Jungle Club is about more than sweating like you’re in the middle of a tropical jungle. It combines physical activity and fun into one sports complex. Spend a day in the sun with a game of tennis followed by an afternoon swimming laps in the 25-meter pool. Indoors, a full gym includes resistance training, cardio equipment, and a gravity studio, which strengthens bodies using the force of their own weight. And for those who do like to sweat, Jungle Club offers a large selection of weekly fitness classes, such as Zumba, yoga, tai chi, and spinning. Jungle Club also goes the extra mile with a wellness center, which offers physical therapy, massage therapy, facials, and personal training.
In Renato Tavares's storied career, which spans more than three decades if you count the 90s, he's won more than 200 grappling and Brazilian jiujitsu championships around the world. With all this experience tucked under his black belt, Renato decided to open up American Top Team. In this spacious 6,000-square-foot facility, he joins forces with a staff of four other black belts to teach students the discipline and artistry of mixed martial arts. Each week they churn through more than 30 classes targeted to men, women, and kids of all skill levels. These classes focus on the aforementioned Brazilian jiujitsu and grappling, as well as self-defense, kickboxing, and combat striking.
The women inside the FEMforce boxing ring might throw hundreds of punches, but they aren't fighting each other. They're too busy sweating through kickboxing routines side by side, which is the same way they perform push-ups, box jumps, and kettlebell lifts. Their collective determination fuels the female-only boot-camp session, even though they might all be pursuing different goals. Some hope to lose weight, whereas others want to tone their arms, or develop flat, hard abs without having to ingest a hardcover dictionary.
The path to these achievements begins with a private physical assessment. During this time, one of coach Lucas's fitness consultants meets with each camper to determine what particular challenges she'll face and what results she desires. Students then tackle the fitness regimen at their own pace, modifying it as they go if need be.
The certified instructors of Miss Fits Fitness Studio, Inc. are indeed misfits in the gym industry, as they steer clear of exercise machinery. Instead, they rely on dynamic, female-centric workouts to condition muscles and burn calories. Their curriculum covers Mommy and Me, Zumba, yoga, Pilates/boxing, and dance—including choreography from current music videos. And although the studio rejects machines, it employs a variety of specialized equipment. Kangoo jump boots, for example, enable students to leap and bounce during low-impact cardio routines, and dance poles provide the support for sultry moves that also tone the body.
At Samson Strength and Conditioning, a plethora of instructors and trainers leads a variety of fitness and training classes. The weekly schedule includes a large selection of boot-camp sessions, Zumba classes, and athletic training alongside powerlifting training and youth strength training and conditioning. One-hour group training classes emphasize personal attention with small class sizes of up to 20 people, and personal-training sessions are also available.
Master Gym’s training facility houses circuit weight stations, elliptical machines, and other high-quality cardio equipment. Members can work up a sweat following their own routine, or they can join in on one of the regularly scheduled classes. Zumba classes burn calories with fun dance routines set to Latin-inspired music, and cardio-kickboxing sessions help tone muscles using a series of jabs, hooks, and other boxing moves. Master Gym also offers boot-camp sessions, which mix a variety of exercises to build strength and endurance.