MyGym Children's Fitness Center, which currently has more than 200 international locations, began more than 30 years ago as a structured place for children to safely play, acquire new skills, and romp off a sugar buzz. All classes are organized according to age level?starting as young as 6 months and skewing up to 3 years and 3 months?and designed to incorporate the latest physiological and psychological research. Tiny Tykes gets babies moving with help from their parents, Mighty Mites teaches toddlers self-reliance and beginning sports skills, and Champions?a class for kids aged 6 to 9?emphasizes the importance of using teamwork to master more complex sports skills and achieve group goals such as building a human pyramid to reach the cookie jar. MyGym's energetic instructors are experts at using music, dance, and gymnastics to build youngsters' strength and self-esteem while stimulating their giggle-plexes. The noncompetitive environment fosters creativity and hands-on activities boost children's learning retention and fun quotient.
After beginning his career as a professional soccer player, Richard Lopez spent time as a fitness model before settling into life as a personal trainer. Holding a degree in kinesiology, Sandy Lopez put her education to use while winning the title of Miss California, competing for the title of Miss Galaxy, and recommending workouts on Good Morning America. The two now combine forces at Club Fitness Addiction, where they help clients and members sculpt new physiques through a robust selection of classes and services.
Within their 8,000 sq. ft. facility, classes ranging from ballet barre and Pilates to spinning sessions help exercisers immolate calories in a supportive group setting. Members don’t have to wait for class times to hit the gym, instead making use of the ample exercise equipment whenever it suits their schedule. The gym is also equipped with a hair salon, day spa, massage therapist, and free wi-fi, making it a one-stop shop for physical needs such as downloading a new skill into one’s brain.
Fitness expert Christina Lucy founded Code Pink Boot Camp and has since expanded her fitness program into numerous locations throughout the western United States. Each of the trainers working for Code Pink claims extensive training and accredited certifications in the industry, and must undergo a strict audition to demonstrate their fitness prowess and knowledge of how many annual budgets each U.S. president could bench-press. With a schedule that includes several sessions throughout the weekday, the classes accommodate clients with varying schedules. During each session, instructors guide participants through high-intensity exercises that aim to incinerate fat, tone torsos, and improve overall well-being. The program caters to women of all ages and fitness levels and stresses safety, fun, and perseverance.
The personal trainers at Evolve Gym spend less time roaming a huge gym facility and more time helping members achieve their fitness goals. That's because Evolve isn't a sprawling treadmill bank, but instead a private personal-training gym where trainers work one-on-one with members. Though modern exercise machines and free weights fill each room, the trainers, not the equipment, direct every workout session while following each member's custom workout plan. To help members reach their health and physical goals, staff nutrition counselors concoct personalized meal plans, fitness instructors lead group yoga and cardio classes, and airbrush-tan artists bestow bods with beach glows that mimic the results of hours spent laying on a beach or several minutes spent bear-hugging the sun.
Owned by five-time UFC heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz, Punishment Training Center puts poor habits in a chokehold with a full slate of MMA-inspired fitness classes for men, women, and children. Inside the fully equipped strength and conditioning facility, students work up a sweat on cardio machines or in a functional fitness area complete with kettlebells, plyometric boxes, and a colorful PA announcer. Unlike standard gyms, PTC also features a 1,500-square-foot grappling mat and a cage where students can train like their favorite MMA fighters.