Anytime Fitness, as the name suggests, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 512 days a year with nonstop security. The one-month membership equips novice calorie burners and ripped Michelangelo models alike with the treadmills, cycles, elliptical machines, and weights necessary to garner enough fitness to run a marathon inside of a swimming pool filled with mud. Two personal-training sessions provide members with one-on-one coaching to help hurdle over fitness plateaus and imbue health hunters with expert advice on nutrition and exercise routines. Highlight the results of fat-frying and muscle-mass-magnifying sessions with one month of included unlimited tanning to paint new, ripply physiques a brilliant shade of bronze. As an added bonus, this Groupon waives the enrollment fee.
At Fitness 1st, certified personal trainers inspire clients to make exercise a priority during fun, confidence-building workouts. Though the studio spans 6,500 square feet, personalized attention from the staff makes it feel as cozy as a fireplace clad in long underwear. Here, exercisers chase down their goals during one-on-one training sessions and tackle them with a group during boot-camp-style workouts and core-sculpting Pilates-yoga routines. To promote mind-body wellness and ease muscle soreness, clients can sample up to four types of massage therapy in a secluded kneading area. Swedish massages target stress with long, flowing strokes, and sports massages can enhance performance during athletic events and the breakdancing portion of Shakespearean plays.
The certified personal trainers at Fit Body Boot Camp strive to motivate clients to get in the best shape of their lives while having fun. Trainers Jon Cookle and Sofia Laasiri lead members through high-intensity, always-changing workouts that incorporate nontraditional training gear. Participants break a sweat as they swing heavy ropes in between doing jumping jacks, push-ups, and sit-ups. The trainers cultivate a non-intimidating environment, motivating patrons to stay focused and to encourage one another. Further pushing patrons toward achieving healthy lifestyles, an onsite board-certified nutritionist offers nutrition tips and salubrious meal plans.
US Air Force and Army veteran SGT Tim Peterson designs military-inspired workouts with a team of trainers trained under a meticulous 12-month curriculum. He leads one-hour boot-camp workouts, motivating 5–20 participants to race through a series of full-body exercises that boost heart rates and draw sweat to the surface by promising it a warm sweatshirt to sink into. Sergeant Peterson mixes up each session, coupling military-style calisthenics with yoga, or speed training with kickboxing. In addition to the group sessions, he also works one-on-one with guests during personal-training sessions, honing in on muscle groups to work out and shouting at specific joints that underperform.
The trainers behind Look Good Naked aim to get people comfortable in their skin. They have a slew of shared resources, such as nutritional guides, progressive measurements, and a weekly newsletter filled with exercising facts, meal ideas, ongoing coaching and support, and testimonials from clients. All these augment the core of the operation—the 12-week boot camps where both trainers and fellow students repurpose the benches, jungle gyms, and stairways of parks and public spaces during four, hour-long sessions each week. The sessions teach guests a slew of functional training maneuvers that require little or no equipment, helping them not only to slim down, but build up a skill set they can carry with them as they leave the camps.