Quantum Fitness may span 40,000 square feet, but there's barely an inch to spare. That's because 100 cardio machines—each equipped with a TV—occupy a good portion of it. And then there are the areas dedicated to group fitness classes such as yoga and spinning. Plus, set-apart rooms hold the nursery and childcare spaces, steam room and sauna, and executive locker rooms with massage chairs and pool tables.
The Ultimate Ride whips its clients into muscle-rippling and heart-fortifying shape with an eclectic schedule of exhilarating group fitness classes. Cyclo-philes can tone their calves in traditional spin classes as well as virtual rides classes, which feature cinematic projections of open roads winding through exotic locations such as Hawaii, Italy, and the Rockies, where wild bicycles still roam free. The Spin Flex class comprises a hybrid of cycling and full-body workout activities, and the Zumba dance-fitness class energizes and conditions clients for upcoming macarena marathons. Aspiring crew paddlers and rowboat chauffeurs can beef up with Indo-Row classes, which provide an extensive workout using indoor rowing machines. The Ultimate Ride clients need only bring a towel, a bottle of water, and—if necessary for motivation—a book filled with inspirational limericks.
Owned and operated by a family for families, Belle and Beau Fitness has something for everyone in the brood. Their private facility hosts more than 10 small-group classes for grown-ups, which range from yoga to African dance. Meanwhile, youngsters can cultivate healthy habits in fun fitness and dance classes designed just for them, such as Zumbatomics or kiddie boot camp.
In Village Fitness's 14,000-square-foot space, trainers whip clients into shape with group classes and personal-training sessions. The classes focus on fitness modalities ranging from BarreAmped to spinning to Tai Chi. The team's personal-training sessions, meanwhile, help clients achieve their fitness goals, whether they're focused on improving their sports performance or slimming down. The gym's saltwater pool, meanwhile, plays host to swimmers' practice laps, and the onsite caf? sates appetites with smoothies, protein bars, and other healthy staples.
Located near Lexington Medical Center, the locally- and veteran-owned and operated Dynamic Health & Fitness helps their members reach their fitness goals. In the midst of cutting-edge facilities, the gym boasts amenities that include equipment for cardio- and strength-training, free weights, locker rooms with private changing areas, a pro-shop, and an outdoor training area starting in spring of 2015. For members who work better in packs, their group fitness schedule boasts over 50 classes that including Les Mills BodyPump, Zumba, and cycle fitness. In addition to perks that include free child care and multi-club access, each membership comes with a complimentary personal training session and fitness assessment.
The minds behind Doms Fitness want to get one thing straight: this is not a gym. Rather, the expansive indoor facility is home to a group-fitness and personal-training studio. Here, instructors lead pupils through non-intimidating sessions, where a small class size allows them to focus on form and technique. Weight benches, plyo machines and boxes, jump ropes, tires, kettlebells, and stability balls fuel the workouts, designed to cater to each client's individual needs and goals. On occasion, weight-loss and health challenges take clients outdoors where they take in the fresh air and push their bodies to new limits. And once the workout is over, the talented trainers turn their sights toward nutrition, counseling on dietary choices and introducing students to the principles of intuitive eating.