Taking care of one's body requires constant attention and correction of bad habits, much like raising children or brainwashing underlings. Indoctrinate your body into a salubrious cult with today's Groupon to M.E.L.T. Fitness Studio in South Windsor, Glastonbury, and Harwinton. Choose from the following options:
• For $15, you get three months of online nutrition consulting (a $30 value).
• For $30, you get 10 group boot-camp classes (a $150 value).
• For $30, you get five youth group fitness classes (a $175 value). Classes are held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Glastonbury and on Mondays and Wednesdays in South Windsor, and at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and at 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays in Harwinton.
Owner Joe Carabase and personal trainers Nicole Dimauro and Aaron Granahan head M.E.L.T. Fitness Studio's staff of muscle magicians, helping soft bodies morph into mountain rock through workout sessions and nutritional counsel. Used by health-conscious organizations nationwide, M.E.L.T.’s online nutrition-consulting system stocks its virtual pantry with an enormous database of food data and meal plans, letting users finally assess the nutritional value of grandma’s famous healthy Twinkie salad. Tools such as instant food-choice feedback, goal-tracking graphs, and custom shopping lists nudge users toward their aims, from lowering the resting heart rate to fitting into a favorite pair of high-school tube socks.
Alternatively, fast-paced, 30-minute boot-camp classes kick bodies into high gear six days a week at the South Windsor location and five days a week at the Glastonbury location. Cores become as firm as a car salesman’s handshake through sessions that focus on upper- and lower-body metabolic strength training, fat burning, and abdominal sculpting.
For future adults with fitness aspirations, M.E.L.T.’s youth fitness program gives juvenile juggernauts ages 9–13 an active alternative to sedentary pastimes such as watching television or imitating the refrigerator. One-hour sessions surround youngsters in a confidence-building milieu of simple movement drills, nutrition tips, and fun games.
M.E.L.T. Fitness Studio
M.E.L.T. Fitness Studio's trainers see each body can be defined and molded with the appropriate exercises. Rather than a standard group workout for all their clients, they provide what they call group personal training, modifying and accentuating various exercises to the ability level of their students. They stick to a theme each day, reserving Tuesdays for fat-burning blasts, Fridays for abdominal work, and Saturdays for m.e.l.t.ed cardio, which burns as much fat as possible while building cardio endurance. Within that theme, they provide personal variations for each client to accommodate fitness level or injuries, very often naturally relieving chronic pain by carefully strengthening muscles around the affected area.