International Fitness' 48,000-square-foot facility boasts a bevy of fitness opportunities for clients of all ages, including group classes, athletic courts, and cardio and strength equipment. Guests can engineer their own health-boosting regimen from the gym's selection, opting to build lean muscle on TechnoGym equipment or sweat off stress during daily group classes, including Zumba, yoga, and boxing. As parents squeeze in a workout on cardio equipment or catch a pick-up game on the full-length basketball court, their kids can burn off excess energy in karate lessons or play under the watchful eyes of pro sitters in childcare. Serious athletes can sculpt physiques during personal-training sessions, and health-conscious exercisers can log their daily intake, count calories, and gush over their secret food crushes on the health club's virtual dietary journal.
At i am yoga, students discover skills they may never have known they had, such as touching their toes and standing on their heads. Movements like these teach them to focus their minds and look deep into their hearts, where compassion awaits when balance falters. Vinyasa routines fuel this process of self-discovery, welcoming students of all abilities with dance-like sequences of ancient poses and deep-breathing exercises. The temperature rises to 85–90 degrees during Warm Vinyasa’s sun salutations, loosening muscles, deepening stretches, and melting pocket-dwelling ice packs that are unnecessary anyway. Music synchronizes breaths and movement as muscles gain strength, stamina, and flexibility.
When she’s not leading in-studio classes or private lessons, owner Julia Jones hosts free classes at Capitol Park, where students can mimic the gentle bends of grass blades and the spastic dance moves of tree branches.
Fitness coach Jared Henderson calls upon his background as an 11-year military veteran to push exercisers? physical limits and will them toward their fitness goals. At CrossFit South Boise, Jared and his team lead constantly changing CrossFit workouts that empower students to run long distances and perform an array of functional movements. Their CrossFit routines rely on a variety of different techniques, including weightlifting, pull-ups, jump roping, and swinging battle hammers. The gym's classes can accommodate up to 10 students per hour.
Despite their diverse backgrounds—some have served in the armed forces, while others are former gymnasts and dancers—the coaches at Expedition Crossfit all have one thing in common: until now, they’ve never found anything quite like CrossFit. At Expedition, they designed new Workouts of the Day (WODs) each day based on CrossFit’s pillars of varied, functional fitness. Though the workouts constantly change, they often include a mix of exercises that range from running and weightlifting to rowing, plyometrics, cardio, and unconventional techniques such as rope climbing and tire flipping.
IM=X, "integrated movement xercize", blends the lengthening movements of Pilates with strength and cardio training. The one-hour classes are designed to deliver leaner muscles, improved posture, and increased flexibility. Inside this studio, you'll find an array of Pilates reformer equipment. But don't be intimidated; the staff walks new students through the different exercises during private and semi-private training. From there, students can choose a class that concentrates on a specific area, from the upper body to the lower body to the lesser-known underbody.
Rooted in the belief that the first step to beauty is wellness, the practitioners of The Yoga Room get students bending, stretching, and toning their bodies during a myriad of dynamic classes. Addressing physical issues such as high blood pressure or injuries, restorative Iyengar Yoga uses props to extend poses and slowly rebuild and strengthen the body. Alternatively, those looking for a workout can drop in on Vinyasa Flow or Saturday strength.