Brick walls, Olympic rings suspended from chains, and gigantic tires are the only decorations that CrossFit Smithtown needs. Part of the no-frills CrossFit movement, the gym welcomes guests of all fitness levels to participate in its workouts, which change each day to continually challenge the body. Coaches lead their students through exercises that typically require either barbells or body weight—burpees, pull-ups, squats, and box jumps are but a few examples. And though the routines are meant to be intense, they are also scalable, meaning that beginners and advanced pupils can work out side by side in the same class. This sort of diversity is common, as the propelling force behind all classes is a strong sense of community.
At CrossFit Centereach, members won't spend countless hours on a treadmill parked in front of flat screens. Instead, they will challenge their minds and bodies with high-intensity exercises built around gymnastics and strength conditioning. As participants build powerful muscles and burn fat through running, jumping, and weightlifting, they forge a solid bond and community with their fellow gym mates.
At Simply Fit Personal Training, licensed personal trainers design custom workouts according to their clients’ fitness, health, and nutrition goals. They work in a fitness-minded setting that includes medicine balls, an elliptical machine, a treadmill, free weights, and a punching bag perfect for boxing workouts or hugging sessions.
At Brocking Bootcamp, professional figure competitor and trainer Lia Brocking motivates her clients to push their bodies to their limits and achieve their physical-fitness goals. Her classes combine agility work, high-intensity interval training, metabolic-training protocols, and core work. During these sweat sessions, participants build lean muscle and burn excess fat.
At Team Extreme Health & Fitness Bootcamp, the word "misfit" doesn't carry its traditional meaning. Instead, it's an acronym that stands for "Military Inspired Sports and Functional Intense Training." Of those six words, it's nearly impossible to choose which is most important—although, intense seems to sum things up nicely. Team Extreme boot-camp-style workouts challenge every muscle in the body. Classes are efficient, packed with energy, and led by a group of motivational trainers turned drill instructors. Those instructors ride the momentum created by the facility's boot camps into various other workout regimens, including sports-specific training, self-defense classes, and even boot camps for brides-to-be.
Underwhelmed by half-hour circuit centers and unfriendly vibes in other health clubs, On the Go Fitness set out to create a state-of-the-art fitness facility where people of any age or physical ability wouldn?t feel intimidated. Customers get a well-rounded workout courtesy of strength-training, cardiovascular, and flexibility-conditioning options, whereas group classes that range from cycling and Pilates to Core Barre and Butt & Gut challenge advanced athletes and beginners alike. Meanwhile, the Kids Fitness program combines fun activities with exercise routines, fighting the lethargy that comes from eating deep-fried video games after playing them.