Best of Boston

BEST Aerobics Instructor

2010 BEST Aerobics Instructor
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Helena Collins, Life in Synergy

Boston

Cross a weighted ball with a giant rubber band, and you get a workout that strengthens underused muscles while stretching overused ones. Helena Collins’s resistance-training classes leave you long and lean, but these sessions are no slog—they’re so festive, in… read more»

1998 BEST Aerobics Instructor

John Maynihan

Watertown

He’s short, fit, funny, and warm— he’s human. More realist than Robocop, John is a hard-driving motivator who makes you laugh before, while, and after you sweat. From careful but energized aerobics for ladies who show up at 9 a.m…. read more»

1997 BEST Aerobics Instructor, Step

George Moore

Brighton

Don’t let the drill-sergeant approach fool you, George Moore’s step classes put the fun back into working out. His classes are so popular novices are advised to arrive early, grab a step, and watch out for the groupies—their zeal is… read more»

1997 BEST Aerobics Instructor, Funk

Calvin Wiley

Boston

The classes are referred to as boot camp, but the moves are oriented more to funk and dance than to the military. Wiley is a contemporary dancer and choreographer, and his 90-minute-long classes are a mix of dance and aerobics…. read more»

1997 BEST Aerobics Instructor, General

Georgia Janos

Newton

It is tough to slack off in an aerobics class when the instructor’s enthusiasm is as inspiring as the theme from Rocky . Georgia Janos has been doing the health-club circuit for several years, and has developed a loyal… read more»

1995 BEST Aerobics Instructor

Franny Benedetto

Everyone who’s anyone in the aerobics world knows Benedetto and her Power Pac Jam featured at health clubs across the metropolitan area. Recently chosen as a Reebok national trainer, Benedetto’s high/low impact jams and her cardiovascular workouts are legendary for… read more»

1994 BEST Aerobics Instructor

Dena Raptis, The Frills Aerobic Factory

Somerville

Dena Raptis’s hard-drivin’, hip-hoppin’ cardio-pump and hot-fun classes pack them into a no-frills cavernous studio. You’ll finish her workouts feeling like you just starred in a Janet Jackson video. read more»

1993 BEST Aerobics Instructor

Junior Carvalho, the Squash Club

Allston

With his outstanding personality, great music, and Brazilian flair, Junior could raise the dead. read more»

1984 BEST Aerobics Instructor, Classes

Joy of Movement

Thorough instruction by qualified teachers who excel in making exercise fun. read more»