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.
Eco-friendly paints, flooring made from recycled rubber and bamboo, and energy-efficient gym equipment make Vedas an LEED-certified green gym. And while those traits tend to the well-being of Mother Earth, its group classes and personal training focus on the health of clients, who can easily fit fitness into their schedule with 24/7 access. Acupuncture and massage work toward healing the body, and post-rehabilitation support and assisted stretching get guests back into prime exercising form.
Alyssa Lee Wilmot once envisioned a place where people could come and express themselves through movement; she brought that place to life when she opened The Movement Factory. Wilmot strives to find classes that combine fitness with movement arts, which explains her fitness-class schedule that's replete with dance-inspired Zumba, yoga, hip-hop, and barre sessions. All sessions at The Movement Factory welcome students aged 18 and older of all experience levels.
The muffled thuds of boxing gloves pummeling headgear or backs blasting into floor mats resound throughout Strong Style's steel- and chain-link-clad gym. Child and adult classes fuse moves from the judo, muay thai, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu traditions as students throw punches and kicks or discuss international politics while grappling in two full-size boxing rings. Conditioning classes work the entire body with functional training tools such as weighted ropes, TRX suspension straps, and improbably huge truck tires, previously Paul Bunyan's rollerblade wheels. To zero in on individual fitness goals, clients may schedule personal-training sessions or design their own workouts using the facility's weights and cardio machines.