Certified personal trainer Fabrice DeCola founded Body Physics in 2006, and it is his current professional outlet for his ongoing passion for fitness. His experience in the industry covers more than 22 years, going all the way back to a collegiate period when he was nationally recognized for his skill on the wrestling mat. His father, a professional soccer player in Italy, inspired him to succeed at other sports, and a career in business management gave him the market savvy to put his training certifications—earned from NFPT, NASM and AFAA—to use at his own facility. There, he adheres to the Egosque method, which focuses on dispelling imbalances in the muscular and skeletal system. His expertise in yoga, Pilates, and tai chi augments programs to improve posture, and an emphasis on mobility over strength ensures that his clients do not lift cows without first being able to outrun them. Fabrice's highly qualified staff of fellow trainers all contribute to the studio's roster of personalized services. Lessons center on each client's dictated goals and can lead to results such as weight loss or better sports performance. Most regimens incorporate a mix of resistance work, cardio drills, and nutrition advice for a more holistic approach to health than eating your doctor. Group classes can inject camaraderie into calorie-burning workouts, and specialized exercises prep prenatal, postpartum, and injured physiques for rehabilitation.
Owned by two brothers from Newton, CrossFit RedZone doesn't resemble a typical gym. Instead of treadmills and bench presses, monkey bars stand alongside hanging rings and medicine balls piled like an arsenal of kickballs. Such equipment might seem spare, but that's exactly what CrossFit is about. In each class, coaches challenge students' bodies in a rotating array of workouts, incorporating everything from kettle bells and crates to obstacles in the parking lot. As adults learn to redefine their physical limitations, kids' classes take into account children's unique physical and mental development to create workouts that prepare them for a lifetime of healthy habits such as bench-pressing broccoli stalks.
Mitzi and Molly's became friends on the sidelines of soccer and baseball fields, where their young sons played together. After frequent conversations, they became fitness buddies, and eventually decided to start a studio together to host their favorite activity, cycling.
The duo built CycleINPlace to feature tiers of state-of-the-art cycles with flywheels, arranged into stadium-like rows around the instructor's stage. A powerful sound system pumps energetic beats into the room at high volume to motivate cyclists. Driven by the music and the instructor's coaching, students conduct sprints, hill climbs, and intervals that alternate intense speed and intense conversations with an imaginary hiker.
During Krav Maga classes, fancy rules and poses are obsolete. Designed by the Israeli Defense Forces, the self-defense program teaches its students street-effective techniques for warding off attackers and overly agressive raindrops. Krav Maga is just one avenue toward a healthier lifestyle offered at Tribury Karate & Fitness, a 3,000-square foot, family-oriented facility. Owner, master black belt, and 30-year martial arts veteran Sharon Strobel oversees the facility's operations, setting a welcoming, gentle vibe in the process. For some classes, Master Strobel turns the teaching duties over to her team of instructors, who lead students through sessions of yoga, Zumba, and cardio kickboxing.
Cannon Ridge is a place where students can practice the deadly hand-to-hand combat maneuvers of krav maga in both morning and evening classes with executive protection specialist Chris Petitti. Within this 6,000-square-foot facility, an eclectic crew of trained professionals lead a well-rounded selection of self-defense and fitness classes such as basic and advanced krav maga, cardio, and weapon defense.
Edgewood Bath and Tennis Club cultivates outdoor play with six Deco Turf full-size courts, a heated six-lane pool for swimming, and zero-depth water splash areas for kids. Families can spend the day working out in the fitness center or enjoying the outdoor amenities, and parents of young children can leave their kids in the safety of the onsite babysitting center.