A full-body massage chair and onsite tanning beds are a few of the perks that make Dynamic Fitness feel more like a day spa than a typical gym. But it is a gym; people of all shapes and sizes reach their personal fitness goals thanks to the center's workout gear. There are treadmills, ellipticals, and other cardio equipment, plus an assortment of circuit machines and free weights. Staffers keep the gym noticeably clean by scrubbing, mopping, and sanitizing surfaces seven days a week.
Fairview Park Recreation Department at the Gemini Center hosts an impressive array of classes—20 each week. They take advantage of the brand new facility's amenities, holding spinning classes in dedicated cycling rooms or teaching aquatic skills in the aerobic studio. They also hold outdoor classes during summer months, taking advantage of the sunshine and green lawns. "It's great to see members push themselves and have fun while doing it," reports the Center's group-exercise coordinator.
Beyond fitness instruction, they also use the facility to host summer camps, athletic leagues, and families looking for a day at the pool. They even built a second pool, exclusively for leisure, with waterslides, a lazy river, and submerged beauty parlors.
Alyssa Lee Wilmot once envisioned a place where people could come and express themselves through movement; she brought that place to life when she opened The Movement Factory. Wilmot strives to find classes that combine fitness with movement arts, which explains her fitness-class schedule that's replete with dance-inspired Zumba, yoga, hip-hop, and barre sessions. All sessions at The Movement Factory welcome students aged 18 and older of all experience levels.
A quick breather. Just a few seconds. Then boom—it’s back to punching, and kicking, and dedicating whatever is left in the tank to the next exercise. That’s how the intense, full-body workouts at Adventure Mixed Martial Arts go down. They’re fast, and they’re a constant challenge. At the same time, though, those workouts build self-confidence and camaraderie between participants in addition to strength and endurance. The facility’s instructors go a long way in helping that happen, too, through personalized attention. They take care to recognize that mostly everyone is there not to compete, necessarily, but to simply look and feel better.