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 offer cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.
PLX Fit Club's trainers try to cater to every kind of exerciser. Those more motivated by a group setting gather at the studio's wood-floored loft space, finding a diverse menu of classes from yoga and tabata to kettlebell classes and contact kickboxing. Traditional gym accoutrements can also be enjoyed, including strength and cardio machines that members can use as they see fit. To keep even individual workouts interesting, trainers cook up and post a Workout of the Day for anyone to follow.
As the name suggests, Anytime Fitness is open all day and all night, seven days a week, 487 days a year. But just because it's open at all hours doesn't mean it surrenders its locker rooms to the dark forces of the night: security is active there around the clock. Besides creating a safe gym atmosphere that fits your life's schedule rather than vice versa, Anytime's hours cuts down on crowds and long lines to use each club's array of cardio equipment, circuit equipment, and free weights.
CrossFit coach Tim Padget doesn't want to waste your time at the gym. He believes that exercising should have a perceptible effect on a person's real life, enhancing their ability to push, pull, jump, and run. That's why he hosts CrossFit classes that?focus on functional, meaningful fitness. These classes combine weightlifting with cardio drills and even gymnastics to achieve an all-over workout that sculpts and tones the entire body. Each routine is scalable to any fitness level, so the gym welcomes beginners as well as those who can already bite a barbell in half. In fact, the coaches offer a free introductory session for first-timers.
Elevated Fitness doesn't want anything to stand in the way of its members working out. So the gym offers 24/7 access to its state-of-the art equipment and locker rooms. There are numerous other exercise options, too.
The experienced staff leads group fitness classes, such as cycling, TRX, kettlebell, pole, and Zumba, as well as more unique classes, such as Buti, which combines yoga, plyometrics, and tribal dance. Elevated Fitness also partners with Prescription Fitness to offer personal-training services and ensure nothing interferes with guests' fitness goals by customizing programs to their time frames and budgets.
Regardless of what fitness options they choose, an onsite kids' club staffed by childcare specialists allows parents to work out without having to find a babysitter or use their children as free weights.
For many moms, taking an hour out of their day to do anything for themselves can be a feat. But moms who are heading to Baby Boot Camp Cleveland don't need to find a regular babysitter; these stroller workouts require moms to bring along their little ones. During each 60-minute workout, instructors lead moms in movements geared to strengthen and tone, burn fat, and improve flexibility and endurance. Workouts are designed to challenge all fitness levels, with lower-intensity options for each exercise. Meanwhile, the music and movement stimulates kids, keeping them entertained so they don't have to resort to balancing mama's checkbook. The boot camp also sponsors pregnancy workouts and mom-and-tot playdates.