Every WOD?or workout-of-the-day?at CrossFit Newton is designed to challenge exercisers with a slew of ever-changing functional movements. Whether they take the form of barbell lifts, core-strengthening squats, or resistance band work, these movements improve strength, stamina, endurance, and agility. Workouts are scalable, meaning that fitness coaches can tailor them to any level of ability, from first-timer to CrossFit pro. All workouts unfold in CrossFit Newton's welcoming, motivational atmosphere, with exercisers spurred on by the encouragement and support of the gym's trainers and regulars.
Acorn Yoga Studio's instructors believe that quality instruction stems from personal attention. They keep class sizes small?no more than 16 people per session?allowing them to maintain a five to one student to teacher ratio. This means that students get plenty of feedback on their posture, whether performing classic yogic asanas or Pilates core exercises. They also get plenty of instruction in the mental and spiritual aspects of the exercise, two tenets that Acorn yogis hold close to their hearts.
At Inner Strength Studios, seasoned instructors such as E-RYT 500 instructor Roman Szpond lead vinyasa yoga sessions for beginners, experts, and kids as young as five. Classes ranging from 60 to 90 minutes are held in heated rooms within Innerstrength's Boston studios, which were recently renovated after the Watertown location suffered fire damage. Aspiring teachers can take Innerstrength's 200-hour training program, which instills advanced yoga knowledge through classes, workshops, and a rollercoaster ride through a giant lotus. The studios also provide a slate of other services, such as personal training and massage therapy sessions.
Off the Wall Personal Training and Fitness, which has its own private facility within a dance school, offers a range of creative classes and programs, including heart-pumping boot camps and ab workouts to more attentive personal training. During personal-training programs, the staff helps clients formulate a game plan for healthy eating, balanced exercise, and regular body-fat and weight check-ins to keep participants motivated.
To help women achieve their fitness goals, the certified personal trainers at Get In Shape For Women focus on four areas: weight training, cardio training, nutrition, and accountability. In small group sessions, trainers modify exercises to suit up to four ladies' fitness levels, beginning by calibrating strength-training sessions—such as free weights, lunges, and squats—to each client's abilities while still ensuring they are challenging themselves. Then comes high-intensity cardio interval-training sessions in which trainers encourage exercisers to achieve optimal results on the treadmill or elliptical.
The trainers supplement the group workouts with nutritional planning centered around the concept of eating six small, balanced meals six days a week. They set aside the seventh day as a "free day" for a bit of indulgence, be it eating a favorite sweet or lusting openly after bacon. To hold their women accountable, trainers talk nutrition on the floor during scheduled appointments, and the ladies' progress toward reaching their goals is measured by trainers each week.
The staff at Galina?s European Skincare takes the term ?golden glow? literally. One of its specialties is the Golden Glow mask, a moisturizing blend of oat peptide, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and 24-karat gold dust. This sparkly treatment boosts collagen production and moisturizes skin so that faces look fresher and better able to guarantee a currency. Though not all of the spa?s services incorporate precious metals, they do work to improve the look and feel of skin. The staff members can suggest a combination of facials, peels, microdermabrasion, and anti-aging LED therapy to combat each client's particular skin issues. They also perform manicures and pedicures, apply eyelash extensions, and remove hair permanently using electrolysis.