Patrons visiting YMCA Tallahassee can better their bodies by taking advantage of top-of-the-line fitness centers and group classes in a clean, safe setting. New members start their journeys by taking part in a free fitness-center orientation, where seasoned staffers lead guests through the family-friendly facilities to get them acquainted with the equipment and each dumbbell's favorite snack foods. Do backstrokes in the outdoor pool (Apalachee Parkway location), live out unrealized hoop dreams on an indoor basketball court, or bet your lunch on a game of racquetball (Apalachee Parkway location). For a more structured burn, exercisers can take part in a multitude of fitness classes including Pilates, yoga, and Zumba, where group motivation helps foster gains in self-confidence alongside losses in body fat. Better than storing children in steel-lined portable briefcases, each center also offers free, short-term daycare services to keep young'uns safely occupied while parents sweat it out.
Though Champ's small stature doesn't allow him to lend a helping paw in the gym that is named after him, his owner Tristan Owens pushes students through vigorous exercise regimens to help them reach their physical goals at Champion's Health & Fitness. Boot-camp classes combine various exercises in 45-minute sessions while personal-training services can be individualized, tailored for couples, or made to accommodate the entire family, including kids and disobedient pinky toes.
An expansive floor space replete with treadmills, stationary bikes, and weight machines satisfies all fitness needs at American Fitness 24/7. Racks of free weights rest against a wall of mirrors, and an open area yields enough room for people to swing kettlebells and to play on the adult jungle-gym. Certified trainers guide members through group training and semiprivate personal training to help meet fitness goals that range from losing weight to prepping for a marathon.
As a yoga practitioner for 42 years, Catherine Deans has a résumé of really big numbers. If you strung the number of hours Catherine has spent teaching yoga into actual days, you'd arrive at a number that far exceeds 200. Add that to her 850 hours of formal training includes 500 more hours of advanced instruction this past year, and Catherine's devotion is far from debatable. All those days and hours and teachings come to fruition at Halfmoon Yoga, where Catherine leads small groups through various types of classes. More than just exercise, Catherine aims to create a community-like atmosphere, infused with a sense of fun and honest expectations.
Owner and founder Sherman Rosier conceptualized Fit & Functional as a one-stop shop to bolster the overall livelihood of his clients. The fitness studio's team tailors each health program to individual goals, such as weight loss or an austere resolve to dominate the company picnic’s potato-sack race. Personal-training sessions can incorporate cardio exercises, strength training, and stretching, and small-group tours highlight the nutritional pinnacles and pitfalls inside a local grocery store. Private or duet Pilates sessions and other group fitness sessions build health-centric friendships as they carve core muscles into sculptures of Charles Atlas.
LimeTime Fitness boasts rows of great equipment—including Cybex treadmills, spin bikes, and TRX Suspension Training—and a friendly staff on hand to teach patrons how to use the equipment properly. Like the Hulk’s interior-design scheme, all the gyms have a purple-and-green color motif, adding pops of vibrant color to the free-weight-lined facilities. Students in each LimeTime class receive a heart rate monitor so that they can keep track of calorie-burn count and learn how to stay in their targeted fat-burning zone to maximize fitness results.