You were never picked first for dodgeball, but your sit-and-reach skills? Unparalleled.
Renowned trainer Ulrick Bien-Aimé (30 years in the biz) breathes new life into your old talents at his eponymous studio, where he lengthens your muscles while cheering you through cardio (bicycle and rowing) and exercises from his repertoire of 1,000-plus combos.
Balls, bands, and dumbbells make appearances, but moves utilizing your own body weight have you breathing hard and feeling slimmer by the second. An innovative fabric air-dispersion system ensures your oxygen is fresher than just-cut grass. Recycled Astroturf flooring from MIT’s lacrosse field (random yet awesome) cushions every step.
As you get leaner, your wallet doesn’t: Affordable hour-long sessions cost even less when you work it with a friend.
You’ve earned your recess.
Bien-Aimé Strength & Stretch Studio, 663 Memorial Drive, Grant Park (678-365-5770 or facebook.com). Sessions are $65-$75; $25 with a friend. Book now and get three for $150.
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