UFC Gym?s fight-centric gyms ditch the polished look of wood-floored workout studios for gritty, competitive spaces filled with 150-pound punching bags and intense workouts. Like a baker molding gingerbread men, UFC Gym sculpts six-packs with boxing, kickboxing, and mixed-martial-arts classes. Although instructors and students agree that the gym?s atmosphere may enkindle intimidation in first-time attendees, most experience boosted self-confidence after conquering their first class. Private training sessions further stoke courage with workouts that leave patrons with the exhilaration of having survived 12 rounds in the ring or five minutes in a high-school lunchroom.
Nestled next to historic Georgetown, The Health Club at The Fairmont Washington, D.C. houses a 50-foot lap pool, racquetball and squash courts, Italian-designed Technogym equipment, and a full complement of fitness classes. Complimentary towels, toiletries, and locker services complete with dry saunas cement this health hub's status as a luxurious sundae of wellness topped with a bubbling jacuzzi cherry. A spread of brand-new cardiovascular equipment whirs beneath the glow of flat-screen televisions, and the club's inset spa offers massage and skincare services to pamper by appointment, like a rental grandma.
The founder of Ultimate Results, Mustafa Nazary, worked for years to develop his very own wellness program, which he named the Cognitive Emotional Active Program. Firmly rooted in the connection between the brain and the body, the program is designed to help people find peace and happiness through fitness, whether they're battling obesity, depression, or having problems in interpersonal relationships. He and his team of personal trainers help clients create wellness goals, then work to meet and potentially exceed them.
At over 100 locations throughout the country, CorePower Yoga (CPY) invites students to creative classes that meld movement, breath, heat, and music into entrancing routines to energize the body and mind. Signature CPY classes are taught by approachable certified yoga instructors who lead students through dynamic, Vinyasa-style flows with demonstration and verbal cues, helping pupils of all experience levels tone core muscles and cultivate balance. CPY also offers teacher training and lifestyle programs to empower students to become yoga instructors or to just advance their individual practice. During construction of all its new studios, CPY strives to use recycled content, install eco-friendly and efficient mechanical systems, and ensure that any waste created doesn't end up in landfills or just piled in Mr. Henderson's garage.
The creators of Paint Nite started their on-location art parties as a creative alternative to a night out with friends. Inspiring people to drink creatively at bars in more than 80 worldwide cities, their events have been touted by New York Magazine as the Best Friend Date and profiled by The Daily Beast. During each two-hour session, participants create a 16x20? reproduction of the night's chosen artwork while sipping a beer, mixed drink, or glass of wine purchased from the bar. Paint Nite provides all other materials, including paint, brushes, canvases, easels, and aprons. Local artists guide participants through each step of the painting process from mixing colors to brush stroke and encouraging creative expression in a supportive, positive atmosphere.