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.
It's a place where Paralympian athletes train, where students apply the lessons of an all-American track star, where group classes range from strengthening yoga to boxing-infused Pilates, where all of the classes can be followed up with soothing massage therapy. It's Form & Fitness Health Club, a part of Ozaukee county's fitness scene for a decade and counting. Founded by physical therapist Dr. Ben Quist, the club is a multi-story oasis of wellness that doesn't just promote muscle-building, it offers nutritional counseling, personal training, and a field full of tanning beds.
At four locations around the Wisconsin area, Neutral Ground Martial Arts & Fitness introduces kids and adults to disciplines such as Brazilian jiu-jitsu, judo, mixed martial arts, and kickboxing. In addition to helping students get into peak physical condition, the classes are great for those who want to learn self-defense skills, build self-confidence, or someday compete in wrestling or grappling competitions. Of course, martial arts isn't the only focus here: students who want to get in shape in a more traditional way can attend one of Neutral Ground's functional fitness classes, which rely on foundational movements such as running, jumping, climbing, crawling, and jitterbugging, and also incorporate tools such as kettlebells, sledgehammers, and ropes.