From the person putting on gym shorts for the very first time to the gym rats who eat, sleep, and breathe dumbbells, exercisers of all backgrounds build muscle and stamina during one-on-one personal training and group fitness settings at Long Island Fitness & Wellness. The fleet of experienced instructors tailors their personal training sessions to suit the needs and goals of guests, keeping cardio and strength training challenging but always interesting. Their group fitness classes do the same. For instance, Hardbody Boot Camp uses nonstop interval training with minimal equipment, while Bangin’ Booty 101 classes—named for the first course offered at Harvard University in 1636—target specific muscle groups with free weights and body resistance. The instructors lead their sessions within a cavernous gym that sports a full-wall abstract mural.
CATZ’s well-trained staff whip bodies into shape with adult fitness programs for men and women that merge sports-star fitness with real-life functionality. Certified strength and conditioning specialists lead each 60-minute adult fitness class in small to medium groups to provide each trainee with individual attention and to avoid doubling-up on Osmond-family nicknames. Classes are held throughout the day Monday–Saturday at both the Commack and Levittown locations. Focused on intense, results-driven exercises, workouts are customized to exercisers' skill level and fitness goals, whether they are looking to develop a workout routine for the first time, maximize performance in any sport, or finally shear couch-to-bottom bonds.
In 1987, Evelyn Knapp and Carol Kur founded Personal Training Institute. Since then, their creation has expanded to 13 locations, thanks to a well-executed specialty: custom fitness and nutrition programs. The institute's one-on-one training regimens start with an evaluation, which covers everything from a medical history to a body fat analysis. Based on the results and clients' goals, trainers craft workouts that blend strength training and cardio, state-of-the-art fitness equipment, and motivational techniques, such as convincing clients that they can run all the way to Hawaii. The comprehensive regimens feature nutritional guidance, too, which helps clients to boost their overall health along with their fitness levels.
Adults?especially law-enforcement agents? and kids are welcome to take classes at Commack MMA, where instructors teach Brazilian jujitsu as a form of self-defense. The studio's martial-arts classes?which also include wrestling, MMA, and striking?do more than prepare participants to fight, though. They also teach character development, discipline, and respect, they boost students' fitness levels, and they fizzle stress.
Since its inception in 2000, TKO Kickboxers has helped its clients break past personal fitness goals with a blend of high-energy exercises and martial-arts techniques designed to burn fat and tone muscle. Students skip rope, sprint, tackle pushups, and punch and kick their way to the peak of physical fitness, cheered on by experienced, knowledgeable coaches.
New York Sports Clubs, part of Town Sports International's network of fitness loci, opens up a number of equipment-stocked facilities across New York to exercisers. Strength-training gear, such as circuit machines, free weights, and medicine balls, molds muscles into chiseled depictions of physical might. Sessions on cardio machines, ranging from treadmills and ellipticals to upright and recumbent stationary bicycles, inspire burnt calories to pack up and move to cooler climates. Each club offers a schedule of group classes that draws from more than 100 fitness styles, including Pilates, yoga, and boxing, ensuring that no member has to jazzercise without a spotter. Each location rewards exercisers for sweating in its vicinity with special features such as babysitting, saunas, and steam rooms.