Life coach John Hinrichsen first discovered the importance of personal motivation as an athlete. He has embarked on adventures ranging from high-altitude mountaineering to international backpacking. All of this accumulated experience helps him turn his motivational skills to others through his Image Cycling program, a themed indoor-cycling series. Held in the cool darkness of Centerport's Vanderbilt Planetarium, each group class guides students through a different cycling route set to inspirational music and vibrant panoramic imagery. John may coach groups during rides lit by images of the universe, hill climbs set to the sights and sounds of storms, or Bon Fire rides led by the invigorating smell of burnt marshmallows.
As the name suggests, Dany Holdstein’s Two Worlds Dance & Fitness unites instructors from the realms of dance and exercise to help students meet their health goals. Before founding the studio, Holdstein studied with dance icons Martha Graham and Pearl Lang, taught master classes internationally, and served as an adjunct professor at C.W. Post College. He requires his dance instructors' credentials be no less impressive. Dance teachers include Andre Kisselev, a classically trained ballet dancer who has high-stepped it with Riverdance, and Lancelot Theobald, a former professional football player who has performed at the Metropolitan Opera and developed choreography for the Knicks City Dancers. Theobald's Momz-N-Da-Hood group—a breakdancing crew of mothers over 40—is a spinoff of one of his hip-hop exercise classes, and, as noted by the Long Island Press, has appeared on Good Morning America.
As the artistic director of an eponymous contemporary dance company, Holdstein has equipped his dance and workout studios with the same floating floors and Marley coverings found in professional facilities. The center's walls resound with music from spinning, Zumba, and belly-dancing classes as certified personal trainers help guests navigate the weights and cardio equipment in the gym area. The instructors also lead classes for children and teens, including Broadway-style theater-dance sessions and pointe classes that give kids the ability to overcome roller-coaster height requirements.
MAX Martial Arts & Fitness offers a variety of fitness classes, including cardio kickboxing, boot camp, TRX, and boxing. They also offer martial arts for ages 2 and older. Classes are tailored to clients' individual skill levels and help burn fat, build muscle and flexibility, and improve cardiovascular health.
At Intelligent Fitness, the personal trainers and exercise instructors take their clients' success seriously. Instead of barking at them to exercise more, they teach their clients to maximize their workouts' effectiveness, taking a personalized approach to instruction that helps clients achieve their goals?from losing weight to tearing a phonebook in half with one hand tied behind their backs. Phil Sottile, the company?s founder, guides the company?s mission to coach, mentor, and motivate clients during personal-training sessions. Also helming group sweat sessions, the certified instructors lead classes such as Intell-Barre and indoor biking, which help melt away calories and stress.
Personal Training Institute built its approach to fitness upon 30 years of medical and scientific research. Designed by exercise physiologists and nutrition experts, the programs, done through one on one and group boot camp, aim to produce maximum results for each individual’s body type and lifestyle. The staff supplements all of its training with nutritional guidance, further helping clients reach their personal goals—whether they be weight loss, increased strength, or simply improving overall health and stamina.
At iSpin Studio, participants burn fat and tone leg and lower-body muscles as they pedal on StarTrac Blade bikes, their workouts accented with high-quality sound. Participants saddle up on exercise bikes and ride in comfort with free water on their first visit, complimentary shoe rental and towel service, and a free imaginary ride home from their destination.