Attentive to the diverse needs of muscles and their masters, The Pilates Center of Western Massachusetts' certified instructors shape up shapeless cores and physiques. Pilates is a low-impact total-body discipline that uses resistance, stretching, mat work, and controlled breathing patterns to make the body looser, lither, and healthier. Individual sessions will ensure a comfortable and productive workout and are perfect for customers who are unfamiliar with Pilates, in need of personal motivation, or possess unique structural challenges, such as cement limbs. Pilates classes can help anyone improve whole-body health, and mat-only, apparatus, and anti-gravity based methods are available for students of all experience levels.
Certified personal trainer Amy Goodwin's mission is to help people enjoy getting fit. As a mom of three energetic daughters, she knows it's not always easy to make time for a workout, and she admits that it takes dedication and discipline to reach fitness goals. She strives to make fitness accessible with a variety of group classes, ranging from stress-relieving yoga sessions to total-body RIPPED workouts, which engage the entire body more effectively than dragging a 200-pound ball and chain everywhere you go. During personal-training sessions, she merges functional movements with training tools such as free weights, kettlebells, and TRX suspension bands. Her training style also includes mixed martial-arts moves, plyometric training, and stability exercises.
Voted best physical therapy clinic in Valley Advocate's 2011 Best of The Valley Readers' Poll, Attain Therapy + Fitness trains and conditions members to help burn fat, build muscle, and improve athletic performance. A team of skilled trainers with extensive experience in sports and personal conditioning motivate customers in a well-maintained workout facility, which includes Olympic lifting platforms, squat racks, balance-boosting slide boards, Keiser performance equipment, and life-size Rube Goldberg machines. During the one-hour adult strength and conditioning classes held every weekday morning and evening, plus Saturday mornings, a skilled coach guides pupils through a foam roll massage, static stretches, and dynamic warm-ups to facilitate blood flow and decrease the risk of injury. Participants can turbocharge metabolism with boot-camp-style circuit training, which, like a boulder-toting ballet, mixes energetic aerobic movement with power-based exertion.
Equipment: Stability balls, yoga mats, free weights, agility ladders, jump ropes
Students should bring: Towel, bottle of water
Average class length: 30?60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: We have a smoothie bar on-site, so you can order a beverage before or after your workout.
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
We have monthly challenges that keeps our clients engaged. We also run workshops that help to prepare our clients for a lifelong health journey. Our approach is holistic in that it includes physical, spiritual and nutritional fitness and caters to the entire family.
Velocity Bootcamp's clients torch calories, whittle waists, and tone muscles during 30-minute boot-camp workouts. Consisting of bodyweight exercises such as suspension training and plyometrics, the small group workouts take place in a supportive, non-intimidating atmosphere. For convenience, the staff schedules up to 20 classes per week, including 6 a.m. classes for early birds who want to get the worm and then sling it several hundred yards. The personal trainers also help clients outside the gym by offering them easy-to-follow nutrition guidelines.
Anne’s work days as a civil engineer ended with her feeling like something was still missing in her life. Wanting to fill that tiny void, she left her job and became a certified personal trainer. She now teaches clients how to live a healthier life and specializes in corrective exercises, posture analyses, and developing wellness programs for seniors. Her sessions include one-on-one training, partner training, and group workouts for up to six people.