Unlimited Fitness offers its clients personalized training in lively small-group settings. The trainers welcome 8–10 clients to attend each of their 55-minute sessions, which take place multiple times a day and require reservations. Because they place a cap on the number of students in attendance, the trainers can easily customize exercise routines to suit everyone’s particular fitness goals, skills, and number of extra arms.
Besides trainers equipped with all the fitness knowledge needed to whip clients into shape, the gym comes fully stocked with everything from ellipticals and stationary bikes to resistance bands and medicine balls.
White House Pilates, a second generation Pilates legacy of the method?s founder, Joseph Pilates, with a team of seasoned instructors, imparts the teachings of Joseph to help clients build enough strength and flexibility in their abs and lower back to crack a walnut in a single sit-up. Whether training clients privately or in groups of four to five per instructor, Caroline and her team lead workouts that incorporate mat-based movements and spring-powered resistance machines, such as reformers and towers.
The staff members at Core Fitness lead circuit-training fitness classes as well as personal-training sessions. During the group classes, the trainers challenge their students with upper body, lower body, core, cardio, balance, and strength exercises on 12 to 16 different stations.
At times, CrossFit's workout of the day can look as if it's written in a different language. Fortunately, the CrossFit Level 1-certified coaches at CrossFit Horsepower can teach you what "double unders", "burpees", and "love" mean. During CrossFit Fundamentals classes, newcomers learn how to perform the each functional exercise properly. From there, students can either sign up for the CrossFit workout of the day or venture into one of the Boot Camp style CardioFleX classes.
Power Plate Acceleration Training devices field-tested by movie stars and professional athletes boost the calorie-burning power of every workout class offered at Studio 125. Like an indecisive cabbie, the platform's palpitations force bodies to adjust to ever-changing acceleration, stimulating up to 50 muscle contractions per second. Patrons clamber aboard to perform moves from exercise disciplines such as yoga and Pilates during classes that last for only 25–35 minutes.
For more than three decades, locally owned Spectrum Athletic Clubs have aimed to create a resort-like experience for patrons with upscale perks and personalized care. After workouts, gym-goers can avail themselves of unlimited towel service and change in comfortable locker rooms. Other amenities include saunas, steam rooms, healthy cafes, specialized workout areas, and complimentary Internet access.
In addition, racquetball courts let athletes improve their game independently, and patrons can sweat solo on cardiovascular equipment with individual viewing screens. Group classes, more than 1,200 of which are held daily, include Zumba, Pilates, Body Combat, and CXWorx sessions and enable trainees to draw motivation from each other or from each exercise studio's complimentary tank of moxie. The Spectrum Kids Club gives kids a place to play while adults work out and hosts such events as pool parties and pizza parties throughout the year.