5 Local Places to Sweat Off Those Holiday Pounds

5 fitness options in Fairfield

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Wings Over Water School of Swimming

2221 Black Rock Turnpike

For a wonderful, quiet full body workout — including cardio — swimming is a wonderful option. Join this state-of-the-art indoor facility and enjoy the Lap Swim Membership for a great workout. Want to master all strokes? Try the Stroke Development Class. Strengthen and tone your body with their ‘Swimplicity Methodology’. Professional Instruction provides you with beginner through tri-athlete training.

Momentum Fitness Studio

1499 Post Road (lower level)

Momentum promises to help shed your unwanted pounds — Brazilian style. Try the Drill Class, which is 100% based on Brazilian rhythms and culture. This boot camp style rigorous class uses dance as it’s built in rest and recovery periods throughout the 55 minute class. “We add some fun Samba and disguise a lot of fitness into it,” said Nathalia Ferreira, Instructor. “We also shout Portuguese words out now and then so you’re learning the culture too.” Members recently wore Calorie Counters, and one member burned 960 calories in this class! The average (for 40+ years of age) was nearly 600 calories. Get moving and shaking!

The Ozone Fitness Center

338 Commerce Drive

The Ozone offers intense workout classes “that speed up your metabolism for the entire day,” said Owner and Personal Trainer Debbie O’Toole. She suggests the HITs (High Intensity Training) boot camp style class for optimal weight loss results. This timed workout incorporates strength, resistance training and cardio in the same workout which speeds up your metabolism for the day. Prefer to work out like a Navy SEAL? Try the TRX core strengthening intense workout class which uses your own body weight as resistance. The TRX Training Suspension System was developed by former U.S. Navy SEALS as a go-anywhere intense workout which used little to no machinery — key in their often cramped quarters. Both private and small group classes are offered and a current special is running — $139 per month with unlimited classes. Go Military style!

The Fit Club

85 Mill Plain Road

Put up your dukes and get down to it! Cardio boxing is a great way to get in shape as it encompasses using different skills and muscles, helps you lose weight, attain a fit body, and develop balance, coordination, and flexibility, while releasing negative emotions. Boxing as a form of exercise also improves your speed, resistance, cardio and strength — leaving you feeling physically fit. Also offered: Ultimate Fitness, MMA, Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai.

D’Valda & Sirico Dance and Music Centre

1580 Post Road

These high spirited classes are sure to help you shed unwanted pounds happy style. Classes are offered for beginner to Advanced Pre-Professional Study students. This studio has been owned and directed by professional dancers, choreographers and master teachers for over 25 years, challenging students with technical expertise and professional performance experience. Get in shape while learning and enjoying Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop or Tap alongside upbeat music. Enthusiastic Instructor Jeanne Wingate promises a great workout in her fun classes — including a combo Tap and jazz Class currently being offered. All first time students are invited to attend a free trial class.

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