Sunlight and serene views of the canal replace fluorescent lights and blaring televisions at Sound Mind and Body Gym. Here, treadmills, stationary bikes, and elliptical machines look out onto the outdoors through floor-to-ceiling windows, giving exercisers the opportunity to spy on rowers and be the first to know of any oncoming giant-squid attacks. In the weight-room, lifters of all levels can test out free weights, saddle up in a machine, or scoot into one of the studios for one of the over 50 weekly group fitness class sessions. The instructors motivate guests to chisel toned bodies in sessions ranging from yoga and Pilates to indoor or outdoor boot camps. To help members get on the right track, newbies receive special complimentary services and guidance.
At InShapeMD, doctors shepherd clients through wellness programs designed to help them feel younger and increase their energy. Exams and lab work provide the medical team with baseline data at the start of the signature Burn & Boost—a guided, one-on-one support and nutrition regimen that can be supplemented with injections of vitamin B12, lipotropics, or big-band music, all of which are designed to boost energy. Hormone-replacement programs for both women and men aim to restore focus, wellness, and libido by adding hormone-replacement for testosterone injections, creams, and troches.