When Roald Dahl wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, he imagined a much-coveted golden ticket that granted access to myriad wonders and unveiled the inner workings of an entire industry. MetaBody created a real-life version of that ticket with the MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass, though it applies to fitness instead of candy. The pass grants access not to a single gym but to classes at a variety of local studios, specializing in everything from yoga to boot camp. With the freedom to move from location to location, students can sample different regimens, instructors, and styles of exercise to cobble together a program that fits their needs and goals. MetaBody's nutritionists supplement class packages by coaching clients in healthy eating, recipe cooking, and speed-reading nutrition-fact labels.
Performance GX makes it clear that guests at its Uptown workout facility will be challenged. During small-group classes?which can include constantly changing CrossFit workouts?members perform high-intensity moves that may include jump squats and burpees. Additionally the gym's "Primal" and "Insanity" classes adhere to a philosophy of kickstarting performance through repeated exercises that build lean muscle and boost cardiovascular endurance. Members can also work out at home or while traveling to their secret second moon home thanks to online workout videos.
Olympic-style lifts require perfect coordination and balance. You have to lift the barbell rapidly and?at the right moment?push yourself under to catch it. The trainers at Westside CrossFit love this exercise because it emphasizes much of what CrossFit classes are about: several components coming together to produce a multifaceted result. As its name suggests, CrossFit isn't limited to a single exercise. Trainers continually vary their workouts, incorporating elements from rowing, running, boot camps, gymnastics, and other sports. With these routines, they help exercisers hone 10 specific physical skills, including strength, balance, and manual car towing. But it's the sense of community that really makes Westside's workouts unique, as trainers and exercisers work together and cheer on one another as they finish each set.