Susan Jansson, the owner of Lincoln Fit1, wants to spread fitness to the entire world, and her 10 different fitness clubs in California and Oregon are an impressive start. Along with her bodybuilding, martial-arts-practicing, ACE- and ACSM-certified head trainer, Herb Tanton, she designs and teaches a variety of programs to help clients achieve their fitness goals. Susan and her team offer group fitness classes that range from cycling and Zumba to boot camp, Pilates, jeet kune do, and body-sculpting classes.
Forty-five minutes. That's all the instructors at fit RIDE Studio are asking for?. They've fine-tuned their full-body fitRIDE classes, which incorporate stationary cycling, core work, and upper body exercises, to take just 45 minutes. The fit ST(RE)TCH variant mimics the flexibility and sculpted muscle you'd get from yoga by introducing stretching and light weightlifting.?Those ready to commit a bit more time could sleep over or attend bikerbar(re), a women's-only session that begins with a half-hour ride before moving onto a half-hour workout with isometric movements designed to tone small muscle groups.
Fitness Evolution's gyms span the country, from California to Maryland, hosting hassle-free workouts on their high-quality equipment or in a wide range of group classes led by upbeat instructors. The staff strives to maintain an open, inviting atmosphere at all times, whether helping clients operate free weights or offering encouragement to Aqua Fit and indoor cycling classes. Fitness Evolution conveniently offers some nutritional guidance and exercise training online with goal-oriented workouts, meal plans, and recommendations on the best strategies for going outside.
GTI Fitness' cycling instructor, Davidjon McFarlane, helps students spin their way toward trimmer frames with a schedule of 50-minute spinning and personal-fitness classes. Davidjon strives to maximize participation and perspiration by demonstrating how to best approach marathon cycling sessions and how to properly massage your bike's wheels after each session. Off the spin circuit, the studio's group personal-training sessions infuse high-rep workouts with light weightlifting to help students achieve their goals.
Equipment: LifeFitness treadmills, ellipticals, exercise cycles, and stair climbers
Students should bring: Bottle of water and towel
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 5?10 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: You can exercise any time using your own security-access key.
Anytime Fitness, which boasts more than 1,800 clubs in North America, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fitness seekers challenge themselves on cardio and Hammer Strength machines and hoist Iron Grip free weights in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they?re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness?s staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms or hop into one of the tanning booths available 24 hours a day.
Elevated Fitness teaches visitors how to harness their inner energy and channel it into something better. The high-altitude, eco-friendly training facility?which is also the country's first carbon-neutral gym?features inverter-equipped spin bikes, which generate electricity with every use and help deliver power to everything from the gym's lights and computers to its fans. As a further sign of its dedication to minimizing its carbon footprint, the gym also features flooring made from recycled tires, walls coated with low-VOC paints, and energy-efficient lighting throughout.
Although Elevated Fitness embraces a modern approach with its eco-friendly practices, its workout regimens are steeped in proven techniques as opposed to trendy innovations. The supportive group classes help patrons build strength or stamina, while also bolstering metabolisms with high-intensity training and full-body exercises. Additionally, a dedicated trainer can provide personalized support in the form of private training or custom-designed nutrition plans.