At CrossFit POP, a crew of certified coaches leads exercisers through functional workouts that help clients develop a broad base of fitness. The team fosters a fun but challenging atmosphere that encourages participants to sweat and push themselves to better health through an ever-changing roster of movements. The Workout of the Day?the core of CrossFit?might draw from Olympic weightlifting, gymnastics, or competitive hugging on any given day, all designed to sculpt physiques and improve health, regardless of age.
The instructors at The Academy of Professional Bartending School treat bartending like an art form. There are subtle nuances that go into pouring the perfect beer, crafting a cocktail, and handling the difficult situations that come up at the bar. The school covers these and other topics in three core classes: Mixology, TIPS (Training for Intervention Procedures), and Flair. Instructors and students work in a classroom that simulates a bar environment with a POS system, authentic bartending supplies, and real-world gravity. Upon graduation, additional training takes place at three working bars.
A veritable mountain greets climbers inside The Rock Club, challenging them to scale its 40' high face without speaking a single word. After pulling their eyes away from the main wall, guests discover the gym's other rocky offerings, including 80 climbing stations, more than 200 individual routes, and muscle-testing bouldering cliffs. Experienced staff members with a passion for climbing roam the gym, eager to help veteran climbers reach new heights, introduce new climbers to the sport during beginners' classes, or describe the scent found at the top of the Himalayan Mountains. The Rock Club also offers lead climbing, slacklining, and movement classes as well as a kids program with a competitive climbing team, junior programs, and camps.
Retro Fitness, named one of Entrepreneur's Top New Franchises in 2011, unfurls with 13,000 square feet of vintage-styled workout space that leads visitors to physical peaks in a sunny setting marked by red and yellow fitness equipment and an encouraging team of goal-oriented personal trainers. The capacious gym's sound system blasts energetic jams from the '80s and beyond as exercisers hoist weights or watch TV shows on the 17-inch screens affixed to every cardio machine. Classic flicks such as Grease and Ferris Bueller's Day Off claim screen space in the cardio theater, where guests manufacture sweat by pedaling, jogging, and rewinding hundreds of VHS tapes. Checkerboard pathways venture toward the Retro Blends juice bar with baristas who blend made-to-order fruit smoothies using whey protein and yogurt.
For 40 years, the Children's Acting Academy bas been prepping students for stage, screen, and Broadway careers through individual and group instruction. CBS, after all, placed it in the Top 5 Broadway Schools for Kids in New York thanks to academy owner and director Mimi Stuart, who imparts voice, movement, and method acting techniques to her students. The pupils of Stuart?s tutelage have gone on to work on Broadway and tour nationally with leading roles in Matilda, Mary Poppins, Evita, Chaplin, as well as Les Mis?rables, Beauty and the Beast, The Music Man , and Billy Elliot. On television screens, they have captured roles on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Word World, and in a plethora of commercials. To prepare them for the stage and screen, Stuart combines Strasberg, Meisner, and Chekhov teaching techniques that bolster their craft. Parents who are eager to engage their children in the neon charms of an off-Broadway music productions should contact Children's Acting Academy.
Although yoga practice and the business world seem like two entirely separate spheres, Wendy Vigroux has been living at their intersection for years. While working in finance in Europe, she stumbled upon yoga upon returning to America and fell into the practice. Within a year she snatched up her instructors certification, levitated to New York, and started her own yoga studio.
The studio fosters unity with an all-inclusive environment that welcomes practitioners of all abilities to meditate along to gentle beginner classes, or push their boundaries during advanced Vinyasa sessions with aerobic elements. Workshops, such as Sanskrit and Uncovering the Power of Your Voice, take a closer look at particular points of yoga, blending the academic exploration of Sanskrit vowels and the Vedas with focused asanas.