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Anytime Fitness, which boasts more than 1,800 clubs in North America, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fitness seekers challenge themselves on state-of-the-art cardio machines and top-of-the-line strength equipment in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they?re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness?s staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms or hop into one of the tanning booths available 24 hours a day.

340 N Main St.
West Hartford,
CT
US

At CrossFit West Hartford, knowledgeable coaches draw from trainings and disciplines such as MMA fighting and college football to get their students fit and healthy. Instructors work hand-in-hand with each trainee to help them understand the science behind each workout, tailoring exercises to each pupil's abilities, whether high-intensity CrossFit sessions or precise Pilates movements.

977 Farmington Ave, Rear
West Hartford,
CT
US

One practitioner of CrossFit summed up the lifestyle with one simple perspective: "People walk through the door and say, 'Hey, where's all the machines?' We're the machines." Everybody motivates everybody else in these group exercises, which strip away the fancy devices and fads of the moment to focus on natural movements. At CrossFit Playground, exercisers build muscle by climbing ropes, jogging backward, lifting heavy weights, and doing battle with their shadow-selves. The workout is different every day, and the instructor takes care to exactly explain the exercise du jour. Combining community, expertise, and old-fashioned hard work, CrossFit delivers proven results.

181 Upton Road
Colchester,
CT
US

Equipment: Dumbbells, sandbags, TRX, chin up bars, medicine balls

Students should bring: Water bottle, towel, mat, and a friend

Average class length: 60 minutes

Number of Staff: 1?5 people

Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes

Established: 2012

Registration required: Yes

Good for beginners: Yes

Guests allowed: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Pro Tip: We are a friendly community of fun and support. [You should] come excited to meet new people and have a good time

150 Pleasant Street- Unit LL4- Ground Floor
Easthampton,
MA
US

Equipment: TRX, medicine balls, bosu, weights, plates, mats, and exercise balls

Students should bring: Bottle of water, and some people bring a post-workout snack

Registration required: Yes

Good for beginners: Yes

Average class length: 30?60 minutes

Number of Staff: 1?5 people

Class location: Outdoors only

Established: 2010

Guests allowed: Yes

Parking: Free street parking

Pro Tip: Go at your own pace. Our groups have a lot of fun working out, and the results are amazing.

Q&A with the Owner

Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?

Our circuit method, the variation of exercises, and the group component all help our clients stay motivated. They feel accountable to not only themselves but also to the group. Their success is our success.

When and how did you first develop a passion for fitness?

When I played division-one ice hockey. I worked with amazing trainers before becoming a personal trainer. My passion was confirmed when I helped my first client go from 230 pounds to 140 pounds in 75 sessions.

440 Wheelers Farm Rd
Milford,
CT
US

Equipment: Rogue, Again Faster, concept 2, Cross cuisines, FitAid

Students should bring: Water bottle, towel, proper footwear

Registration required: Yes

Average class length: 60 minutes

Number of Staff: 1?5 people

Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes

Established: 2013

Parking: Parking lot

Pro Tip: Come with an open mind, ready to work hard and have fun

Q&A with Jamie Defelice, Owner

Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?

At Crossfit KMK, our supportive community of coaches and athletes helps keep you on target and ready to show up to all your classes

What is the biggest mistake you see people make when trying to get fit on their own?

One of the biggest would have to be lack of intensity followed by lack of knowledge on how to develop a proper program.

Do you run your gym according to a particular exercise philosophy?

Hard work pays off. We want everyone to come in, give 100%, and have fun. The program can be scientifically sound and perfect, but at the end of the day people need not only to be challenged but also have fun.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

We are all about making you a healthier fitter person. We are not a corporation looking at the bottom line. That is a result of what you do. Why we do it is for the love of seeing people succeed. Make you fitter so that you can better do whatever it is that you truly enjoy doing. Hiking, swimming, tennis, etc.

264 Fairchild Avenue
Fairfield,
CT
US