At Ultimate Fit Zone, owner Eddie Albert lead groups of exercisers through challenging fitness classes such as zone 360 boot camps tailored to all ages and levels of fitness. The studio also hosts plyoga courses that combine plyometrics and yoga, as well as HEAT sessions that focus on high-intensity intervals of weights and cardio.
The trainers at Gravity Training Zone identify as fat-loss specialists, using an evolving training formula that combines progressive overload, interval training, metabolic conditioning, and peripheral heart action. They infuse this formula into their group fitness sessions, which cover subjects such as metabolic conditioning, interval training, and cardio boxing. They also specialize in training for young athletes, empowering them with exercises that boost power, function, agility, and balance for athletic performance. For an even more personal approach, they conduct semiprivate training and in-home personal training.
The family-owned gym has rows of stationary bikes, ellipticals, and weight machines, but CIRIUS Fitness also makes room for the Cross Training Zone. This space, which extends into the parking lot during warmer months, looks nothing like a standard gym. Tires, battling ropes, medicine balls, punching bags—they all play a part in the high-intensity workout. Instead of repetitive pounding on the treadmill or lifts at a weight machine, cross-training constantly switches up fitness routines with the swing of a sledgehammer or thrust of a kettlebell, which keeps both muscles and minds engaged. For other dynamic workouts, guests can try one of the gym's other fitness classes, such as Zumba, yoga, or mixed martial arts.
The Kaiser Fit Club's staff doesn't have time to work out complicated contracts or membership schemes—they're too busy helping their clients get fit through dynamic, effective exercise classes. The team welcomes patrons of all fitness levels to its TRX suspension-training classes, in which students battle their body weights while dangling from resistance bands. Along the way, instructors mastermind modifications to match newcomers' abilities or target participants' personal goals. The fitness gurus complement their TRX-only sessions with fusion classes, which incorporate core-strengthening moves from Pilates or ballet-inspired barre-fitness exercises.
Helmed by women who share a passion for encouraging others to improve their daily lives, Gaia Fit draws its strength from personal training, nutrition counseling, and fitness classes. Through these efforts, the owners emphasize the importance of building a sense of support and camaraderie that they call Sisters in Sweat—bonding through pushing your own body to its limits while motivating others to work harder. Classes cater to myriad needs and abilities, and nutrition counseling spurs patrons toward weight loss and energy gain with plans tailored to their lifestyles, working to eliminate detrimental habits.
Equipment: Hudson Steel Co., Rogue, Concept 2, Star Trac, functional training equipment
Students should bring: Sneakers and comfortable workout clothing
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Have your goals and any restrictions in mind as we design a custom program for you.