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The exercise market is on steroids. Even along the quiet Connecticut shoreline there are more choices for the sweaty set than lattes at Starbucks. So whether working out is an obsession or an obligation, here’s our list of the best new gyms to get your sweat on.

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Working out with Lisa is an experience unlike any other.
Bruno
The exercise market is on steroids. Even along the quiet Connecticut shoreline there are more choices for the sweaty set than lattes at Starbucks. So whether working out is an obsession or an obligation, here’s our list of the best new gyms to get your sweat on.

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Bruno
The exercise market is on steroids. Even along the quiet Connecticut shoreline there are more choices for the sweaty set than lattes at Starbucks. So whether working out is an obsession or an obligation, here’s our list of the best new gyms to get your sweat on.
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Jennifer Kuehn, the owner of Shred, is a former Cross Fit champ. She can clean and jerk with the best of them. But you don’t need to read that to know it, as one look at the statuesque trainer says a thousand words. This girl knows her stuff.
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Working out with Lisa is an experience unlike any other.
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Fitness Synergy not only has it all, it also has the only Barre class around. I gave it a try for many reasons: I am the least graceful person I know, it’s supposed to lengthen your muscles (which Lord knows I need) and celebs from Drew Barrymore to Dita Von Teese say it kicks your ass.
15-Minute-Yoga
When I can't make it to class, I get zen with YogaGlo, a subscription yoga site that offers all types, levels and duration of yoga classes. Try it free with their 15-day trial.
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All the trainers are certified and the owners, husband and wife Shaun Berner and Tina Valaouras are both professional Kickboxers.
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You gotta love James, a guy (a happily married one no less) who wants to spend a good chunk of his days helping those of us with jiggly under arms -- and other unnamed less firm areas--get down to exercise business.
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Tarot cards on the table: I don’t love Yoga. All that changed, however, after one session at Pradipika--which ironically means to illuminate or shed light on--Yoga.
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Four years ago Donna Scott needed a change--a major change. She found it in her new business--i found fitness-- and has been helping other women (and the occasional) man make positive lifestyle changes pretty much every day since.
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TWO studios offer hot yoga: Pradipika in Clinton and Sol Vinyasa in Old Saybrook.
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While I manage to squeeze in a daily workout, I’m parked in front of my computer 24/7 and increasingly alarmed about new reports that a burst of exercise daily just isn’t enough. To keep me on track between the dreaded Thanksgiving to New Year’s food fest, I’m logging 10,000 steps a day with the help of my latest obsession, FitBit.
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If you need a nudge in the right direction, sign up for Yvette Mcintyre's 6-week, group coaching course starting in January.
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There’s just something about shaking a sparkly hula hoop around your hips that makes a girl happy. And now hula hoops are gaining a foothold in fitness.
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A few breaths and a matter of minutes was all it took to melt my worries away in Pilates Mat class – a fusion of Pilates and yoga.
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Take your fitness to the next level. Optimum Fitness in Niantic offers personal training, Boot Camp and Advanced Street Defense classes that give you remarkable results!

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