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 Chucktown Fitness, a crack staff of certified personal trainers from diverse backgrounds helps members burn fat and build muscle with a combination of cardio, strength training, and nutritional guidance. Forty-five-minute cycling and functional-workout classes fit easily into any busy schedule, helping clients of all body types and fitness levels get into shape quickly.
50,000 sq./ft. health and racquet club featuring 2 group fitness studios, Jr. Olympic pool, indoor track, cycling studio, 5 racquetball courts, kids fitness program, basketball, Nautilus, cardio equipment, personal training, swim lessons, massage therapy, nutrition training, Tae Kwon Do, group fitness including Zumba
While playing college football, owner and head trainer Tony May studied business and fitness, building the strong foundation upon which Qikfit365 now operates. Through a combination of exercise and nutritional guidance, he and his staff of trainers teach clients how to shed pounds and tone muscle. When they aren't helping exercisers chisel façades or rehabilitate sinews, they offer sports-specific training for high-school football players, casual golfers, and competitive sitters.
Physique Personal Training's owner/CEO Heather Polan draws from a superabundance of experience to motivate her students into shape. Backed with certifications as a personal trainer and nutrition specialist, Polan welcomes aspiring athletes of all ages, body types, and IQ levels to take charge of their health with a suite of services that fortify the body, including nutritional counseling, personal and group training, and high-intensity bootcamp sessions. Students can hoist barbells or boost cardio endurance amid the machines and freeweights of the indoor gym, while outdoor training builds functional strength with vigorous workouts such as flipping tires, schlepping fire-hoses, or making super guttural monster truck noises to tone the thoracic diaphragm.
The staff at Pilates of Charleston believes that the cost of fitness classes should never prevent one from getting in shape—that’s why they cap the price of their group fitness classes at twenty dollars. In these classes, as well as in private sessions for one or two, they teach the art of Pilates. Created by Joseph Pilates, the practice strengthens the mind-body connection while chiseling the core. Dedicated practitioners report feeling taller, leaner, and stronger; other benefits include improved balance and endurance, both especially beneficial prior to running a tightrope marathon. Pilates of Charleston’s instructors also lead specialty-training workshops for pre- and postnatal students, as well as spine-corrector sessions to gently rehabilitate injuries. They round out their repertoire with barre classes—ballet-inspired toning sessions—and cardio-heavy jump board classes, which strengthen cores and shape legs in 45 minutes.