When Rick Rugg and Bob Schiffhauer founded the first of their gyms in 1980, they chartered their gym around three values: service, cleanliness, and having owners operate their own facilities. True to the founders' original vision, each location's employees strive to keep their cardio and resistance equipment spic and span as they care for facilities. In addition to personal training, instructors lead a schedule of more than 400 group fitness classes?including cycling, Kardio Kick, and Zumba?offered each week across their eight locations. At the clubs, trainers also help guests master CrossFit functional equipment and use TRX suspension training systems to help them connect with their vine-savvy pet orangutans.
The passionate, experienced instructors at Tonawanda Dance Arts, which houses two air-conditioned studios, transform pint-size fumblers of any skill level into prima ballerinas with a bevy of enriching classes. Dancers can choose from a blossoming assortment of styles, opting for the rigorous-yet-graceful ballet, the passionate and expressive lyrical, or the stoic and dignified standing still. Hosts of classes populate Tonawanda’s busy schedule, allowing budding Fred Astaires to express themselves in myriad manifestations.
The trainers at WNY BootCamp know the secret to lasting fitness doesn't rely on fancy equipment or elaborate cybernetic enhancements. Rather, it's about motivation. Though the center offers a variety of classes?from sports-specific surfboard and boxing camps to age-targeted classes for youths and seniors?they all contain the same basic elements: hard, but not impossible, workouts, and an encouraging band of fellow exercisers.
Soma Cura Wellness Center offers a healthy slate of massage treatments and a schedule of yoga classes for practitioners of all ages and skill levels. The massage therapists offer everything from general relaxation and deep-tissue work to specialized modalities such as Reiki and craniosacral, as well as aromatherapy enhancements. Inside the yoga studio, experienced instructors lead restorative and hatha-based classes, plus classes for teens, kids, and expecting mothers.
Montrose Studio and Spa offers a wide range of holistic healing practices, from sunrise yoga classes to guided meditation, reiki, chakra cleansing, and more. Medical massage therapy sessions can alleviate stress and improve energy. Spa services such as manicures, pedicures, waxing, facials, Botox, fillers, and reflexology are also available.