Xtreme Fit GA's seasoned trainers run unsculpted bodies through a muscle-making assembly line of intense, small-group workouts and nutrition coaching. Regardless of age, experience, or opinions about who is the best Golden Girl, Xtreme Fit's program is designed for all fitness fanatics, with CrossFit exercises that shun excessive machine use in favor of natural movements and resistance training. Classes are limited to four people to ensure that all students get plenty of individual attention from the instructors and maximize their workouts.
Sunlight pours in through the arched windows of the Tribe Fitness studio as clients sweat through workouts under the guidance of certified personal trainers. The gym eschews monotonous cardio machines or the gladiator-style death matches favored by other gyms for individualized, high-intensity exercises.
Fifteen personal trainers—including four with bachelors degrees in exercise science—meet with clients throughout the week to design or retool individualized routines and keep exercisers on the footpath to fitness with motivation and nutritional counseling. They host regular one-hour group classes to create a communal environment for workouts—a workout archive can be viewed here to glean a sense of specific workout possibilities. To boot, the team offers free onsite childcare for parents.
At CrossFit Oconee, amid the 3,900-square-foot facility's padded turf floors and shelves of functional equipment, a skilled staff of certified instructors conduct energetic CrossFit classes and training sessions. CrossFit is a high-intensity core strength and conditioning program that combines elements of track and field, gymnastics, and strength training to maximize results. Instructors guide students through functional exercises akin to everyday movements, such as squats that mirror rising from a seated position or pull-ups that mirror peeking into your neighbor's window to see who has the bigger television. The trainers welcome students of all ages and abilities, scaling their workouts to accommodate varying levels of fitness and restrictive issues.
From spacious locker rooms to family-friendly facilities, BodyPlex gyms are built to take the stress out of working out. Fitness machines ranging from cardio equipment to free-motion systems beckon those familiar with the gym scene to jump right into a regime. Newcomers need not stress about a learning curve, as personal instructors power walk the grounds, ready to give one-on-one instruction with an appointment. To ease the workout worries of parents, enthusiastic staff members man the gym's onsite Kidsplex, a youth-focused playroom stocked with crafts, toys, and two different video-game systems. Additionally, those who achieve their best when with like-minded people can break a sweat and their personal fist-bump record in one of the gym's daily fitness classes.
The award-winning trainers at The HardCore Gym understand that, in the world of martial arts, intelligence and discipline often trump size and strength. For the past 15 years, their 12,000 square foot gym has been one of Georgia's go-to destinations for aspiring grapplers young and old. These professionally trained and background checked black belts tackle all of their students' needs, whether they're training gym members in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and kickboxing or enhancing fitness with yoga and personal-training sessions. Thanks to its mammoth size, the gym also features ample mat space, as well as strength and conditioning equipment.
All day, every day, the walls of Fitness @ Five reverberate with the sound of vigorous exercise. The hubbub originates from more than 50 pieces of Life Fitness and Hammer Strength equipment, from treadmills and elliptical machines that display workout stats as they boost cardiovascular endurance to plate-loaded weightlifting machines that resist force as they strengthen muscles. Available to members and visitors, SunVision Elite tanning beds and a collection of lotions enhance or lock in golden hues.