Earth Treks' Climbing Centers are state-of-the-art indoor climbing gyms located in Columbia, Timonium and Rockville, MD. We pride ourselves on offering the best rock climbing in the greater Washington DC, Northern Virginia and Maryland region. Each gym is among the largest in the country with climbing for every skill level.
Designed by founder and renaissance woman Lynne Brick and her accomplished husband, Victor, Brick Bodies and Lynne Brick's health clubs share a fitness cornucopia of group classes, personal-training sessions, and women’s health tips. They stock their workout facilities with premium cardio and strength-training equipment, as well as offer amenities that may include pools, childcare services, and volcano-free saunas. Each of the seven locations sports its own personality, including the Owings Mills and Belvedere facilities, which operate as all-female communities.
The Brick's also employ a team of certified instructors, who lead more than 30 types of group fitness classes, allowing students of all skill levels access to sessions that range from low-impact workouts, such as BodyVive, to more intense courses, such as the kickboxing-inspired BodyCombat classes.
Interactive Fitness began in 2006 as the personal-training studio of co-founders Cristhian Ruiz and Charlotte Hetterick, and it has since grown into a full gym complete with strength and cardio equipment and a variety of individual or group exercise options. Ruiz, a Colombian-born fourth-degree tae-kwon-do black belt and hapkido black belt, directs the center. He has gathered a team of instructors that includes a triathlete and former University of Kansas football player, a certified Body Pump instructor and marathon runner, and light heavyweight boxer Willie "For Real" Williams. Members and nonmembers pay the same price for services including personal training and group classes. The warehouse-style atmosphere is accented by a large reproduction of The Kiss by Gustav Klimt, an artist renowned for having highly developed biceps and deltoids in his painting arm.
Inside the lime-green walls of this charming needlepoint establishment, savvy stitchers school students in the basics of needleworking. Bedecked and Beadazzled supplies all the necessary materials for its beginner needlepoint classes, including a hand-painted canvas, stretcher bars and tacks, threads, songs of encouragement, needles, and either a round leather jewelry box or a luggage tag to hold and showcase the finished product.
Beneath a protective sheet of plastic wrap, newly formed bowls and vases in all shapes wait their turn to enter the fiery kiln that will turn them into finished pieces of pottery. These pieces are the end results of The New Phoenix Pottery's classes, which take place six days a week and allow beginning and advanced students to mold reclaimed clay either by hand or atop a spinning pottery wheel. Both adults and children can attend, providing a multigenerational outlet for artistic dreams or a healthy release of pent-up anger at Clay Aiken.
Charm City's founder Kim Manfredi has instructed the Baltimore Ravens since 2004 and brings her 22 years of mat experience to courses that range from beginner-friendly Level 1 classes to advanced Level 3s. In beginner-yoga classes, a slow pace and careful verbal instructions impart the basics of breath awareness, mental concentration, and dodgeball mastery. Charm City’s signature Hot Vinyasa–style classes take place in 85- to 90-degree rooms, designed to loosen up ropey limbs to make stretches deeper, more effective, and more impressive to any inflexible invisible friends you may have. Other styles taught at Charm City include Ashtanga, which emphasizes dynamic postures, and prenatal yoga for those stretching for two.