Within the multihued walls of Kidville’s indoor playland, tykes expand their minds, network with members of their peer group, and deplete their vast energy reserves. Babies, toddlers, and kids 6 or younger delve into classes developed by Kidville’s early-childhood-development gurus. Burgeoning Beethovens can swivel their hips, flex their sing-along muscles, and edit their massive music manuscripts during one of Kidville’s music and dance classes, or enlist in one of the art classes to create a piece that captures their inner rage toward broccoli. Fun and fit gym classes let tots run, roll, and hover through gauntlets of plush blocks and spongy play mats. Clasping hands and scampering legs can also roam freely through Kidville’s sprightly indoor playspace, though all munchkins must be supervised by a parent, guardian, or trustworthy primate.
As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby by trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
You need loads of stamina to be effective in today's fast-paced world. Without regular exercise and proper diet, you will not be in peak condition to sufficiently handle your responsibilites. I am a weight loss expert in the Bronx changing peoples' lives not for a season but for a life time. Jason Brazier CFT
It looks simple enough. Outside of the storefront, blue lettering covers a bright orange awning, spelling out the words "Krunch Time." But the sign isn't a piece of street art or the latest ad campaign for a new breakfast cereal; in fact, the people inside will likely tell visitors to stay away from sugary breakfast foods. That's because they're the trainers of Krunch Time Fitness, who spark weight loss with a blend of nutrition education and motivating group workouts. Trainers lead students through workouts design to challenge them no matter their fitness level, from scalable boot camps to classes in kickboxing, Pilates, and yoga. Post-workout, students can decamp to the onsite juice bar, where staffers mix and pour revitalizing (and healthy) refreshments.
Although New York Fit Body Boot Camp was founded by award-winning bodybuilder Butch Nieves, its workouts focus less on bulking up than on slimming down. Featured in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, the workout regimen melts fat efficiently with a blend of four fitness essentials—cardio, resistance training, body-weight core training, and ab workouts. Exercisers build toned muscle during the fast-paced sessions, ramping up metabolism in an indoor studio outfitted with foam flooring that cushions joints. Certified personal trainers lead each class, motivating clients with supportive words, rather than by barking military-style orders or threatening to replace water bottles with steaming teapots.
Inside The Transform Fitness and Training, a strip of artificial turf runs a six-legged metal frame, hung with punching bags, suspensions harnesses, and ropes. Around this construction stand racks of free weights, medicine balls, and kettlebells. It's the equipment of a gym where the specialty is not specializing. The trainers offer a variety of classes using their brand new space, from pure bodywork such as yoga and Pilates to advanced, equipment-heavy circuit training in boot and glute camps.