The clean, spacious facilities at J's Big Gym reshape fitness fans of all ages, abilities, and schedules seven days a week. Rows of cardio machines, muscle-building strength equipment, and daily group classes populate the approximately 15,000-square-foot facility, allowing guests to break a sweat to the soundtrack of a happily beeping machines or strong-but-silent dumbbells. Professional muscle molders lead an array of group classes such as hip-swirling Latin dancing, total body sculpting, and aero boxing, a mix of aerobics and strength training that powers up muscles in time for no-gravity stair-climbing matches. Though not included in this Groupon price, J's Big Gym's other amenities include a juice bar, stocked with salads, wraps, smoothies, and protein shakes, a muscle-soothing spa, and also Higher Level Tattoo Studio, ideal for patrons in need of a post-workout bicep-inking of biceps.
Astral Fitness and Wellness Center carves and conditions traditional athletes and martial artists amid a sprawling, 13,000-square-foot facility. A fleet of ellipticals, stair climbers, rowers, and cycles torch calories, making room for fresh brawn bulked by Nautilus, Hammer, and Icarian resistance-trainers and free weights. Group fitness classes jolt traditional workout routines with a coalescence of positivity and camaraderie rivaled only by a cheerleading squad that moonlights as a firefighting battalion. Classes include classic tae kwon do, aerobics, and kickboxing, as well as Silver Sneakers, which choreographs gentle routines designed to help older athletes pique their strength, flexibility, and balance without overexertion. After a solo or group workout, exercisers can wick sweat with included towel service, release steam inside the sauna, or open a Matchbox-car parking lot in one of the gym's free parking spaces.
At CrossFit UWS: Bronx Box, newcomers rest assured knowing they’re safe in the hands of owner Roberto Murichi, who brings CrossFit first-timers into the fold with detailed, progressive instruction adaptable to all fitness levels. The former Marine leads a team of instructors who emphasize CrossFit’s main tenets of power, speed, coordination, and agility; balancing this with an emphasis on teamwork and fostering a positive atmosphere. Classes forge well-rounded athletes through an emphasis on high-intensity, constantly varied workouts that integrate powerlifting with plyometrics, sprints, gymnastics, and kettlebells. CrossFitters also blend tabata training workouts, which emphasize eight-interval couplets made up of twenty seconds of furious work and ten seconds of rest.
Belin Sport & Fitness has locations that span the east coast, with certified fitness professionals at each one. They hold classes such as their unique spin-class-with-no-bikes class, as well as personal training, but they specialize in the signature Belin Challenge Fitness Boot Camp. The four-week indoor/outdoor program blends fitness instruction, nutritional counseling, and motivational training to help inspire individuals to reach their target fitness goals.
Light streams into the second-story windows of NYC Fitness, illuminating hardworking exercisers as they pound away on cardio machines or lift weights in the sprawling gym. Meanwhile, expert instructors lead clients of all fitness levels through a slate of classes, including spinning, Pilates, and Zumba.
Certified personal trainer Kimora Link fights inactivity with compassion. Whether he's leading a group boot-camp class or a private workout, he exemplifies patience, thoroughly explaining each exercise and helping his clients to properly position their bodies. He adheres to "progression philosophy"—the belief that everyone should build muscle at their own pace, instead of syncing their reps to underdog-movie training-montage scenes. His programs, therefore, accommodate all ages and fitness levels. With calisthenics courses, six-week wellness regimens, and youth conditioning plans in his fitness arsenal, he helps to motivate clients to adopt long-term healthy habits.
Having shed 115 pounds through his own fitness regimen, Syncere "Syn" Martinez became a CrossFit devotee driven to help others discover their dream physiques. His tenacity has propelled him to complete several triathlons and earn certifications in disciplines such as running, Olympic weightlifting, and kettlebell training. Along with his experienced team of coaches, he fosters a competitive atmosphere in their trademark Brutality course, in which he motivates patrons in intense functional training and furious bouts of Battleship. In this course, he pushes patrons to reach their peak endurance, strength, and agility with running, free-weight lifting, and gymnastics maneuvers. Encouraging patrons of all backgrounds, their Afro Brutality line of clothing and CrossFit team celebrate diversity among their client base.
Syn and his team ascribe to CrossFit's ever-shifting workout-of-the-day program, and emphasize the development of sound technique to better execute the intensely challenging workouts. Tailored Brutality classes may aim for weight loss, strength, or stamina, and Brutality camp charts a custom fat-burning plan of exercise, nutritional guidance, and really, really hoping. The universal scalability of CrossFit maneuvers ensures that dedicated guests of all experience levels can enlist in CrossFit Harlem's class series.