Anytime Fitness, as the name suggests, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year with nonstop security. Novice calorie burners and ripped Michelangelo models alike can take advantage of a one-month membership, which equips bodies with enough treadmills, cycles, elliptical machines, and weights to train them to run a marathon inside of a swimming pool filled with mud. Highlight the results of fat-frying and muscle-mass-magnifying sessions with one month of unlimited tanning in high-powered beds that paint ripply physiques a brilliant shade of bronze.
Koko FitClub condenses the expertise and guidance of an entire gym's worth of instructors into a tiny device, which accompanies club members to their workout stations. These minuscule e-coaches begin each session with a FitCheck analysis that privately diagnoses a member's body fat and lean muscle tissue percentage. Using the result of the FitCheck, the digital training system creates a customized strength and cardio plan, and a nutrition program to support it. The machines even provide guidance at each station, prescribing proper form, pace, and when you are ready to pull off a muscle tank top. All of this training is effectively crammed into a 30-minute visit, and results are posted online for members to peruse in the form of quick, handy numbers or progress-tracking charts.
Certified TRX trainer John Drury helps his clients overcome temptation—not with empty words of encouragement, but by detailing his own struggle to lose 50 pounds through the time-tested combination of proper nutrition and hard work. In addition to studying human performance and wellness at Mesa State College, John is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a performance-enhancement and corrective-exercise specialist.
At The Body School, John draws on this experience as he leads a team of trainers who help clients chisel their physiques and deflect persuasive donuts. They rely on services such as personal training, boot camp, yoga, and martial-arts classes that draw on Korean and Japanese influences.
Level 7 Fitness's owner Matthew R. Boulter knows that it takes to get in shape; he competed rather successfully as a body builder. He and his trainers can guide gym members in the use of equipment and weights, but they go a few steps beyond as well. They help students remain healthy by serving healthy snacks and drinks at their juice bar, along with nutritional supplements in their retail center. They also host a wide range of group fitness classes. They host yoga, cycling, and aerobics classes alongside TRX, kickboxing, and intense circuit training classes, so everyone gets the opportunity to work up a sweat in the manner they enjoy most, unless that manner is using a sledgehammer to knock down gym walls.
When water reaches a temperature of 211 degrees, it's still water. One degree higher, however, and the liquid swiftly transforms into steam. It's an apt metaphor for 212 Degrees Fitness, where certified personal trainers?including 2009 Golden Gloves winner Delisa Novak?help students transform their physiques with engaging workouts. Ranging from boot camp to kickboxing to yoga, the studio's small-group sessions blend cardio and strength training into concise, 30- to 45-minute full-body workouts. For clients with specific fitness goals in mind?from slimming waistlines to sculpting a six-pack atop another six-pack?212 Degrees' personal trainers also host private appointments.