Anytime Fitness, which boasts 1,689 clubs in North America, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fitness seekers challenge themselves on cardio and Hammer Strength machines and hoist Iron Grip free weights in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they’re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness’s staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms or hop into one of the tanning booths available 24 hours a day.
"Stop wishing & start doing," reads an inspirational quote emblazoned on a wall at Three Rivers Fitness. That phrase is both a mantra and a mission statement at the gym, where every workout benefits from professional guidance and encouragement. Adults of all ages and levels of fitness are welcome, and they're shown the ropes by a team of instructors.
If you're looking for a more community-oriented workout, try out any of the gym's 40 group classes. Held in private studios with hardwood floors, the classes include Spin, Zumba, yoga, and other workouts designed to tone muscle and burn calories in different ways. One of the most popular options is the Pilates program. Pilates classes are held in a separate studio and revolve around core-strengthening exercises performed on mats, reformers, and bucking broncos.
Koru Fitness, which specializes in Les Mills's suite of classes, calls its approach to fitness "exertainment." They cultivate an energetic, nightclub?style atmosphere with disco, laser, and candle lighting, depending on the mood of the class. Instructors keep the mood light with friendly encouragement and the occasional bit of bawdy humor. And they even hold prize giveaways at the quarterly launch events, in which Les Mills unveils its new releases.
On any given day?whether the gym is being used for BodyCOMBAT's martial arts?inspired cardio, BodyATTACK's agility and body weight strength training, Sh'Bam's dance cardio, or BodyFLOW's calmer blend of yoga, tai chi, and Pilates?you're likely to find a diverse group of people at Koru. Every movement can be adapted to suit newcomers, and the instructors demonstrate all the difficulty levels. (To level up, you can also attend their occasional technique classes.) And a living-room area where kids ages 4 and older can watch movies, read, color, or play means that the studio is especially welcoming to parents.
InFit hones bodies of any level of fitness with energetic group classes and comfort-inducing gym amenities. The dedicated trainers shepherd students into good health with group classes in heart-pounding exercises such as Zumba, Jazzercise, yoga, or kettlebells, melting down excess calories into muscle-toning energy bricks and metabolizing group camaraderie into friendship. The gym bristles with equipment for transforming bodies into paragons of fitness, including a full-scale rock wall. After being sculpted and shaped with high-energy classes and workouts, bodies can undergo the final step of transformations into statuesque forms with a bronzing in the gym's tanning facilities.
Stephen McCarthy wanted to be a professional golfer. Inspired by Tiger Woods's rigorous training, he hit the gym to work traditional athletic strength building into his regimen. Only, when he got there, he didn't know quite what to do. Even his trainers were at a loss to help him achieve his desired results. Nobody seemed to know how to coax out an individual's talent. Slowly, Stephen's interest transitioned from golfing to creating the ideal performance-development program. Thus, The McCarthy Project was born. Today, Stephen and company help athletes and exercisers of all stripes reach their goals, whether building team unity for a school sports team or improving performance for an individual.
At InFIT, more than 40 experienced fitness instructors lead energetic group classes and provide personal training in private workout sessions. 90 group classes include Tabata workouts, high-intensity interval training, spin, Pilates, and YogaFlow classes, which use a fluid sequence of poses to improve clients? flexibility and help negotiate laser alarm beams during the big diamond heist. The gym encourages exercise at any time of day with four class studios, 24-hour access, and fitness-focused childcare and camps.