At Select Fitness, plate-loaded weight machines clink and chime as a sea of runners pound out miles on treadmills equipped with personal LCD TVs. The cardio deck?s assortment of ellipticals, summit trainers, and cycling machines help carve off calories while free weight workouts define muscles. Along with a slate of aerobic and group fitness classes, including ripped, yoga, and kickboxing, members take advantage of the gym?s basketball court and cardio theater as well as creature comforts including a juice bar and full service day care center. Personal trainers are also available to provide clients with necessary tools for toning the body, shedding fat, and how to maintain their physique.
At Yoga for Athletes, Shayna Levy leads groups that alternate between the passive style of yin yoga, which includes poses held for two to five minutes, and the more active style of Vinyasa yoga, which focuses on movement and transitions. Her classes often start with yin yoga and then switch over to Vinyasa, building clients' flexibility and gracefulness. As well as building physical strength, classes work to instill a sense of mental calm and increase awareness of one's surroundings.
The students at CrossFit Charleston may get tired, but they never get bored. Their certified CrossFit coaches mix and match exercises to create a new workout six days a week. Though the individual workouts may involve swinging kettlebells, performing squats, or jumping rope, they do have one important thing in common: every CrossFit workout is designed with functional, effective fitness in mind.
CrossFit Blythewood, CrossFit Vista and CrossFit 1732 have joined forces to create Warrior Fitness. Warrior?s trainers guide athletes through traditional CrossFit classes, which tackle a new Workout of the Day (WOD) every day. Exercises vary, though they often include moves such as weight lifting, running, rowing, and unconventional moves such as tire flipping. Warrior Fitness also conducts outdoor boot camps and special fitness classes for kids.
AOA Fitness, LLC fosters the development of healthy bodies and minds with guided fitness programs and sundry training equipment. Instructors lead small-group Hatha-yoga and Pilates sessions to encourage flexibility and relaxation. In the gym, visitors tailor their own exercise regimens around free weights, stationary cycles, and treadmills.
In ever-varied group CrossFit sessions, high-intensity interval exercises, or highly motivating personal training, the team of coaches at Rx Elite Fitness lead clients through invigorating workouts. Interval-training courses function like boot-camp classes, helping clients spring back into shape through a menu of challenging workouts that are scaled to their abilities—which allows the difficulty to be adjusted as they become more fit and less likely to call the barbell "that thing that looks like a Q-Tip."