Crossties Yoga's founder, registered practitioner Danna West, leads yogis in their quest to foster physical and spiritual harmony during Anusara-influenced yoga sessions. The studio’s varied schedule of classes offers evening and early-morning lessons to accommodate busy students and Coke cans sick of envying the sleek and curvy physique of their bottled counterparts. Yogis of all levels can kick-start their day with Early Stretch sessions, or choose to ease physical tension and foster holistic serenity with the strengthening asanas of Gentle Journey classes. During more challenging Faithful Flow lessons, pupils vogue through sun salutations and dynamic postures, striving to burn excess calories more effectively than blowtorching a burger-bottom sundae. Crossties Yoga's founder strives to share her Yahweh yoga training in a peaceful atmosphere, wrapping up classes with a meditative savasana postures and asking students to refrain from wearing strong perfumes or yoga plants bedazzled with cloves of garlic.
Novice calorie burners and ripped Michelangelo models alike can benefit from a one-month membership at Anytime Fitness, which equips active bodies with enough treadmills, cycles, elliptical machines, and weights to make them robust enough to run a marathon inside of a swimming pool filled with mud. A free fitness orientation, offered to each new member, helps determine an optimal fat-frying and muscle-mass-magnifying program, while schooling workout novices on proper form and equipment use. Anytime Fitness's open schedule makes sure you have no excuses to not get in shape—unlike its competitor, Nevertime Fitness, which only opens its single Barrow, Alaska, location during solar eclipses.
Head trainer Jeff Cox—a certified instructor and nutrition counselor at Zach’s Club 54—believes that fitness is about more than just the body, stating that “fitness is a positive approach to life incorporating physical, mental, social, emotional, and spiritual aspects…” This rounded approach to well-being pervades throughout the 35,000-square-foot facility, which cultivates a fun and communal atmosphere to workout, socialize, compete, and play within. Cutting-edge strength-training equipment from brands such as Precor and Hammerstrength bolster muscle mass, a well-stocked cardio theater entertains while quickening heartbeats, three racquetball courts host matches between friends, and an indoor pool welcomes both lap-minded exercises and splash-happy tots. A specialized cycling room and a 2,000-square-foot fitness studio—which houses an array of instructor-led group classes such as yoga, BodyCombat, and Turbo Kick—also send sweat glands into overdrive. A trio of personal trainers, which collectively boast NGA and ISSA certification, stands by to help willing exercisers formulate and achieve individual fitness goals.
Before donning sweatbands and inflatable muscle suits in the locker room, parents can drop kids off at the toy- and media-equipped child waiting area staffed by CPR-certified attendants.
CrossFit 806's dedicated coaches are extensively trained in the CrossFit regimen, with individual concentrations in football, gymnastics, and power lifting. Their varied backgrounds allow the gym to offer a variety of CrossFit sessions, including ones that cater to newbies, seasoned athletes, teens, and young children. There are also childcare services available onsite, so tykes can stay safe while their parents work out or build treehouses out of free weights.
Question one of the seasoned staff members at Neon Sun Tanning Salon, and they might tell you about the time former Pussycat Dolls member Kaya Jones dropped by for a tan before her concert. Their private studio hums with powerful, professional beds and standup booths, bronzing torsos with warm rays of simulated sunlight.
Innovative Fitness' certified fitness experts lead groups through a series of focused aerobic and anaerobic movements in boot-camp sessions. Designed for humans of all fitness levels, the one-month program will help students lose 5 to 12 pounds of fat in addition to improving physical well-being, self-confidence, and ability to climb up glass buildings. Innovative Fitness offers one-hour classes in the morning and evening, and the smaller class size ensures personal attention. Aspiring sweat soldiers must bring a mat, water bottle, and 5- to 10-pound weights, depending on fitness level.