Bally enshrines exercise classes, calorie-burning equipment, and a fitness-focused staff within its sanctuaries of health. A 30-day membership includes access to a spread of group exercise classes, including Pilates, Reaction Cycling, and Step Fitness (class offerings vary by location). For self-guided worker-outers, cardio equipment such as treadmills, elliptical machines, cross-trainers, and stair climbers torch calories while entertaining the brain with video entertainment and integrated music systems that occasionally whisper quotes from Charles Atlas. Bally also boasts an array of strength machines, free weights, and small-apparatus equipment, and grants gym-goers access to on-site locker rooms, showers, and, at some locations, a pool and steam room. Visit each location's webpage for a list of specific amenities and the lineup of classes.
"We give kids the confidence to protect themselves." These eight words sum up the motto for MartialArtsProgramsforkids.com as well as the mission of their curriculum. At a wealth of locations along the East Coast, youngsters learn confidence, discipline, and respect as they boost skills in a variety of disciplines, including jiu-jitsu and mixed martial arts. The skills learned in these lessons can also help them defend themselves in the face of bullies and family cats that won't share the remote control.
Though now spread over the United States with 27 locations, Crunch Fitness 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 and 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 Fitness's 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.
Photos of Heads & Tails Yoga chronicle the renovations that made it possible?from its start as an empty space to its development into a bright, spacious studio with a pleasantly minimalist scheme. Students strike poses and fold their mats into giant origami cranes on the light hardwood floor, following an instructor who leads them through classes that include Yoga Flow and Yoga 101. The studio focuses not only on yoga?s fitness benefits but also on connecting students? minds, bodies, and souls through mental and physical exercises including breath work and meditation. Participants with all levels of experience are invited to ?Show up! Sweat! And smile!?
Dr. Brandon A. Macy learned that the toe bone's connected to the heel bone at Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine, and today he tends to the foot-related needs of his patients at Clark Podiatry Center. After a close inspection, he devises a comprehensive strategy to compensate for problems stemming from ill-fitting shoes, acute injuries, or chronic conditions, such as arthritis or diabetes. Dr. Macy's diverse repertoire of treatments includes noninvasive laser therapies that require no downtime, orthotics to repair stilted gaits, and wing installations for upcoming races with Hermes.
How do you make CrossFit's notorious workout of the day even more challenging? Well, judging from this video on CrossFit 135's website, you make students complete the squats, body presses, and other functional movements upside down.
Regardless of whether you find yourself inverted, upright, or floating in midair, you'll get an intense workout at this innovative fitness studio in Clark. And though words like "intense" sound scary, they shouldn't; CrossFit's workouts can be scaled and modified to anyone's fitness abilities.