No student is left behind at CrossFit Norwood, where trainer John Connors leads small groups of clients through completely scalable CrossFit workouts. He adjusts his routines to accommodate virtually any level of fitness, ensuring each member of the class expends the same amount of effort—from elite athlete to first-timer.
As opposed to bulking up by pumping heavy weights, CrossFit emphasizes building functional strength. That’s why police academies and the military rely on it to boost the power and endurance of recruits.
The family that owns Rock On Adventure brings outdoorsy recreation to the great indoors, covering their facility with grippable surfaces and safety cables that allow kids and adults to safely tap into their inner thrill seekers. Between the colorful climbing walls—some of which jut out at challenging angles—vibrant aerial silks hoist budding acrobats into the air for gravity-free spins and tumbles. Kids or bull mastiffs convincingly disguised in helicopter beanies and knee socks can further acquire tricks of the climbing and twirling trade during classes and monthly kids' nights, as well as gather their friends for a birthday party.
Emily and Sam, the co-owners and coaches at CrossFit Automile, have five CrossFit certifications between them. They use these certifications and their extensive knowledge to design new Workouts of the Day (WODs) every day. The workouts are never the same, and draw from CrossFit’s vast collection of exercises designed to promote varied, functional fitness. Though the exercises are always rotating, they may include Olympic weightlifting, bodyweight exercises, cardio, running, plyometrics, and gymnastics.
Founded by five-time NCAA track and field championship coach Loren Seagrave, Velocity Sports Performance helps athletes realize their full potential with facilities that include Olympic–style weightlifting equipment, sprint tracks, and turf fields. Experienced fitness instructors, some of whom have worked with professional athletes and Olympians, help athletes of all ages and skill levels improve power, flexibility, and coordination in small-group classes that allow for focused personal attention.
Universal Power Yoga aims to help students discover the life-enhancing power of regular yoga practice. The newly built studio is filled with natural light, and noticeably devoid of mirrors––an aesthetic choice meant to discourage competition. It also features a floor made of foam, which is ideal for joints. The schedule offers more than 24 classes each week, including hot and warm vinyasa yoga classes, where the added heat helps the body to stretch deeper and release toxins. Beginners are welcome in all class types, and other special classes include yoga for kids, and there's even a monthly yoga class accompanied by live acoustic music.
Co-founded in 1954 by the master of dance himself, Mr. Fred Astaire, we strive to continue the same standards of excellence in dance instruction. The teaching methods and dance curriculum created by Mr. Fred Astaire are still being used today to make our students the most confident and stylish dancers they can be.