Pivotal Fitness' clean, modern health clubs keep patrons comfortable as they stay fit. Regimens can take advantage of the battery of high-tech machines from brands such as Life Fitness, Matrix, and Hammer Strength or adhere to tried-and-true free weights. To help with regimens, instructors lead intense Les Mills group fitness classes such as Bodypump and Bodystep, as well as sessions of Zumba, yoga, barre, bootcamps, and other popular classes. Several locations host a ladies-only section with a separate entrance, as well as childcare options that go beyond the usual babysitting method of cryogenically freezing kids for an afternoon.
At Yoga for Athletes, Shayna Levy leads groups that alternate between the passive style of yin yoga, which includes poses held for two to five minutes, and the more active style of Vinyasa yoga, which focuses on movement and transitions. Her classes often start with yin yoga and then switch over to Vinyasa, building clients' flexibility and gracefulness. As well as building physical strength, classes work to instill a sense of mental calm and increase awareness of one's surroundings.
At Select Fitness, plate-loaded weight machines clink and chime as a sea of runners pound out miles on treadmills equipped with personal LCD TVs. The cardio deck?s assortment of ellipticals, summit trainers, and cycling machines help carve off calories while free weight workouts define muscles. Along with a slate of aerobic and group fitness classes, including ripped, yoga, and kickboxing, members take advantage of the gym?s basketball court and cardio theater as well as creature comforts including a juice bar and full service day care center. Personal trainers are also available to provide clients with necessary tools for toning the body, shedding fat, and how to maintain their physique.
AOA Fitness, LLC fosters the development of healthy bodies and minds with guided fitness programs and sundry training equipment. Instructors lead small-group Hatha-yoga and Pilates sessions to encourage flexibility and relaxation. In the gym, visitors tailor their own exercise regimens around free weights, stationary cycles, and treadmills.
In ever-varied group CrossFit sessions, high-intensity interval exercises, or highly motivating personal training, the team of coaches at Rx Elite Fitness lead clients through invigorating workouts. Interval-training courses function like boot-camp classes, helping clients spring back into shape through a menu of challenging workouts that are scaled to their abilities—which allows the difficulty to be adjusted as they become more fit and less likely to call the barbell "that thing that looks like a Q-Tip."