A team of certified fitness instructors, nail technicians, licensed aestheticians, and licensed massage therapists work together to ensure clients’ well-being both inside and out. A trio of fitness teachers guide students through core-strengthening Pilates exercises, hip-swinging Zumba moves, and Piloxing—a blend of Pilates and Boxing routines. After sculpting bodies, clients can relax under the trained hands of a massage therapist or refurbish mugs during microdermabrasion treatments and deep-sea peels.
Unfettered by bricks and mortar, Trainer To Go's certified personal trainers roam towns and cities, seeking the place where their clients feel most comfortable practicing, be it a backyard or public park. They take advantage of such public spaces to lead 30- and 60-minute personal-training sessions for their clients, blasting calories with a blend of cardio, plyometrics, and weight lifting.
The Pilates Loft's experienced instructors meld backgrounds in nursing, dance, and fitness to tone muscles and energize students in dynamic Pilates mat and yoga classes. An extensive class lineup includes evening and Saturday classes to accommodate pupils with busy schedules. Sunlight glints off bamboo floors in the fully stocked studio as students cycle through fundamental Pilates poses in 50-minute beginner mat classes. During each session, enthusiastic instructors coach clients as they strive to lengthen limbs and fortify cores as effectively as sporting a brick-lined cummerbund.
Alternatively, aspiring yogis can sweep away stress and harness balance in one-hour Hatha yoga classes as they vogue through uplifiting asanas and breathing exercises demonstrated by an extremely relaxed bagpipe.
In his years as a New Orleans firefighter, professional MMA fighter, and certified personal trainer, Gino Ascani has gathered a wealth of ideas on how to build the ideal gym. At Nola Xtreme Fitness, Ascani leads private training sessions, spinning classes, TRX classes, and group fitness sessions while utilizing more than 7,000 square feet of equipment-lined space. The facility houses cardio equipment, treadmills, elliptical machines, and rowing machines along with free weights, kettlebells, weight machines, and a pile of porcelain toilets that can be thrown off the gym’s roof.
Velocity Sports Performance's array of indoor tracks, turfs, and Olympic-style weightlifting equipment lets members fine-tune their physiques at their own pace. The fitness center is a cornucopia of resistance machines, free weights, and 25 cardio machines designed to entertain bored muscles while ridding bodies of sweat. Runners can experience Velocity's small field of athletic turf, which re-creates the feeling of running on real grass, while the sprint track treats treads to a less deceitful synthetic surface.
It may seem counterintuitive to some, but Affirm Fitness’s head fitness trainer, Lauren Leitner, also owns a biscotti-making business. Of course, all of the desserts she doles out are low in fat, making them tasty complements to the healthy lifestyle that she hopes to impart upon her students at Affirm Fitness. There, she and fellow trainers lead exercisers of all stripes through boot camps that are either traditional or tailored to new moms. Cardio-and-sculpt boot camp shows exercisers how to have fun as they transition between drills in agility, interval training, and body-weight resistance. In baby-friendly Bootie Camp, participants push strollers a little bit faster than usual for a cardio workout that allows them to spend time with little ones while they improve themselves. Moms can even spend a little time sculpting muscles with hand weights or by lifting diaper bags filled with bricks. Affirm Fitness’s class schedule also includes dance-inspired Zumba cardio workouts, relaxing yoga, and TRX suspension training.
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