The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.
Unlike Dr. Jekyll, Crystal Palermo doesn't need a potion to coax out a person's alter ego. And unlike Ms. Hyde, these alter egos aren't destructive?they're supportive, celebratory, and committed to personal fitness. Crystal brings them to the forefront during her festive Zumba classes, which burn calories through a mix of Latin-inspired dance moves and cardio exercise. She's not the only instructor capable of awakening confidence in her clients, either. Shayla Hess teaches burlesque classes, while Tracy Puddy (who has a master's degree in choreography) leads S.E.E.D?an acronym that stands for strengthen and elongate with exercise and dance. Michelle d'Abreu, on the other hand, teaches a Turbo Kick class, a Beach Body-certified class. Other offerings include Zumba master classes, hip hop, jazz, tango, and more.
TruHIT Fitness is a gym dedicated to helping its clients discover the life-changing benefits of good health. Believing that fitness is 20% exercise and 80% nutrition, Thrive offers customized nutrition counseling that goes hand-in-hand with its group classes. This no-nonsense gym features functional-exercise equipment, such as kettlebells and TRX bands, and offers three group classes?yoga and Fit Camp. In each class, a certified trainer leads the group through cardio and resistance-training exercises, helping students build muscle and burn calories in a motivating and supportive setting.
Working as a builder, Todd Russo recognized that every component of a home—not just the air conditioner or furnace—needs to work in perfect harmony for effective heating and cooling. That's why he founded REEis and its innovative “whole-house” approach, which leaves no stone, trap door, or insulation panel unturned when it comes to energy efficiency. The company holds multiple contractors’ licenses and reputable accreditations and memberships, and its staff undergoes continual training in the areas of building science and heating and air-conditioning principles. All of this in an effort to go above and beyond the standard Building Performance Institute (BPI) energy-analyst certification for energy auditors.
As part of its holistic home philosophy, the crew specializes in carrying out comprehensive energy audits—to the tune of more than 3,000 Energy Star Home Performance retrofits in 2010 and 2011 alone. It also offers services such as maintaining and replacing temperature-control systems, sealing ducts, and cleaning out dryer vents.
Led by a team of knowledgeable, passionate, and friendly dancers, instructors, and trainers, Evolve Dance & Fitness' classes are designed to inspire. Each of the sessions is not only meant to get participants moving, but also to get them having fun while fitting in a high-octane workout that increases the heart rate. Likewise, classes specifically designed for fitness focus on everything from yoga to Barre method, which draws upon ballet-informed techniques to tone the core while having a solid excuse to wear a unitard.
The instructors at Gracie United Jiu-Jitsu extol the effectiveness of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu as a form of real-world self-defense. Beginner classes focus on fending off "street" confrontations, which typically involve punches and kicks. Kids' self-defense programs instill young students with the confidence and discipline to address confrontations with bullies and larger assailants.