The accomplished aerial dancers at Lifted Arts teach students of all skill levels to soar, twist, and twirl through the air with cunning manipulations of bright ribbons. Burgeoning acrobats learn the fundamentals of aerial elegance in an intro workshop, which acquaints students with the strong fabrics that dancers use to lift, spin, and bend themselves in dazzling routines. Ample safety mats and firemen circulating with trampolines ensure safe midair tumbling, and beginners leave with the giddy sense of having outwitted gravity. Alternatively, a schedule of one-hour drop-in classes unfurls the complexities of midair dance. Sessions combine physical conditioning, which strengthens and stretches limbs and cores, and practice with dance techniques and skywriting the alphabet.
The Redoux Parlour is kind of magical, and it's not just because of the treasure chest, fairy lights, and whimsical artwork that populate the space. The resale shop gives clothing a second life, pairing high-quality pieces with new owners. Vintage designs and modern looks for all genders line the shop's shelves and racks, joining boots, heels, and sandals. Customers can also check out the work of local artisans and designers, whose styles include everything from delicate jewelry to colorful socks.
Center Gyrotonic's spin-savvy teachers whirl students through a sequence of workouts designed on creating circular and spherical movements with the body that loosen limbs and increase strength. Muscles, bones, and joints rotate and stretch during the supervised one-hour Gyrotonic sessions, which employ specially made equipment in order to increase the body's range of motion and tolerance for being shaken by giant children. Instructors tailor these private, machine-oriented sessions to each student's needs, whether to help with injuries or increase physical wellness. The pair of one-hour Gyrokinesis classes ditches the Gyrotonic equipment, perching students instead atop a stool and sending them through 100 stretches and bends designed to use the shape of the skeleton to give tissues a massage.
Composed of glass blowers, the knowledgeable staff at Cornerstone Glass Campus Store guides customers through an array of 98% locally crafted glass creations and imparts information about the artisans who forged them. The expansive selection adds new pieces to its stock daily, with everything from pairs of handcrafted wineglasses ($35+) and decorative vases ($30+) to a crystalline set of false teeth gracing the shop’s shelves. Visitors can also commission a repair or request a custom order. A windowed storefront and rooftop skylights flood the space with natural light, illuminating the radiant wares resting compliantly beneath 25-foot vaulted ceilings.
Bally Total Fitness enshrines exercise classes, calorie-burning equipment, and a fitness-focused staff within its sanctuaries of health. A 30-day guest pass includes access to a spread of group exercise classes, including Pilates, Reaction Cycling, Step Fitness, and High-Impact Hopscotch (class offerings vary by location). For self-guided worker-outers, cardio equipment such as treadmills, elliptical machines, cross-trainers, and stair climbers torch calories while entertaining the brain with video entertainment and integrated music systems that occasionally whisper quotes from Charles Atlas. Bally also boasts a bulk-building army of strength machines, free weights, and small-apparatus equipment, and grants gym-goers access to on-site locker rooms, showers, and, at some locations, a pool and steam room. Visit each location's webpage for a list of specific amenities and the lineup of classes.
Featuring a blend of corporeal disciplines, one-hour barre3 classes innovate on the traditional ballet barre to tone bodies, improve balance, and instill calm. Try a traditional or foundations class to shape your body and cultivate your cores at your own pace. Experienced instructors guide pupils in lean muscle-making contortions that merge the graceful flows of yoga with the rigorous sequences of Pilates, leading to timely results and postural peace treaties with spiteful spinal columns.