The 4,000-square-foot Shine Alternative Fitness
space opened February 29, offering a lineup of classes that are available for group booking. Founded by two performers, Dima Shine and Russ Petroni, Shine's classes are intended to develop strength, endurance, balance, and flexibility. “We wanted to bring the many ways that performers stay in shape to the masses,” said Shine, currently an artist in Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity
, in a statement. Classes are taught by past and present Cirque performers and fitness experts in related industries, and include aerial arts, gyrokinesis, kickboxing, yoga, pole fitness, and stretch, as well as a variety of dance courses such as ballet, contemporary, hip-hop, modern, and Zumba.
Photo: Courtesy of Shine Alternative Fitness