LKN Athletic Club facilities are lined with rows of indoor cycles and free weights, and quicken heart rates with cardio theaters packed with flat-screen TVs, treadmills, and ellipticals. Indoor basketball courts encourage sports-based workouts, and group and personal-fitness sessions sweat under the tutelage of nationally certified trainers. A curriculum of 14 classes features Body Attack and Body Combat courses from the Les Mills program and Silver Sneakers sessions for older adults. For a more relaxing trip to the gym, clients can lie down in a tanning bed to work on their outer glow or bolster resistance to solar flares.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing With the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 500 calories with each go-round.
Inside the 6,500-square-foot interior of CrossFit Allegiance, chiseled athletes and first-time students work and play using modern fitness methods and equipment. Each Workout of the Day (WOD) may include a bout of Olympic lifts, a turn on the gymnast’s rings, or a springy set of box jumps. The key is to keep workouts intense and muscles confused, and beginners may be surprised when they find themselves bounding up thick climbing ropes or pulling weight sleds across the swath of AstroTurf. All workouts can be scaled to meet the fitness needs of each student, allowing experienced athletes to train alongside senior citizens.
In Motion Fitness builds comprehensive programs to inject clients straight into the beating heart of their fitness goals. Its staggering roster of services surrounds pain, obesity, high cholesterol, and other blights on good health and attacks them from all angles with physical training, online nutrition programs, exercise-program prescriptions, and scientifically calibrated fitness assessments. Although the entire staff holds physical-education degrees and licenses, their wildly divergent backgrounds range from arena-football coaching to zoology, and they bring their unique perspectives into personal training, group fitness classes, physical therapy, and massage. The staff's exercise philosophy combines the principles of corrective exercise with traditional methods such as pushups or dodging meteors to create regimens that not only make the body stronger but do it safely and scientifically.
Inches Away Salon and Day Spa's professional staff swaddles clients in body-slimming bandages to help them to possibly lose 6–20 inches after a one-hour treatment. During a Slendertone body wrap, spa specialists gently wrap clients in mineral-soaked elastic bandages that help to expel irksome inches caused by metabolic waste, water retention, and mylar balloons accidentally swallowed at surprise parties. Spa-goers will perform a sequence of light exercises during the treatment to increase slenderization and improve circulation. The wrap can detoxify bodies, reduce the appearance of cellulite, and inject nutrients into soul husks faster than sleeping atop a salad bar.
Some people are born with a misplaced overabundance of self-confidence, as the popularity of karaoke bars can attest, but most develop the trait by accomplishing feats they never believed they were capable of. The black-belt-wearing, championship-winning instructors that helm ATA Karate’s 6 locations seek to foster that self-confidence by teaching students the art of self-defense in its many forms, including tae kwon do and Krav Maga. With a client base ranging from toddlers to adults, the ATA staff keeps people empowered and fit by demonstrating effective ways to properly punch, kick, and look cool in slow motion. In addition to teaching martial arts, instructors host leadership programs that show kids how to avoid the perils of peer pressure and adults how to maintain order in their lives. They also cover topics such as dealing with bullies and eliminating child abductions in a series of regular workshops.