Originally founded more than 45 years ago, Gold's Gym promotes a results-oriented approach to personal fitness, chiseling bodies into shape with a variety of one-hour group classes. Customers can sweat socially in a low-impact cycling class, in which instructors guide students through bike-bound sprints and climbs across multiple simulated terrain types, or dance off the pounds to a Latin beat in Zumba. The BodyPump barbell class sets weight-room exercises such as squats, presses, and curls to music to make muscles burn with satisfaction, like an insult uttered from the lips of a sarcastic fire swallower. PiYo and FusionFlow mix yoga, Pilates, and other fitness disciplines, while students in High-Intensity Interval Training focus on burning fat by stimulating muscle confusion, similar to taking a midterm exam on the first day of anatomy class
Alongside its carefully curated 35,000-piece collection spanning more than 5,000 years, the Worcester Art Museum leads frequent tours and hosts live jazz performances, exhibit openings, and other events. Friends of the museum flex color-sensing muscles with unlimited free admission (up to a $14 value per visit), free gallery and audio tours, and two transferable one-year guest passes, good for bringing along friends and idle house painters. In addition to rotating special exhibits, the museum boasts an array of European works, such as the colorful canvases of Gauguin and Cézanne, as well as paintings by Whistler, Sargent, and Cassatt and pieces by other renowned American artists.
The newly opened, spacious Lightning Fitness is dedicated to helping clients meet their fitness goals. Certified personal trainers are on hand at the 7,100-square-foot private fitness center, teaching small-group classes and answering questions as members work out with the cardio and strength-training machines and free weights.
RPM Cycling Studio's stationary cycling classes provide intense cardio workouts for guests of all experience levels. Instructors create high-energy playlists for group sessions, using music to control the pace of cycling. In addition to cycling classes, the studio also helps clients tone muscles with yoga and Pilates sessions.
Since 1884, countless communities have benefitted from the YMCA's activities and programs. The Connecticut River Valley and its Valley-Shore facility are no different. Structurally speaking, the building features a gymnasium, a fitness center, a racquetball court, an outdoor track, and two six-lane swimming pools made from an old highway. Communally speaking, the staff offer an array of youth development programs and more than 40 types of adult fitness classes, including Zumba and boot camp.
Each piece of Life Fitness and Hammer Strength equipment is designed to sculpt and tighten a different part of the body. You can try them all at The Gym at Bloomfield Crossing, LLC, where members make the rounds on weight machines or burn calories on treadmills with personal TV monitors. Instructors guide groups through fitness classes such as yoga and Zumba in expansive workout rooms, and servers pour replenishing protein shakes at the juice bar.