There are as many exercise goals out there as there are exercisers, and Fitness Invasion has the classes and know-how to help every one of them become a reality. The studio offers both personal training with its team of professional trainers and group classes that get students moving and sweating in unison. Students looking to bulk up in the muscle department can sign up for a kettle bell class, while those hoping to slim down might choose dance-based Zumba or High Intensity Interval Training for their fun, high-energy atmospheres.
Active Fitness prides itself on its friendly, welcoming atmosphere, and for the last 20 years, patrons have noticed. A team of certified personal trainers stands at the ready throughout the spacious fitness center, helping guests buff up on the weight-training equipment or burn calories on the rows of more than 50 cardio machines. Their goal is to make each guest feel like they’re part of a team, rather than just another membership number, which they stress in their small-group classes. Their classes include VastForce, an intense circuit-training class that combines elements of rock climbing, suspension training, and rowing, in which they coach each exerciser to complete the routines at their individual fitness levels. They also helm personal-training sessions, in which they push patrons toward their fitness goals—from running a marathon to losing a few pounds to flying 2 feet—with tailored routines and nutrition counseling.
In the eyes of an exercise enthusiast, 700 Fitness looks like a playground. Heavy ropes, tall boxes, and mallets wait to be hurled or jumped on. Bars of different heights support bodies as they swing up into the air, and elastic, neon straps provide resistance for challenging body-weight exercises.
But much like a ventriloquist dummy, the equipment is useless without some instruction. With the help of 700 Fitness's trained instructors, students weave through fitness circuits, KO punching bags, and learn how to always win The Floor is Lava game during parkour classes for all ages.
Dozens of sneakers pound Brickhouse Cardio Club Dover?s hardwood dance floor in time to a pulsating beat. When attending one of the club?s Zumba, Hip Hop Hustle, or TurboKick cardio-kickboxing classes, students can contribute to this booming chorus as they let loose and burn calories in groups of up to 50. Certified fitness instructors set a frenetic pace for most dance classes, though they occasionally slow things down for a relaxing yoga session. As soon as their larger groups file out of the studio, they lead personal-training sessions that allow for a workout experience more intimate than bench-pressing a stack of friends? diaries.
Within each noncompetitive Curves facility, female fitness seekers are invited to move through a 30-minute circuit of hydraulic-resistance machines that are designed to promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. Shunning cumbersome weight stacks, the hydraulic gadgets adapt to each exerciser's body weight and fitness level to complement her individual abilities, subsequently decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. And because traditional lift-and-lower motions tend to create bulky muscles, the machines promote push-and-pull movements to sculpt toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing unsuspecting grapefruit. Experienced trainers are always nearby to help clients manage their machine maneuvering, and a soundtrack of fun, upbeat music includes cues to let women know when it's time to move on to the next station or break for an air viola solo.
Rachel Schoenstein has earned certifications for personal training, nutrition consulting, and group fitness instructing, including for specific classes such as TRX suspension training and KBA kettlebell training. In order to maximize her diverse fitness training background, she opened Fitness Mogul, where she and her staff?many of them certified Zumba instructors?schedule everything from personal training sessions to group fitness classes such as Zumba and kickboxing. For exercisers who want to try something new but don't want to break into the zoo to lift the rhino, the studio reserves studio space for pole- and chair-dancing classes and private pole-dancing parties.