Crossfit Crib invites kids, senior citizens, and everyone in between to put the gym's rowing machines, barbells, and plyo boxes to fitness-building work. The facility's coaches constantly draw up new Workouts of the Day and encourage their students to tackle each one with gusto. With each visit, exercisers find a newly devised routine that might include powerlifting, plyometric exercises, or gymnastic stretches, all designed to build fitness that will serve them even when they're merely playing with children or accepting brick deliveries from the postman. Since every exercise is scalable, the workout is perfect for anyone with the desire and commitment to whip themselves into shape.
Certified and experienced trainers help clients attain their fitness goals through individualized programs based on innovative fitness techniques optimized for efficiency, safety, and effectiveness. The staff dispenses cardio and strength moves during one-on-one and semiprivate training sessions and group boot-camp classes. The training studio boasts stationary bikes, free weights, medicine balls, and enough floor space for sprints and distance somersaulting. Personal training and bootcamp focus on overall fitness by combining functional movements, circuit training, body weight exercises, and conditioning drills.
Angie Acosta, founder of Queen City DanceOut, has a simple motto for her students: "If you're moving, you're doing it right." This encouraging, low-pressure attitude attracts people of all ages to her dance-inspired fitness classes, which meet at 18 public locations. Angie and her instructors aim to make exercise feel like a celebration and a refreshing break rather than a dreaded routine. To this end, their classes incorporate intuitive dance moves and invigorating music. DanceOut, the signature course, blends genres as diverse as swing, hip-hop, and reggae into a workout, relying on repetition and basic choreography to keep everyone grooving. Other highlights of the curriculum include the Latin rhythms of Zumba; the Dance Impact class, which fuses dance and kickboxing; and JamStrong, a mixture of core-conditioning, dance, and fun.
Community is a central aspect of every DanceOut class. As pupils practice their twirls, they can follow both the teacher and the Jam Crew—a team of regulars who help make the steps easy to follow and can assist fellow dancers. In addition to group workouts, instructors host skill workshops such as Booty Bootcamp, where attendees learn rump-shaking techniques and how to turn any chair into a rocking chair. They also put on performances and lead private classes for special events and parties.
Classes at Glow Fitness Bootcamp are never canceled due to the weather. That’s because they’re all held inside the boot camp’s clean, spacious studio. Atop hardwood floors and workout mats, clients engage their cores and limbs through fast-paced 45-minute sessions that use workout tools such as body balls, dumbbells, and trampolines. Trainers guide and motivate clients through each rep and set, keeping them safe from injury by demonstrating proper form and equipment use.
When Roald Dahl wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, he imagined a much-coveted golden ticket that granted access to myriad wonders and unveiled the inner workings of an entire industry. MetaBody created a real-life version of that ticket with the MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass, though it applies to fitness instead of candy. The pass grants access not to a single gym but to classes at a variety of local studios, specializing in everything from yoga to boot camp. With the freedom to move from location to location, students can sample different regimens, instructors, and styles of exercise to cobble together a program that fits their needs and goals. MetaBody's nutritionists supplement class packages by coaching clients in healthy eating, recipe cooking, and speed-reading nutrition-fact labels.
Kidz Play Here offers a variety of activities for children ranging from infants to toddlers to preschoolers. Classes lead little ones in engaging themes such as gymnastics, ballet, yoga, and martial arts. Open-play sessions entreat parents to look after their little ones while they play at a train station, in a tree house, or with puppet shows. In addition to parties and drop-off, Kidz Play Here also offers adult classes such as yoga.