Newly opened K2 Fitness is a fitness center that wants to help its members get into the best shape of their lives. Certified trainer Jason Kouvaras runs the gym, as well as offers challenging personal-training sessions. With free weights and machines on the floor, and group fitness classes such as spinning, boot camp, yoga, and boxing, clients will have everything they need to burn calories and work up a sweat.
More than 10 years ago, a young couple dreamed up Titans Gym—a 24-hour facility that would house exercise equipment, tanning services, and a cafe teeming with nutritious snacks. Since then, Geoff and Niki DelGrosso have laid the bricks of that ambition, packing their two gyms with row upon row of advanced Strive, Precor, and Magnum equipment and three levels of professional tanning beds. The duo hired a team of fitness instructors to lead an abundance of group exercise classes, personal-training sessions, and surprise games of Red Rover in their private studios. To refuel exercisers, the onsite Titan Up café serves up a dietician-designed menu of wholesome smoothies, pizzas, and desserts. In the end, the couple's efforts have earned accolades from numerous fitness media publications, and their studios have won the title of Best Urban Gym from Cleveland Scene magazine.
Travis Tolbert began his career in fitness while serving in the US Navy for 14 years, where he worked as a fitness leader on two warships. Today, after leaving military service, he leads a variety of programs that aim to help guests of all levels achieve their fitness goals, be it lowering blood pressure, bodybuilding, or improving health overall. Travis has helped more than 3,000 clients as a personal trainer, and is so skilled in the art of fitness that he's placed in the top of his class in seven physique competitions.
Reed Yoga's owner Michelle Reed has spent nearly a decade studying the way the human body moves, both by training in martial arts and by earning certifications in yoga instruction and massage therapy. Now she applies her muscle mastery in a studio located on the 14th floor of the downtown Statler Arms building, where she leads the alignment-oriented stretches of Iyengar and the dynamic flowing sequences of Vinyasa yoga. Her associate Corissa Bragg commands the deep flow class and tantra yoga, helping students work up a sweat and perform the sun salutations that earn the earth an extra six hours of daylight at the end of the month. Bryan Shelly teaches yoga flow for all levels.
Seated meditation begins and ends each of the studio's classes, during which students spread their own yoga mats across the practice space's dark wood flooring. The space is enclosed by sunshine-yellow walls and floor-to-ceiling mirrors that allow non-vampiric pupils to monitor their posture and technique.
Euphoria Health and Fitness provides athletes with the equipment they need to shape up, and the post-workout therapy they need to stay healthy. The gym populates its strength-training studio with Cybex VR3 equipment and lines it cycling studio with Keiser M3 bikes, which are highly stable and resistant to tipping as cyclists practice slinging newspapers. Circling the cardio center, Star Trac treadmills and elliptical machines flash shows and movies via their onboard high-definition televisions. Nearby studios host group fitness classes and boot camps where participants feed off one another’s energy to tough out rigorous workouts.
In a quieter nook away from the hullabaloo, a massage therapist relaxes sore muscles with sports, Swedish, and deep-tissue bodywork sessions. The therapist integrates ice and heat as necessary, helping endurance runners, triathletes, and everyday gym-goers reclaim normal range of motion. To elevate the experience, the therapist often plays gentle music and fragrances the air with essential oils.