Within their new 3,000-square-foot indoor facility, CrossFit trainers Eddie Maresca and Rob Zych design intense regimens that scale up or down to accommodate exercisers of all ages and body types. The coaching duo teams up with groups of up to 20 people, challenging them through a suite of functional everyday movements such as hoisting kettlebells, shouldering weighted sacks, and sprinting, all to build stamina and agility. Whether it's partnering up to swing enormous ropes or jogging with a medicine ball, routines rotate to keep everyone motivated and engaged.
Christine Eck draws on skills she learned at The American Yoga Academy while leading group and private classes for kids and adults. She elicits slow sighs during yoga and meditation sessions in the studio or in offices and homes. As a reiki practitioner, Christine aims to ease pain and anxiety through the gentle technique, which is based on ancient wisdom like most people’s understanding of VCRs. When she isn't saluting the sun or emitting healing vibes, she leads workshops that focus on aromatherapy and other varied topics.
Working out should never be boring. That's the idea behind Submit 2 Fitness, a center that trades machines for challenging group classes. Here, members boost their endurance and shed pounds in motivating programs such as spinning, cross training, and Warrior Camp, which blends high-energy cardio exercises with strength training and interval training. Classes are led by instructors who each boast expertise in their particular field.
Even if their clients never intend to step into the ring, the certified trainers at Mittwork Fitness LLC train them with some of the same techniques as prizefighters. Through a noncontact quartet of boxing, kickboxing, MMA, and fitness classes, the coaches foster svelte frames and stronger limbs with combinations of mitt work, heavy-bag workouts, and boot-camp-style exercise. Meanwhile, students gain confidence and soak up the fundamentals of martial-arts techniques without ever having to spar with other students or engage in competition.