If Art McDermott, owner of Matrix Strength & Fitness, handed you his stack of certifications, you might get winded by the time you flipped through them all. Art holds rank as a certified nutritionist, a strength and conditioning specialist, and even an adjunct professor at the University of Massachusetts. Instead of using all that wisdom to create the most powerful supervillain the world has ever seen, Art uses his expertise to help clients transform their bodies at Matrix. The private training center specializes in personal training, nutrition counseling, and sports performance in addition to a class schedule packed with boot camp workouts and speed and agility sessions to build endurance and strength.
While Pilates classes provide hundreds of health benefits (relaxation, flexibility, occupying time that could be spent eating or smoking), they primarily focus on strengthening core muscles (abs, lower back, and pelvic). Besides the obvious improvements to physical appearance, there are many other benefits you can get with Pilates:
Located in a fitness center, Heavenly Spa provides an oasis of relaxation and a bevy of indulgent services. Each restorative chemical peel begins with a one-on-one consultation in order to superbly suit the treatment to your skinscape. Experienced massage therapists can treat your soul sack to one of myriad massage types including deep tissue or hot stone, or they can customize a session to fit your muscles' wants, needs, and career aspirations. The one-hour signature European facial includes deep cleansing, exfoliation, and a relaxing massage of the visage, neck, and hands.
Fit Revolution?s owner Michelle O?Connor wants people to reach their fitness goals by working smarter, not harder. She founded the training facility?which is located within the Rams Athletic Complex?to give her clients access to state-of-the-art equipment and highly trained instructors. Within the private cycling studio and on an indoor-turf boot-camp area, O?Connor and her team utilize techniques such as muscle confusion, interval training, and intense bursts of cardio to get noticeable results in less time.
The classes are taught by seasoned coaches who hold certifications in areas including metabolic and personal training, spinning, and kickboxing. They accelerate the calorie-burning process on equipment ranging from Spinner NXT bikes to kettlebells and medicine balls, which get their heft from the crumpled-up prescriptions within. Fit Revolution also holds Body Pump and Cardio Sport classes.
At bodyco, instructors help clients of all fitness levels meet their individual goals with personal training sessions and group fitness classes. The foundational Intro to bodyco class teaches the fundamentals of fitness, helping beginner-level students gain confidence in completing basic exercise routines. Intermediate and advanced clients can take part in boot camp classes, which incorporate interval training, strength training, and bodyweight exercises and make use of equipment ranging from free weights to bands. Classes are held both indoors and outdoors, and can include dragging sleds or flipping tires. The gym's other classes run the gamut from boxing sessions to cycling and rowing classes.
Equipment: Free weights, kettlebells, medicine balls, stability balls, Bosu balls, and TRX equipment
Students should bring: Towels
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Be ready to have fun, work hard, and enjoy a competitive group workout for all skill levels.