Certified personal trainer Vinny Ferdinand used to be on the other side of the barbell: as a competitive power lifter, he won—and stills holds—a state record. Now, he applies the knowledge he gained during his own coaching to build strength and confidence in others. He's willing to help exercisers do more than just build muscle—his clients include people hoping to lose weight, gain speed, or simply develop a healthier lifestyle. To push clients toward these milestones with a safe and holistic approach, Vinny enlists a team of specialists, including a nutritionist, a massage therapist, a chiropractor, and a doctor of osteopathic medicine.
Novice calorie burners and ripped Michelangelo models alike can take advantage of Anytime Fitness’s three-month membership, which equips bodies with enough treadmills, cycles, elliptical machines, and weights to transform workout novices into pumping professionals capable of running a marathon inside a swimming pool filled with mud. A free fitness orientation––offered to each new member––helps determine an optimal fat-frying and muscle-mass-magnifying program, and two personal training sessions help self-sculptors attain results. This deal also includes three months of unlimited tanning to paint new, ripply physiques a brilliant shade of bronze.
Doctor of Chiropractic Lindsey Blessing gently mends bungled backs and other out-of-alignment parts with modern chiropractic techniques and custom treatments suitable for all ages. A comprehensive consultation and physical exam apprises Dr. Blessing of the chronic ailments afflicting a bag of bones and gives uninitiated patients the opportunity to ask questions, express expectations, and attempt to ascertain the secret handshake of the Skull and Bones society. Dysfunctional physiques then undergo a trilogy of adjustments, during which the doctor manipulates vexed vertebrae in key spinal locales, causing audible joint cavitation and relief from pain in many cases. As well as musculoskeletal maladies, chiropractic care may help treat a bevy of bothersome blights, such as migraines, asthma, ear infections, digestive disorders, and more.
The Sports Clubs accommodate exercise enthusiasts with wide-open hours, varied class offerings, and insightful trainers. Each of the three fitness studios offers 20+ fitness classes with flexible schedules, including yoga, Pilates, yogalates, Zumba, salsa, core mania, and cardio jam. Try the nationally renowned Turbo Kick, an effective cardiovascular class that can burn up to 1,000 calories per hour while you kick and punch imaginary coworkers to a thinner waistline. If you’re training for the annual grocery-line dance-off, sculpt and tone your body with Zumba, a fusion dance class that combines fast and slow Latin dance steps. Fitness beginners can use their personal-training session to kick-start their one- or three-month memberships with professional muscle knowledge and injury-prevention techniques, and professional boulder throwers can use their session to target specific areas without endangering fellow gym rats with heavy projectiles.
Mixed-level yoga classes are taught by YogaNow founder Meta Hirschl and Cypresse, both of whom are certified to foster flexibility and bring bendable bliss. The value of this Groupon can be applied toward other classes outside of the noon time slot, but availability is not guaranteed and you must make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance. Get your downward, upward, inward, outward, and towardward dogs on at YogaNow's wood-floored downtown studio.
The therapist at Rituals Therapeutic Massage promotes holistic wellness through massage, aromatherapy, and energy work. Specific modalities include Swedish, deep tissue, shiatsu, chakra healing, and myofascial. Rituals Therapeutic Massage's therapist aspires to a peaceful experience for clients, in which focused breathing can also help instill a sense of calm.
Latin tunes and hip-hop beats rumble through Salsa Baby's studio as footloose instructors lead students of all experience levels and ages through the twists and turns of fitness and social dances. Group salsa classes teach beginners the basics of leading and following, whereas sessions for intermediate movers dip into more complex and nuanced approaches, such as alternative timing or how to dance your way out of a bar fight. A quintet of instructors choreographs fun and challenging Zumba, salsa aerobic, and striptease workouts, and the onsite hip-hop troupe, Iron Bred Kidz, gets both funky and fresh while teaching the latest yard-stomping moves at schools and parties. Aside from group classes, Salsa Baby also hosts private lessons for myriad dance styles, such as the tango, waltz, and rumba.