Compound Crossfit's certified trainers help clients achieve their personal fitness goals through CrossFit classes and personal-training and boot-camp sessions. CrossFit courses challenge participants with a new workout each day, and personal-training packages hold guests to objective benchmarks with a regimen of nutritional counseling, conditioning, and monthly progress tracking. The team also offers wedding fitness packages to help clients reach their weight-loss goals before they walk down the aisle or ceremoniously crowd surf at the reception.
In establishing Onelife Fitness, its founders aimed to "inspire people of all shapes, sizes and fitness levels," with the mindset that we each have only one life, and hence one chance to treat our bodies well. Thus a fitness program was created that can both challenge athletes and serve as a non-intimidating introduction to those hoping to get fit or lose weight. Certified personal trainers are on hand, ready to help each individual learn the tools necessary to maximize their workouts. These pros also lead a huge range of classes?including yoga, Zumba, and Les Mills programs such as Bodypump?throughout the week, transforming fitness into a convivial activity in the process.
With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
Armed with the culinary wizardry he developed while training under renowned chefs Rick Bayless, Roberto Donna, and Michael Chiarello, Swan Terrace's Executive Chef Scott Simpson tantalizes taste buds with regional and colonial cuisine featuring freshly caught seafood and tender chunks of beef, lamb, pork, and chicken. The menu changes twice a year to take advantage of whatever locally sourced ingredients are in season, ingredients that Simpson transfigures into luscious main courses such as Chesapeake crab cakes, grilled Atlantic salmon with asparagus and herb mashed potatoes, and lemon-herb rotisserie chicken with mushroom-barley risotto. A fireplace warms patrons so they don't have to burn their socks for heat as they dine around the open kitchen. Heat lamps and fire pits ring the outdoor terrace, allowing diners to enjoy views of meticulously manicured english gardens or a pond inhabited by swans any time of year.
Bikram Hot Yoga's seasoned instructors guide groups through therapeutic poses in a sealed 1,500-square-foot room that's heated to 105–110 degrees. Hygienic flooring and a purifying air filter keep the studio clean and pleasant while students work up a healthy sweat. The workouts are beneficial for students of all experience levels, and can help burn fat or soothe knee or back pain.
Tidewater Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu's training imparts valuable self-defense skills that can aid students in real-world situations, but that's not all that students learn. The school also strives to provide an even broader range of physical and mental benefits for its pupils. The staff includes impassioned teachers with black belts in brazilian jiu-jistu as well as instructors with extensive knowledge of other fighting styles, such as muay thai, wrestling, and kung fu. Classes cater to individuals of all ages and fitness levels, covering the fundamental and the advanced techniques of these various forms of self-defense.
Although learning the submission holds of brazilian jiu-jistu, the elbow and knee strikes of muay thai, and the strategies of thumb wrestling bolsters students' confidence in general, martial-arts instruction can also help promote healthier lifestyles in general. Dedication and commitment to ongoing practice can help students lose weight, improve flexibility, and tone muscles while also instilling a greater appreciation for the values of self-discipline and self-control.