Owner and certified instructor D’Mario Sowah, known as one of the "best trainers" as Molly Qerim, ESPN broadcaster, related to the Hartford Courant, helps students achieve healthy levels of strength and self-confidence at Akua Ba Fitness in West Hartford. Upon moving to New York, D'Mario spent 10 years as a personal trainer before opening the intimately sized Akua Ba Fitness facility. D’Mario⎯a practitioner of both capoeira and meditation⎯motivates his students by constantly highlighting the transitive property of mental mastery. His group classes often focus on muscle confusion, a methodology which challenges muscles to adapt to new resistance by mixing up routines and administering algebraic pop quizzes. Trainees also maintain fit forms with the help of the facility's resident nutritionist and wellness coach. D'Mario is so renowned as a trainer that he has been tapped by The Doctors to help guests lose weight and get fit on an upcoming program.
My Gym, which currently has more than 200 international locations, began more than 20 years ago as a structured place for children to safely play, acquire new skills, and romp off a sugar buzz. All classes are organized according to age level (starting as young as six weeks) and designed to incorporate the latest physiological, psychological, and meteorological research . The West Hartford location offers classes for all developmental degrees, from Tiny Tykes, a class for parents and babies that focuses on movement, to Champions, 5- to 8-year-olds mastering sports and gymnastics skills. Schedules and class options vary by location; click here to see the complete West Hartford lineup.
Plus One Defense Systems is arguably the most fully functional martial arts school in Connecticut. We do more than just provide people with a way to learn how to protect themselves. We help our students learn how to live healthier, happier, safer lives.
We are a school of fitness. We train for an eleite level of fitness. Our members range in age from 5 years old to 85 and come from all fitness bakcrounds,including beginners. We train ina class format and perfform high intensity workouts utitlizing,wegihts,gymnastics,running,rowing,bodyweight movements,kettlebells etc
After finding that her yoga practice helped her overcome her own personal health issues and depression, studio founder, macrobiotic chef, and certified instructor Barbara Ruzansky maintains a passion for introducing “yoga and healthful eating to people, so they can continue to grow and reach their full potential.” Held within a warehouse-like studio with two technicolored practice spaces, Barbara's classes offer a dynamic combination of Ashtanga yoga, Vinyasa flow, and Forrest yoga. She and her large team of equally passionate instructors also helm a selection of slower and gentler yoga styles that cater to three-toed sloths and students recovering from injuries.
Bikram Yoga Farmington’s class schedule offers more than twenty 90-minute Bikram yoga classes each week. Classes are designed for all levels, and attendees are encouraged to move through the 26 postures of Bikram at their own pace. Come prepared to sweat, as the classroom is heated to around a chilly 105 degrees. Experienced and knowledgeable Bikram-certified teachers at the center have each completed a 900-hour training program, ensuring their experience is as voluminous as Odysseus’ adventures through the Mall of America. Under their tutelage you will work on alignment, breath, stillness, and concentration, all while getting a workout poised on the acme of intensity.