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.
At Pro-Fitness Plus, a professional staff of trainers and nutritionists help clients of all ages and fitness levels achieve their desired results, whether they’re looking to tone up, stay healthy, or slim down. Members can take advantage of more than 350 pieces of equipment ranging from 110-pound dumbbells to recumbent bikes, treadmills, and cross-trainers. The 46,000-square-foot space also features a full outdoor basketball court, 50-inch plasma TVs, and locker rooms equipped with saunas for steaming healthy bowls of broccoli.
Equipment: Weights, mats, stability balls, suspended wood floor
Students should bring: Cross training sneakers, water bottle (also available for sale)
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 5–10 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Get ready to have some fun.
Honore Laflamme, owner of Jubilation, espouses a simple fitness philosophy: "As long as you are moving, sweating, and smiling, you are doing it right," she says. She describes her mission as making exercise fun. She couches hard work such as Zumba, yoga, and Pilates in an energetic atmosphere of low lighting and funky tunes that are akin to "being at a party with your friends." She leads every class in a space with a suspended wooden floor, which helps absorb impact to lessen the strain on joints and avoid bothering the mole people that live downstairs.
Jump on the treadmill or work on your weights — Woburn's Peoplefit Health and Fitness Center offers a full body workout.
Feeling hungry? Sit down for a bite to eat at this gym 's restaurant.
Jab, hook, kick! These kickboxing classes will teach you the basic fundamentals and give you a great cardio workout.
Premier Fitness offers a number of classes to whip you into shape in no time, including Zumba.
Take your body to the max with cross fit.
When you need an emergency dose of motivation to keep your fitness goals going, you'll want to rely on the amazing team of personal trainers available here.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Though dance is a great form of exercise, it's equally a great form of self-expression. That's the idea behind Shine On Performing Arts, a dance studio that focuses on not just the discipline of dance, but also artistry and fun. Children combine an appreciation for fitness with fancy footwork in such dance styles as hip-hop, ballet, and jazz, helping them potentially work up to a spot on the studio's competitive dance team. Adults immerse themselves in creative workouts such as the dance-heavy Zumba, barre fitness, and ballet bootcamp, which teaches students to lace a pointe shoe blindfolded.
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We are a very welcoming dance studio. We welcome students of all ages and abilities. All teachers here at the studio are professionally trained, to ensure that all of our students receive a top notch dance education. You will always leave with a smile!