The Trenton Devils are ECHL affiliates to the NHL’s New Jersey Devils and the AHL’s Albany Devils. The demonic entities of Trenton have sent up numerous players to their NHL affiliate. Kevin Devin, a defenseman for the New Jersey Devils on their 1995 Stanley Cup team, has taken over Trenton coaching duties in 2010. Watch T-Devils captain Trevor Kell, averaging more than one point game this season, and rookie forward prospect Matt Lombardi take the ice against the Alaska Aces, currently first place in the Western conference. Center club seats give you a broad perspective from the side of the ice, much like taking a history class gives one a broad perspective of humanity's obsession with flag embroidery.
Christine Donahue started her yogic practice at age 8, learning at the knee of her first mentor, her mother. She has since journeyed to India, been certified to teach by swamis, and been granted the honorary name Girija, which means daughter of the Himalayas. Throughout all her journeys, the main pillar of her yogic practice has always been community. Now, at her own Higher Power Yoga, she strives to tailor her teachings to suit the community that surrounds her. Christine invites both longtime and new practitioners to sample her variations on classic Vinyasa yoga, such as hot and spicy yoga and urban yoga, in which students reach for the skies in the skyscraper pose and just-reelected mayor pose.
To help patrons build up speed, coordination, and stamina, CrossFit Mercer owner Dolph Geurds leads them in CrossFit's signature workout?quick, high-intensity combinations of weightlifting, gymnastics, and cardio exercises in short, intense routines. He began practicing CrossFit in 2004, which fueled him to inspire others to get fit through this strength and conditioning regimen, along with a team of coaches. Before permitting pupils into the fold, instructors run them through the On Ramp program, which evaluates athletic prowess with tests such as jump roping and pull-ups to help coaches craft custom training programs to each student's abilities. The exercises vary from day to day; one day, students might do pull-ups and sprints, and the next, they might climb ropes and dead lift weights.
The staff caters to younger and older visitors with courses designed around kids and seniors, and students in CrossFit Mercer's weightlifting club test their muscular fortitude by lifting world-class athletes over their heads.
What began in 1975 as one inner-city gym in Highland Park, Michigan, has since evolved into a global health-club organization with locations in 17 different countries. Powerhouse Gym equips weightlifters and cardio seekers alike with all they’ll ever need to keep—or create—a tight and toned physique. The gym offers equipment outfitted with personal TVs as well as a cast of certified and knowledgeable personal trainers. Depending on location, members will also have access to group fitness classes, such as yoga, Zumba, and Les Mills BodyPump, as well as 24-7 turnkey access to the facility.
Sa Mut A. Scott—the founder of Mama Yoga's Integrated Wellness Coaching for All—strives to help clients find "the compassionate way to wellness." To accomplish this goal, she spends her days not just exercising but educating. She helps people live healthier, whether it's through yoga classes and nutritional workshops at her studio or in-classroom work as a health teacher for grade-school students. Her classes, honed over 10 years of instruction, include classic hatha-yoga asanas, which are designed to build strength and flexibility over time. Over the course of their yoga practice, students also learn to listen to their bodies, helping restore a sense of balance and peace to their everyday lives.
Joan Brame, PhD, and her staff of personal trainers and instructors aim to help women empower themselves through exercise and knowledge, offering a range of workout equipment, small group fitness classes with individualized attention, and free nutrition and health workshops. The supportive, friendly environment houses a mirrored group fitness studio where students can salsa to Zumba's Latin-inspired choreography or perform equipment-bolstered body-weight exercises during Weights and Resistance classes.
To jumpstart new members, personal trainers meet with them for an assessment and to develop a customized 30-day plan with specific, attainable goals. Then, they'll meet again for a 30-day review to see how things are going. For even more one-on-one help, the staff offers personal training, as well as "buddy" sessions that allow clients to work alongside a friend or government-issued surrogate of a friend.
To soothe postworkout muscles, massage therapists perform massages and Japanese reiki within a private room.