Constantly varied, functional movements performed at a high intensity: it's a quick way to sum up CrossFit, but that doesn't say it all. Exercises directly relate to everyday tasks and are scaled to each individual's fitness level. At NewCov Crossfit, newbies and experts alike are welcome. A typical workout includes cardio activities such as running or jumping rope, along with weightlifting, gymnastics, and body-weight movements such as pushups and squats. A group setting serves to motivate participants, and yoga and kids' classes are also available.
Patrick Hitches is a lot of things: a nutrition coach, a personal trainer, an adventure addict, and the owner of Foundation Fitness. But above all, he's a motivator. Patrick has an infectious love for living life the right way, which he shares with his clients during group fitness classes that burn calories and build muscle. He'll never ask anyone to do what he hasn't done already; as he says himself, "I live what I preach."
All 10,500 square feet of HER Total Fitness are dedicated to the same goal: helping women pursue their fitness goals in a modern, supportive, judgment-free environment. The facility features an entire area stocked with LifeFitness strength-training equipment in addition to a separate section with Precor ellipticals, treadmills, and other cardio machines. With a bit of assistance from the staff, women can use this equipment to stay in shape.
Although members can develop and follow their own workout regimens, HER Total Fitness offers professional guidance in the form of personal training and group classes. The trainers can work closely with each individual, providing valuable insight and encouragement while keeping personal goals in mind. Throughout the week, instructors also lead group classes. Dance-inspired Zumba sessions get pulses racing, Vinyasa yoga hones mental and physical balance, and boot camps combine calisthenics and interval training to create high-intensity workouts that help build strength and stamina.
Aside from all of the workout opportunities, HER Total Fitness also caters to its members' needs by providing various amenities. Tanning beds ensure that the skin can retain its sun-bronzed hue all year long. The onsite massage therapist specializes as a medical massage practitioner, using specific modalities to address stress and tension found deep within the soft tissues. The facility even offers free childcare services in a safe, supervised environment complete with age-appropriate games and toys.
The gym can be an intimidating place for unexperienced exercisers, which is why Better Bodies introduced its Healthy Start training program. During the initial session, the staff uses a computer program called the Virtual Fitness Planner to reveal basic biometrics and calculate the likelihood of health risks such as type-2 diabetes. Once you're informed, you can take action by signing up for a personal-training session, attending a group-fitness class, or lifting on the fitness floor's Hammer Strength machines. For busy parents or particularly ripped nannies, Better Bodies also provides complimentary childcare services for members.
In addition to being a trainer, Steven Hartman considers himself a professional motivator. His knack for instilling confidence and determination in others led him to create Dedicated Motivated, where he and his fellow instructors help guests pursue a fitter lifestyle. The facility offers an open gym, weight room, group classes, and personal training, allowing guests to pursue almost any fitness goal. If you'd rather not pummel a punching bag on your own, you might take a boxing class. Or if you're more of a dancer, drop by one of the Zumba sessions. The schedule also includes Dedicated Motivated's signature class, which draws its circuit workouts from both military-style boot camp and mixed martial arts.
Fitworks is home to a dedicated cadre of certified muscle architects who guide eager physiques through intense, small group workouts. Peruse the schedule before sampling a tension-undoing yoga class or a weekend-morning muscle-pump session, ideal for prepping for an underwater bench-press that will determine the office's next round of promotions. One-hour Zumba classes harness the rhythmic power of merengue, conga, belly dancing, and more to kill calories while resuscitating sleepy toes. After classes, students can freshen up or flex unused singing muscles in Fitworks' shower facilities.