During your two-month membership ($78) at Anytime Fitness, you can re-bloom your wilted health with the state-of-the-art facility's diverse range of cardio and strength equipment. Exploit muscles for non-financial gain with free weights, tone legs on the treadmills, undergo a demanding tour de fitness center via exercise bikes, or just catch up on reruns of Homeboys from Outer Space with the gym's HDTV monitors. If the flawed workout plan you concocted yourself results only in frighteningly muscular ring fingers, one of Anytime's motivating personal trainers can prescribe a regimen designed to help you meet your fitness goals during two personal-training sessions ($50 each). When you've finished sculpting your flesh-statue, purify yourself of sweat and fried-cheese memories in Anytime's private restrooms and showers.
With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
Positivity, fun, and safety are just three of the values that guide ICT Cheer Legacy. Led by experienced instructors, boys and girls learn to cheer and tumble. The techniques these classes impart can help foster lasting self-esteem, and students who take these classes long-term can form a solid foundation of skills.
The muscle tutors at Fitness Together will work with you to determine your goals (drop pounds, run a marathon, get strong enough to finally confront Douglas) and develop a customized workout plan designed to help you reach your true fitness potential. They’ll supervise your squats, offer nutritional advice, and push you until you see results. Individualized attention means it’s all about you—your trainer can point out when you’re doing a stretch incorrectly, help you tone the trouble zones, and push you to keep going when you’d otherwise quit or become distracted by the fragile beauty of a passing hummingbird.
My Gym, which currently has more than 200 international locations, began more than 20 years ago as a structured place for children to safely play, acquire new skills, and romp off a sugar buzz. All classes are organized according to age level (starting as young as six weeks) and designed to incorporate the latest physiological, psychological, and meteorological research. The Wichita location offers classes for all developmental degrees, from Little Bundles, a class for parents and babies that focuses on spatial exploration, to Whiz Kids, designed to prepare four-and-a-half to six-year-olds for group sports. Schedules and class options for the Wichita location can be seen here.
The dedicated instructors at Siva Power Yoga elevate the physical and mental well-being of their students through heated and hot-yoga classes. Suitable for all levels, flow yoga unifies breath and movement with a fluid progression of Vinyasa poses that focus on the body while calming the mind. The similar Candlelight Flow class places more emphasis on meditative and relaxing postures with the added ambience and historical realism of candlelight. Power yoga boasts strength- and stamina-testing routines and new moves workshopped in class to help more advanced yogis constantly evolve their practice and push their limbering limits. The thermostat is set at 85–95 degrees in the Hot Fusion class, melting away tensions, toxins, pounds, and water-bottle-clogging glaciers as students slowly move through and hold a series of 26 poses.