At DEFY Aerial Fitness Studio, exercisers dangle from cascading strips of silk and pull off airborne feats of acrobatic prowess on low trapeze bars during exhilarating workouts. Small groups hover above the ground, stretching limbs into graceful motions that strengthen cores. Instructors also lead workshops that impart martial arts and Parkour techniques, such as vaulting, balancing, and quadrupedal movements that dramatically increase the chances of escaping an orangutan pursuit, unless that orangutan also studied Parkour. In addition to their regular class schedule, instructors host an open gym session that gives students time to practice their skills and further stick it to gravity.
At Courthouse Athletic Club’s six locations throughout the Salem area, the cheering of children and the warm pop of tennis balls against rackets fill the air. Stationary cycles, treadmills, basketball courts, and swimming pools help visitors to work toward fitness, train for triathlons, or teach a basketball to swim. Indoor and outdoor courts span the tennis center’s grounds, hosting matches and instruction sessions in both sunny and snow-laden months. Training opportunities are available for children and adults, with private lessons and group sessions covering yoga, Zumba, Pilates, cardio, tennis, basketball, and swimming. Courthouse Athletic Club also hosts children’s movie nights and a dance academy.
Trainer Kavan Woodcock knows that a new mom trying to regain her figure shouldn’t follow the same exercise regimen as a football player looking to boost his power. So, at Underground Strength and Conditioning, they turn their clients’ specific goals into personalized workout and nutrition plans that utilize targeted exercises. Additionally, for clients with more general fitness goals such as improved strength and sustainable calorie burning, they offer metabolic-conditioning classes centered around strong man-style workouts that incorporate tires, sledgehammers, and ropes.
Throughout all their training and group classes, Underground’s staff focuses on efficient workouts that value safety and proper instruction above all else. This is to ensure that clients stay safe while they improve their overall fitness, gain confidence, and build supportive relationships with fellow exercisers and empathetic kettlebells.
Working to get your body back in shape takes a lot more than just exercise. That's where the trainers at Rise Performance enter the picture. Their three-pronged approach to wellness helps clients get into shape and do it right. With individual training, group fitness classes, and nutritional counseling, visitors can expect to set accomplishable goals, create healthier habits, and challenge themselves and one another.
Under the high ceilings of a warehouse dating back to the 1970s, the Salem Fencing Club team leads training sessions and competitions for its members and guests. A nonprofit organization, Salem Fencing Club aims to share the honor, chivalry, and respect integral to this historic sport with its community. To that end, they provide classes for various skill levels and organize children's day camps, filling them with lessons, crafts, games, and campfires, during which students are trained to fight the urge to toast marshmallows on their ?p?es. Though the facility is decades old, the sparring space has been updated to include virtual scoring and overhead reel-less systems.