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.
A lifelong athlete, Terra Michelle Frost is no stranger to pushing her body to its limits. So when she gained close to 50 pounds with each of her two pregnancies, she decided to take on the challenge of getting back to her pre-baby weight. Terra accomplished this formidable task—twice—and now she uses her own experience slimming down to lead a variety of entertaining fitness classes, such as four types of Zumba and yoga.
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
The Charleston JCC creates an inclusive atmosphere where neighbors can learn about area arts projects, workout in a state-of-the-art facility, and take part in sports programs. Families can swim together at the pool and kids can make friends at the summer camp. There are also a variety of programs for seniors including fitness and scrapbooking classes and weekly mahjong games.
Simply Fit trainers conduct fitness sessions in a colorful studio, with bright blue walls, glittery mirrors, and leafy potted palms. The expert instructors stand atop a vibrant orange platform as they guide students through Zumba, kickboxing, and boot-camp workouts. The trainers also offer personal-training sessions, crafting exercise routines tailored to each client's unique abilities and goals. After workouts, their students can replenish with beverages and nutritious snacks at the smoothie bar.
Carolina Fitness pumps up exercisers with energetic one-hour classes designed to burn calories and tone muscles. Seasoned instructors helm each session, bolstering participants with encouragement, tips, and helium tanks. Tailored to fledgling exercisers, low-impact Back to Basics classes pair simple cardio workouts with activities that gradually build strength and flexibility. Instead of teaching students to karate kick piñatas, Zumba leaders infuse dance aerobics with Latin-inspired moves and music. Pilates and yoga comingle in PiYo classes, which work to strengthen core muscles with focused movements and stave off stress with guided meditation. The studio welcomes learners age 5 and older to most classes, as well as exercisers who have recently emerged from cryogenic space pods. Early-morning and after-work classes are available most days; consult the schedule for dates and times.