What began in 1975 as one inner-city gym in Highland Park, Michigan, has since evolved into a global health-club organization with locations in 17 different countries. Powerhouse Gym equips weightlifters and cardio bunnies alike with all they’ll ever need to keep—or create—a tight and toned physique. The gym offers equipment outfitted with personal TVs as well as a cast of certified and knowledgeable personal trainers. Depending on location, members will also have access to group fitness classes, such as yoga, Zumba, and Les Mills BodyPump, as well as 24-7 turnkey access to the facility.
A 1,201-seat auditorium that values acoustic excellence as much as visual grandeur, the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center houses ornate wooden accents and intricate wall panels that soar over a sweeping balcony peppered with plush red seats. Ample wheelchair seating and elevators to all levels abound, ensuring audience members seated in the balcony won’t need to rely on the creaky wooden catapults still in use at many theaters.
At CrossFit 313, everyday people from all walks of life tackle a high-intensity training regimen embraced by soldiers, emergency responders, and law enforcement throughout the country. Rather than wasting time on a treadmill or stationary bike, participants get moving with an ever-changing routine of squats, pull-ups, kettlebell exercises, and plyometrics, which helps them avoid workout plateaus while building strength, agility, and flexibility.
The staff members at Zumba4Women know how to most effectively train their female clients, because the trainers are all female themselves. They use their headlining Zumba classes—Latin dance-inspired cardio—to help clients torch calories amid a party-like atmosphere. They also lead group boot camps and personal-training sessions, during which they tailor workouts to each client during one-on-one sessions.
Elements of Exercise eschews the dreary, solitary workout routines for high-energy, group workouts. Their classes run the gamut from cardio kickboxing to kettle bell, zumba, and boot camp classes. Personal trainers help clients craft customized fitness regimens, helping them tackle fitness goals such as weight loss, improved flexibility, or turning their forearms into a living homage to Popeye.
Vibe Fit offers a fun and refreshing way to get fit with tri-weekly Zumba classes. Zumba—Columbian slang for "fast moving" or "buzzing like a bee"—layers salsa, merengue, and cumbia Latin dance styles with hip-hop and reggaeton moves for one delicious multi-layered dance salad dressed with olive oil and shoulder shimmies. Burn up to 700 calories per class and tone hips, thighs, and abs in an hour-long sweat fest currently offered Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. (starting on October 1, Tuesdays and Thursdays begin at 6 p.m.) and Fridays at 6 p.m. Trainers Cindy DeBiasi, Christy Baas, and Susan Stokely, all licensed Zumba instructors with more than 50 years combined experience in group-exercise teaching, alternate high- and low-intensity movements, making the classes a lively, challenging workout for both beginner and advanced students.