Fitcorp's trainers have big shoes to fill. Founder Gary Klencheski earned his exercise technician certification from the American College of Sports Medicine and served on the Governor's Committee on Physical Fitness and Sports for 20 years. Klencheski's passion and expertise trickle down through each of his gyms' eight facilities, where each personal trainer has a degree in exercise science, a nationally accredited certification, and the charisma of a dictator holding pompoms.
The gym's array of fitness services includes cardio and strength-training equipment, as well as group Pilates, yoga, boot-camp, and Zumba classes. Massage and acupuncture sessions keep the body in high gear, and an onsite nutritionist offers nutrition tips developed by registered dietitian Amy Boyce.
Years before Dan and Maria founded DBC City Bike design, the duo resolved to reduce their dependence on gasoline. This resolution led the couple to Europe, where they hopped aboard Dutch bicycles that redefined how they thought about comfort on two-wheeled mounts. When Dan and Maria returned stateside, they began importing and selling these revolutionary rides through their new store, The Dutch Bicycle Company (The DBC). However, the hills, long-distance commutes, and stairs that define many American cities revealed many inconveniences in the unmodified Dutch model, so DBC added City Bike design to its name and they began building their custom Swifts, calibrated to handle the rigors of urban, bike-riding lifestyles. Today, the founding couple and their design staff build these bikes to order, modify existing rides, and provide tune-ups that, like prison-gang relay races, keep chains moving smoothly and swiftly.
Bow Street Yoga instructs yogis in the ancient art of bending, flexing, and introspecting, offering classes in Vinyasa, restorative, and Yin yoga styles. All classes are conducted in a studio heated to 75–90 degrees, warm enough to encourage muscles and joints to soften and flex, but not so hot as to turn students into a soaking-wet pile of yogi. Pop into a beginner's Vinyasa class to learn the slowed-down basics of the strenuous style, which emphasizes proper alignment, breath control, and core strength, or treat limbs to a Yin yoga session, with lengthy hold times geared toward profound muscular relaxation. The meditative, healing practices of restorative yoga offer a reprieve from active lifestyles and recovery from injuries with props, long posture times, and a focus on absolute stillness.
The talented toothsmiths at West Somerville Dental Associates tenderly restore teeth to their natural luminescence. Opt for the in-office teeth whitening and your mandible mollusks will emerge brighter than the most intelligent walrus. Teeth are cleaned and examined prior to the in-office treatment, and custom-made take-home whitening trays provide the goods needed to maintain a pearly sheen. Alternately, the comprehensive cleaning package whisks teeth through a tingly tour of digital x-ray terrain, cleaning and polishing oral meadows with rivers of fluoride rinse. Teeth will receive an exam to assess oral health, followed by an oral exam to assess the teeth's knowledge of the underlying causes of the Bolshevik Revolution. They'll also receive a goody bag of tooth-tending treats.
Boston's Choice for Physical Therapy. Boston Sports Medicine is a privately owned physical therapy practice specializing in sports rehabilitation, orthopedic rehabilitation, post-surgical rehabilitation, and aquatic therapy with clinics in Allston, Boston, Somerville, and Watertown.
Monadnock Glass Arts was shaped under the finely wrought fingertips of owner and flameworker Eric Duyette, who breathes more than a decade of experience into every blown sculpture, vase, and bulb. Classes introduce students to the art of basic glass blowing with private instruction in focused projects such as working with Pyrex borosilicate glass, making glass marbles or pendants, shaping sea-life sculptures, or creating full-scale models of flaming bath beads. Two torch workstations dominate the intimate studio environment where Duyette instructs with an emphasis on safety and proper ventilation and equipment use. Classes are available Monday–Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., as well as Monday–Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Weekend hours are subject to availability. Students should arrive sporting appropriate clothing and unbuttered fingers.