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The teachers at Sanctuary Power Yoga advocate a regular yoga practice as a way to bring greater peace and balance into everyday life. Because of the perspective shifts they?ve each experienced through yoga, they are eager to ease beginners into what may seem like a foreign or strange type of exercise. Their heated power-yoga classes suit all levels, emphasizing a flowing sequence that promotes moving meditation. Unheated slow flow allows students to learn proper alignment, and the gently held poses of restorative yoga relieve tension built up from carrying children to school everyday. The studio also holds workshops and events such as reiki sessions and card readings.


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23 Franklin St
Torrington,
CT
US

The well-being enthusiasts behind The Fitness Center for Women know the names of all their members. That’s because creating a community based around health and meaningful relationships is the guiding principle behind the center. To that end, they have brought together group fitness classes such as power yoga, kickboxing, and cycling, six-week personal-training sessions, massage therapy, and nutrition counseling in order to holistically heal all aspects of the body and mind.

508 Birch St.
Bristol,
CT
US

At CrossFit Gulls, trainer Elliott Laden and his fellow CrossFit Level 1 certified coaches push the accelerator six days a week. They lead clients through CrossFit's intense workout of the day, a continually changing workout consisting of functional exercises that can be performed by nearly anyone, including kids and imaginary friends. Newcomers can prepare for the workout by attending instructional OnRamp classes or scheduling a Bodivis body-composition analysis. Then, on Sunday, after everyone's umpteenth pull-up, pushup, and squat, the staff and their students do what any sane person would do?they rest.

11 Executive Dr
Farmington,
CT
US

Equipment: LifeFitness Cardio, strength-training machines, free weights.

Students should bring: Comfortable, non-restrictive workout clothing

Registration required: Yes

Good for beginners: Yes

Average class length: 30?60 minutes

Number of Staff: 1?5 people

Class location: Indoors only

Established: 2006

Guests allowed: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Pro Tip: Stay focused on their goals.

Q&A with Billy Pratt, Owner/Head Fitness Coach

Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?

There is nothing more motivational than results. Every six weeks, we offer clients a fitness assessment so we can objectively see the results they are getting. Scheduling appointments also helps with accountability and ensures that they will stick with a routine.

Do you believe in the maxim, "No pain, no gain?? Why or why not?

Define "pain." Everyone perceives pain differently?to some, the muscle burn often felt during exercise counts as pain, while others don't view it as painful. Basically, mild discomfort and burning sensations in the muscles are OK, while sharp stabbing pains or anything felt within a joint is not.

Sweating to the oldies is acceptable, but sweating to the blues less so. Do you find that certain styles and genres of music generate more intense workouts?

Generally yes, but different people get motivated by different kinds of music. That's why we offer SiriusXM, which enables us to change the station to fit the moods and personalities of the clients we are training at any given time.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

We have two primary distinguishers. First of all, we are the area's only fully-private personal training facility. And second, we are the only ones who utilize proprietary fitness programming systems?Aspire8, Cardio Together, and Nutrition Together?to help clients get results.

300 Country Club Rd
Avon,
CT
US

Established: 2013

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Parking: Parking lot

Most popular service: Posture Correction

Pro Tip: All services are customized to each individual client according to their goals and specific needs.

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780 Farmington Ave
Farmington,
CT
US

The Fitathlon Challenge blends the format and philosophy of decathlons and triathlons with the accessibility of a 5K. Great for all fitness levels, the event divides participants into four categories—Newbie, Beginner, Challenger, and Competitor. Separated into waves, runners move through a course fraught with obstacles designed to test strength, endurance, athleticism, and mental toughness. These obstacles include tire flips, wall climbs, and hill sprints that leave bodies sweaty and fatigued and minds feelings as confused as a fish in a geology class. Those competing in the Competitor division are eligible for cash and prizes awarded to the top three finishers in the male and female groups. A portion of all proceeds goes to benefit a local charity.

50 Winding Trail
Farmington,
Connecticut
US