Certified martial arts instructors lead self-defense classes for students of all ages. They guide students through dynamic strikes and blocks while emphasizing the importance of conflict-avoidance, discipline, and self-confidence. They also conduct a rigorous fitness program, leading students through high-intensity exercises in kickboxing, cardio boot camp, and personal training sessions. Additionally, they offer a masters clubs, where athletes who have successfully earned a black belt learn the exclusive secrets of the art, from highly advanced techniques to a list of Bruce Lee's high school crushes lifted from his diary.
Every yoga instructor at New Vision Yoga is trained or certified in Baptiste-style power yoga. The owners aim to create a safe space for transformation while cultivating a culture of respect and understanding towards individuality.
Fit Revolution’s owner Michelle O’Connor wants people to reach their fitness goals by working smarter, not harder. She founded the training facility—which is located within the Rams Athletic Complex—to give her clients access to state-of-the-art equipment and highly trained instructors. Within the private cycling studio and on an indoor-turf boot-camp area, O’Connor and her team utilize techniques such as muscle confusion, interval training, and intense bursts of cardio to get noticeable results in less time.
The classes are taught by seasoned coaches who hold certifications in areas including metabolic and personal training, spinning, and kickboxing. They accelerate the calorie-burning process on equipment ranging from Spinner NXT bikes to kettlebells and medicine balls, which get their heft from the crumpled-up prescriptions within.
The yoga mat is Michelle Powers' personal island. In the frantic pace of today’s world, Michelle recommends taking one hour a day to step on the mat, shut out the world, and reconnect with the body. At Centre Yoga, Michelle and her fellow instructors create a welcoming space to do exactly that. Students of all ages and skill levels are invited to leave their shoes and cares at the door. Once inside, they can indulge in hot yoga classes, beginners classes, or all-levels classes in which students choose the modifications that best suit them that day.
The YMCA keeps residents healthy and engaged in more than 10,000 neighborhoods across the country, but it traces its American origins to the streets of 19th-century Boston. Here, Thomas Valentine Sullivan carried on the mission started in London by George Williams: providing affordable recreation and residence to young men from cities and country towns alike. Over the last century and change, the organization's mission changed to keep pace with the evolving times; today, the YMCA of Greater Boston welcomes anyone interested in furthering the causes of "youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility."
This modern mission combines the Y's signature programming with new initiatives designed to keep citizens one step ahead of an ever-changing world. Members stay fit and active with everything from organized sports and fitness classes to lifeguard, CPR, and first aid lessons. But the Y's developmental programs go far beyond bodily strength; their enrichment and leadership courses equip youths with the confidence needed to take charge in their everyday lives, and ESL classes help newcomers to English embark on the next step of their linguistic lives.