The owner of M2 Core +?came to the fitness industry through necessity, as she struggles with?scoliosis. By leading?the?studio's Megaformer?workouts, though, she's so far kept?her core?stomach and back muscles?strong; thus, helping to keep her condition under control. The person she has to thank for all this? Sebastian Lagree.
Lagree is the fitness titan who?invented the aptly named?Lagree Method, a full-body conditioning regimen that promotes fat-burning without resulting in?bulky muscle. Thanks to the workout style's wealth of drills and modifications, the routines can be adapted for exercisers of all abilities and those with back and knee injuries, as well. It's the linchpin of M2 Core +'s workouts, and is backed by the Megaformers?the custom-weighted?resistance equipment students sweat on. To boost motivation, the team plays high-octane songs during workouts, rather than just singing "Happy Birthday (to Muscles)" throughout each class.
When water reaches a temperature of 211 degrees, it's still water. One degree higher, however, and the liquid swiftly transforms into steam. It's an apt metaphor for 212 Degrees Fitness, where certified personal trainers?including 2009 Golden Gloves winner Delisa Novak?help students transform their physiques with engaging workouts. Ranging from boot camp to kickboxing to yoga, the studio's small-group sessions blend cardio and strength training into concise, 30- to 45-minute full-body workouts. For clients with specific fitness goals in mind?from slimming waistlines to sculpting a six-pack atop another six-pack?212 Degrees' personal trainers also host private appointments.
When it comes to fitness, one size doesn't fit all. Select Fitness clearly understands this. The fitness studio offers everything from private, one-on-one training to sport training for youth and adult athletes. Group fitness classes also maintain the variety with options that include Boot Camp, Kickboxing, Pilates, and Zumba. Select Fitness also helps athletes?even wannabe athletes?recover from injuries or surgery with rehabilitation training.
Nobody should have to suffer through a workout, say the fitness pros who helm Studio Thrive. So, to make exercise as enjoyable as possible, they design group classes that are fun, social, and suitable for all skill levels. Most instructors bring an extensive dance background to the classroom, filling classes such as Zumba and TRX. Personal-training sessions often center on functional-training tools such as TRX suspension straps and kettlebells, both of which foster flexibility and core strength. In addition to designing highly customized workouts, certified personal trainers perform body-composition analyses and fitness assessments to track their clients' progress.
When they're not leading classes or personal-training sessions, Studio Thrive's staffers host private Zumba parties in the spacious studio, lined with oversize mirrors, a polished wooden floor, and a cobalt-blue ceiling. Upon request, they can also bring Zumba sessions to offices, apartment buildings, or painfully quiet libraries.
The pole classes at Studio 3sixT, featured on 9news' “Wargin’s Workout” segment, boost cardiovascular health, strength, and self-confidence for ladies of all fitness levels. The studio's supportive instructors herald from diverse backgrounds, each bringing complementary skills gleaned from careers in dance and gymnastics to the schedule's many classes. The classes accommodate pole scalers of all sizes and abilities, catering to beginners in the introductory course and challenging pros in Pole Method: Level 5—in which men and ladies hone advanced skills such as inverted aerial handsprings and shoulder mount hops. In addition to the pole-dance classes, the instructors also lead barre and flexibility classes to help gals whip into shape sans vertical movement.
When Roald Dahl wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, he imagined a much-coveted golden ticket that granted access to myriad wonders and unveiled the inner workings of an entire industry. MetaBody created a real-life version of that ticket with the MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass, though it applies to fitness instead of candy. The pass grants access not to a single gym but to classes at a variety of local studios, specializing in everything from yoga to boot camp. With the freedom to move from location to location, students can sample different regimens, instructors, and styles of exercise to cobble together a program that fits their needs and goals. MetaBody's nutritionists supplement class packages by coaching clients in healthy eating, recipe cooking, and speed-reading nutrition-fact labels.