Snap Fitness, bustling with cardio and strength-training gear, throws open the doors to its spartan facilities 24/7. Before exercisers put sneaker to treadmill or lift their first weight, personal trainers meet with them to talk about their fitness goals before suggesting a personalized, 60-day fitness plan based on each client's strength, and cardio condition. The gym keeps members motivated with regular check-in calls and demystifies healthy eating with custom online meal plans designed by nutritionists. Certified personal trainers work individually with clients routinely, and professional instructors forestall exercise routine boredom with boot camp and yoga sessions throughout the week.
"Fitness is the first step to surviving panther attacks." Though the words are lighthearted, Sandia CrossFit's co-owners Zach and Matt believe that the principles behind CrossFit—a fitness program modeled on ancestral living, with its diverse physical work—help clients to develop the strength and stamina to deal with any physical situation. That's why they rely on CrossFit's strength-training and cardio-intensive exercises to sculpt muscles, boost agility, and increase speed.
Inside their meticulously kept facility, the co-owners offer an assortment of simple equipment, such as rings and free weights, that participants can use during Workout of the Day exercises. These daily workouts vary, evoking ancient-fitness moves called for in the days of spear throwing, running from animal predators, and riding velociraptors bareback.
Students of all experience levels can benefit from Got Speed's programs, from beginners who want to lose weight to advanced runners training in the off-season. The studio's instructors lead group classes that tone muscles and improve speed, strength, and agility. They also work with students one-on-one during training sessions tailored to individual needs.
The Funtastic Jumps crew brings smiles to adults and children alike with rentals of towering inflatable castles, bouncy water slides, and carnivals filled with dunk tanks and interactive games. After the team sets up the gear, kids can frolic amid colorful, themed bounce houses, or zap each other with laser-tag markers. A portable family movie night setup brings enormous screens and high-tech projectors to events, letting groups watch films or make detailed shadow puppets under the stars or at any venue. Funtastic Jumps' extensive arsenal of concessions also equips block parties or birthdays with the likes of cotton-candy machines and other vital party needs, such as chairs, tarps, and tables.
Florent and Hervé Lescombes carry on winemaking traditions created by six generations of vintners in the Lescombes family. The winery’s 120 acres of vineyards stretch across the high desert, where the temperate climate and fertile soil help produce 7–10 tons of grapes per acre. After maturing, the grapes travel back to the winery, where state-of-the-art equipment transforms them into more than 70 different wines, including Blue Teal and DH Lescombes. On weekends, live jazz acts play at St. Clair’s four local bistros, which serve French country dishes and gourmet fare. St. Clair's wine festivals invite patrons to crush grapes between their toes and try to catch falling sparks on their tongues at fireworks shows.
Equipment: Dumbells, kettlebells, TRX, med balls, ropes, tractor tires, and treadmill
Students should bring: A water bottle and a willingness to change their lives through fitness.
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Free street parking