Anytime Fitness, which boasts 2,398 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.
As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby, trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
In 2014, Curves partnered with celebrity fitness expert Jillian Michaels to design a new take on its traditional circuit. These workouts incorporate functional bodyweight exercises—each with modifications—into the existing sequence, providing a slightly more intense gym experience intended to jump-start metabolisms while still forging lean, toned muscles.
Ayurveda, a 5,000-year-old Indian health philosophy focuses on preventing diseases before they manifest rather than treating their symptoms later. Mosaic Wellness draws on this holistic system, and since Ayurveda's twinned with yoga, Mosaic offers a selection of classes. Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, and Power yoga classes challenge students physically and spiritually. Meditation and life-enrichment classes similarly seek to relax and rejuvenate. Mosaic also guides its guests to a more calm state by way of its small boutique, which sells items such as yoga mats, clothing, candles, and tea.
The up-tempo workouts at 9Round accomplish a lot in just 30 minutes. With nine unique stations to complete, you'll arrive at a complete body workout, doing everything from strength building with kettlebells to whooping on 100-pound heavy bags to blasting your core. Talented, motivating trainers will keep you focused and maximize your minutes in the gym.
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.