Lady America Westchester caters to the unique fitness needs of women. Certified trainers lead diverse, upbeat group classes that transform the body through punishing ab workouts, lightening-quick kickboxing jabs, and agile Zumba dance moves, each designed to produce visible results for ladies of all fitness levels. Personal training sessions can provide more nuanced plan for sculpting, toning, and burning calories, and instructors also offer classes in hip-hop and belly dancing. The spacious facility also offers a gleaming sea of stationary bikes, pin-select weight training gear, and free weights, along with childcare services and complimentary nutrition seminars.
Owner Nick Delury is one of Westchester Boxing Club’s top trainers and for good reason. He spent part of his 18-year boxing career training under Maurice “Kid Sharkey” Sposato, a seasoned coach that transformed Delury into a pummeling machine. Delury and his staff trainers, including a former non-athlete who flourished into a boxing guru with Nick’s help, preside over a circuit-style boxing gym where they cater to athletes who want to work out like pros without ever actually entering the ring. Open 24 hours a day, the gym allows patrons to move at their own pace with a trainer at their elbow or riding on their backs for an extra challenge. The instructors also lead group fitness classes and kids’ MMA classes, in addition to individual sparring sessions.
With directors, talent agents, and professional performers composing the faculty, it's no wonder the students at Class Act Studios spend much of their class time in front of the camera. With courses geared specifically toward kids, tweens, teens, and adults, the studio covers fields of study ranging from commercial work to film acting. Soap-opera and sitcom classes equip actors with genre-specific skills, such as how to expertly mimic the sound of a live studio audience. Improv and scene-study courses help students inhabit any scenario, with or without a script. Instructors even run private tutoring sessions and birthday parties that thrust invited friends in front of the camera.
Wielding knowledge of wine as robust as an aged barolo, certified wine educator Ned Towle nurtures budding oenophiles with expert instruction in how to serve, taste, and talk about wine. What began as a blood transfusion with Bacchus gone wrong has become a worldwide love affair with the grape, inspiring Ned to host two-hour classes that cover the sensory and social aspects of wine. The seductive flavors of pinots and merlots spread across palates while Ned demonstrates how to select wines in shops and restaurants, how to match wine with food, and how to choose styles for a variety of occasions. Guests learn about grape varieties grown and harvested in key regions throughout the world—from the rolling hills of Argentina to the lush vineyards of Southern France—and cultivate an appreciation for major red and white styles. The class also reveals how to read bottle labels and reinterpret them as Gregorian chants.
Fitness has been Strata Health Club owner Michael Wohltmann’s passion since he was a teenager. As a high-school football player, Goju USA karate student, and protégé to renowned Olympic strength coach Charles Poliquin, Wohltmann has gradually blossomed into a well-rounded, extensively certified instructor for others pursuing strength and fitness goals.
At Strata Health Club, he and his team of internationally certified trainers help clients build better bodies through one-on-one personal training and group fitness classes. When they're not teaching MMA-conditioning or spin classes, the personal trainers are helping teenage and adult fitness seekers tone up, stretch, and sweat with Strata's state-of-the-art Black Iron Strength dumbbells, satellite-TV-equipped Woodway treadmills, and TRX Suspension Trainers.
Strata's trainers further help clients overhaul unhealthy habits through nutrition consulting, the BioSignature body-fat-testing method, and an onsite inventory of nutritional supplements. A massage therapist is also on hand to knead away postworkout soreness and recurring dreams of being pursued by rolling barbells.