Snap Fitness, bustling with cardio and strength-training gear, throws open the doors to its facilities 24/7. Before exercisers put sneakers to treadmills or lift their first weights, staff meet with them to talk about their fitness goals before suggesting personalized fitness plans based on clients' strength, cardio condition, and bionic-limb manufacturers. The gym keeps members motivated with regular check-in calls and demystifies healthful eating with custom online meal plans designed by nutritionists. Staff also forestall exercise-routine boredom by working individually with clients on a routine basis.
Silverado Point Spa and Salons owes its every open hour to owner Connie Kotlowski and a team of smiling stylists, cosmetologists, aestheticians, and massage therapists. An authorized Bare Escentuals dealer, the spa tends to patrons' frames with nourishing body wraps and beautifies façades with mineral makeup. Five styles of massage erase tension from torsos and uneasy mannequins as soft lighting illuminates muted walls and understated yet elegant décor, enhancing the air of tranquility and restfulness. Joining the salon and spa are a tanning parlor with both traditional and spray-tanning options, and a coffee house featuring specialty drinks, sandwiches, a drive-thru and free WiFi.
Anytime Fitness, which boasts more than 1,800 clubs in North America, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fitness seekers challenge themselves on cardio and Hammer Strength machines and hoist Iron Grip free weights in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they’re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness’s staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms or hop into one of the tanning booths available 24 hours a day.
Grandmaster Dennis Tosten founded the first Amerikick in 1967 and has since taught several champion fighters, police officers, and everyday students karate and self-defense. Today, the lauded chain teaches fitness classes inspired by martial arts, including cardio kickboxing in six states. Each location upholds a curriculum that blends Chinese and Japanese martial-arts styles—including kenpo and tae kwon do—with modern self-defense strategies, further updating traditional practices by eschewing uniforms and belts for casual workout gear. Having attained certification in teaching kickboxing from the National Association of Professional Martial Artists, Amerikick's seasoned instructors also each possess black belts in karate, a rank as difficult to attain as the snake charmer's belt of live cobras.
Many in the fitness industry have tried to simplify the act of exercising, but few have narrowed down the steps as effectively as eStrength and Fitness. The website, which is managed by Doctor of Chiropractic Joe Arreola and his staff of fitness instructors, nutritionists, and therapists, only requires exercisers to have Internet access. Once they do, they are free to browse the site's daily 30-minute bodyweight workouts and health-boosting nutrition tips.