At Intelligent Fitness, the personal trainers and exercise instructors take their clients' success seriously. Instead of barking at them to exercise more, they teach their clients to maximize their workouts' effectiveness, taking a personalized approach to instruction that helps clients achieve their goals?from losing weight to tearing a phonebook in half with one hand tied behind their backs. Phil Sottile, the company?s founder, guides the company?s mission to coach, mentor, and motivate clients during personal-training sessions. Also helming group sweat sessions, the certified instructors lead classes such as Intell-Barre and indoor biking, which help melt away calories and stress.
What is CrossFit? Well, for one, it's quite popular amongst people who need to be strong, including policemen, soldiers in training, and professional martial artists. If that makes it sound intimidating, though, don't be fooled. CrossFit workouts can be scaled to anyone's fitness level— even a
sloth could do it if he was willing to try. What's more, regardless of how they're scaled, these intense workouts help build strength, speed, and stamina. At Cow Harbor Crossfit, the daily-changing workouts do so by combining functional movements you'd find in real life, such as pushing, squatting, and throwing, with elements of gymnastics and weightlifting.
Equipment: Yoga mats, blocks, straps, blankets, pillows, and eye pillows
Students should bring: Water, towel, comfortable clothing
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Metered street parking
Pro Tip: We will answer any questions about yoga after class to help with your practice.
Punching bags, jump ropes, medicine balls, dumbbells, and giant tires help clients get into better shape at New York Fitness and Boxing. The gym's experienced staff helps guests release stress, get in shape, and become better athletes during organized boxing or power-sculpting classes. New York Fitness and Boxing also does important work in the community by training local sports teams and teaching an antibullying program to area schools and organizations.
In one way or another, Janine Friedman has always been involved in fitness?practicing Pilates, training clients, and serving as a fitness coordinator for local Girl Scouts. "Movement has always been a part of my life," says Janine. "It gives me purpose, focus, and happiness all at once, allowing me to share the positive and healthful benefits with others.? Pulling from her passion and years of experience, Janine opened her own private training studio?Esteem Wellness & Fitness?where she continues to teach classes alongside a team of certified instructors.
Reflected in the studio's mirror-lined walls and cushioned by its carpeted floors, coaches guide students through the poses of Vinyasa yoga and Pilates and the high-intensity cardio and strength-training exercises of conditioning classes. The studio even offers a Jedi Training program for kids?in which instructors guide youngsters in meditation and peaceful problem solving?along with youth and teen yoga classes, in which students learn techniques that enable them to avoid geometry class by neatly tucking themselves into their lockers?an ironic use of geometry.
From the person putting on gym shorts for the very first time to the gym rats who eat, sleep, and breathe dumbbells, exercisers of all backgrounds build muscle and stamina during one-on-one personal training and group fitness settings at Long Island Fitness & Wellness. The fleet of experienced instructors tailors their personal training sessions to suit the needs and goals of guests, keeping cardio and strength training challenging but always interesting. Their group fitness classes do the same. For instance, Hardbody Boot Camp uses nonstop interval training with minimal equipment, while Bangin? Booty 101 classes?named for the first course offered at Harvard University in 1636?target specific muscle groups with free weights and body resistance. The instructors lead their sessions within a cavernous gym that sports a full-wall abstract mural.