Certified Level 1 CrossFit trainer Dave Duprey faces all challenges with a fierce, competitive spirit. The ex-minor-league hockey player—who holds a National Academy of Sports Medicine certification—has won several American Strongman competitions, bested the state deadlift record, and competed in the 2010 CrossFit Games.
At Self Made CrossFit, Duprey channels this devout athleticism into his coaching duties as he helps clients of all ages and abilities blast through their perceived limitations. He and his team of trainers harness CrossFit's high-intensity, constantly varied functional movements to bolster strength and endurance. To do this, they use free weights and body weight to help everyone from athletes to new moms get in shape. While there is no typical class at Self Made CrossFit, exercises may include kettlebell training, gymnastics, climbing, and lifting.
The air is charged with passion and ambition at S.U. FitNess Studio, and that’s just how the late Adrian “Santo” Nunez, the studio’s founder, intended things to be. Santo, who sadly lost his fight against muscular dystrophy in 2008, opened S.U. Studio as a place for teenagers to showcase and hone their special talents, whether dancing, singing, writing, or DJing. Today, though S.U. has shifted its focus to fitness, the instructors make sure to honor Santo’s expressive, encouraging spirit by helping locals achieve their wellness goals while having fun. Classes in Piloxing and step fusion add variety to the schedule, and lead instructor Delilah Rios heads invigorating Zumba sessions for students aged 4 and up.
Boasting titles such as fourth-degree black belt, Brazilian champion, and three-time world bronze medalist, the experienced instructors at Team Strength BJJ share their knowledge of Brazilian jujitsu, judo, and mixed martial arts to students of all experience levels. In doing so, they meet with beginners to help build a training plan and place them in training or competition tracks. Their Intelligent Fighter Training programs promote growth by taking into account the learning style and physical ability of each pupil.
STRONG is the new SEXY at BALANCE fitness Studio. We implement RESULTS oriented one-on-one personal training, nutritional counseling, and group fitness classes for women. We are New Haven's original "AWARD WINNING" Women Only Fitness Boot Camp and Men Only Fitness Boot Camp program.
The exercise facilities at FitCon Fitness and Massage Therapy are designed for optimal strength and conditioning. The team has set up four lifting stations stacked with bars, bumper plates, dumbbells, kettlebells, medicine balls, and plyometric boxes. Team members train clients' cardiovascular systems through circuit training, jumping rope, running, sled work, and rowing. These exercises are all part of the team's signature FitCon plan, which is designed to produce optimal strength, power, and endurance. Instructors lead small-group classes each week, as well as personal training and private martial-arts training. In the therapy center, massage therapists nurse tired bodies back to health with a variety of sports, recovery, and neuromuscular massage.
With a repertoire shaped by the teachings of Sri Dharma Mittra, the yogi and monk who created the Master Yoga Chart of 908 Postures, Dharma Yoga Center welcomes students to explore tranquil poses with a noncompetitive mindset. Heat radiates from shiny wooden floorboards as the studio’s certified instructors lead students through a sequence of playful or athletic poses and deep-breathing exercises that melt stress and pats of butter forgotten in the pockets of stretch pants. During Level I sessions, beginners can work toward cultivating flexibility and balance through basic poses and stretches. Level II, III, and IV sessions teem with challenging moves such as back bends, twists, and headstands, and students may incorporate zero-gravity swings and other innovative props to help achieve positions without risking injury. During meditation sessions, periods of laser-focused concentration can help strengthen students’ resolve and ability to sleep through an elephant stampede. In addition to teaching group classes, studio founder Tony Urbano leads private lessons for students seeking personalized guidance and encouragement.
This fort of fitness caters to workout-a-holics and common folks alike with a wide spectrum of physique-sculpting classes designed to calibrate cardiovascular systems and mold muscle. Develop strength and self-confidence in the cardio-kickboxing classes, or mindfully stretch sinew in Ishta yoga to prepare for a 24-hour charades marathon. Alternately, dance-infused Zumba allows students to cut calories while cutting a rug to Latin beats. For students seeking an athletic total-body workout, New Haven Strength & Fitness provides the popular Les Mills Bodyattack and Bodypump classes, which combine sport exercises with pumping music and dynamic instructors. Most classes are of the drop-in variety unless otherwise noted in the course description or on the online schedule.