When Roald Dahl wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, he imagined a much-coveted golden ticket that granted access to myriad wonders and unveiled the inner workings of an entire industry. MetaBody created a real-life version of that ticket with the MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass, though it applies to fitness instead of candy. The pass grants access not to a single gym but to classes at a variety of local studios, specializing in everything from yoga to boot camp. With the freedom to move from location to location, students can sample different regimens, instructors, and styles of exercise to cobble together a program that fits their needs and goals. MetaBody's nutritionists supplement class packages by coaching clients in healthy eating, recipe cooking, and speed-reading nutrition-fact labels.
The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.
The adept instructors at Body House believe that working out is most effective when done with others. For this reason, they helm almost exclusively group fitness classes—four of which follow Les Mills fitness regimens. Each program burns through calories in different ways, and all are based in dynamic choreography and a soundtrack of popular music that change every three months. BodyPump classes build muscle with barbell exercises and BodyFlow classes develop cores with yoga and Pilates poses, while BodyCombat classes challenge the entire body with a blend of mixed-martial-arts techniques.
The certified personal trainers at Fitness 180° don't believe in one-size-fits-all workout routines. At this private boutique fitness center, clients and trainers work together to create customized diet and exercise plans, tailored to help meet personal goals. Feeling that a monotonous routine is one that will be abandoned quickly, the trainers at Fitness 180° help members burn fat, lose weight, and gain lean muscle in their one-on-one sessions and indoor cycling and CrossFit classes. There's also a cardio area, stocked with ellipticals and treadmills, to help gym-goers reach their goals.
The certified trainers at Inertia Fit Club aim to get bodies in motion and keep them in motion with an eclectic mix of group classes, including trendy movements such as BUTI Yoga, R.I.P.P.E.D., and Real Ryder Indoor Cycling. In addition, they rely on personal-training programs to meet individual fitness goals, be they losing weight, building strength, or growing as a student athlete. Both group and personal sessions take place in a bright and expansive space surrounded by orange or purple walls, floor-to-ceiling mirrors, and large windows.
Though Perfekt Fit is an intimate studio, it houses an impressive and diverse selection of fitness classes. Sunlight pours through its lofty windows as trainers motivate students to pedal furiously atop stationary cycles. During other classes, students twist into yoga poses, dance to energetic Latin-inspired Zumba routines, or work their abs in pilates atop the glossy hardwood floor. Groups line up along ballet barres during innovative barre classes, practicing traditional ballet exercises to strengthen muscles and improve coordination. The studio's expert trainers also offer private training sessions, where they work with students individually to accommodate unique fitness goals and overcome restrictive issues, from recovering from injuries to coaxing a stubborn tarantula out of their gym sneakers.