LA Boxing offers fitness classes in boxing, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts. The proprietary style of the LA Boxing workout is a mixture of genuine fight training, engaging fitness, and stronger-than-earth gravity. Quasi-boxers and martial artists may burn from 800 to more than 1,000 calories during these total-body routines, which combine external inspiration with jukes, jabs, and kicks. Both men and women are welcome in the ring, where they'll learn new techniques and methods to blissfully break into a sweat in an energetic group setting. Gloves are provided during the one-month trial membership, as are a set of reusable pro-quality hand wraps and complimentary motivational mumbling from Burgess Meredith (all three subject to availability).
Elite-level physical fitness isn’t just a goal at Cary CrossFit at Athletic Lab. It’s a passion that drives coaches and exercisers alike during Olympic-inspired workouts. Goal-oriented and intense, like a staring match between two dark-roasted coffee beans, each CrossFit session squeezes a hearty dose of cardio and strength work into 55 minutes. Teams of fitness-seekers band together during group training, cheering one another toward personal bests during exercises such as squat variations, handstand pushups, and kettlebell swings. In a 7,500-square-foot training area, medicine balls and lifting platforms encourage muscles to ripple, and a 45-meter track inspires calories to melt during sprints and plyometric drills. In addition to absorbing training tips from a staff of certified strength and conditioning coaches and even a PhD-level sport scientist, clients seeking sports-performance gains can build power, speed, and agility using equipment from Legend Fitness, Ivanko, Concept 2, and Pendlay. Those looking to lose weight can sign up for a BodyMetrix test, which analyzes the body’s levels of muscle and fat using ultrasound as high-tech as a segway-drawn carriage.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing With the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily participants won't need her dance moves to get the most out of each class. Those prone to first-class jitters, though, can review the basic moves online before attending. Expect to burn off up to 500 calories with each go-round.
A personalized fitness assessment determines which areas of the gymnastic sciences you need the most help in, allowing you to focus on problem subjects during your month of no-holds-barred gym access. O2's facilities play host to a variety of playground equipment for the adult-child at heart. Burn your calories in style on more than 100 pieces of individual cardio equipment. Each apparatus is decked out with a personal entertainment screen that doubles as a futuristic magazine tray or vertical forehead-rest. In addition, a full selection of free weights and strength machines allows you to tone and sculpt with Michelangelic precision.
Founded by an ACE–certified master fitness trainer, One-2-One Fitness transcends the impersonal large-gym experience with intimidation-free, small-group boot-camp sessions. A Monday–Saturday schedule of classes takes place indoors and out, with attendance limited to 20 participants to ensure personal attention and to decrease the likelihood of a flash-mob dance routine erupting during class. Rotating routines prevent boredom with cardio spurts of jogging and plyometrics complemented by strength-building pushups and squats. An emphasis on dynamic partner exercises encourages patrons to pair up with buddies or significant others in shedding pounds.
Together, Triangle Rock Club's state-of-the-art facilities in Morrisville and Raleigh house a combined 22,000 square feet of expertly crafted terrain with upward of 174 routes. During small-size classes, drop-in sessions, and rock-climbing camps, novice and seasoned climbers of all ages and skill levels scale freestanding boulders, dodging manmade obstacles while gripping the wall's slanted surface. Founded by two former Marines, Triangle Rock Club was also awarded the 2013 Pinnacle Business Award.