Trainer John Beneduce channels his athletic ability into CrossFit, a high-intensity, functional workout that he customizes for all ages and fitness levels. He and his wife opened CrossFit Bayside to offer an effective alternative to standard gyms.
?The way we do it at CrossFit Bayside is pretty much the total opposite of how a traditional gym would work,? John said. Rather than coming in to use equipment solo, members attend a packed schedule of one-hour sessions, which all begin with a warm-up before everyone spends about 15 minutes mastering new techniques. Once they can safely and effectively do the workout, students get to work, hoisting medicine balls, swinging kettlebells, climbing ropes, and dead-lifting weights. The workouts change each day, and John usually waits about three months before repeating one. As groups cool down, John leads a discussion on a health-related topic, ranging from nutritional information to how to keep a fitness journal without making your diary jealous.
?We really care about our members,? John said. ?My wife and I run it together as a family business.? He added that the members themselves uphold the gym's mission, warmly welcoming new members and throwing themselves fully into each workout. ?There?s no negative energy at my gym,? he said.
The team behind The Yoga Loft has taught students to use yoga to open their hearts and minds since 2002. The experienced and certified instructors are dedicated to bringing an intentional yoga practice to clients. Wake up with the sunlight streaming through the studio windows in the mellow Morning Yoga class, which uses slower moves aimed at quieting the mind to prepare it for the day. Or learn to link breath with energetic movements in a Vinyasa session. The Yoga Loft also has teacher training programs, yoga workshops, and ongoing events.
Located in the center of the city, the airy Yoga Loft studio features new maple floors, 1,400 square feet of space, and soaring 28-foot ceilings.
The coaches of Manhasset Box lead guests of all fitness levels through intense functional-training workouts. In addition to offering up to nine one-hour classes each day, the coaches change up the routine daily. This variety of workouts pushes their students to become well-rounded athletes, able to perform a wide spectrum of activities, such as climbing ropes, lifting heavy tires, and spooning extra-large scoops of ice cream.
Located within Warren Levi Martial Arts & Fitness, CrossFit 136 challenges participants to mix elements of strength, power, speed, gymnastics, endurance, agility, and conditioning. Sessions are fueled by intense, functional workouts that energize burgeoning and seasoned athletes alike. When students are not participating in classes hosted by Crossfit 136, they are trading blows and building stronger bodies as they delve into the study of martial arts and self-defense at Warren Levi Martial Arts & Fitness. Students can also shape up through noncontact cardio-kickboxing sessions, and kids can build confidence during children?s karate programs.
The hiss and clank of weight machines from manufacturers such as Cybex and Precor blend with the whir of recumbent cycles and treadmills to form the perpetual soundtrack at each of Dolphin Fitness's locations, open 24 hours most days of the week. The clubs' trainers also welcome exercisers looking to expand their wellness regimen, helping clients with lessons on how to safely warm up, craft a sensible nutrition plan, or block incoming phone calls from the local donut shop.
CrossFit Midline's trainers don't try to hide the fact that their gym is small. In fact, they take pride in their intimate workout space, knowing that its physical limitations help them pay closer attention to their students. During CrossFit workouts that vary by the day, the trainers lead up to six students through intense exercises designed with functional movements in mind. They also train clients one-on-one, specializing in areas such weightlifting and competitive sweating.