You'll get five adult group lessons, which convene in the evenings several times a week (click here to see the Boston schedule and here to see the North schedule). Schedule a ballet, jazz, or tap class to pick up where you left off twinkling your childhood toes, or start learning ballroom dance; it's easier to stay motivated and appreciate classical dance techniques as an adult, when waning Cinderella-fascination is compensated for by the twin feet of patience and discipline.
New England Bridal Affair organizes intimate, boutique-style events at venues across New England, letting brides-to-be come face-to-face with some of the region's best wedding specialists, planners, and product vendors. During gatherings, exhibitors showcase a medley of offerings, ranging from venue and reception design to full wedding-day packages. Sometimes, New England Bridal Affair adds an extra dose of excitement by giving away prizes such as exotic trips, which brides can use for honeymoons or to send meddlesome in-laws far, far away.
Jeff Burger?s two-decade journey through the world of martial arts has included training in muay thai in Bangkok and kung fu in China, as well as acquiring fifth-degree black belts for karate and jujitsu. He has also collected a variety of awards to hang on his belt, including a silver medal at the 2006 Muay Thai World Championship. The most recent leg of his journey brought him to Massachusetts, where he founded the New England Muay Thai Institute in 2007 and currently teaches martial arts to kids and adults. Many of the classes are combative in nature, such as muay thai, karate, jujitsu, and a class called Combatives, during which Burger calls upon his US Marshals certification for teaching defensive tactics. But there are also noncombative options available, such as Zumba, boot camp, and noncontact yoga.
Diane Klapman became a personal trainer in 1977, and she's been helping people get fit ever since. Klapman prides herself on the diversity of her fitness techniques, and this diversity permeates every aspect of her group classes at D&A Fitness and Martial Arts Studio. Certified in spinning, yoga, and kettlebell workouts, to name just a few, Klapman has fashioned her fitness studio into a place where these techniques can coexist with martial arts, TRX suspension, and Zumba, making for a schedule as varied as the buffet at Uncle Al's Olde-Tyme Sushi Pizzeria.
At the Lynn YMCA, members can workout in the gym and then record a song about it. Thanks to recent upgrades made possible by the Boston Celtics Foundation, professional-grade music equipment aids aspiring artists in their musical endeavors. Elsewhere at the Lynn Y, the usual amenities abound, including a six-lane, 25-yard lap swimming pool, an indoor track, a basketball gym, and two racquetball courts. The expansive gym has men-only and women-only workout areas, as well as a coed Nautilus Center stocked with free weights and cardio equipment. Lynn Y also boasts an air-conditioned aerobics studio that holds more than 30 classes each week.
The kitchen at Brodie’s Pub elevates typical bar bites with quality ingredients, such as Angus steak tips and turkey tenderloins. Bowls of housemade chili and chowder whet taste buds for elaborate sandwiches, such as veggie-stuffed chicken-teriyaki pockets and the Famous Philips burger, whose housemade italian sausage has never signed an autograph. An array of beers and other drinks are available to complement any entree, from barbecued-turkey-tip salad to fried chicken wings served buffalo-style or with duck sauce.