Inside a renovated bank vault, stylists in training cut, color, and style the manes of their clients with Paul Mitchell products and techniques. In addition to foil color and highlights, the student stylists provide services such as chemical relaxers, deep-conditioning treatments, and perms.
Connecticut's Premier Health and Fitness Center. Maintain or improve your health and fitness at the Southport Racquet Club. We offer state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, including the chance to learn squash from our highly talented pros. If you are looking for more than just a gym, you have come to the right place.
The expert climbing instructors at CT Rock Gym guide cliff-scalers through the ins and outs of rock climbing and belaying during a 90-minute On Belay! class. Teachers introduce students to climbing equipment, movements and techniques, and the basics of belaying, which involves clambering up overhangs while tethered via rope to a partner. Two automatic belay machines help solo climbers achieve the heights of dynamic duos, and the staff ensures safety by checking each person prior to their belaying foray and leading everyone through typhoon disaster drills. A two-week membership allows patrons to develop their climbing prowess by exploring a bouldering area, which includes a cave, and shimmying up artfully designed rope paths that rotate every 2.5 months—the time it takes to hatch a rhinoceros.
During 90-minute sessions, Bikram Yoga's experienced yogis lead side-by-side beginning to advanced students through a challenging series of 26 postures and two breathing exercises in a studio heated to 105 degrees. Torsos twist into various stress-reducing asanas to increase flexibility, tone muscles, and boost concentration, all while the heat draws toxins out of pores. Like a mom at a child's soccer game, instructors proffer post-workout sliced fruit and advice on how to properly re-tie your shoes. Students should come to class with bottled water, a sticky mat, and two towels, but all are available to rent or buy at the studio. After each class, body-benders can take advantage of the on-site locker rooms and showers. 25 classes are held each week, including one in Spanish and one in Pig Latin.
The recently relocated Breathing Room strives to create a yogic community by curating a selection of Vinyasa-based classes for students of all skill levels. Led by a dedicated staff of instructors that includes a massage therapist and a former gymnast, Mixed-Level Vinyasa sessions loosely adhere to a defined sequence of postures, each connected to the next by dynamic transitions. Attentive instructors help pupils tailor the class's difficulty by modifying too-hard poses or adding deeper stretches and 100-yard dashes. Iyengar-Inspired Vinyasa classes emphasize students' postural alignment, alternating between sustained stretches and sporadic bursts of flowing, breath-based sequences. Jazz Flow Vinyasa keeps fingers snapping by playing smooth, melodic music over the practice space's speakers. In addition, Breathing Room accommodates attendees with onsite shower facilities and complimentary yoga mats, props, and blankets for students who can recite the Bill of Rights in Esperanto.
New Haven Fitness packs state-of-the-art cardio and resistance-training equipment, certified personal trainers, and a jellybean jar of heart-pumping classes within its window-lined walls. Love handles melt away on the Life Fitness treadmills, elliptical machines, and stationary bikes, while muscles mushroom under the direction of Hammer Strength free weights. Personal trainers sculpt unmotivated contractile tissues into apt pupils with exercises customized for body types, fitness levels, and favorite Smurfs. Morph ungainly thighs into shapely stems with the gym's kaleidoscope of fitness classes, including calorie-zapping Zumba, stress-relieving yoga, muscle-lengthening Pilates, and aggression-channeling kickboxing.
This fort of fitness caters to workout-a-holics and common folks alike with a wide spectrum of physique-sculpting classes designed to calibrate cardiovascular systems and mold muscle. Develop strength and self-confidence in the cardio-kickboxing classes, or mindfully stretch sinew in Ishta yoga to prepare for a 24-hour charades marathon. Alternately, dance-infused Zumba allows students to cut calories while cutting a rug to Latin beats. For students seeking an athletic total-body workout, New Haven Strength & Fitness provides the popular Les Mills Bodyattack and Bodypump classes, which combine sport exercises with pumping music and dynamic instructors. Most classes are of the drop-in variety unless otherwise noted in the course description or on the online schedule.