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PASSIONATE PURSUIT: Phillip Carroll opened the CrossFit Phillipsdale gym in East Providence in March. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Looking to turn fitness passion into lifelong career, IT consultant opens...

Fitness has been integral to Phillip Carroll’s life for as long as he can remember. The former high school athlete began weightlifting after joining the...
BY THE NUMBERS: Heart-rate monitors and a 3D body scan help trainer Nate Andrews, left, and Dr. Ram Yogendra, founder of ECA Wellness in Pawtucket, assess clients’ fitness needs. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

In fitness journey, ECA Wellness makes use of science

ECA Wellness LLC reflects founder Dr. Ram Yogendra’s scientific approach to fitness. Heart-rate monitors, a 3D body scan and other devices help Yogendra and trainer...
CREATIVE WORKOUT: Trey Evans takes part in an online yoga class using his laptop and headphones at Eleanor Tinsley Park near downtown Houston on March 24. / AP FILE PHOTO/DAVID J. PHILLIP

Thinking outside the gym during coronavirus

Steve LaTart in Minnesota is thinking of installing a space heater in his basement to re-create the atmosphere of his hot yoga classes now...
NEXT LEVEL: Divine Barre owner Ali Bramhall teaches a ballet-inspired exercise class known as barre at her Providence studio. She prides herself on the studio being welcoming and judgement-free. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Providence fitness student raises the barre

When barre took the fitness world by storm, Ali Bramhall was ready. The low-impact, ballet-inspired exercise class was a natural progression for the former-dancer-turned-certified-personal-trainer. After...
Denise Chakoian is a 14-year veteran of Rhode Island’s fitness industry and a cancer survivor. Last year she saw her business grow by merging two studios into a 7,000-square-foot space in Providence’s Wayland Square, doing business as CORE Cycle.Fitness.Lagree Studio.  / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Build a community to grow business

Denise Chakoian | CORE Center of Real Energy LLC owner and president When I began 14 years ago, I focused on building a business, thinking...

Uncle Sam can’t whip us into shape

I trust government to soften the harshness of capitalism via subsidies , to provide health insurance , to build roads and bridges, to maintain...
A FITTING MOVE: Denise Chakoian persevered after she was diagnosed with a life-altering illness to become Rhode Island’s first Lagree license holder. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Cancer didn’t prevent Chakoian from reshaping her fitness business

2019 PBN Business Excellence Awards EXCELLENCE AT A WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS: CORE Cycle.Fitness.Lagree Studio ON A TRIP to southern California five years ago, Denise ­Chakoian,...

Job Lot owners open new community wellness center in North Kingstown

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Ocean State Community Wellness Center has opened in the former West Bay YMCA space at 7540 Post Road. The official opening was...

Gentle Giant fitness plan boosts
team’s energy and spirit

Healthiest Employers of Rhode Island 2019 150-499 EMPLOYEES #7: Gentle Giant Moving Co. CEO (or equivalent): Larry O’Toole Number of employees: 360 From its founding in 1980, Gentle...

Five Questions With: Kinsey Livingston

ClassPass has arrived in Providence. It’s a subscription app designed to connect users to fitness studios and gyms where they might not be members,...

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