If you’d like to mix up your workout routine, look no further than Total Fusion, the new boutique fitness studio at 347 Halstead Avenue in Harrison in the shopping center near Big Top Stationary and the Harrison Bakery.
By Georgetta L. Morque
If you’d like to mix up your workout routine, look no further than Total Fusion, the new boutique fitness studio at 347 Halstead Avenue in Harrison in the shopping center near Big Top Stationary and the Harrison Bakery. Total Fusion’s wide variety of classes — from barre and cycling to dance and yoga — are designed for optimal fitness and bound to beat boredom.
With a modern décor and eye-pleasing colors, Total Fusion, which opened April 18, offers an inviting studio space for classes, a downstairs cycling studio and men’s and women’s lockers and showers with complimentary amenities. There’s a small lounge area with complimentary bottled water and moist scented towels. Total Fusion is an intimate studio, says General Manager Toni D’Amario, where people can enjoy themselves and feel welcome.
The cycling studio has 20 state-of-the-art bikes and a high-tech Spivi system that features virtual rides on large flat screens through destinations like the Andes Mountains and a live Leaderboard which can track each rider’s performance metrics. The latter is optional and so are the heart rate monitors, which are available for all riders. Riders can also receive a copy of their data by email.
Fitness classes include the high-energy Total Fusion Rhythm, a dance inspired full-body workout, and Total Fusion Groove, a heart-pumping hip-hop routine, as well as yoga and barre. Some classes are combinations of 30 minutes of cycling followed by 30 minutes of yoga. Such cross training helps the body avoid repetitive motion and provides better results, notes D’Amario.
The Total Fusion concept was the brainchild of fitness experts, along with cardiologist Dr. Dima Teitelman and anesthesiologist Dr. Allen Coopersmith. Class sizes are small so instructors can watch and assist participants, particularly newcomers.
D’Amario, whose family lives in Harrison, hopes the studio will become a community within a community and plans to host benefits to give back to local charities.
In celebration of its opening, Total Fusion is offering three free classes. To register, visit TotalFusionStudios.com.