Equipment: Schwinn AC Performance Plus stationary bikes with MPower computers
Students should bring: Bike shoes with SPD clips or tennis shoes, water bottle
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 11?25 people
Class location: Indoors only
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking Garage up to 2 hours free
Pro Tip: Create an online account before you come to the studio for your first class, and arrive 15 minutes early.
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
We have amazing instructors who were recognized in the 2014 Best of Baltimore Readers Poll as best group fitness instructors. We also have a variety of classes including fusion classes that provide a full body workout of the upper body with weights as well as core exercises. Our facility features state-of-the-art computers and a sound system that will blow you away.
Do you believe in the maxim, "No pain, no gain?? Why or why not?
Yes and No. While we believe in pushing our clients to get outside of their comfort zones, we want to do it in a safe and motivating way. We believe in building that foundation through some of our less intense classes and then working up to your fitness potential. We want to keep our clients injury-free while giving them a very challenging workout that will keep them coming back for more.
What is the biggest mistake you see people make when trying to get fit on their own?
Not understanding the proper ways to exercise and then incurring an injury. In addition, setting unrealistic fitness goals?or not setting any goals at all?could make people lose their motivation and eventually quit working out. Goal setting is so important in a proper fitness routine.
For Bikram Yoga Baltimore's Emily and Eddie Garner, yoga isn't just exercise. It's a dance that purifies the body and silent song that stirs the soul. Drawing upon intensive study with Bikram yoga's founder and Emily's years of ballet training, the couple fills 90-minute classes with 26 graceful poses that stretch and strengthen the entire body. Calibrated for both beginners and advanced students, workouts boost circulation, which can help ease chronic pain and oust pent-up toxins. Each studio is now equipped with anti-microbial flooring and the Cockeysville women's locker rooms boast recent renovations. In addition to hosting classes, each studio rents mats and sells energy boosters such as vitamin-fortified water and Emergen-C supplements.
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The trainers at Canton Club work as a team to motivate and guide clients through their fitness programs. Panoramic views of Baltimore's Inner Harbor probably don't hurt, either. In this positive atmosphere, exercise regimens combine holistic and functional-fitness training methods, all of which are constantly updated to keep participants' health evolving and their muscles from slowly turning into stone. Small group and team-training programs alike include ample individual attention for every member. Between scheduled meetings with advisers, these custom programs plunge clients into Turbo Kick, Zumba, TRX suspension training, suspension-based aerial yoga, and other group classes. Some programs also offer workouts designed in-house, like XPF, which includes high-intensity interval training and kettlebells.
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Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores with Pilates, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates along to the pulsating soundtracks of Les Mills routines. Many Gold's Gym locations stockpile futuristic amenities, such as cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.