The instructors at Curves Studio lead fitness classes designed to disguise workouts with fun. They lead Latin-dance-based Zumba classes to upbeat music along with Be Moved sessions. They also offer yoga and Pilates classes for more traditional muscle-building workouts.
The staff at Nova New York knows people often have reasons not to go to the gym—whether it's a need for childcare or a dislike of most gyms' typical offerings—and hopes to eliminate them.
Since the studio opened in the spring of 2013, it has become a place for the community to come work out and learn about health. Childcare is available onsite and certified instructors help students find inner balance through exercise classes, continuing education, and children's programming. When students aren't stretching in a Vinyasa fusion yoga class they can shimmy through a salsa dance session or conquer new challenges in a body toning and conditioning class. Boot camp and personal training round out the options for adults, and kids get their own yoga and Zumba classes.
The martial art of taekwondo, a highlight of the Olympics since the year 2000, isn't just about flashy roundhouse kicks. Known by some as "the way of the foot and the hand," it combines combat and self-defense strategies with potent physical and disciplinary exercises that develop the strength necessary to kick through bricks, and the stamina needed to carefully piece them back together again. Fancy footwork is the forte of Blackbelt Taekwondo Center's head instructor, who in addition to his martial arts mastery has also taught dance since 1987. In classes geared for ages 4 and up, he instills students with confidence and energy to climb the belt ladder from white to black as they perfect taekwondo's physical buffet of rapid attacks.
The Ridgewood YMCA strengthens communities by providing a welcoming, inclusive environment for people seeking recreation or education. With 21,000 square feet of available space, the facility hosts programs and activities that align with organization's three major goals: promoting youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Modern exercise equipment, a full gym, and multipurpose rooms are all at members' disposal. The center's schedule includes opportunities for youngsters and adults alike, which range from group fitness classes and basketball leagues to summer camps and karate and dance lessons.
Whether guests want to burn calories or learn to salsa, EC Squared Studio provides the instruction for both and just about everything in between. All the classes have the same goal, though, and that is to provide a fun workout in a comfortable setting. To do so, the studio's instructors keep classes small, allowing students of all experience levels to receive individual attention.