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The basement of 285 Nicoll Street is crammed with a hodgepodge of industrial machinery. High above is a harsh canopy of wires, girders and pipes. Large fish-eyed lights hang overhead, barely …

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Pole Positions

Jessica Gaus, PoleFly Aerial Fitness

There’s a stigma surrounding pole dancing—as though it’s an inherently indecent act, performed only in dark, seedy rooms by clothes-shedding performers for the benefit of watchers waving bills. …

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Working Out

Spinning isn’t a ride in the park. You pedal a weighted flywheel, grunting, sweating, gasping. Blasts of high-energy music pump up your adrenaline. You push as hard as you can, moving nowhere, while someone at the front …

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Air Show

A young woman in black and grey, with long brown locks tied back into a braid, is rising stepwise into the air. Torso muscles rippling, she hoists herself up sheets of chartreuse nylon fastened to a…

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Going Strong

Sarah Aldrich Pilates

At Sarah Aldrich Pilates, bodies get toned, strengthened and revitalized above gleaming hardwood floors and under cheery overhead lighting. In the afternoon, rays of sunshine wend their way through a dense downtown cityscape and into…

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Sweat Equity

Lori Bonazzoli of Balanced Yoga

There’s no delicate way to describe this situation. The sweat—it’s flowing, drenching my shirt as I stand, front leg bent and back leg stretched behind me, in “Warrior Two” position. My arms are extended and my fingers long as I stare …

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Good Exercise

Closer to Free | A Ride for Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven

Labor Day’s the first holiday of the school year, but a lot of folks don’t feel like resting that week. They prefer to run, bike or just play in the grass at health-conscious communal events.

First up are the runners. …

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Shocked Into Fitness By Big Food

Big Food at the Peabody Museum

A man is staring at a row of spoons. Arranged vertically like a 3D bar graph, each row of spoons demonstrates how much sugar is found in various beverages, from juice boxes to cans of ice tea and bottles of …

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