Extreme Fitness's instructors leverage their backgrounds in boxing, bodybuilding, and competitive sports to lead students during personal training and group workout classes. Personal-training sessions commence with a preworkout assessment of current health conditions, such as body composition, and stress tests form a launching pad from which clients rocket toward goals and any star-shaped balloons floating in the rafters. Trainers then customize a system of weight-machine-based strength exercises that conspire with cardio routines to sneak up on calories and expel them from their post. To stabilize cores, students take on punching targets and play medicine-ball catch while perched on bosu balls. Feel free to share the fitness journey with like-minded peers by stepping in for 30- and 45-minute group classes. Teachers pack cardio-stimulating spurts of Zumba dance fitness and kickboxing into lunch break-long time slots. Classical yoga postures work away stress as limbs stretch and perform slumbering lion impressions, whereas bouts of interval-based annihilation training ignites fat stores with free-weight-enhanced plyometric hopping and relay running.
Pilates Plus's workouts combine traditional Pilates exercises with the principles of SPX fitness for a workout that keeps muscles burning until they hit failure, boosting strength gains, and speeding students toward full-body fitness. Each session on the studio’s schedule empowers students to work toward five fitness goals: muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardio-respiratory endurance, flexibility, and body composition. The signature 40-minute workout routine, much like a life-or-death chess match, combines high intensity with slow, controlled movements. Students saddle up to the specialized Megaformer machine, a cousin of the traditional Pilates Reformer, which resists students' stretches, pushups, and lunges to provide a high-tension muscle workout without putting any stress on joints, the spine, or students' clockwork wind-up gear. After completing a class, Pilates Plus practitioners further benefit from excess post-exercise oxygen consumption, which keeps the heart beating faster, calories burning, and nearby trees clocking overtime photosynthesis hours.
Debbie Potts, the founder of Fitness Forward, brings more than two decades of experience to the task of helping patrons get in shape. Customized workout regimens help each individual achieve his or her personal fitness goals through a combination of personal training and group classes. Metabolic assessments allow clients to tailor their diet and exercise to their unique body type. And, to boot, Fitness Forward offers therapeutic massage that helps clients overcome injuries sustained while playing sports, exercising too rigorously, or giving a massage to a sprinting cheetah.
Flywheel combines the on-demand transportation of a cab with the convenience of modern smartphone technology through its cab-finding app. With the tap of a finger, professional drivers ferry passengers to nearly any location in their metropolitan area, whether they're looking for a safe ride home after a night on the town, or trying to make a last-minute flight booking at the airport. Since the app tracks rides en route from an easy-to-search GPS map, users can easily hail a cab at any moment without frantically waving their arms or firing a flare gun into the air.
Length, grace, and a healthy body. These are the focuses of barre3 founder Sadie Lincoln. To achieve these results collectively, however, Sadie knew she needed to come up with a completely new routine. Working with yogis, professional dancers, doctors, and athletes, she created the barre3 system. It's a three-step sequence that consists of isometric holds, low-impact movements, and recovery stretching. This combination strengthens cores and aligns postures while sculpting long, lean muscles and burning calories. While upbeat music fills the studio, instructors lead small groups through a heart-racing sequence of yoga-inspired poses and pilates-based exercises. The ballet barre comes into use when striking muscle-building dance poses and stretches.
It's a system that has had proven results, which has spurred the successful growth of barre3 locations throughout the country. Today, fitness enthusiasts can find a barre3 studio in 16 states. An easy-to-follow routine, barre3 can also be performed at home with online workouts. These workouts are designed to fit busy schedules with routines that range from 10–60 minutes. All that's needed for online workouts is a barre3 core ball, weights, an exercise mat, and a sturdy, waist-high surface such as the top of Danny DeVito's head.
Everyday, Robert Sax and the rest of CrossFit Amped’s coaches create brand new workouts steeped in functional fitness. Their hands-on approach to training includes showing clients the proper form when weightlifting, swinging Kettlebells, and flipping giant tractor tires onto the car of a mean boss. Classes run daily and are tailored to ensure that each participant is challenged, no matter their fitness abilities.