In 1976, educator, musician, and kinesiologist Robin Wes longed for a children's gym that prioritized personal growth over competition. Unveiled at a time when physical-education classes pushed students to focus almost exclusively on winning, Robin's program was swiftly adopted and is now used in more than 300 Little Gyms worldwide. Robin still pens original music to accompany lessons, which engage whippersnappers aged 4 months to 12 years with gymnastics, dance, karate, and parent and child activities.
Each of The Little Gym's classes introduces simple movements that sharpen motor skills and set brains whirring, allowing kids to progress at their own pace until they can finally build a computer out of macaroni and glitter. Staff members strive to build a base for lifelong social skills and self-assurance with each exercise, including activities rooted purely in fun, such as summer camps or birthday parties, which helped The Little Gym to earn title of #1 Birthday Chain in Parents Magazine.
Inside the massive, well-outfitted Sportsplex, Fit Club Fairfield's team of personal trainers and fighting coaches teaches martial arts as both a method of self-defense and vigorous exercise. They train aspiring fighters in boxing, jujitsu, and muay thai, arming them with a suite of takedowns, punches, and kicks used in professional bouts. In sessions geared toward fitness, the team pits students against punching bags and focus pads as they battle off calories in pursuit of slimmer physiques, making participants more confident to don swimsuits or show their pillows who’s the boss.
Connecticut's Premier Health and Fitness Center. Maintain or improve your health and fitness at the Southport Racquet Club. We offer state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, including the chance to learn squash from our highly talented pros. If you are looking for more than just a gym, you have come to the right place.
Owned and operated by women, SpaLady provides New Jersey dames with a nurturing, non-competitive environment to shed pounds and sculpt curves. Social butterflies can choose from more than one-hundred group fitness classes that are offered weekly and include spin, kick boxing, belly dance, Pilates, and yoga. Free weights, cardio, and strength-training equipment offer lone she-wolves the opportunity to tone hind legs. After workouts, head to the sauna for some toxin-releasing relaxation, while kiddies enjoy the free childcare that comes standard with all memberships.
The Edge's Revolution program is an eight-week body-change contest that fuses nutritional guidance, personal training, and weekly group exercise sessions. Trainers document your metamorphosis with before-and-after measurements and photos, and by meticulously chiseling fitness goals into stone. Start sculpting with one personal-training and Pilates session, then sweat in weekly group workouts that prevent plateaus by pushing boundaries like a gerrymandering student council president. An included nutrition guide with DVD joins body sculptors on fitness sojourns with eating tips to supplement gym work. Revolutionaries also get access to a community that spans from the gym to an online group, providing a resource for advice, support, and camaraderie.
Equipment: Rogue, Again Faster, concept 2, Cross cuisines, FitAid
Students should bring: Water bottle, towel, proper footwear
Registration required: Yes
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Come with an open mind, ready to work hard and have fun
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
At Crossfit KMK, our supportive community of coaches and athletes helps keep you on target and ready to show up to all your classes
What is the biggest mistake you see people make when trying to get fit on their own?
One of the biggest would have to be lack of intensity followed by lack of knowledge on how to develop a proper program.
Do you run your gym according to a particular exercise philosophy?
Hard work pays off. We want everyone to come in, give 100%, and have fun. The program can be scientifically sound and perfect, but at the end of the day people need not only to be challenged but also have fun.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We are all about making you a healthier fitter person. We are not a corporation looking at the bottom line. That is a result of what you do. Why we do it is for the love of seeing people succeed. Make you fitter so that you can better do whatever it is that you truly enjoy doing. Hiking, swimming, tennis, etc.