Members at Curves, a fitness center designed exclusively for women, rotate around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with female bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage participants’ machine maneuvering and muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use your own body weight, fitness level, and aerodynamic water bottle to create resistance that matches abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
Equipped with private showers, spa-like changing rooms, and a coffee bar filled with energizing beverages, Fonthill Fitness' 3,600-square-foot facility was built with comfort in mind. The folks in charge aim to help clients incorporate physical activity into their daily routines, as well as cultivate healthy lifestyles. Light streams through the windows of two workout studios, illuminating clients as they pedal during spin classes and stretch toward the sun during yoga. Clients may also climb aboard a slew of Life Fitness equipment, including treadmills and elliptical cross-trainers, as well as leg-, chest-, and shoulder-press machines.
During one-on-one sessions, certified personal trainers develop workouts filled with progressive exercises that push participants to achieve their goals at a sustainable pace, unlike antiquated exercises, which only push participants to lift medicine balls and repeatedly call their trainer a dandyish fop. The trainers tailor exercise programs to fit each of their students’ needs, keeping fitness levels, physical abilities, and health limitations in mind at all times.
Exercisers choose their own fitness adventure at Studio Twenty, where the class schedule brims with opportunities to stretch, dance, and pedal. Star Trac spinning bikes welcome cyclists of different sizes and skill levels with grippy, adjustable seats ideal for treks over imaginary hills and under imaginary limbo poles. Four types of Zumba classes, including options for kids and seniors, melt calories with Latin-inspired dance moves set to salsa, merengue, and cumbia. Class sizes are small, which lets students soak up personal attention from the instructors.
In addition to hosting fitness classes, the studio holds workshops on nutrition and other wellness topics on Wednesday nights. Lined with wooden floors and glowing lanterns, it also makes a calming venue for parties, where children or adults can enjoy yoga or Zumba classes along with spa treatments such as manicures and chair massages.
Galaxy 2000 Health Studio's personal trainers encourage guests from all points on the fitness spectrum as they work out on advanced gym equipment. Cardio and strength-boosting machines kindle a wholesome burn within lifting or striding limbs, and group fitness classes motivate attendees to shed surplus calories. The studio's accepting atmosphere builds a support network around visitors, whether they're busy sprinting through boot-camp drills or moving in time with aerobics routines.
The tournament-tested instructors at Modern Vision Mixed Martial Arts impart the fundamentals of self-defense and competitive fighting in supportive group sessions for men, women, and kids aged 3 and older. The adult and children’s schedules divide classes into two distinct types that focus on either technical refinement or overall fitness training. On the technical side of the spectrum, the ground-fighting methods of Brazilian ju-jitsu use position and body control to force opponents into submission with joint locks and holds. When combined with techniques of Thai-style kickboxing, students lay the groundwork for competition in mixed martial arts. For an all-encompassing self-defense program, street ju-jitsu unites moves from Greco-Roman wrestling, boxing, and T-shirt-tearing into one comprehensive system.