HealthWorks Fitness for Women is a 24-hour gym founded on the belief that women who have access to an unintimidating, body-positive, safe workout space are more inclined to meet and maintain their fitness goals. This newly built, 14,000 square foot gym has everything its clients need to burn calories and build lean muscle, including a dedicated weight-lifting area and cardio- and strength-training machines, and all new members receive a complimentary equipment orientation to help them become acquainted with the machines, which are specifically designed for female gym-goers. Group fitness classes such as Zumba, kickboxing, and aerobics are also included with membership, and personal training is available for a fee for clients in search of more tailored workouts.
To help women achieve their fitness goals, the certified personal trainers at Get In Shape for Women focus on four areas: weight training, cardio training, nutrition, and accountability. In small group sessions, trainers modify exercises to suit up to four ladies' fitness levels, beginning by calibrating 30 minutes of strength-training drills—such as free weights, lunges, and squats—to each student's abilities. Then comes 25 minutes of cardio: the trainers might start novice exercisers with a walk on the treadmill or light elliptical training, and challenge more advanced exercisers to high-intensity interval-training sessions for enhanced results.
The trainers supplement the group workouts with nutritional planning centered around the concept of eating six small, balanced meals six days a week. They set aside the seventh day for a bit of indulgence, be it eating a favorite sweet or lusting openly after bacon. To track ladies' progress toward reaching their goals, the trainers measure their weight and body-fat percentage every two weeks.
The yogis at Clear Light Yoga & Enrichment Center believe strong bodies work even better with a calm, curious mind at the helm. To that end, they teach a weekly array of classes designed to present a variety of athletic and mental challenges, whether helping students achieve internal calm in a gentle yoga session or work up a sweat with power yoga. When not bending bodies, they host other kinds of enrichment classes, ranging from grammar and writing lessons to training with modern technological devices such as iPads. Private life coaching is also available to provide emotional support and objective guidance on when you should work with a problem, let go of a problem, or sculpt your problem out of clay and fire it to a satisfying crisp.
The staff at Sculpt U slenderizes physiques and lifts faces with noninvasive microcurrent treatments. Electrical pulses tighten the skin like a hair dryer tightens cellophane pants, lifting droopy areas without the need for plastic surgery or injections. The clinic's SX-101 microcurrent machine is designed to tone bellies, buttocks, and thighs, and the SX-3500 rejuvenates jowls, crow's feet, and turkey necks.
The inspiring trainers with MetaBody lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Fun sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment ideal for both beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use your instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Since the pass sets a five-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimen by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.
Though certified trainer Jon Drees wants his clients to lose weight and gain confidence, he also wants them to build strength they can use in everyday life. That's why he equips his gym with functional training equipment. Suspension training harnesses put bodies in charge of their own gravity, and an open area of turf lets athletes simulate games of pretend mowing-the-lawn. Boot camps and personal-training sessions also call upon kettlebells and ropes to round out complete workouts, which can be customized to meet the specific needs and goals of each individual.