Equipment: Life Fitness, Hammer Strength, Precor, Troy Weights
Students should bring: Bottle of water, towel, yoga mat, gloves, etc.
Average class length: 30–60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Ricky Moore, the owner of American Fitness Center and a former member of the Royal Air Force in England, believes that everyone has the potential to be in great shape, but doesn't necessarily know where to start. The former competitive body builder often sees people making the mistakes of "improper technique, lack of discipline, shying away from strength training, and only focusing on cardio equipment."
Thus, he and his staff of trainers are onsite from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the 24/7 facility to help clients of all fitness levels figure out exactly what they need to do to lose weight and sculpt muscles, to see them through any frustrating times. In addition to showing gym members how to get the most from the center's equipment and giving them nutrition tips, they run personal-training sessions, boot-camp classes, circuit-training sessions, and specialized workouts for abs, glutes, expectant mothers, or future brides.
The course designers behind the Mud Crusade know how to handle a physical challenge. Mark Chmura, a former Green Bay Packer; Chris Watts, a former US Marine Corps reconnaissance officer; Matt Peters, a former Los Angeles police officer and sniper; and John Thomas, a middle-aged dad and carpentry extraordinaire, devised the 5K course to test participants’ mettle by bombarding them with 18 obstacles, including barbed-wire crawls, climbing walls, and mud pits. Like Poseidon during a pillow fight, athletes tackle the course in waves, competing for bragging rights before heading to a rollicking after party drenched in mud, sweat, and good spirits. A portion of the race’s proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society and the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, which supports wounded troops and their families.
Spread across CrossFit Maximum Capacity’s open studio space, a collection of weight-training, cardio, and plyometric equipment stand ready for use during the ever-changing exercises that make up a CrossFit class. Daily classes feature a Workout of the Day (WOD), which could include anything from handstand lunges to kettlebell swings, designed to work a wide range of muscle groups.
Sharika Murrell, the workout diva behind Workout Diva Fitness, draws on her experience as a US Navy veteran and fitness leader and instructor at her gym. Murrell and her staff of personal trainers build healthy exercise and nutrition programs for their clients, including Zumba, boot-camp, and circuit-training workouts.
Trainers leading the rigorous ZooFit Fitness workout accelerate students' pulses and help groups get fit. ZooFit's signature workout may sound daunting, but it's over in 20 minutes. Designed to fit into packed schedules, the unique boot camp helps even the busiest exercisers get moving.
The dance instructors at Let's Move Fitness, LLC encourage healthfulness with a wide range of calorie-burning dance classes. Visitors can choose from styles such as belly-dancing, hip-hop dancing, Zumba fitness, and modern dance.