Adrenaline Barre Fitness's new, upscale fitness boutique hosts dynamic classes designed to shape both mind and body. Using a ballet barre for support, students perform small, isometric, dance-inspired movements to tone the body from head to webbed swan toes. Open gym time is available seven days a week for students who would rather bench-press to the beat of their own drum. Separate showers and changing areas are available.
Wellness is about more than just exercise. That's why Pilates on 3rd offers a wide array of classes to reduce stress and flexibility while toning the physique. Clients may tackle a high-energy Zumba or mat Pilates workout or request a personalized one-on-one training with Pilates reformer technology, which uses spring-and-pulley resistance to isolate and tone specific areas of the body. Pilates on 3rd also offers barre classes, which sculpt muscles into curves of chiseled excellence.
IM=X Pilates' signature workout, IM=X, which is short for Integrated Movement Xercize, combines strength-training and cardio exercises for a high-energy session profiled in Fitness Magazine, Mademoiselle, and the New York Times. The IM=X schedule of classes includes Pilates floor sessions, which walk students through traditional, body-weight-based Pilates exercises that rely on balance and precise muscle control to build strength and improve three-legged-race times. True to the IM=X formula, instructors amp up the effectiveness of Pilates moves by integrating special equipment such as the IM=X ring and Body Bar. During yoga classes, students follow along with instructors, stabilizing their core and limbs through a series of challenging poses and balance-fortifying transitions to hone focus and muscle tone. Indoor-cycling students swing a leg over spoked steeds for a structured, instructor-led workout where cyclists can forge rock-solid cardiovascular health while tailoring intensity to accommodate their own fitness and cycling experience levels.
At All Zen and Fitness Studio, students never hear the whir of treadmills, the clang of heavy weights, or the grunting of local strongmen. Instead, they monitor the sound of their own breath and heartbeats, easing into stretches beneath gauzy, wine-colored drapes. The calming venue eschews the noise of traditional gyms for serene exercise disciplines, such as yoga, Pilates, and qi gong—a Chinese art of movement and meditation. The instructors also lead belly-dance classes for teens and adults, training tummies to make come-hither undulations that dazzle onlookers and send snakes into jealous rages.
Yoga Lounge was founded as a studio where yogis new and old could grow into their yoga practice. This explains the range of class styles that they offer: restorative yoga gently heals achy muscles, while challenging power flow whittles muscles and hones concentration. Over time, those who stick with the practice report a slew of health benefits, including improved flexibility body-wide, increased strength, and a deep-breathing technique that helps when challenging a dolphin to a diving contest.