Boasting a Gold Standard certification from the American Sailing Association, Northern Breezes Sailing School welcomes tender-footed sailors aboard a fleet of US Coast Guard?inspected boats for safe, exciting lessons. With a host of courses for beginners, intermediates, and advanced dread pirates, Northern Breezes acclimates students of all levels with both the practical and nuanced aspects of the art of wind harnessing.
Helmed by ASA instructor-evaluator Captain Thom Burns, the school has awarded more than 5,000 ASA certifications since its inception. Northern Breezes also offers camps for adventurous whippersnappers as well as boat charters and onshore courses on how to read the wind rippling across the water.
The trainers behind Look Good Naked aim to get people comfortable in their skin. They have a slew of shared resources, such as nutritional guides, progressive measurements, and a weekly newsletter filled with exercising facts, meal ideas, ongoing coaching and support, and testimonials from clients. All these augment the core of the operation—the 12-week boot camps where both trainers and fellow students repurpose the benches, jungle gyms, and stairways of parks and public spaces during four, hour-long sessions each week. The sessions teach guests a slew of functional training maneuvers that require little or no equipment, helping them not only to slim down, but build up a skill set they can carry with them as they leave the camps.
4Ever Fit Studio’s instructors tone and strengthen the bodies of 35–40 students per class with exercises ranging from full-body workouts with cardio to Vinyasa yoga classes. Zumba classes burn calories with all the excitement of a dance party but none of the noise complaints, and boot-camp classes combine the benefits of cardio and core-strengthening exercises into one multifunctional workout.
Certified personal trainers help individuals surmount plateaus in weight loss or muscle building, and also help guests embrace body-benefiting nutritional practices. 4Ever Fit Studio also hosts events such as nutritional seminars, women’s expos, and Richard Simmons impersonation contests at its studio.
The staff at Million Dollar Smile89 provides just one service out of their White Bear Lake office: teeth whitening. They rely on high-tech laser-light systems to brighten teeth up to eight shades, leaving chompers as white as a ghost who thinks he just saw a ghost. The pain-free process takes as little as 15 minutes.
Since its founding in 1987, Living Lite's weight-loss program has helped thousands of people slim down quickly and almost effortlessly. Instead of simply telling clients to change their eating habits, its practitioners use hypnotic suggestion to root newer, healthier behaviors in the subconscious minds. Clients find themselves exercising regularly and picking more wholesome foods without ever having to think about it consciously. Contrary to popular belief, hypnosis does not induce amnesia, and participants will usually remember everything that happens during the soothing sessions.
Equipment: Rogue equipment (rack system, barbells, rubber weights) and kettlebells
Students should bring: Flat soled shoes and a water bottle
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Other gyms use machines. CrossFit builds them.