The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.
Equipment: Life Fitness, Hammer Strength, Precor, Troy Weights
Students should bring: Bottle of water, towel, yoga mat, gloves, etc.
Average class length: 30?60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Ricky Moore, the owner of American Fitness Center and a former member of the Royal Air Force in England, believes that everyone has the potential to be in great shape, but doesn't necessarily know where to start. The former competitive body builder often sees people making the mistakes of "improper technique, lack of discipline, shying away from strength training, and only focusing on cardio equipment."
Thus, he and his staff of trainers are onsite from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the 24/7 facility to help clients of all fitness levels figure out exactly what they need to do to lose weight and sculpt muscles, to see them through any frustrating times. In addition to showing gym members how to get the most from the center's equipment and giving them nutrition tips, they run personal-training sessions, boot-camp classes, circuit-training sessions, and specialized workouts for abs, glutes, expectant mothers, or future brides.
Kim, the owner of Letz Get Fit, has seen it before: a new exerciser arrives at her facility feeling hesitant but, after working out, leaves feeling confident and accomplished. That's due in large part to the atmosphere Kim and her team have created. It's one in which everyone feels welcomed no matter their ability level. Those vibes carry through the facility's spinning classes, Latin music–inspired Zumba classes, and Z-Spin classes, which incorporate Zumba moves and stationary cycling. To make visits all the more accommodating, Letz Get Fit also supplies its exercisers with water and towels.
IndoCycle Studio is a spinning-only facility where members come for vigorous indoor group cycling workouts. Stationary Spinner NXT bikes are the focal point of each calorie-blasting workout—experienced instructors lead classes in high-energy cycling circuits, incorporating music, visual effects, and subliminal sounds of stampeding herds to help riders through intense sessions. Each workout is customizable to every individual’s fitness level, but the end result is the same for everyone; burn fat and build muscle during rides that simulate climbing hills and racing courses. IndoCycle Studio provides towels, water, and shoes for gym-goers, as well as gel seats for those who want extra cushioning.
Corey Cutter has always loved working out, be it making fitness videos with her childhood friends or sweating it out in aerobics class as an adult. But it was her mother’s three-decade career as a fitness professional that inspired her to open her current fitness studio, Cre8fit, after 15 years of practicing law.
From this boutique studio, tucked within Riverview Village Shopping Center, Corey shares her passion for healthy living by offering clients the latest in group fitness classes. During Real Ryder sessions, students cycle on technologically advanced machines that mimic real outdoor bikes. CrossCore 180 classes use pulleys and the student's own body weight to strengthen and tone muscles. Corey also works alongside six other instructors, each providing ample attention by making modifications for beginners.
Though its name may conjure fantasies about sprinting down crowded streets or bench-pressing buses stalled in traffic, Urban Active Fitness grants its members abundant space in which to spread out and follow their workout proclivities. At dozens of locations across the Midwest and South, members can sculpt their bodies in whichever manner they choose—from personal training with resistance machines and free weights to group classes in cycling, Zumba, and Pilates. A number of group classes draw on the gym’s urban theme for inspiration. Urban Iron, for example, focuses on building muscles that resemble the cast-iron beams of skyscrapers, and Urban Yoga closely imitates the poses necessary to squeeze onto a subway train at rush hour.