What began in 1975 as one inner-city gym in Highland Park, Michigan, has since evolved into a global health-club organization with locations in 17 different countries. Powerhouse Gym equips weightlifters and cardio bunnies alike with all they’ll ever need to keep—or create—a tight and toned physique. The gym offers equipment outfitted with personal TVs as well as a cast of certified and knowledgeable personal trainers. Depending on location, members will also have access to group fitness classes, such as yoga, Zumba, and Les Mills BodyPump, as well as 24-7 turnkey access to the facility.
Jennifer Paczas doesn?t champion one style of exercise over the other. Far from it?the personal trainer is certified to teach a potpourri of techniques, from kickboxing to yoga. Alongside her fellow instructors at the award-winning Shake, Shimmy, Sweat Group Fitness, Inc, Jennifer helps lead a total of 24 group classes. The studio?s Zumba Sentao sessions partner participants with chairs for core-strengthening dance workouts. During one-hour INSANITY classes, combinations of aerobic and strength-training exercises help burn up to 1,000 calories, roughly the amount consumed by eating the standard American meal of donut hoagies. Besides classes seven days a week, the Shake, Shimmy, Sweat team is also available for one-on-one training.
Fitness Rx's team of instructors deploys to dozens of locations throughout southeastern Michigan to lead a staggering array of fitness classes. Whether they're guiding groups through kickboxing's strikes, yoga poses, or Pilates’ core-strengthening moves, they draw on their diverse backgrounds, years of experience, and enthusiasm. Additionally, trainers meet for one-on-one or semi-private sessions, and supplement workouts with nutrition support to help clients achieve varied goals, from building strength to fitting back inside their high-school-graduation cap.
The fitness instructors at Xtreme Advantage Personal Training & More help clients reach personal fitness goals, whether simply staying in shape or competing in bodybuilding contests. Personal-training sessions and group fitness classes take advantage of the facility's bounty of equipment, including free weights, leg presses, and treadmills.
From fuchsia-colored walls peppered with inspirational quotes to a staff of motivating instructors, studioFiT curates a high-energy yet encouraging atmosphere for fitness workshops and classes. The studio’s seven-day curriculum blends cardio, toning, and mind-body classes in order to cater to each student’s individual fitness goals, whether they seek improved pliability and balance, or the ability to beat a mongoose in a Zumba dance-off. By keeping class sizes small, studioFiT ensures personalized attention for each student. Firm believers that good exercise health should be shared, the gym also boasts a member-referral program that rewards clients who bring in friends by gifting them a raffle ticket for a chance to win prizes such as class discounts or fitness apparel.
Powerhouse Gym's 18,000-square foot interior is a fitness haven filled with free weights, cardio machines, and full boxing and training studios. A haven for health gurus, the gym's doors open at 5 a.m. every Monday morning and never close until 10 p.m. on Friday. Full weeks of 24-hour fitness opportunities lets a staff of personal trainers readily help new members navigate the space. Once inside, they establish routines on the equipment or showing how best to utilize the new functional training studio to achieve fitness goals or sneak away from work to nap. Alternatively, instructors welcome students into group fitness classes to shake away calories during Zumba or pummel punching bags to build strength and endurance. The space also features a classic running track, locker room facilities, and a Kid Zone babysitting service five days a week. Their newest addition is a brand new fully functional training studio set up with equipment for a variety of activities, including tire flipping, rope climbing, kettle bells, and box jumps.