The quaint shops and eateries of Geneva’s downtown district lie just beyond the wall-to-wall windows of Anytime Fitness’s 24-hour facility, creating a scenic backdrop to individual workout regimens and group classes. After tussling with free weights or accelerating heartbeats on Precor cardio machines equipped with their own built-in TVs, members can pop into a group class, such as cycling, boot camp, or cardio kickboxing, led by seasoned staffers with backgrounds in fitness and nutrition. They can also take advantage of one-on-one advice and motivation with personal-training sessions. When not in the presence of trainers, patrons can still access meal plans, track their workouts, and share success stories with friends in the online Anytime Health platform or in members-only tree forts. Patrons working to rehabilitate injuries can also take advantage of onsite massage and chiropractic treatments.
Perched along the banks of the Fox River in downtown Geneva, Fox River Pilates Center accedes to the picturesque views that flow freely into its state-of-the-art studio. There, Instructors at the FRPC lead students through mat, equipment, and private Pilates sessions, infusing their deep understanding of Pilates' philosophies into every gathering. The fun, yet meaningful aura that the instructors have created complements the studio's earthy décor, which the pair considers another element on the road to inner peace.
Between constant pants and grunts, it can be tough to belt a few song lyrics. But at S&L Tri-Cycle Fit Studio, students strive to do just, spinning feverishly while singing into handheld microphones during karaoke cycling class. The musical motif carries over to the studio's other cycling classes, such as pedal parties, whose colored lights, thumping beats, and disco ball recreate the experience of a nightclub without the mean bouncer drawing mustaches on everyone's IDs.
All these unique class concepts sprout from the mind of owner Leslie Grosshauser, who's worked in the fitness industry for more than 25 years. In S&L, Leslie cultivates a place to get fit, have fun, and fulfill a competitive edge while experiencing plenty of variety—a key component to keeping routines fresh.
The Geneva Park District encompasses 50 parks and 3,000 annual programs over its 700 acres. Stone Creek, a river-themed mini-golf course with a windmill, water wheel, creek with real running water, and a wishing well offer playful variations on the sport of kings, and is great for groups, parties, or picnics.