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With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
123 Saratoga Rd
Schenectady,
NY
US
Locally owned Gym & Fitness Center. Run by a caring young lady “Cheryl” who will schedule you with a trainer to get you started with a fitness program. Perfect for those who have never been in a gym before. Cheryl is almost always available for a chat about fitness, fitness Classes, or general life discussions.
443 Saratoga Rd
Schenectady,
NY
US
Agility gurus with ample reserves of qi guide students down the path of cosmic clarity in a wide assortment of yoga styles designed to promote firm physiques and spiritual-centeredness in students of all skill levels. Packed to the brim with all manners of yogic modalities, the spring schedule offers physically demanding, sustained-breathing courses such as Ashtanga and warm-room Vinyasa alongside Gentle Yoga and muscle-relaxing Yin Yoga courses. Level I classes act as furry slipper-socks along the pathway of enlightenment, and Sunrise and Sunday Morning Yoga wash away the impurities of late-night refrigerator purges and spiritual mud-wrestling matches.
2317 Balltown Road
Schenectady,
NY
US
At each Art & Elixir painting event, artists of all skill levels, especially beginners are welcome to explore their creative sides. Instructors guide participants through each event allowing up-and-coming artists their own “intentional composition decisions.” During events, the owners–who are skilled artists themselves–give students step-by-step instructions on how to recreate the evening’s featured painting. But it’s up to the artist to decide how to interpret that work. Using paints, brushes, aprons, canvases, and easels provided by Art & Elixir, guests can paint fields of lavender with bright red acrylic paint. The only rule during these casual two–three hour sessions is that painters (aged 15 and older) enjoy themselves. Events take place at venues such as Lone Oak Grill and Gold Nugget Tavern & Grille, where guests can snack on food and drinks available for purchase.
Varies
Vaires,
MN
US
Not only a safe, encouraging environment for kids to be creative, KidzArt is also a place where anyone from age 2 to adult can build confidence and learn to see the world in a new way. With a variety of kids' classes, as well as painting and drawing for adults, artists of all ages can express themselves, explore new mediums, and bring out their inner Van Gogh by painting it a bouquet of blobby sunflowers.
3039 East Old State Road
Schenectady,
NY
US
Jennifer Venditti, an instructor at Lilananda Yoga, thinks of yoga more as her best friend than a form of exercise. "Whether you've never practiced before, if you haven't been on your mat in a very long time, or if you practice every day," she says, "your practice is always there for you." She herself has been developing her own relationship with yoga for more than nine years. Whenever she leads a class, she incorporates a little of everything she's learned in that time: breathing exercises, asana sequences, meditation, and pure relaxation. She likes to make her classes easy for anyone to step in to, and she offers modifications for any exercise a student finds too difficult.
585 Saratoga Rd
Schenectady County,
NY
US
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