Oceanfront Fitness LLC hones and tones bodies with classes that blend intensive training with scenic vistas of sunny South Florida. A team of dedicated instructors enhance the classes with backgrounds ranging from collegiate athletic stardom to intensive hours of yoga certification. Like a jackhammer with a Game Boy glued to it, each boot camp, hike, or kickboxing course makes hard work feel like fun, as students breathe the fresh, salty air of the beachfront or build muscle with functional movements. Zumba lessons fold a full cardio workout into dance routines set to foot-flailing Latin rhythms, and yoga and meditation classes healthfully center the mind and body.
Savvy Rydes believes in the power of the small group. Its fitness classes are capped at 15 people so its certified fitness instructors can give attention to each participant, whether showing beginners the ropes or motivating veteran exercisers to push themselves to the limit, or to the outskirts of town. The staff fuels these personalized fitness programs with Zumba dance routines, TRX suspension-training equipment, Polar GX gear, or indoor Real Ryder ABF8 cycles that tilt and lean like real bikes.
Former US Marine Clive Phillips co-owns Iron Beast CrossFit with his wife, Eillen. Clive knows toughness when he sees it?being in the military will do that?so it's no surprise that he gravitated toward CrossFit and its intense, functional exercises.
As is the case at most CrossFit gyms, Iron Beast designs daily WODs (short for "workout of the day") that challenge various muscle groups. Adjustable to many different fitness levels, these WODs may include everything from weightlifting to sprinting. The idea is to strengthen the muscles we use every day to climb the stairs, chase the bus, or save the city from giant robots.
Lady of America Women's Fitness Club spreads female-focused wellness across the nation by furnishing each of its franchise locations with equipment and classes designed with women's bodies in mind. Each locale stocks a strength-training area with machines sized specifically for the feminine frame, and ellipticals and stationary bicycles help to chisel gams without transporting users across state borders. Instructors conduct such group classes as kickboxing, belly dancing, and Zumba aboard a floating aerobics floor, whose softened surface diminishes stress on joints. Throughout each facility, personal trainers patrol public zones to acquaint guests with exercise gear or host one-on-one sessions. Depending on the location, clubs might also include complimentary onsite childcare, brow dabbing, and amenities ranging from infrared saunas to manicures.
Lifelong dancer Carmen Garson chose the goddess as the symbol of her fitness studio and boutique because it represents a loving, feminine energy. She aims to channel that energy throughout each of her belly-dancing, flamenco, Bollywood, African-dance, and yoga classes, helping earn her establishment the Hollywood Gazette?s Best Place for Yoga award. Within the wood-floored studio decked out with creations by local artists, she and her team host 33 dance and fitness classes a week.
Garson also opens her space for monthly art and poetry events where women come to share their creativity and boast about how many arms their inner goddesses have. She stocks the on-site boutique with exotic clothing and jewelry, as well as with spiritual books, essential oils candles, and incense.
Yoga One houses a team of friendly, experienced yogites who help students sweat and stretch until they're calmer, more energized, and more revitalized. Hatha, Vinyasa, and Anusara classes are offered throughout the week for beginners through advanced practitioners, ensuring that patrons of all experience levels can find a comfortable place to pose. The various classes are packed with a multitude of benefits that will help students subdue snappy muscles, relieve stiffness and pain, increase flexibility and strength, or prepare for future laser-limboing cat burglars.