Though now spread over the United States with 27 locations, Crunch gym started in a basement-level aerobics studio in New York City. Despite the humble location, the gym's founders aspired to foster a workout environment that would keep members exercising through entertainment, not shouting from drill-sergeant-like trainers. Their idea was to host fitness classes with offbeat touches, including hip-hop aerobics featuring a live rapper and coed action wrestling.
Twenty years later, Crunch gyms' fitness classes still stray from the beaten path. Body Web with TRX sessions suspend members from a pillar, where they complete gravity-defying maneuvers with help from strong resistance ropes. In Bosu Bootcamp, every exercise is completed on an apparatus that is part balance ball, part core board, and fully endorsed by circus seals nationwide.
At Cardio Fit Sports Club, a sea of free weights floods the weight room, where strength-training machines, elliptical units, treadmills, and cardio machines also beckon visitors to work toward their dream bodies. Experienced trainers draw upon experience in martial arts and other disciplines while leading workout classes targeted at certain muscle groups. The instructors also design courses according to the needs of seniors, cheerleaders, recent mothers, or guys who have to pick up all the anvils and pianos at cartoon crime scenes. The driving rumble of high-energy bass lines drifts from Zumba sessions, and relaxed sighs waft from a yoga room.
The dance-fitness style from which Karingah! Boutique Fitness Lounge takes its name is African at its core, but also reflects Caribbean, Middle Eastern, and Latin American dance traditions. Love for other parts of the globe isn't limited to the studio space, however. Karingah's Fit for Free program pledges a donation to anti-human-trafficking organizations for each class you attend, be it Karingah!, Zumba, Pilates, or Fusion Barre.
From Insanity sessions taught by certified Insanity instructors to Zumba, Fitness Revolution's exercise classes span the entire spectrum of energy output. Which means no matter students' preferred level of exertion, they can find a session that suits them including dance-centric Zumba toning class.
At Studio 101 Fitness, gym goers mix and match classes, focusing on bellies at Abs 101, calorie-burning dance steps during Hip Hop & Jazzercise, and total-body toning with Cross Training’s cardio- and strength-conditioning regimen. In the gym, members craft their own routines, heaving Troy Barbell & Fitness Products in between sessions on treadmills and stationary bikes.
Dedicated to creating a lively and entertaining workout environment, The Doll House Beauty Lounge's expert instructors lead invigorating fitness classes designed to help ladies tone their muscles through dance, yoga, or intensive boot-camp regimens. They strive to equip empowered dancers with lean, toned upper-body muscles during pole-fitness classes, and help students torch calories in hip-swiveling Zumba and salsa classes. To accommodate women of all skill levels and interests, they speckle their schedule with a wide variety of classes throughout the week.