Inside Ladimax Sports and Fitness’ 6,500-square-foot facility, women can burn calories, build muscle, and decrease body fat on the basketball court, on a military-style obstacle course, or during group fitness classes such as kickboxing and spin. As a women’s only gym, Ladimax Sports and Fitness strives to provide a nonthreatening and comfortable environment for their members, while offering a variety of programs and services catered to women of all ages and fitness levels.
Barry Coleman studied the sciences of kinesis and indoor cycling separately, before deciding to combine the two into a single full-body form of exercise at Spinsational Fitness Studio. Beyond the gym's green awnings stand rooms packed from wall to wall with stationary bikes, ready to bear riders on a journey to better fitness. Some rooms remain conspicuously empty of the equipment, more frequently used for Bokwa and jump rope classes. Barry fuels each form of exercise with complimentary waters and fresh pieces of fruit for all his students.
Barry's classes don't just lead to better health for his clients, though. He gives back to the community by hosting events like the Briarcliff Cancer Spinathon, organized by 13-year-old Jordana Cohen to replace the Pediatric Cancer Club's cancelled annual bike-a-thon to raise money for cancer research.
Dragonfly Wellness Yoga Studio draws inspiration from the dragonfly, a creature revered as a symbol of self-realization and deep inner change, as well as for its ability to move in all six directions with elegance and grace. With these principles in mind, Dragonfly’s instructors lead yoga classes in styles such as Vinyasa, teen yoga, and Kripalu. They also lead YERTS classes, which fuse elements of yoga, exercise, reiki, tai chi, and synergy. To further foster a sense of wellness, every third Friday of the month, Dragonfly’s yogis invite the community to join in a donation-based reiki circle.
Sal Gaglio, known for training celebrities such as Vanessa Williams, opened Sal's Pro Sport & Fitness Academy to help regular people achieve a healthy lifestyle. In addition to offering personal training, the gym also features one-on-one Pilates and boxing classes, weight-training equipment, and even kids' programs.
A class at Josie’s International School of Dance is like a passport to the pulsating rhythms of the world. You can groove to the sultry beats of Latin music, sway through a traditional belly-dance routine, or slow-dance with a saxophone during a jazz class. Youth and adult classes explore these and other disciplines in depth with teachers who have studied everywhere from the Joffrey Ballet School in New York to private dance schools in Egypt.
A team of friendly gurus runs each club. Fitness buffs of all buffness levels feel welcome in the fun and accommodating atmosphere at Washington Sports Clubs. During your two weeks, you get access to all the professional equipment, group exercise classes, locker rooms, and facility amenities offered (some group exercise classes require a reservation). Different clubs have on-site features such as pools, Pilates and yoga, babysitting services for a tag-along papoose, electricity, and more. Search for the club that suits your checklist here.