Students should bring: Water bottle, yoga mat
Average class length: 60-90 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Established: Before 1950
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Welcoming staff, beautiful 1855 building, welcoming community members from towns around Brimfield.
KaliYoga furthers limb litheness, fortifies breath control, and realigns skeleton space suits for students ranging from kids to seniors. A full schedule offers gentle and moderate Hatha and Vinyasa classes that are overseen by certified instructors who attentively cater to veterans malleable as warm wax and neophytes unable to touch their toes. Cores tighten like a grip around a vial of precious dragon tears during each Pilates mat class, where students use their own body weight as resistance to strengthen muscles and obtain a perfect posture. PiYo classes that blend both disciplines are available for indecisive conjoined twins or doubly enthusiastic yogis-to-be. Classes are offered in both heated and unheated spaces to create an environment that fosters proper Pranayama practice. Large windows breach wall dams, allowing natural light to flood into practice rooms lined with hardwood floors. Students may bring their own mat or borrow one from KaliYoga's hidden silo for no additional fee.
Velocity Bootcamp's clients torch calories, whittle waists, and tone muscles during 30-minute boot-camp workouts. Consisting of bodyweight exercises such as suspension training and plyometrics, the small group workouts take place in a supportive, non-intimidating atmosphere. For convenience, the staff schedules up to 20 classes per week, including 6 a.m. classes for early birds who want to get the worm and then sling it several hundred yards. The personal trainers also help clients outside the gym by offering them easy-to-follow nutrition guidelines.
At Darly’s Dance & Fitness classes promise more than just improved technique—they offer the opportunity to get fit without the rigid guidelines of a typical workout. In fact, classes such as Zumba, African dance, and modern dance all emphasize fun as much as grace. The class schedule also includes ballet, lyrical, jazz, and other dance classes available to kids as young as 4, as well as adults.
Dance Amore's chief instructor Deborah Loomis has been performing for more than 20 years, boasting a resumè that includes acting, dancing, and singing with the Massachusetts Allstate Choir and taking to the stage as a female lead in Bye Bye Birdie. At Dance Amore, she puts this experience to use helping children and adults alike tap into their melodious side through an eclectic curriculum. Her dance classes cover tap, ballet, jazz, and hip-hop for different age groups atop Harlequin floors. She also translates choreography into calorie-busting workouts with Zumba programs. At sessions for toddlers, she encourages freeform movement and the development of motor skills, outlining dance's foremost basics, such as refraining from repeatedly hitting the speakers to find the music inside. Deborah guides pupils in the process of making their own music, as well. She oversees beginner's flute, piano, and voice lessons that set the stage for future practice. Parents and loved ones keep abreast of their children's progress by attending yearly recitals, where each student showcases their burgeoning talent.
Voted best physical therapy clinic in Valley Advocate's 2011 Best of The Valley Readers' Poll, Attain Therapy + Fitness trains and conditions members to help burn fat, build muscle, and improve athletic performance. A team of skilled trainers with extensive experience in sports and personal conditioning motivate customers in a well-maintained workout facility, which includes Olympic lifting platforms, squat racks, balance-boosting slide boards, Keiser performance equipment, and life-size Rube Goldberg machines. During the one-hour adult strength and conditioning classes held every weekday morning and evening, plus Saturday mornings, a skilled coach guides pupils through a foam roll massage, static stretches, and dynamic warm-ups to facilitate blood flow and decrease the risk of injury. Participants can turbocharge metabolism with boot-camp-style circuit training, which, like a boulder-toting ballet, mixes energetic aerobic movement with power-based exertion.