Equipment: Freemotion, Precor, Lifefitness, Versaclimber
Students should bring: Water bottle & comfortable clothing
Average class length: 90+ minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: GIME is the place where you can be yourself. Be you and learn how to become your best.
Jon Aponte coaches both baseball and volleyball. Not only does this mean that he can lob an umpire clean over the net, but it also means that he's adept at propelling players toward gold medals. Trainees between the ages of 5 and 18 rely on Coach Jon for sports-specific help with their technique. He travels to parks and fields to meet his students, conducting private and group lessons that help them soar past the competition.
The staff at Family Fitness Centers recognizes that good health and smart fitness habits often get their start at home. To help nurture a healthier regimen for the entire family, the gym has three locations throughout the Tampa Bay region, each with a number of programs designed to educate members on nutrition or jump-start metabolisms with boot camp and group fitness classes. Kids Club, or child care, is offered at all locations, while select locations offer pediatrician-supervised programs that help kids stay healthy by incorporating group exercise, emphasizing taking daily vitamins, and teaching kids how to cut an apple with only their mental prowess. Senior programs are also available and personal trainers are on hand to offer one-on-one sessions for more personalized attention.
With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were accidentally installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circle of hydraulic resistance machines designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage machine maneuvering and muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use body weight and fitness levels to create resistance that matches abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
Novice calorie burners and ripped Michelangelo models alike can take advantage of Anytime Fitness’s three-month membership, which equips bodies with enough treadmills, cycles, elliptical machines, and weights to make them fit enough to run a marathon inside of a swimming pool filled with mud. Plentiful strengthening supplies include circuit sets, plate-loaded barbells, and free weights, and TV-equipped cardio equipment keeps eyes entertained as muscles work. A trio of personal-training sessions under the watchful eye of a certified trainer familiarizes sheepish biceps with their new confidence-boosting dumbbell pals. After a workout, retreat to the sanctuary of private showers and restrooms to freshify your newly sculpted anatomy before leaving with a stronger spring in your step.
Even though he’s armed with an arsenal of up-to-the-minute training and corrective exercise knowledge, Gaines Performance founder Aaron Gaines still puts his trust in the tried-and-true methods of traditional strength training. Solely dedicated to strength training, his studio helps students achieve their fitness and weight loss goals through trusted methods. His private studio allows him to tailor each fitness program he conducts to the needs of his clients, whether they’re seeking post-injury rehab or toning up for driver's license photos.
For personal training, he begins each session with an in-depth interview and health screening to identify areas of weakness, then he plans his programs accordingly. While focusing on proper technique, clients will lift weights from the bench, perform suspension-band-assisted body-weight exercises, and fling around a tractor tire. For a small-group experience, Aaron leads boot camps of no more than eight students.