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Though he named his business after the Greek word for discipline, Tommy Holmes believes that exercisers require more than that to sustain a fitness regimen—they also need variety and a shared sense of community. Tommy prioritizes functional exercises such as weightlifting and gymnastics techniques. He acquaints his clients with kettlebells, resistance bands, and medicine balls, outfitting the most advanced students with Batman-like utility belts that hold all three.

In addition to resistance routines, his workouts incorporate team-based drills and games to amuse as well as challenge participants. After teaching fundamental maneuvers and safety through his basics course, Tommy hosts group classes. He also crafts customized fitness and nutrition plans during personal-training sessions to help clients achieve personal goals, such as becoming the first person to run a backwards three-minute mile.

190 Riverside Street
Portland,
ME
US

Pure Movement's band of certified fitness instructors tap their years of experience to help their clients hone strong, flexible physiques. Seven days a week, students flood the studio's roomy practice space for morning and evening classes, where they perform conditioning exercises on the studio's ballet barre to target muscles in the seat, abdominals, arms, and thighs. Using a specialized Pilates Reformer apparatus, pupils perform classic Pilates moves against the tension of a system of ropes, pulleys, and strategically timed Hitchcock movie scores; mat-based classes utilize efficient floor work to toughen cores. The friendly instructors provide personalized attention during each group session, accommodating a range of experience levels and fitness goals.

526 West Jefferson Boulevard
Fort Wayne,
IN
US

Within their cozy brick studio situated along the Royal River, yoga instructors Tori Norton and Cathleen Wasielewski infuse their students with the same sense of serenity that pervades their surroundings. The pair specializes in power vinyasa yoga, which builds core muscles, increases flexibility, and busts deep-seated tension through a flowing series of poses linked by concentrated breathing exercises. Each vigorous one-hour session targets many of the body's key muscle groups, leaving practitioners cleansed, energized, and able to levitate for up to 15 minutes after class.

81 Bridge St.
Yarmouth,
ME
US

The Fitness & Performance Studio is captained by a team of three fitness experts—Mike Caiazzo, Andrew Kinslow, Martha Lavertu. The trio of trainers invite fitness-seekers of all athletic abilities into their private studio, where they lead custom personal-training sessions, high-intensity boot-camp classes, and challenging strength-and-conditioning workouts. The trainers pack their bright studio with functional equipment, including kettlebells, medicine balls, and TRX-suspension straps.

251 US Rte. 1
Falmouth,
ME
US

Led by founder Aleksandra Townsend, a team of experienced teachers guide experienced and novice yogis alike through Hatha Yoga and Yin Flow Yoga sessions at Spiral Tree Yoga & Wellness Studio. The family focused studio also offers yoga classes for teens and kids of all ages, and provides kids a yoga discovery room that entertains children as their parents practice yoga. They also offer pre-natal and post-natal classes.

570 Brighton Avenue
Portland,
ME
US

The certified personal trainers at Mobile Fitness help remove as many obstacles as possible to make it easy for their clients to get in shape. For example, they customize easy-to-follow exercises that don't use a lot of high-tech equipment so that clients can continue to work out on their own. Also, sessions can be held at the company?s private training studio or in the convenience of a client's home, office, or favorite bus stop.

49 Dartmouth St
Portland,
ME
US