The instructors at MC Dance & Fitness understand that exercise takes effort. That's why they've endeavored to fill their dance-fitness classes with the motivating power of rhythm and music. Zumba classes spice heels with Latin-flavored beats, and two levels of dance-fusion classes propel students through calorie-roasting dance routines from all corners of the world. Power Vinyasa-flow yoga classes slow things down, fostering deeper mind-body connections as instructors guide students through a series of challenging poses and breathing exercises.
Linda Wood-Hoyte’s defined muscles almost glow. Her sleek physique radiates a youthful vigor that comes as the result of 29 years of bodybuilding. At 69 years old, Linda shepherds others through their own body-sculpting transformations, dispensing her know-how on nutrition and personal training in Wolves Den Boot Camp’s brightly colored studio. In addition to Linda, Wolves Den enlists other trainers, including Terrance, who started kickboxing at the age of 17 and is now a five-time US Kickboxing Association Champ in three weight classes. Wolves Den Boot Camp students tone muscles and build endurance and stamina in group settings, in one-on-one sessions, and in sneak-attack nighttime lessons.
At Body N Sync, trainers have furnished their studio with the mats, Reformer machines, and other small machines needed for a classic Pilates workout. But in the spirit of Pilates' founder, Joseph Pilates, who continually transformed his workout for 75 years, Body N Sync has adapted a new method called SpringTone. Consisting of wall-mounted, spring-resistant apparatuses, the workout combines elements of resistance training, core training, bodyweight training, and circuit training into one 45-minute session. Best of all, the workouts can be scaled for any fitness level, from a beginner to a just-retired superhero.
The coaches of Manhasset Box lead guests of all fitness levels through intense functional-training workouts. In addition to offering up to nine one-hour classes each day, the coaches change up the routine daily. This variety of workouts pushes their students to become well-rounded athletes, able to perform a wide spectrum of activities, such as climbing ropes, lifting heavy tires, and spooning extra-large scoops of ice cream.
Six days per week at CrossFit Platoon, knowledgeable coaches lead group CrossFit classes that are energized by music and a room full of motivation. The CrossFit Platoon program fuses cardio, weightlifting, and body-weight movements into a high-intensity one-hour workout that includes a group warm-up as well as a brief review of specific skills and exercises.
At Kids Love Martial Arts, instructors teach kids martial arts fundamentals—but the classes cover more than stylized fighting. Mastering the moves can also help students improve their focus, lose weight, and cultivate self-confidence.