Powerhouse Gym's heart-thumping classes and perspiration-powered machines tirelessly help mold musculature and chisel features within its vibrant walls. The one-month pass (a $50 value) gives guests unlimited access to 31 group classes each week. The sessions cover a range of approaches to fitness, arching spines with yoga, twisting hips with Zumba, and elevating tonsils with power yodeling. The cardio area houses dozens of calorie-destroying, TV-equipped contraptions to assist in tidying up heart chambers and fine-tuning ticker timing. The locker rooms cocoon patrons transforming into their workout alter egos with earthy tones and supply complimentary toiletries as to help them shed hard-earned sweat.
CrossFit's supportive staff encourages fitness enthusiasts of all levels to reach their fitness goals utilizing intense, varied group workouts. During the CrossFit BootCamp, participants embark on an exciting, physique-sculpting program, designed to build strength, stamina, and endurance without monotonous routines or cybernetic implants. A certified CrossFit trainer leads the small group sessions, which build on preceding lessons and focus on mobility, flexibility, and technique. Though boot camps tend to be demanding and subject to stressful celebrity appearances, the challenges of CrossFit's energetic curriculum are offset by the camaraderie between participants and trainers. Classes generally meet on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; be sure to call for specific times.
Breakthrough Fitness Center keeps minds and bodies in tune and toned with a full schedule of active group-fitness classes led by energy-laden instructors. Yoga sessions stretch limbs and soothe stress by emphasizing deep breathing and core balance. Pedal past virtual plains and digital hills in spinning class, a stationary cycling tour that mobilizes the cardiovascular system into its own spandex-clad road-racing team. Pilates is a core-strengthening regimen that aligns and firms the body. All classes are helmed by the motivational prowess of a highly trained teacher, letting students experience the benefits of an animate instructor instead of a treadmill with eyes drawn on it.
Located on Hilton Head, Z4 Fitness Studio is the only Zumba-only fitness studio in the area, offering a variety of Zumba classes taught by certified instructors. Here, clients dance easy-to-follow steps to upbeat latin music while burning calories and toning their cores, arms, and legs. Every class is different, but each class is laid-back and fun—a high-energy workout designed to feel more like a party than an exercise routine.
YogiVeda founder Carrie Wandall, who studied yoga and Ayurvedic therapy as a child, creates a community where students can plumb Eastern and Western traditions to treat the mind and body. During sessions in the signature yoga style Carrie created, Nataraja Vinyasa, instructors incorporate moments of meditation into a dynamic sequence of physically challenging postures. Outside of the practice room, the studio’s staff also promotes holistic health by proffering alternative treatment options, such as reiki energy therapy and soothing aromatherapy with essential oils harvested from beloved teddy bears.