Since 1990, Power Shack Fitness Centers have fostered a casual, low-stress ambiance at its four locations, eschewing the large crowds and intimidating vibes of many mainstream gyms. A retinue of nationally certified personal trainers is on hand to craft custom workout plans for members, acquainting them with the gym?s array of free weights, cardio machines, and functional training equipment. Group fitness classes are also led by nationally certified instructors. Offerings include barbell conditioning, yoga, spinning, dance, and power grunting. Depending on the location, you can also take advantage of tanning amenities or pick up nutritional supplements.
Fitness by Char founder Charlotte Young has come to dedicate every day of her to life to helping adults, teens, and seniors improve their health and self-esteem. Each of her workouts blends high-intensity cardio with free weights for toning the muscles. Boot camps for teenage girls help them improve their appearance, self-confidence, and ability to crumple up cardboard cutouts of newly engaged pop stars with great ease. Senior programs, meanwhile, blend low-impact aerobics with joint-friendly resistance-band work. Most programs last 45 minutes, but Char also offers time-saving 30-minute express workouts that focus on the midsection.
At GoYoga, certified instructors welcome students of all skill levels by demonstrating modifications that make poses easier for beginners or trickier for veterans. During Flow Fundamentals classes, they gently adjust alignment as students build strength and release stress with basic poses. Deep breaths power full-fledged Flow routines, which revolve around graceful Vinyasa sequences that more closely resemble dance steps. In addition to hosting beat-driven Groove sessions, the studio holds many types of classes inside an 85-degree room, which ousts toxins and allows muscles to feel as limber as a freshly massaged puddle.
With more than 30 years of combined experience and numerous competition wins, Rachel and Adam Maynard of Inspiration to Movement lead students in dance and Pilates classes. A sprung floor acts as the stage for classes such as Vaganova ballet—a Russian method developed esteemed dancer Agrippina Vaganova and beta-tested by thousands of music-box ballerinas. The Pilates studio peers over Franklin Park, providing a scenic location for cultivating strength, flexibility, and balance. The dancing partners also offer music-editing services for dance performances, and perform themselves for special functions.
Studio owner Rebecca Morosky Hoffman experienced the mind-body benefits of Bikram yoga firsthand when the practice helped clear up her insomnia and chronic pain problems. As a result, Rebecca became Bikram certified in 2011, using her credentials to open Bikram Hot Yoga Columbus. Rebecca oversees a staff of like-minded teachers who all share a passion for Bikram's muscle-toning, mind-clearing properties. The 90-minute classes run multiple times a day, seven days a week, allowing clients with busy schedules to get a workout in.
Shape Fitness believes that since exercise is such an important part of a healthy lifestyle, people should be able to fit a workout into their own schedules. This spacious gym is staffed and open 24 hours per day, seven days per week, and clients here have access with their own key. Cardio and strength training equipment helps members stick to their fitness regimens, and group class are available for people who like to work out in a motivating, social environment. Certified personal trainers are also on hand to help train those looking to amp up their fitness routine.