix. And for adults looking to branch out from the high-energy dance workout, the studio offers Pilates mat classes and group workouts that focus on sculpting abs, glutes, and pinky toes.
Soothing music and soft lights reveal The Yoga Sanctuary as just that—a safe and peaceful place where guests can cast stress aside. The studio's nationally registered instructors weave their global teaching experience into each asana as they strive for—and teach the importance of—inner peace and tranquility. They work individually with guests of all ages and fitness levels, unlike the NFL and most quilting circles. With this inclusive approach, the instructors help clients unite mind, body, and spirit in a wide selection of classes, strengthen cores with Pilates exercises, and also teach postures for beginner, intermediate, and experienced students. To further the restorative effects of yoga, the studio also hosts yoga therapy sessions to help alleviate such health issues as back pain and insomnia.
The Yoga Sanctuary's onsite massage therapist intuitively customizes her kneads and strokes to reduce stress and fatigue. This can also improve joint flexibility so that guests may easily slip into complex postures or cast-iron wetsuits.
Inside the kitchen of TriniSoul, students get the opportunity to face down the scotch bonnet—a lantern-shaped pepper that smolders with 50 times more heat than a jalapeño. The heavy-duty pepper is just one of the extraordinary ingredients introduced to students by Chef D, a Caribbean native who holds court during cooking classes that center around the recipes she grew up enjoying. Her foray into culinary instruction started as a few simple classes on the cuisine of Trinidad and Tobago, but her teaching style developed a rabid following, and Chef D's curriculum has grown to cover many types of Caribbean cuisine as well as American-style soul fare. More than 6,000 students have enrolled in Chef D's classes, which can accommodate groups of up to 24 in TriniSoul's kitchen as well as private instruction in one's own kitchen or properly equipped subway car.
Founded in 1974 by three "hippie glassblowers," Bullseye Glass Co produces internationally renowned glass materials in thousands of colors and finishes suitable for artistic endeavors of all kinds, such as mosaics and stained glass. Aside from being beautiful to look at, most of Bullseye's glasses are compatible for fusing and kilnforming—something that's especially important for glass artists to know. Bullseye also passes on the ancient art of glass shaping through artist-guided classes. Graduates of these kilnforming classes can return to craft additional treasures or explore the cyclical nature of art by turning a wineglass back into a sandbox.