ACE-certified personal trainer Cindy founded Cindy K's Fitness in 2001 as a workout invitation to women of every age and build. On the gym's exercise floor, equipment for weight, cardio and circuit training conditions muscles without exuding a competitive vibe. Personal trainers customize routines based on their client's goals, and group classes—which cover kettlebell swings, weightlifting for seniors, and ab-sculpting drills—rally students for communal reps. The gym's overarching focus on "fitness for the busy woman" remains evident in its varied class scheduling and infrared sauna, whose rays recharge laser pointers in time for same-day business meetings.
The coaches at Fit2Live—which include a former college-football conditioning coach and certified personal trainers—have watched more than 411 of their members lose more than 5,791 pounds as they went from leading a sedentary lifestyle to running a road race, competing in a triathlon, or completing a Tough Mudder. The motivating crew leads adult fitness programs including highly varied CrossFit classes and workouts designed specifically for men or women.
New Life Fitness World motivates calories crusaders with personal trainers and more than 140 hours of group classes. Launch fitness plans in a one-on-one training session before bounding into any of the four locations' exercise courses, such as cycling, Zumba, and Piyo, a combination of yoga, Pilates, and trick yo-yoing. After land-based laps around the indoor tracks, or the aquatic equivalent in the indoor heated pools, fit fiddles can indulge in a sauna steam, a hot-tub soak, or a tanning session. Towel service and locker rooms facilitate transitions out of the gym, while childcare frees parents from the stress of pushing strollers while jogging on the treadmill.
At Robin’s Nest Yoga Studio, certified instructors nurture students’ personal yoga practice with individualized attention. During both group and private sessions, yogis move about the room, modifying poses to suit varying skill levels. Teachers have stretched through at least 200 hours of training and bring their own personal styles to sessions, combining elements of meditation and strength training or blending sun salutations and poses that awaken the body and spirit, energizing students like a jog through a particle accelerator.
The schedule brims with one-hour classes that incorporate a variety of yoga styles, including hatha, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa. To mix it up each week, the studio hosts a Sunday sampler that features focused breathing exercises and posing fundamentals such as arm balances and hip openers.
The professional trainers at Grit Gym take a no-nonsense approach to their job: they want to get athletes into peak physical form and have fun while doing so. Before starting personal-training sessions, a staff member assesses each individual's condition by checking their mobility and taking note of their fitness goals. Then, the trainers devise a tailored workout regimen that focuses on building your personal strengths; they'll work on giving you explosive energy if you're a linebacker or help you achieve long-distance stamina if you must run on a hamster wheel to power your house. Above all, the training team emphasizes a positive attitude and a sense of determination during classes and boot camps—instructors are quick to dish out positive feedback and constant support to keep clients motivated.
The certified trainers at Sweat, A Body Transformation recognize that boredom is one of the biggest reasons people give up losing weight. To keep workouts fresh and interesting, they have developed rigorous boot camp?style classes in which students get to sample a smorgasbord of workouts. Each morning and evening session has participants flipping tractor tires, toning cores with kettlebells, or honing functional strength by painting Mr. Miyagi?s fence. The expert trainers eschew shouting and intimidation, opting instead for positive reinforcement. After classes, students can cool down inside the center?s fully equipped locker rooms.