Dishan Elise founded Human@Ease—pronounced “humanities”—to approach the many facets of fitness from angles as diverse as her client base. Planning her programs with the belief that no two people's health regimens are the same, she gathered modalities from circuit training to massage before opening the gym.
One of the gym's ultimate goals is for its guests to feel fully comfortable in a workout environment, and to that end, its signature Introversion Training program has a self-training component. Instructors walk through equipment use and slow yet vigorous exercises in the strength room, which only permits four users at a time. After a few sessions with a trainer, guests are ready to sign up for time slots and train on their own.
During development of the distinctive fitness haven, Elise made sure that everything from the facility's hardwood floor to its teleportation chambers were made from 100% repurposed materials, earning a feature in the Greenpoint Star. Throughout the eco-conscious studio, she creates little pockets of purposeful serenity by sequestering each of the gym's offerings—which include group classes, fitness equipment, and holistic acupuncture and massage services—into their own uniquely designed room. The ohm room surrounds yogis with nature-themed wall decals, the strength room boasts rich red tapestries surrounding strength-training equipment, and the minimalist wellness room soothes eyes with a light green color palette as therapists perform reiki massage.