At Fire Shaper - Nyack, toning, centering yogic practice is combined with muscle-easing temperatures of up to 104 degrees. Founded by husband-and-wife team John and Natalie Surie, Fire Shaper studios offer classes in a wide range of disciplines, from beginner-friendly Fresh sessions to ballet-inspired Barre classes to muscle-challenging Forge classes. Students ready to enter their next level of practice can even take advantage of Fire Shaper's teacher-training workshops.
The house rules are CrossFit Momentum are simple: hustle, get after it, and be sure to clean up any chalk or sweat after each workout. Trainers preach a dynamic approach to fitness rooted in high-intensity, functional movements. Each 40-minute workout might include a mixed bag of plyometrics, handstands, dead lifts, clean and jerk, and a couple kettlebell swings for good measure.
In a spacious studio with wood floors and abundant natural light, Nyack Yoga @ 42 Main's experienced instructors guide groups through the poses of hatha, Vinyasa, Anusara, and Kundalini yoga. They welcome students of all experience levels, and also teach modern dance, chi gung, teen yoga, and capoeira classes for children.
At CrossFit Nyack, the coaches believe that no matter a person?s fitness level, they can always achieve a new level of intensity. Phaidra Knight, director and three-time World Cup rugby competitor named Player of the Decade by RugbyMag.com, teams up with the coaches to help people do just that. They challenge groups of 5?10 students to master functional movements, ditching traditional gym equipment in favor of kettlebells, medicine balls, and even tires.
The coaches focus on form, then build upon that basis by upping intensity while maintaining safe movements. A series of six Fundamentals sessions readies new students by helping them master CrossFit's movements?such as dead-lifting weights, dynamic stretching, and lobbing satellites into orbit?so they can safely dive into regular sessions.
"Everyday we get to tip people upside down," declares the staff of Soul Flyte. But this isn't a traveling carnival or a center for catching loose change out of customers' pockets?it's an aerial fitness studio. Here, founder Shira Turkl-Rubin and fellow instructor Emyli Ziangos tap into their love of exercise and penchant for challenging themselves and others by helming AntiGravity classes. The classes, which include no more than five students, pair each student with a silk fabric hammock that allows them to twist, swing, flip, and stretch without straining one's spine or joints. Students can enjoy a more strenuous workout with the flying fitness session and decompression sessions or focus on meditation and relaxation with the restorative yoga sessions.
If you want to learn the differences between soccer and futsal, you won't find a better classroom than Westchester Futsal. Throughout the year, the non-profit organization—which is sanctioned by the United States Youth Futsal organization and affiliated with the United States Soccer Federation—hosts seasonal camps, private lessons, and tournaments to introduce youngsters to both sports. On any given day, the organization's experienced coaches can be seen teaching the traditional 11-on-11 format of soccer or the quicker paced 5-on-5 format of futsal, which is popular in Brazil and with foosball figurines that want more shots at the ball.