Led by co-owners Mark Harbinson and Emily Seymour, the staff at ATA Martial Arts' Derry and Bedford locations teaches kids and adults the art of taekwondo. Their programs don't just concentrate on taekwondo, though; they also include cardio kickboxing and Protech weapons training. For a different vibe, the Bedford location also schedules upbeat Zumba dance fitness classes that teach students how to dance an attacker into submission.
Equipment: LifeFitness, Synrgy360, Hammer Strength, Precor, Marpo, battle ropes
Students should bring: Water and clean, closed-toe shoes
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 11?25 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Although it?s a sprawling, multi-leveled gym with separate areas for aerobics, cardio machines, and boxing, the folks at Forever Health and Fitness Center strive to cultivate the ambiance of a small neighborhood club. To truly invoke this sense of community, they provide even more than their already impressive lineup of gym amenities, which include 18 diverse group classes, an outdoor floor-hockey rink, and saunas?they also house an on-site hair salon and a full service pub where exercises can toast to a great game in the racquetball courts.
To help clients maintain a sun-kissed glow all year round, Illuminations Tanning and Teeth Whitening outfits its contemporary loft space—tucked within Chelmsford Sports Club—with advanced Sun Capsule tanning beds. These high-powered systems come in both lay-down and standup forms, and each capsule is equipped with powerful UV bulbs that bronze skin in 9 to 12 minutes. Built-in overhead fans kept bodies cool in the VHR-69 and Cyclone booths, whereas the facial lamps in the Starpower 548 and 52/4F beds ensure complexions get a golden glow to match the rest of the body. The salon's collection of Devoted Creations lotions, protective eye goggles, and decorative stickers further enhances tanning sessions, whereas spray-tan services offer a UV-free alternative. Understanding that a bright, white smile is the best complement to any tan, Illuminations provides in-house teeth-whitening treatments as well as take-home teeth-whitening kits, which can be used in the privacy of one's glass-walled home.
Light streams in through the large and plentiful windows inside Chelmsford Sports Club and Fitness, bouncing off high ceilings, exposed-brick walls, and boxing equipment within the sprawling confines. Here, members take fitness seriously, whether they’re training for upcoming boxing matches or working toward bench-pressing their surly landlords. The club's approach to fitness was established by its founders, all personal trainers who wanted to help their clients surpass their workout goals and change their bodies through individual training sessions and high-intensity group fitness classes.
You could raise your heart rate by running on a treadmill or build muscle tone by lifting weights. Or you could combine both and add boosting endurance, increasing agility, and burning more calories to the list through CrossKick classes. A blend of boxing and cross-training, CrossKick combines a variety of exercises such as heavy bag work, jumping roping, plyometrics, and kettlebell swings to give members a full-body workout in less time than it takes to complete a 5K or sign up for a 5K.