Planet Fitness embodies a judgment-free zone where guests of all ages and fitness levels can sculpt their physiques with myriad aerobic and strength-training options within a friendly, down-to-earth atmosphere. Patrons may tone and strengthen muscles by pushing and pulling the extensive selection of brand-name equipment and free weights. With the help of an instructor, guests can design a custom workout program based on exercise history to help them achieve their varying fitness goals. Thirty-minute small-group classes concentrate on strengthening and toning specific body parts, and full-body circuit workouts.
Fairfield residents Deb and Ken O?Toole long dreamed of a fitness center that provided training in the latest exercise techniques while maintaining a focus on lifelong health. After 15 years of working in the fitness industry, they decided the only way to find such a place was to found it. Thus, they created OZone Fitness Training Center.
Inside their facility, the O'Tooles use everything from artificial turf for athletic training to TRX suspension harnesses and kettlebells to enhance conditioning. The center's trainers closely coordinate with local chiropractors and physical therapists to put together healthy yet intense regimens for clients. Depending on each individual's needs and goals, exercise plans may focus on helping people recover from injury or boosting the health and athleticism of kids as young as 9 with age-appropriate workouts.
In 1976, educator, musician, and kinesiologist Robin Wes longed for a children's gym that prioritized personal growth over competition. Unveiled at a time when physical-education classes pushed students to focus almost exclusively on winning, Robin's program was swiftly adopted and is now used in more than 300 Little Gyms worldwide. Robin still pens original music to accompany lessons, which engage whippersnappers aged 4 months to 12 years with gymnastics, dance, karate, and parent and child activities.
Each of The Little Gym's classes introduces simple movements that sharpen motor skills and set brains whirring, allowing kids to progress at their own pace until they can finally build a computer out of macaroni and glitter. Staff members strive to build a base for lifelong social skills and self-assurance with each exercise, including activities rooted purely in fun, such as summer camps or birthday parties, which helped The Little Gym to earn title of #1 Birthday Chain in Parents Magazine.
The Edge's Revolution program is an eight-week body-change contest that fuses nutritional guidance, personal training, and weekly group exercise sessions. Trainers document your metamorphosis with before-and-after measurements and photos, and by meticulously chiseling fitness goals into stone. Start sculpting with one personal-training and Pilates session, then sweat in weekly group workouts that prevent plateaus by pushing boundaries like a gerrymandering student council president. An included nutrition guide with DVD joins body sculptors on fitness sojourns with eating tips to supplement gym work. Revolutionaries also get access to a community that spans from the gym to an online group, providing a resource for advice, support, and camaraderie.
Equipment: Rogue, Again Faster, concept 2, Cross cuisines, FitAid
Students should bring: Water bottle, towel, proper footwear
Registration required: Yes
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Come with an open mind, ready to work hard and have fun
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
At Crossfit KMK, our supportive community of coaches and athletes helps keep you on target and ready to show up to all your classes
What is the biggest mistake you see people make when trying to get fit on their own?
One of the biggest would have to be lack of intensity followed by lack of knowledge on how to develop a proper program.
Do you run your gym according to a particular exercise philosophy?
Hard work pays off. We want everyone to come in, give 100%, and have fun. The program can be scientifically sound and perfect, but at the end of the day people need not only to be challenged but also have fun.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We are all about making you a healthier fitter person. We are not a corporation looking at the bottom line. That is a result of what you do. Why we do it is for the love of seeing people succeed. Make you fitter so that you can better do whatever it is that you truly enjoy doing. Hiking, swimming, tennis, etc.
Turnpike Music Garage tends to all musical needs with an impressive line-up of instruments, gear, and lessons. The inventory includes amps, Casio digital pianos, OSP electric drums, and Seagull acoustic guitars. They also rent school-approved band and orchestra instruments. In-house specialists go beyond fixing instruments, they give lessons in guitar, viola, cello, drums, trumpet, and more.