Koko FitClub’s automated personal-training system rockets both men and women toward fitness goals with 30-minute custom workouts that incorporate cardio and strength training. An initial consultation determines fitness levels and baseline measurements, which Koko’s computerized equipment uses to design a tailored workout plan that precisely measures the weight, pace, and rest time appropriate for each exerciser.
The Koko machines guide exercisers through each workout and adapt as the user’s fitness needs change in order to constantly challenge the body. Designed by professional trainers, workouts maximize the body’s lean-muscle mass, which can boost metabolism and help fight off disease by challenging viruses to kickboxing matches. Exercisers can track their shrinking waistlines and swelling muscles online by analyzing workout scores and comparing individual fitness levels to the Koko FitClub community.
At 8th Avenue Yoga, visitors can pursue whole-body fitness in a top-notch facility while benefiting from a friendly and motivational group environment. Unlike grizzly-bear tracking, 8th Avenue Yoga aims to help participants optimize physical health and mental well-being without being mauled. Yoga classes focus on improving participants physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually while shedding calories and strengthening the core. Consistent yoga practice helps improve flexibility, balance, stability, stamina, focus, and fitting inside crammed elevators. A convenient schedule offers classes Saturday through Thursday.
The brainchild of Mark Sullivan, the former Mr. Nebraska and Mr. Central States, Personalized Fitness provides custom fitness and nutrition programs to individuals, couples, and small groups. With eight small-group cross- training sessions, you'll submit yourself to a rigorous two-week program of cardiovascular conditioning, muscle strengthening, endurance building, and extreme nostril flaring. The small class size ensures close, personal attention. An initial free consultation will assess your particular needs and goals and then plot a roadmap to them that allows for frequent stops to see giant balls of twine. One-hour sessions are offered Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 6 a.m., 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 4:30 p.m., and 5:30 p.m. On Saturdays, they're offered at 7 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.
Inside IThinkFit's 11,000-square-foot facility, certified personal trainers, Sean Harley and Heath Michael Murray, help clients to lose weight and build lean muscle through a training-and-nutrition package. Four weeks of unlimited fit camp—which has a camper-to-trainer ratio of 8:1—allows clients to swap out an old fitness routine of bench-pressing the neighbor's overweight cat or Garfield collection for one that mixes free weights and kettlebells with Pilates, plyometrics, and cardio. Classes are held seven days a week and change each day so the body doesn't adapt to one mundane activity and incur the drawbacks of plateauing.
Voted Best Yoga Studio in 2010 by The Reader's Best of the Big O, One Tree Yoga's 20 experienced instructors lead students through a massive schedule of up to 66 weekly classes, covering styles including Bikram, Vinyasa, Kundalini, and Ashtanga. Beginners bask in the yoga basics class, which walks enlightenment seekers through traditional yoga poses, alignment, and the art of breathing while impersonating their nasal co-workers. Yin yoga classes pamper the connective tissues by focusing on long holds in seated or reclined positions, and expectant mothers can mellow their physical and emotional states during pre-natal yoga classes. The all-levels Vinyasa class helps pupils to master breathing exercises and traditional hatha stretches, and the 26-pose Bikram yoga class transpires in a heated room that promotes flexibility and deep cleansing, as well as causing any marshmallows smuggled into the studio to double in size.
Dedicated to helping guests locate the core of their physical and spiritual beings, Legacy Pilates, Yoga & More's instructors blend Eastern and Western philosophies into emphatic programs that focus on establishing unity between the mind and body. The sounds of heaving breaths and stretch-induced groans permeate the center’s expansive studios, where instructors lead classes in Pilates and yoga along with high-energy Zumba dance-a-thons. Limbs stretched to their limits during workouts can recover with massage and reiki sessions that target the body’s centers of energy and relax muscles still barking from prolonged downward-dog poses.
Kosama's eight-week Complete Body Transformation program embraces the power of variety, perplexing muscles with six distinct workouts throughout each week. The combined conditioning effects of kettlebell swings, kickboxing jabs, and yoga poses, among other exercises, banish calories as they streamline the body "from the core out" during group sessions. Instructors take an all-inclusive approach to health, building physical strength, mental focus, and wholesome eating habits such as adding a parsley garnish to Cadbury-creme omelets. They welcome participants of every age and build to their many Kosama locations.