New York Sports Clubs, part of Town Sports International's network of fitness loci, opens up a number of equipment-stocked facilities across New York to exercisers. Strength-training gear, such as circuit machines, free weights, and medicine balls, molds muscles into chiseled depictions of physical might. Sessions on cardio machines, ranging from treadmills and ellipticals to upright and recumbent stationary bicycles, inspire burnt calories to pack up and move to cooler climates. Each club offers a schedule of group classes that draws from more than 100 fitness styles, including Pilates, yoga, and boxing, ensuring that no member has to jazzercise without a spotter. Each location rewards exercisers for sweating in its vicinity with special features such as babysitting, saunas, and steam rooms.
Ultimate Gym's trainers first kicked open its doors in 1986, and their no-nonsense attitude toward hard work and smart training have endured since then. Trainers challenge students through cardio and muscle-toning drills in boot camps, yoga, and Zumba sessions, and a staff, led by coach Billy Reuter, uploads self-defense maneuvers into feet and fists in their Ultimate Fighting Solutions classes for kids and adults. Layered on a foundation of Krav Maga, which was developed and battlefield tested by the Israeli Defense Forces, the system blends moves from across the martial-arts spectrum to train people to defend against real-world scenarios. After churning out new muscles, guests can visit the onsite chiropractor to manage pain, recover from an injury, and turn their heads back toward the front after a boxing match.
When Blitz Krav Maga's chief instructor looks at his students, he'll see everyone from law-enforcement officers to military and security personnel. He's been teaching his studio's namesake self-defense system to professionals and civilians alike since 2003, and it's no coincidence that they flock to his craft. Krav Maga was designed for neutralizing surprise attacks and other real-world dangers. The studio's classes don't just foster fitness through self-defense training, though?Blitz and his team also lead kettlebell classes and fitness boot camps.
Not everyone who walks into a gym has the same fitness goal. Some might desire a total-body transformation, while others might just be looking to break out of a workout rut with a new class. Tropical Fitness understands this, and thus caters to both ends of the exercise spectrum. The center's weight-loss program includes a trainer and a nutritionist, ideal for members who are trying to lose major pounds. Members also gain access to top-of-the-line fitness equipment and group classes ranging from cycling to yoga.
East Coast MMA & Fitness boasts 6,000 square feet of space, and every inch is dedicated to refining the human body. Students and teachers take to the mats to practice punches, kicks, feints, grapples, and submissions during Brazilian jujitsu, muay thai, and mixed-martial-arts classes. The gym also has an area stocked with traditional gym equipment such as kettlebells, resistance bands, and treadmills, which participants use to condition their bodies for the functional training and movements.
Packed with cardio and strength-training machines, group fitness classes taught by expert instructors, and one-on-one personal-training fitness sessions, The Zoo Health Club aims to cater to any fitness desire. In addition to the free weights that range from 2?100 pounds and the six-week exercise programs, the bountiful health club also offers a play area for 5- to 10-year-old kids and yoga, Zumba, and cardio-kickboxing classes.