The certified personal trainers, licensed massage therapists, and physical therapists at Hive Lifespan Center all operate beneath an invisible umbrella of wellness. They continually widen their reach to cover the needs of those who enter the practice, uniting the spectrums of fitness, health, and nutrition services.
The gym floor buzzes with iPod-compatible cardio equipment and strength circuits, and specialty studios provide focused zones for spinning, Pilates, and yoga. The conditioning studio hosts the resistance workouts of TRX suspension training and the core-tightening moves of Ab-Lab. Interactive tracking programs such as exerspy and eFitnessSystem tools can chart factors such as calories burned and daily steps taken without hiring a private investigator to follow each foot. The health component of the center prevents and rehabilitates injuries with chiropractic, massage, and physical-therapy treatments.
Modern decor throughout the venue complements the contemporary idea of wellness integration. A 1960s-inspired concrete wall carved in a grid of flowering squares runs throughout the space, and as if to match its blooms, the towels stacked by the spa-like locker rooms emit scents of eucalyptus and lavender, much like a koala that has just gotten out of the shower.
Under the medical direction of Dr. Jean Cangé, the center's team pampers clients with a blend of traditional spa services and modern laser treatments. Staffers instill relaxation with massage therapy, restore skin's purity with facials and peels, and decorate appendages' tips with manicures and pedicures. Additionally, the boutique med spa's technicians harness the power of light energy to remove unwanted hairs, reduce wrinkles, and dissolve scars resulting from competitive pillow fighting. Clients may also schedule one-on-one consultations with Dr. Cangé to discuss eligibility for antiaging injections of Botox Cosmetic, Restylane, or Juvéderm XC.
Though now spread throughout the United States, Crunch gym started in a basement-level aerobics studio in New York City. Despite the humble location, the gym's founders aspired to foster a workout environment that would keep members exercising through entertainment and not shouting from drill-sergeant-like trainers. Their idea was to host fitness classes with offbeat touches, including hip-hop aerobics featuring a live rapper and coed action wrestling.
Twenty years later, Crunch gyms' fitness classes still stray from the beaten path. Body Web with TRX sessions suspend members from a pillar, where they complete gravity-defying maneuvers with help from strong resistance ropes. In Bosu Bootcamp, every exercise is completed on an apparatus that is part balance ball, part core board, and fully endorsed by circus seals nationwide.
Led by Jared Byer, the team of personal trainers, registered dieticians, and yoga instructors that make up Made 2 Move Fitness help patrons achieve their fitness goals through customized programs and small group classes with a focus on individualized attention. The staff performs a noninvasive, 10-point assessment to determine clients’ current level of health, using results to inform personal training sessions, at-home programs, and nutritional guidance. Instructors also lead small groups of students in scorching calories and improving their posture with Pilates, yoga, boot camp, and super circuit classes in a private studio setting without long-term membership requirements.
Typically, at Fit2Box Fitness Studio, you'll only see one or two people working out. But don't mistake that number for a lack of interest: the absence of a crowd is by design. In order to create an intimate space where clients can focus solely on exercising and then flexing in the mirror, ACE-certified personal trainer Eric Pfahler only schedules one client or couple per hour. During that hour, Pfahler's background in boxing becomes apparent, as his fitness programs combine kickboxing and boxing movements with strength training and cardio exercises.
Arthur Murray has been a leading name in franchise dance since 1912, when the entrepreneur began selling mail-order dance lessons. Expanding his reach, he enlisted teachers to spread his signature dance lessons on first-class steamships and skyrocketed to fame in the '30s after introducing the public to such dances as the Lambeth Walk and The Big Apple. By the 1950s, Arthur and his wife, Kathryn, were hosting their own highly popular TV show on ABC, The Arthur Murray Dance Party, which ran for 12 years. Today, Arthur Murray's team prepares students for rug cutting at special events and weekend nightclub jaunts. Clients who arrive to lessons partnerless will be paired up with other classmates as the instructors assess their current skill level and make recommendations on the most appropriate program. Throughout lessons, instructors teach the foundations of two to four dances from a long list of styles that range from Latin to country-western, helping students to learn basic step patterns, timing, and the ability to lead or follow.