CrossFit 203 of Danbury is your friendly neighborhood gym
I recently interviewed Melissa and Kirk Reed, the owners of CrossFit 203 of Danbury to find out why their gym in Danbury is so popular. I might have to take them up on their Free Trial Class too!
There's a big difference between most gyms in Danbury, CT and CrossFit 203 of Danbury. For example the Fitness Edge of Danbury is where most people to go not to work out! They pay their $20 membership and head to the gym when they feel motivated. At CrossFit 203 of Danbury it's not just a gym to belong to so you can say you "I belong to a gym". CrossFit 203 of Danbury is a community of people who have made their fitness a priority in their lives.
They have many different kinds of classes including Bootcamp Style Fitness Classes that involve no barbell work and are an excellent way to get in shape without lifting the heavy weights that CrossFit is known for. CrossFit 203 of Danbury also has endurance classes that involve a ton of different endurance based exercises without the heavy weight lifting.
If you're into the heavy weight lifting they have an Olympic barbell class that meets weekly! The most popular classes at the gym are their CrossFit Classes. They have a healthy schedule of class times that is convenient for the working families.
CrossFit 203 is located in Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut at 16 Beaver Brook Rd, Danbury, CT 06810. You can find their gym on the map below.
The Best of Danbury, CT - Featured CrossFit 203 of Danbury
We were recently featured in The Danbury Review's Best of Danbury in 2020! Best of Danbury, would you believe that? It's awesome to be able to update this article to include that. There's been many great articles, such as this Tree Service Article, or a cute article about our friend's gym in Southbury.
WiltonDentist.com is new to Wilton, Connecticut and Already Making an Impact!
I sat down with Dr. Glenn MacFarlane of WiltonDentist.com on Friday to learn about the new dental office located in Wilton, Connecticut. There are many different kinds of Dentists in Wilton from Cosmetic Dentists, Pediatric Dentists, Orthodontists, but never had I heard before about Sedation Dentists.
Apparently, this new form of dentistry - sedation dentistry has been around for a long time. They simply give you a little pill and do the procedure then you wake up when the work is done. No laughing gas, no needles (I can't stand needles) and no stress.
Dr. Mac who's originally from New Jersey has been performing cosmetic dentistry and sedation dentistry for a number of years. He's got an extensive background in the field and a wealth of experience fixing smiles for pageant winners.
You can reach their dental office at 203-567-4866 or visit them online at WiltonDentist.com
Dr. Glenn MacFarlane, What's your Dental Background?
For the past 20 years, Glenn MacFarlane has been the official Cosmetic Dentist to the Miss New Jersey and Mrs. New Jersey America pageants
Glenn MacFarlane, D.M.D., referred to as “Doc Smile” by his pageant winners for his award winning cosmetic dental work, is an aesthetic focused dentist. He has dedicated over 32 years to brightening smiles across the country.
A lifelong New Jersey resident, Dr. MacFarlane was born in Newark and grew up in Belleville and North Arlington. He attended the Seton Hall Prep School in South Orange and later earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the Fairleigh Dickson University in Madison. His Doctor of Dental Medicine degree was obtained from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 1985.
Dr. MacFarlane now performs expert cosmetic dentistry in Wilton, CT and his other office in NJ. Using the latest technology available combined with cutting edge restorative dentistry materials, he is able to offer complete smile restoration.
Dr. Glenn “Doc Smile” MacFarlane is part of several prestigious dental organizations including:
American Dental Association
Besides working on aspiring pageant contenders, Dr. MacFarlane is proud to say that working class people who simply want to impress their friends and family constitute the majority of his clients. Little known fact - Dr. MacFarlane has lectured in over 16 countries for a prominent dental laser company while authoring smile enhancement articles in National Dental and Leisure Publications.
Dr. Glenn "Doc Smile" MacFarlane has been featured in many publications including:
Outside of recreating wonderful smiles, meticulously placing dental implants or treating sleep apnea, Dr. MacFarlane spends time with his two daughters, Perri and Christina, who have all grown up in the blink of an eye.
Looking for Martial Arts Classes in Brookfield, Connecticut?
Today I met with Rick from Family Martial Arts Center, a local Martial Arts School in Brookfield, CT 06804. Their studio offers kids classes for a variety of disciplines including Taekwondo, Karate and much more. I'm not an expert in throwing punches or kicking, but after sitting down with Rick for an hour I learned that FMAC is much more than that.
Family Martial Arts Center or FMAC has been a part of the local Brookfield Community for years. They regular have Karate Classes for Kids, Teens and Adults.
How many Karate Classes in Brookfield are offered weekly?
Karate Classes, Martial Arts Classes, Taekwondo Classes, the list goes on and on. I learned during our conversation that many times the words karate, martial arts and taekwondo mean the same thing to many parents, but those different arts are much different in the world of martial arts.
I thought that Karate and Martial Arts was simply the same thing, but that Taekwondo was something completely different, similar to Muay Thai. Rick, the owner of FMAC corrected The Danbury Review many times during our conversations about this martial arts dojo (as I called it) that there's a big difference between the different kinds of techniques.
I asked him repeatedly what term is used the most frequently for this martial arts school, because like the terms taekwondo or karate, the words school, dojo and studio often mean the same thing. He explained that many people are looking for "Martial Arts Schools in Brookfield" but often the same people search for "Taekwondo Academies in Brookfield" or "Karate Dojos in Brookfield".
Our conversation was long and confusing, but what I learned is that Rick really knows his stuff. He's been working with kids at FMAC for a number of years and has a great group that he works with on a regular basis.
Often times kids will enroll in their very first martial arts class and work with FMAC until their teen years. He says it's a wonderful thing seeing kids he's worked with as toddlers grow up with the help of martial arts discipline.
Where in Brookfield is Family Martial Arts Center Located?
Family Martial Arts Center is conveniently located on 14 Del Mar Dr in Brookfield, CT. It's in the same plaza as John's Pizza, Computer Trouble Shooters and Massage Mend Me. Del Mar Drive is off of Federal Road in Brookfield.
Rick explains that many of the kids from New Milford, Bethel and sometimes Danbury attend his classes as well. It seems that parents will drive a little ways for a good instructor like Rick.
You can learn more about FMAC's Class offerings, Class Schedule or Try a FREE Martial Arts Class by visiting his website at www.family-mac.com or calling 203-441-0808.
Quality Dental of Danbury is much more than a Cosmetic Dentist!
I was searching for a Danbury Dentist the other day to interview. I was floored with how many choices came up when I typed in "Dentist Danbury CT", but I scanned through to see who had it all.
I decided to setup an Interview with Dr. Tagliarini of Quality Dental of Danbury. His dental office was tucked away on North Street in Danbury offers bonding, crows, dental implants, fillings, headache treatment, oral cancer screenings, orthodontic treatment, tooth extractions, periodontal disease therapy, and so much more.
Dental Implants, Headache Treatment, TMJ Treatment, Fillings, Bonding, Crowns... What more could you ask for?
Needless to say, I was really impressed with how many dental services Dr. Tagliarini was able to offer. He had so much passion when he talked about fillings, headache treatment, and dental implants. Clearly, Dr. Tagliarini has dedicated much of his life becoming one of the top notch Dentists in Connecticut as a whole. If you're looking for a Dentist in Danbury CT then just look up Quality Dental of Danbury!
People travel from throughout Connecticut to his office for his expertise in TMJ Headache Treatment, and Cosmetic Dentistry. I never really knew about TMJ, or what it was, but apparently people suffer from these terrible headaches for years. Through his dental expertise he is able to cure TMJ / TMD permanently.
Dental Associates Danbury CT
Dental Associates Danbury CT is another nearby Dental office. I tried calling them as well, but couldn't get in touch with a dentist there to schedule an interview.
Looking for Athletic and Personal Development in CT?
I met with Keith Deyo the owner of The EDGE Performance Training located in the Danbury Sports Dome. The EDGE Performance Training works with youth athletes and their families by providing them with the tools and resources to maximize their genetic potential. Their unique training programs provide a three-dimensional scope of training to tap into and develop the body, mind and soul.
The EDGE Performance Training located in Danbury CT isn’t anything like just seeing a personal trainer. They specialize in working athletes both young and old. In order to ensure that every client is a perfect fit they even have a 90-minute qualification process that each athlete must undergo to be accepted into one of their programs. The athletes that are truly committed to outperforming their competition and ready to put in the work on and off the field will do very well in this initial qualification process.
If a customer was to choose between The EDGE Performance Training, and three other athletic training facilities in Connecticut – why choose yours?
The results we have had with our youth athletes does the talking. We do very little talking about the success of our athletes and taking all the credit for their success. We allow the athlete to shine and look forward to seeing them reach their goals and dreams. Being able to provide development mind, body, and soul while at the same time really getting to know our clients and their families sets us apart from other programs in our area.
A high percentage of our scholastic athletes often become Captains of their sports teams at school, excel in their classes with 3.5+ GPAs, and set huge goals each year to accomplish both physically and mentally. Personal development has become a huge part of our training, and we expect our clients to be committed to succeed both on the field, in their community and in the classroom. Our facility is a low risk high reward environment that breeds excellence while attracting some of the area’s most talented, hard working, committed, well rounded youth athletes and their families.
Training the body, mind, and soul is the key to having a huge impact all year long with our athletes. Follow us on Twitter @successct or find us on Facebook @TheEDGEPerformanceTraining or Instagram @The_EDGE_Performance to see our testimonials.
If you had to start over from Day 1 – What would you have done differently?
I would have focused 100% in my business rather than spending the first few years doing it part time. Getting a dedicated facility was the key to our growth. I wish I could go back as an athlete because at age 32 I was already 3 knee surgeries in, and told I could never play sports again. That’s not where I saw myself at that stage in life. I was wired for sport and competition and looked forward to being very active every day. All of the banging on my body throughout my childhood and as a 3 sport collegiate athlete had finally caught up.
That was tough, as a youth athlete I would of loved to have a facility like ours to train in. I also wish I had someone take the time to show me how important personal development and building up my mind was when I was growing up. Physically we are all limited, but mentally we are all unlimited. Mindset is the difference between the goods and the greats; the greats are mentally focused and willing to do whatever it takes to get what they want.
Wrapping it up with Keith of The EDGE Performance Training in Danbury CT
I had never actually been in the Danbury Sports Dome until my interview with Keith of The EDGE Performance Training. They’ve got an amazing facility there. The turf they use is low impact, and makes a huge difference for any athletes training directly on it. Keith speaks about his training system with such conviction and energy that you can easily tell that this is a true passion for him.
The EDGE Performance Training
25 Shelter Rock Ln
Need a Personal Trainer in New Fairfield?
I met with Adrienne Corrigan of ARC Fitness, LLC in New Fairfield. Having drove past her sign at the intersection of Route 37 and Sawmill Road many times this was a great opportunity to get to know what ARC Fitness was all about. Adrienne opened up ARC Fitness in 2015 after eight years of working locally as a trainer.
Adrienne started ARC Fitness, LLC because she has a passion for helping people. She’s a big fan of fixing things, and in this case its people's lives. Improving quality of life is a primary focus for Adrienne. Everything from being able to comfortably get on and off the floor, to being able to walk on uneven terrain, climb stairs and live an active lifestyle. Any limitations that prevent her clients from fully enjoying their lives becomes a primary goal.
Adrienne evaluates current movement patterns, strengthens the muscles involved in each of those processes, and then works to refine the movements in a way that optimizes the results while placing less stress on the involved joints.
Most of ARC Fitness’s clients are 50-70 years old, and she designs a personal program for each one of them. When working with her clients, Adrienne always incorporates their lifestyle and diet into their programs. It's important that the workouts have a real life benefit. As far as diet goes, she works with her client's current diet and refines it for a better nutritional impact. She educates her clients on the benefits of clean eating, and the impact poor nutrition plays on their goals. In the end, it's up to the clients to make the good choices, at least they are now armed with the knowledge behind the nutrition.
What was the Hardest thing about opening up your Personal Training Studio in New Fairfield?
After three minutes of pondering this question, Adrienne said “Nothing! It was like living a dream! I now had the opportunity to create a studio to exactly fit my needs.” ARC Fitness is a perfect personal training solution for anyone who does not feel comfortable in a public gym. The studio is very private and clean & the equipment is excellent.
My Personal Training Studio in New Fairfield was designed to accommodate clients with diverse physical needs and limitations. It is wonderful for clients who require customized programs, either due to previous injury or deconditioning from sedentary lifestyle factors. The fitness equipment is also fabulous for clients who are already active and fit, as they can increase their current fitness levels through emphasis on functional personal training and core stabilization.
She is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, and also holds a Corrective Exercise Specialist Certification, Senior Fitness Certification, and Women’s Fitness Certification. That’s a ton of Personal Training Certifications! No wonder location doctors and chiropractors from New Fairfield & Danbury regularly refer her new clients.
What’s the Toughest part of having a Personal Training Business in New Fairfield?
Adrienne has kept her rates reasonable, with a goal of being able to reach more people. Total body workouts that are safe and effective can be purchased for as little as $40/hour. These sessions combine both personal training and cross-training cardio.
If someone considering Personal Training was to choose between your Personal Training Studio and three others just like it – why should they choose ARC Fitness?
Adrienne explains “If you've been searching for a clean, private workout experience, you've found it at ARC Fitness... Training at ARC Fitness is discrete and personalized, right down to the music selection. There is no other Personal Training Studio in New Fairfield that is as private as ARC Fitness.
My interview with Adrienne Corrigan, the owner of ARC Fitness, LLC in New Fairfield was a special one. She's got a very private personal training studio, and is clearly very committed to providing the best personal training environment for her clients, plus she's totally ripped.
Contact ARC Fitness, LLC of New Fairfield, CT
Address: 1 Sawmill Road Ste 2, New Fairfield, CT 06812
Owner: Adrienne Corrigan
Year Established: 2015
Phone: (203) 994-1462
Need a TMJ Specialist in the CT?
I met with Dr. Tagliarini at his office and we talked about his business, Quality Dental of Danbury. Dr. Tagliarini started practicing in his 20s, and is now one of the leading experts on TMJ. Dr. Tagliarini is also a devoted husband, father of two children and an exceptional, gentle Dentist with a true passion for what he does.
Dr. Tagliarini acquired Quality Dental of Danbury from Howard Schulze in 1999. Later Dr. Schulze became a friend and mentor as they had lunch together every Tuesday and Friday for the next 12 years. Dr. Tagliarini had always been a builder throughout childhood, and wanted to make things with his hands. At first he wanted to be a doctor, but his parents said he'd be bored filling out prescription pads all day. These days he still builds models, but now they're teeth.
Owning a Dentistry in 2016
The toughest thing about owning a business in 2016 is getting the people to find him. Located in Danbury on North Street, his office is tucked away between C-Town & the Car Wash. Little do people know, but Dr. Tagliarini has an impressive background is a leading expert on TMJ and has an extensive dental background.
TMJ Rejuvenation at Quality Dental of Danbury
The TMJ residency took an intensive 2 years, but has been well worth it. Dr. Tagliarini is now one of the only 13 people in the country with this progressive knowledge. TMJ with Rejuvenation Dentistry is a new biology based approach which is much different than Cosmetic Dentistry. Based on scientific research and observation of the chewing system itself the Dr. Tagliarini is now able to remove pain and dysfunction which results in enhanced appearance, improved function, comfort and long-lasting dental health.
If a Customer was to choose between Quality Dental of Danbury and three others just like it - why should they choose you?
Three components make us the best choice for your dental needs, explains Dr. Tagliarini:
Contact Quality Dental of Danbury
Address: 53 North St, Danbury, CT 06810
Owner: Dr. James Tagliarini DDS
Year Established: 1999
Phone Number: (203) 941-0710
Want to Get Back in Shape?
Classes at Prime Time include:
Many Danbury residents skip over the border into New Fairfield to go to this prime location. Their Personal Trainers alone attract new clients from Brewster, New Milford and Brookfield.
Editors Note: The Staff at Prime Time Fitness are friendlier than any gym I've ever been to.
Prime Time Fitness
3 Dunham Drive
New Fairfield, CT 06812