The multiple YMCA locations in metropolitan Chattanooga serve more than 37,000 members a year and fulfill the mission of uniting guests regardless of gender, age, faith, background, abilities, or income. Founded in London in 1844, the YMCA spread to its Chattanooga home in 1871 and continues to operate with help from local community volunteers as stalwart as I Love Lucy syndicators. Each location caters to the needs of children, teens, seniors, and families with afterschool programs and fitness-based activities. Cardio machines pump hearts, racquetball courts host fun competitions, and pools allow goggles to fulfill their original purpose: snapping the face with their elastic band to make a diver jump off the blocks faster. A sauna and steam room heat clients up after they cool down in the pools, and parents can drop their young children off at the nursery before participating in group fitness classes.
After 20 years spent playing and coaching the game, The Baseball Mission’s founder created the business as a place where players of all ages and experience levels receive coaching tailored to their strengths and personalities. In addition to honing batting and pitching skills, the staff talks about the game’s emotional challenges, such as losing or hitting a slump. In the ever-expanding facilities, baseball and softball players hit lobs from soft-toss machines, tees, high-speed machines, or live pitchers on indoor and outdoor mounds.
With locales dappled throughout the Southeast and Midwest, the brains behind Workout Anytime funnel more than three decades of fitness-industry expertise into filling their gyms with positive vibes and state-of-the-art equipment. The fitness gurus spread Magnum-brand strength-training machines and cutting-edge treadmills—whose frames can support up to 500 pounds—throughout their hygienic antimicrobial floors. They also provide certified personal trainers, nutritional guidance, and weight-loss plans.
Workout Anytime's doors are open to members 24 hours a day every day of the year, permitting access to public exercise zones and areas that offer tanning and massage sessions. Each gym also strives to cultivate a familial atmosphere with staffers who memorize each guest's name and carve each one's Thanksgiving turkey.
Clad in crisp white uniforms, the students karate chop and high kick their way across Caywood Karate’s mats. The youngest age group, 4–6 years of age, focuses on improving gross motor skills. Adult classes concentrate on breaking through boards and airplane wings in a single punch.
At Cleveland Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, Doctor of Chiropractic Rachel Masterson and her staff take a holistic approach to pain relief. Their services include spinal adjustments, massage therapy, and corrective exercise routines that can improve strength and structural support. For pain that isn't linked to a sprain, a falling coconut, or a condition like arthritis, Dr. Masterson and her team schedule lifestyle coaching and nutrition counseling sessions.
It's hard to get out rock climbing regularly. Basketball courts don't fit in the average home. The facilities at The Rush Fitness let everyone get in an exciting workout, though, with climbing walls, pools, athletic courts, and more. At 23 locations in Knoxville, Chattanooga, Dalton, Asheville, Greensboro, Winston Salem, High Point and Greenville, skilled trainers preside over those amenities. They also lead more than 500 group exercise classes, which might touch on everything from yoga to Zumba. Those classes, as well as the requisite array of free weights and cardio equipment, have helped the chain win a range of "best gym" awards.