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.
For many mamas, taking an hour out of their day to do anything for themselves can be a feat. But moms who are heading to Baby Boot Camp Cleveland don't need to find a regular babysitter; these stroller workouts require moms to bring along their little ones. During each hourlong workout, instructors lead moms in movements geared to strengthen and tone, burn fat, and improve flexibility and endurance. Workouts are designed to challenge all fitness levels, with lower-intensity options for each exercise. Meanwhile, the music and movement stimulates kids, keeping them entertained so they don't have to resort to balancing mama's checkbook. The boot camp also sponsors pregnancy workouts and mom-and-tot playdates.
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.
Evolve owner John Cook has competed in wrestling, power lifting, mixed martial arts, grappling, and jiujitsu. Over 20 years he's also taught thousands of people of all ages to do the same. The reason for his success: a fundamental and common-sense approach to fitness that focuses on self-confidence and mental conditioning as well as strength training and physical conditioning. To bolster this rounded strategy, he serves up varied functional workout routines that draw upon body weight and kettlebells, as well as classes that teach Brazilian jiujitsu, boxing, and kickboxing. Regardless, at all times?throughout 80 training options each week?five skilled coaches remain onsite to ensure students use proper form and refrain from trying to bench press each other.
The trainers at Root 18 CrossFit, formerly known as Cross 18, are dedicated to body transformation and meeting the goals of their clients through cross training, nutritional counseling, and stress-management clinics. They help those struggling with weight loss, as well as those working to stay in shape or achieve higher fitness levels, through daily workouts that incorporate everything from planks and rope-climbing to the use of resistance bands and gymnastics rings. By changing up the routines each time, they help stave off boredom while maintaining focus on achieving goals. The team also has classes designed to ease in newcomers, as well as classes for teens.
A Greek-themed fitness center might conjure the images of ancient Olympic events, but at Mediterranean Fitness, chariot races and javelin poles are nowhere in sight. Instead, crisp white architecture and ocean-blue accents decorate the boutique gym where exercisers build strength and self-confidence among free weights, modern cardio machines, and daily fitness classes including hot yoga and cycling. Complimentary childcare keeps kids busy while parents work up a sweat training for arm-wrestling matches with Zeus.