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.
At Shoreline Family Chiropractic and Wellness, Matthew Paterna is not only concerned with his patients’ health, he offers clients chiropractic care that’s safe, all natural, and drug-free. By examining and treating the spine, Matthew can help alleviate ailments that range from the usual suspects—lower back and neck pain—to surprising culprits, such as headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, and being able to read your dog’s mind. Depending on the patient, the chiropractor may snap x-rays, use a computerized nerve scanner, or prescribe treatments such as massage, adjustments, or wearing lots of bathrobes.
The instructors at H2Owls orchestrate their fun and safe swim lessons in accordance with SwimAmerica, a 10-step curriculum that helps youngsters refine their swimming skills. After beginning with basic swimming fundamentals including leg kicks and arm strokes, instructors move on to more advanced techniques based on each student’s progress. To ensure that students receives their due attention and aren’t just tunas dressed to look like children, the swimming school keeps its class sizes small, with a max of five students per teacher in standard group lessons and a max of three students per teacher in the preschool program.