Certified by the American Council on Exercise, the trainers at Fitness Fusion slenderize and strengthen physiques in small, manageable group fitness classes. Classes such as Zumba, yoga, step aerobics, bootcamp, circuit, and ab core generally host between two and five students. This smaller class size lets trainers devote more attention to each member, ensuring proper form and safety. The staff further demonstrates its devotion to individuals by assessing fitness levels before members begin training in order to help determine an effective exercise regimen. The fitness center also offers personal training and therapeutic massage therapy.
Each of YMCA of Western North Carolina's five branches and 19 childcare sites remains true to its lasting mission of physical and social enrichment for men, women, and kids of all ages. Staff members uphold the YMCA’s core values of honesty, caring, responsibility, and respect as they invest in their community’s children and strengthen family bonds critically weakened by overzealous games of Monopoly. They pump up adult fitness regimens with aquatic fitness and boot-camp classes, basketball courts, and personal-training sessions. They’ve also filled their fitness centers with free weights, cardio equipment, and weight machines. When they’re not helping adults trim down waistlines during cardio-dance and aerobics classes, staff members are getting back in touch with their inner children. They stimulate imagination, mental development, and growth as they lead more than 200 programs, including children’s day camps, after-school programs, and dance classes.
Inside Body Synergy’s lofted, sun-lit space, a collection of wood-paneled Pilates machines stand over a carpeted area—each with a unique purpose in strengthening students’ core. Instructors provide small groups with individualized instruction here, or lead larger classes that focus on mat and release work. Elsewhere in the wellness studio, slate-colored rooms create a tranquil environment for undergoing customized, organic facials.
Ultimate Fitness Center occupies 12,000 square feet, every inch of it dedicated to the single purpose of helping members feel great. The gym’s main floor boasts Life Fitness cardio machines, Hammer Strength free weights, and strength-training machines. In side classrooms, instructors tone bodies with Zumba, yoga, and boot-camp routines. The facility even includes a salon and tanning beds on the premises to beautify skin and hair. For the busy parent, the staff runs a childcare program, complete with a colorful indoor playground bedecked with sports-themed murals and even a giant barbell anchored to the wall.
Physical therapy and fitness become one at Southeastern Fitness and Rehabilitation—though it’s tough to pinpoint exactly where the fusion begins; maybe it’s the indoor pool, perhaps it’s the sauna, or possibly it’s the steam room and hot tub that contribute to the unison of exercise and therapy. No matter where clients find themselves, they’re sure to uncover equipment, such as strength-training machines, cardio machines, and free weights, to help facilitate weight loss and wellness. Trainers also lead aquatic classes, which help athletes lose weight and improve conditioning and flexibility.
For a self-described "mini medi spa," Lavish Medical Aesthetics & Day Spa has a pretty comprehensive roster of services. First there are the facials, which employ Dermalogica products, LED lamps, and microcurrent probes to tighten slack skin and tone complexions. For more thorough exfoliation, the center wields derma blades, microdermabrasion wands, and chemical peels. Then there are the nail services, which can include add-ons such as paraffin and long-lasting Shellac gel polish. The body gets its fair share of attention, too; after undergoing laser hair removal, electrolysis, or waxing, clients can indulge in a salt glow or a back facial that uses hot rocks imported from the sun’s cobblestone streets.
In 1976, educator, musician, and kinesiologist Robin Wes longed for a children's gym that valued personal growth over competition. Robin's program is now used in more than 300 Little Gyms worldwide, but he still pens original music to accompany lessons, which engage whippersnappers aged 4 months to 12 years with gymnastics, dance, karate, and parent and child activities.
Each of The Little Gym's classes introduces simple movements that sharpen motor skills and set brains whirring, teaching kids to progress the skills they need to build a computer out of macaroni and glitter. Staff members strive to build social skills and self-assurance with each exercise, including activities rooted purely in fun, such as summer classes or birthday parties, which helped The Little Gym to earn title of #1 Birthday Chain in Parents Magazine.