Health & Fitness in New Haven

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Though her ability to untie knots rivals that of a sailor, licensed massage therapist Lorna Ellis-Harding has been relieving aches and pains for long enough to understand the limitations of massage. Rather than rely solely on her Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports techniques, she draws from other areas of traditional and alternative medicine to craft treatment plans for the whole body. Her acupressure massages, for example, incorporate the principles of Eastern acupuncture to apply healing pressure to specific points of energy across the body. When she isn’t balancing energy or coaxing out toxins with gentle lymphatic-drainage techniques, Lorna consults with other local businesses to help her clients manage their weight and make healthful lifestyle decisions, such as refraining from eating french fries while juggling chainsaws.

24 Rock St
New Haven,
CT
US

Founded in 2006, we have spent the last few years skating fast, hitting hard and traveling to compete against the top leagues around the east coast and beyond. We are proud to call ourselves the Daughters of the American Derby Revolution. Roller derby is real, athletic, and exciting! Come watch a bout and you'll be hooked!

21 South Bradley Road
Woodbridge,
CT
US

As an active member of the Lotus network of holistic-health providers and Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Jack M. Levine operates from a philosophy that oral health correlates with overall wellbeing. He and his staff at Orange Street Smiles maintain chompers with holistic dental services that leverage preventative care, biocompatible materials, and minimally invasive procedures. Upon arrival, clients assuage anxieties by sipping herbal tea with one hand while the other two relax with a complimentary hand massage. During the examination, patients can listen to music while Dr. Jack delves into facial caves in search of cavities, gum disease, and oral cancers. X-rays create a dental record and reveal root positions and any hidden decay. Lastly, a skilled hygienist sloughs off plaque jackets and unfashionable tartar top hats using toothpaste made from green tea and herbs.

375 Orange Street
New Haven,
CT
US

STRONG is the new SEXY at BALANCE fitness Studio. We implement RESULTS oriented one-on-one personal training, nutritional counseling, and group fitness classes for women. We are New Haven's original "AWARD WINNING" Women Only Fitness Boot Camp and Men Only Fitness Boot Camp program.

370 Davenport Ave
New Haven,
CT
US

Rebecca Smith DeFelice's fitness philosophy embodies two extremes. On one hand, the former Army instructor doesn't shy from intense, interval-based training in her boot camp workouts. However, her training background in dance and yoga—a discipline she discovered while rehabbing a dance injury—emphasizes meditative, calming movement. Rebecca does not view these workout methods as mutually exclusive. Her breadth of knowledge and experience drives Woodbridge Body Works, where she and several other instructors lead classes for all skill and fitness levels.

Their curriculum covers a range of yoga disciplines, from basic posing to flowing sequences of more vigorous postures. There are also yoga offshoots such as Core & Breath, a restorative class featuring hands-on adjustments and breath work. Boot camps rely on bodyweight exercises rather than barbells or machinery to strengthen the entire physique. Rebecca also breaks her boot camps down into 15-minute "Melt Down" sessions on weekdays to accommodate working clients who have short lunch breaks or long bathroom breaks.

1768 Litchfield Tpke, Ste 3
Woodbridge,
CT
US

Planet Fitness embodies a judgment-free zone where guests of all ages and fitness levels can sculpt their physiques with myriad aerobic and strength-training options within a friendly, down-to-earth atmosphere. Patrons may tone and strengthen muscles by pushing and pulling the extensive selection of brand-name equipment and free weights. With the help of an instructor, guests can design a custom workout program based on exercise history to help them achieve their varying fitness goals. Thirty-minute small-group classes concentrate on strengthening and toning specific body parts, and full-body circuit workouts.

60 Amity Road
New Haven,
CT
US