Unlike most traditional gyms, Denali Gymnastics & Fitness is not only a place where adults can workout, but also a place where young children can exercise their brain muscles. The gym houses an early learning center and preschool where kids ages 3?4 can learn the days of the week, listen to stories, and practice gymnastics under the watchful eyes of the trained staff. In their own designated area, infants rest or participate in interactive play. The learning center also provides childcare for before and after school, helping kids with homework and organizing fun activities. Meanwhile, adults can earn a good sweat during CrossFit classes, which transform bodies with high-intensity, short-duration routines that blend boxing, powerlifting, and other exercise techniques.
Denali's gymnastics programs for kids are designed for all skill levels and fall under two categories: recreational and competitive. During preschool gymnastics sessions, parents can help their tots navigate an obstacle course that helps improve physical awareness. Older kids with a competitive spirit can join the gymnastics team to further improve their physical skills. For home-schooled children, the gym also offers a PE program that ensures a good amount of daily exercise.
The ASE-certified techs at North Star Body & Paint are experts at mending busted buggies as well as trucks and boats. As a full-service repair shop, they're qualified to work on both foreign and domestic models, offering services from frame repair and custom paint jobs to restoration and glass replacement. Their more than 25-year commitment to upkeep also extends to shining up autos inside and out with detailing.
Ever since The Alaska Club opened its first location in 1986, they've been striving to serve their members by adding amenities, classes, and opening new locations. Though each location?s offerings vary, they supplement their well-stocked fleets of cardio machines and strength equipment with cycling studios, climbing walls, basketball courts, swimming pools, and play centers for the kids. The club also offers spa services including hydromassage beds, tanning, and saunas.
Group fitness classes include yoga, step aerobics, and Pilates, and personal trainers stand at the ready to help clients focus on fitness goals. The clubs also offer swim lessons and summer camps for kids, setting in stone their commitment to making The Alaska Club a place for the whole family, not the half-formed family, which needs at least seven more years to gestate in the laboratory incubator.
Members at Curves, a fitness center designed exclusively for women, rotate around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with female bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage participants’ machine maneuvering and muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use your own body weight, fitness level, and aerodynamic water bottle to create resistance that matches abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
As the clients of the month might tell you, the dedicated Fit Pros at Body Renew Alaska know how to get results. The team—which includes a female bodybuilder, a National Guardsman, and a trainer who helped one client lose more than 200 pounds in a year—takes a five-step approach to making weight loss permanent. Each client's journey begins with a fitness assessment, in which a personal trainer takes measurements, helps create realistic goals, and introduces the gym equipment. Patrons use an online tool to make healthful food choices and train their metabolism, and they can improve cardiovascular endurance during a variety of boot camps and classes, such as Zumba, kickboxing, and circuit training. Throughout the process, a crew member dispenses one-on-one feedback and encouragement, answering questions about the fastest way to burn fat or how to convert a pair of worn-out sneakers into a chipmunk hotel.