Novice calorie burners and ripped Michelangelo models alike can take advantage of Anytime Fitness’s one-month membership ($59), 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. Two personal training sessions ($35) help self-sculptors attain results. This deal also includes unlimited tanning ($25/month) to paint new, ripply physiques a brilliant shade of bronze.
NASM-certified fitness coach Chris Barnett trains his clients to look beyond their weight-loss woes. His boot-camp programs aim for total transformation of both body and mind, equipping students with a healthier lifestyle and the knowledge to sustain it. With a welcoming demeanor and plenty of motivational mantras, Chris leads calisthenics, plyometrics, and dumbbell drills during his workout sessions. His exercise lineups can push clients to varying goals, including a slimmer physique, enhanced sports performance, or a mix of the two, eventually enabling players to plan ambushes from behind goal posts.
Personal training sessions guide the healthy lifestyle principles upheld by Ultimate Fitness. Trainers customize workouts while providing personalized nutrition and diet guidance to help clients continue the work at home, and provide body-fat testing to track clients’ progress. For those who work better with peer support, the gym's Buddy sessions allow clients to team up with a friend during trainer-led workouts. The gym also offers group boot-camp classes that focus on strength and conditioning.
In becoming a Pilates instructor, Erin Creagan gave up the ocean for a calm, birch forest. The switch came after countless injuries in her hips and shoulders—the results of swimming in national-level, open-ocean competitions. Erin turned to Pilates as a strengthening regimen, and found that it helped alleviate her symptoms as it toned and slimmed her body. From there, she immersed herself in training. Erin completed an 800-hour certification program, worked at several gyms, and eventually was able to open her own studio.
Breathing Room is a serene, supportive space, with murals of birch trees lining soft brown walls. Reformer machines and mats take up the floor, often in partnership with props like magic circles or small hand weights. During classes, Erin and her staff combine Pilates fundamentals with modern methods to address each client's needs. Mat sessions encompass classical Pilates movements, whereas barre classes incorporate the ballet barre as an exercise tool or a dramatic joust after a fit of rage. The studio also hosts private and semi-private lessons, which allows instructors to craft personalized workouts based on specific goals.
At Fit 4 Life, former athlete and NASM-certified personal trainer Charlie Fortik helps clients get back into shape and reach their fitness goals. Training can include functional strength programs, nutrition plans, and other support.
Despite their diverse backgrounds—some have served in the armed forces, while others are former gymnasts and dancers—the coaches at Expedition Crossfit all have one thing in common: until now, they’ve never found anything quite like CrossFit. At Expedition, they designed new Workouts of the Day (WODs) each day based on CrossFit’s pillars of varied, functional fitness. Though the workouts constantly change, they often include a mix of exercises that range from running and weightlifting to rowing, plyometrics, cardio, and unconventional techniques such as rope climbing and tire flipping.