From the person putting on gym shorts for the very first time to the gym rats who eat, sleep, and breathe dumbbells, exercisers of all backgrounds build muscle and stamina during one-on-one personal training and group fitness settings at Long Island Fitness & Wellness. The fleet of experienced instructors tailors their personal training sessions to suit the needs and goals of guests, keeping cardio and strength training challenging but always interesting. Their group fitness classes do the same. For instance, Hardbody Boot Camp uses nonstop interval training with minimal equipment, while Bangin’ Booty 101 classes—named for the first course offered at Harvard University in 1636—target specific muscle groups with free weights and body resistance. The instructors lead their sessions within a cavernous gym that sports a full-wall abstract mural.
Yoga, spinning, Cardio Kick. These are just a few of the group fitness classes that promise physical change at MVP Fitness. Outside of group classes, there are always the 21,000 square feet of gym equipment to tone muscles and burn calories. There's also personal training if one-on-one attention better suits your exercise style.
Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores with Pilates, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates along to the pulsating soundtracks of Les Mills routines.
Many Gold's Gym locations stockpile futuristic amenities, such as cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.
The certified pros at Strike 1st of Smithtown see their exercise programs as a means to give their students more than just chiseled abs. In each adult class, they discuss the philosophy behind martial arts and how regular practice can develop self-confidence, discipline, and self-defense skills. They demonstrate techniques in mixed martial arts, muay thai, Brazilian jujitsu, or kickboxing, each of which can strengthen muscles while honing accuracy and stamina. During kids? programs, they instill the importance of healthy lifestyles while the children learn to respect others and themselves.
Instead of adhering to fad diets and trendy workouts, the exercise physiologist and nutrition experts that create fitness plans at Smithtown Personal Training & Nutrition get back to the basics. With a focus on time-tested approaches to exercise—such as strength training and cardio—their regimens are rooted in medical and scientific research. Sessions are tailored to crush specific goals set by each client, and PTI reaches out to everyone from students starting their first fitness regimens to seniors looking to increase their bone density and reduce their cholesterol.