B&S Fitness Program is composed of four different fitness-related branches, all of which are overseen by cofounders Brandi and Steven Dion. At North Shore Boot Camp Company, Brandi and Steven, along with their staff, lead indoor and outdoor boot-camp classes at locations across Massachusetts. On the track, they coordinate marathons and triathlons throughout the year for B&S Event Management, and hit the races themselves as part of a running team called SpiderOne Racing. Since every team needs a home base, the duo also operates B&S Sport Science, a 10,700-square-foot facility devoted to research- and technology-based services such as ACL rehab and personal training.
Longtime athletes and Beverly locals Emily Skoniecki and Hillary Mandelbaum head a team of instructors who work to build a community of cyclists through group workout sessions. Their intimate studios in Beverly and Amesbury, newly opened on July 21, 2014, prop riders onto Spinner NXT bikes that easily conform to any physique, allowing for more comfortable workouts. Stadium-style tiers form a clear line of sight between the student and instructor, ensuring proper form and uninterrupted staring contests. The team bolsters workouts with a motivational atmosphere and the air-stirring thumps of a 2,000-watt sound system.
At bodyco, instructors help clients of all fitness levels meet their individual goals with personal training sessions and group fitness classes. The foundational Intro to bodyco class teaches the fundamentals of fitness, helping beginner-level students gain confidence in completing basic exercise routines. Intermediate and advanced clients can take part in boot camp classes, which incorporate interval training, strength training, and bodyweight exercises and make use of equipment ranging from free weights to bands. Classes are held both indoors and outdoors, and can include dragging sleds or flipping tires. The gym's other classes run the gamut from boxing sessions to cycling and rowing classes.
When Roald Dahl wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, he imagined a much-coveted golden ticket that granted access to myriad wonders and unveiled the inner workings of an entire industry. MetaBody created a real-life version of that ticket with the MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass, though it applies to fitness instead of candy. The pass grants access not to a single gym but to classes at a variety of local studios, specializing in everything from yoga to boot camp. With the freedom to move from location to location, students can sample different regimens, instructors, and styles of exercise to cobble together a program that fits their needs and goals. MetaBody's nutritionists supplement class packages by coaching clients in healthy eating, recipe cooking, and speed-reading nutrition-fact labels.
Rowing machines. Free weights. Pilates equipment. Treadmills. One could probably burn a few calories just by reading a list of Empire Sports Club's training arsenal. DIY exercisers of all ages can work through custom training regimens on strength and cardio machines before breaking things up with a game of racquetball.
Empire Sports Club also has plenty of class instructors and personal trainers on-hand for guided workouts as well. Casey Castine applies her more than 15 years of dancing experience during group Zumba classes, while Kim Izzi draws on a BS in nutrition. The club's full-size boxing ring, meanwhile, serves as Tom Fallon's classroom. Mr. Fallon boasts a resume almost as impressive as his right hook; he won Golden Gloves in 1984 and 1985, back when the Earth's gravity was 10 times what it is today.