Despite the strengthened core she’d gained while obtaining a Pilates certification, Jennifer Martin found her balance and flexibility taxed when she attended her first ever hot-yoga class. Now, she heads Bodhi Hot Yoga, where students chart the same progress through Vinyasa-style poses tweaked to cultivate toned muscles and increased balance. Performed in heated studios that encourage detoxification and increased pliancy, hot yoga sessions also help students of all fitness levels promote weight loss, increase vitality, and reduce pent-up stress. Classes take place multiple times daily, with private sessions available upon request.
Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores with Pilates, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates along to the pulsating soundtracks of Les Mills routines. Many Gold's Gym locations stockpile futuristic amenities, such as cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.
An official CrossFit training facility, CrossFit Hard Bodies builds powerful bodies with exercises inspired by gymnastics, Olympic weightlifting, and track and field. Safety-focused trainers lead group workouts that crackle with camaraderie and one-on-one sessions that enlighten participants with custom exercise routines and nutritional guidance. Both types of sessions brim with CrossFit moves such as box jumps and handstand pushups, challenging participants to run faster and stomp antique tea sets harder. In addition to conditioning muscles for sports, functional training with kettlebells and weighted push sleds preps bodies for the lifts, bends, and shopping-cart drag races of everyday life.
A spacious gym of more than 20,000 square feet. More than 175 pieces of training equipment. A slew of fitness classes lead by certified trainers. And childcare. These are just a few of Jupiter Fitness Center’s specs, and many of the reasons fitness warriors flock to the health club to build brawn and enhance endurance. Jupiter Fitness also offers comfortable locker rooms and shower facilities as well as one-on-one personal-training sessions.
On the "Our Story" page of Twin Power Yoga's website, owners Ann and Ali express their belief that "by sharing yoga, we share ourselves." They know something about sharing—they're twins, after all, which they believe connects them spiritually as much as it does physically. At their West Palm Beach location, these siblings and their fellow instructors help participants of all experience levels explore their own physical and spiritual relationships to the world around them through Twin Power's style of power yoga. In heated studios with colorful walls and hardwood floors, instructors lead postural sequences that build both strength and cardio conditioning. Between flows, they emphasize meditation, helping practitioners let go of the competitive demands of daily life and pet beagles they already regret teaching to talk. This alternation between highly physical postures and awareness of breath encourages students to listen to their bodies. Classes always end in meditation, giving participants time to sit with whatever feelings their practice awakened.
Led by licensed aesthetician Debra Delaney, The Jungle Club’s permanent-makeup office imprints faces with a resilient look similar to that of temporary makeup. During the 60-minute process, Debra gently inserts colored pigment of the client’s choice into the skin, creating feature accentuations that will not rub off while showering, swimming, or fleeing Viking marauders at the mall. The digital precision of the permanent-makeup procedure leaves brows and eyeliner areas looking natural and ensures each patient’s safety. The calm water and lush greenery surrounding The Jungle Club evoke images of a remote woodland getaway or a tiger’s dining room.
Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the services. Sun-starved hides can jump-start their glows with a Mystic spray tan. Employing MagneTan technology, Mystic’s mist adheres to skin suits evenly and streaklessly using the body's natural magnetic properties and innate force fields, leaving it bronzed and beautiful for five to seven days. Complement sunny hues with a 20-minute session atop the Hydro-Massage bed, which applies heat and water pressure to vital pressure points in order to rejuvenate tired muscles and relieve stress. Smooth bumpy terrain and trim your silhouette with a relaxing spin in the SlimCapsule, designed to burn up to 500 calories in a single 30-minute session using the dry heat generated by LED technology. A sweltering experience superior to sauna sessions or afternoons on a desert moon, the slimming treatment pampers clients with a vibratory massage, aromatherapy, ionized air, and a cooling fan.