Focus Fitness : Who we are

What's In a word?

Larry Cohan at a Shiva Rea workshop.

Larry Cohan at a Shiva Rea workshop.

Historically the word "focus" has held several meanings. Its latin origin translated to fireplace, or hearth. It was a term for gathering, family & warmth.

What it has always meant, at its heart is: center of activity, energy & warmth.

We take the history of the word to heart and strive to offer our community a central gathering point for people to create heat, warmth, change and light with accessible, challenging yet welcoming yoga and fitness classes. Getting and staying healthy takes a village. It takes support, diversity and inspiration. It takes focus.

Meet the faces behind Focus Fitness!

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Meet Larry Cohan

Larry Cohan is the proud new owner of Focus Fitness! Larry began his yoga journey over 45 years ago, while a student at Boston University. He was originally trained in the Iyengar Hatha style of Yoga and began teaching in Boston in 1975. 20 years ago, Larry completed his 200 hour teacher training in Vinyasa Yoga, and 15 years ago, he added a 200 hour teacher certification in Baptiste Style Power Yoga. His passion for the practice of Yoga and the study of Yoga Philosophy, has lead him to study and train with Yoga teachers such as Shiva Rea, David Swenson, Simon Park, Beryl Bender and many others. Larry currently teaches Vinyasa Flow, Power Yoga, Hot Yoga and his own unique blend of Yoga, drawn from his years of study and practice.

While staying on his Yoga path, Larry has pursued his career working as a Lawyer. Larry incorporates running, spinning and swimming into his pursuit of good health and also participates in Yoga Sculpt and other forms of weight and personal training. Larry has also recently obtained his certification as a Spinning instructor and hopes to share time with all of you in the Focus Spin Room soon!

Meet Sherri Ponticello

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Sherri is not only the first cousin of Larry Cohan, she is the new Studio Manager here at Focus Fitness! Her love of people, early mornings and her endless energy along with her passion for yoga make her the perfect complement to Larry’s vision at Focus Fitness.  Sherri is a fellow Yogi completing her 200 hour Baptiste Power Yoga along with being certified in Kids Yoga.

Sherri’s desire for a healthy lifestyle is what led her to her love of working out, which includes group training, long walks/hikes and completing a half marathon, however, it was stepping onto her yoga mat eight years ago that changed her life. After leaving her job as a Recruiter in Financial Services for many years, Sherri wanted to teach more yoga and immerse herself in the Yoga/Fitness world on a regular basis.  This is her dream come true!

Please feel free to ask questions, make suggestions, share an experience or just connect!

Our door is always open, We want to hear from you!