You can fit a lot inside a 50,000-square-foot space. At Bayshore Athletic Club, trainers fill up their gargantuan building with everything members need to get in shape. The club dedicates space to exercise equipment, including cutting-edge cardio machines and circuit-training gear designed to target specific muscle groups. There's also a substantial free-weight area, as well as a cycling studio that plays host to the gym's spin classes.
Speaking of which: Bayshore Athletic Club sports a substantial list of group fitness classes. From cardio kickboxing sessions to "On the Ball" classes that incorporate exercise balls, classes help members stick to their workout plans in a fun, social environment. One of the most popular offerings is Zumba, which sets its intense cardio aerobics to the irresistable rhythms of Latin and world music. Classes almost resemble dance parties more than workout classes, helping students torch calories without getting bored or frustrated.
In March 2014, the award-winning Bayshore Athletic Club opened Bayshore . The owners decided on a 4,000-square-foot facility and filled it with brand new equipment, amenities, and competition-level coaches. While adding another 1,500 square feet to the gym, they now lead groups through full-body programs, which incorporate elements of cardio, gymnastics, and weightlifting into fast-paced workouts. As an added bonus, Olympic Lifting classes are included in the regular schedule at no extra charge, and several acres of space just outside the facility act as an extension of the gym, letting exercisers get fit outdoors and inspire any local birds that have clearly let themselves go.
Owner Richard Lanza began Open Doors as a metaphysical healing center and store in 1992, and he carried that healing spirit into the yoga studio he opened in 2003. At Open Doors Yoga Studios, Richard's goal is to create a space where people feel empowered to explore their personal beliefs on a path toward self-healing. Thus, yoga instructors at the studio's numerous locations help practitioners achieve their personal goals through accessible classes, each designed to build core strength while quieting the mind and increasing body awareness. From slow-flow heated classes to unheated Hatha sessions, students can participate in a variety of yoga styles geared toward beginners, more experienced participants, and those who only feel comfortable in a 98-degree room.
Though Christopher Bopp has won first place three times in a row at the New England Regional Yoga Asana Championships, he does not consider yoga a sport. For him, the art is a daily practice, one that assists with the regular upkeep of his body and mind. He and the certified instructors at Bikram Yoga Quincy hope to pass the basics of the technique on to others, who will in turn interpret them to suit their personal credos.
Because everyone's perception of yoga varies, Christopher encourages guests to attend classes from different instructors. The 90-minute class structure—26 asanas in a toasty studio—remains the same, but each teacher's character illuminates the lesson from a fresh angle. As the instructors’ personalities coalesce under a single yoga style, the end result is a diverse but dedicated community. Familial vibes fill the lobby after every class, when students and instructors can share crisp bites of fruit and figure out who was and was not a heat mirage.
There isn't one set path to wellness. Healing Tree Yoga understands this, which is why it gives guests many avenues to explore in their quest for health and relaxation. One such option, of course, is yoga: gentle hatha, faster-paced vinyasa flow, and other practice styles provide a way for students to strengthen their body as well as their mind. Pilates, and Tai Chi classes, meanwhile, present other ways in which guests can discover untapped energy and get in tune with their own bodies. And, in private treatment rooms, healing becomes the focus, as therapists use hot-stone, acupressure, and other massage modalities to soothe sore muscles or reiki treatments to help stimulate the flow of energy and improve well being.
Balance, twist, and bend at Quincy in Quincy for an ultimate workout for both your mind and body.
If a bite's all you're after, then you'll want to stop by this studio for a delicious fill of their home-cooked food.
Bring the whole family to this studio, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms.
Don't forget to bring your water bottle to Quincy's hot yoga sessions, where staying hydrated is the key to success.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
After a fast-paced 20-year career working in public television, Fay Sutherland shifted her focus to her other passion: yoga. Drawing from 19 years of practice and multiple yoga certifications, she opened Dancing Crow Yoga with her husband, aspiring to help others to increase their fitness level while striving toward inner freedom. Fay and her fellow certified instructors teach Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, Gentle, and Eclectic Hatha yoga styles. Each can be just as challenging for the body as they are nurturing to the soul. Vinyasa’s high-intensity series of continuous postures is linked by deep, mindful breaths, helping practitioners of all shapes, sizes, and Baldwin-brother preference to build strength and flexibility while achieving a state of serene relaxation. Calling themselves "The hidden sanctuary of yoga at the Derby Street Shoppes", the team at Dancing Crow Yoga strive to teach correct and safe alignment postures so that everyone may experience the benefit of each class.