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.
Curves provides you with a complete cardio and strength training workout in just 30 minutes. With a system that can burn up to 500 calories and work every major muscle group, you get an efficient and effective workout every visit. It’s no wonder over 4 million women have chosen Curves to meet their health goals.
At Flex Gym, a muscle-cultivating array of free weights and cardio machines assist patrons in their quest for stronger bodies and fashionable birthday suits. Members can enjoy watching LCD television screens as they exercise on treadmills and ellipticals or fortify their bodies using free weights. The spacious facility includes several mechanisms to add variety to workout regimens, with plenty of room in-between machines to accommodate for rapid muscle growth.
Koko FitClub’s automated personal-training system rockets both men and women toward fitness goals with 30-minute custom workouts that incorporate cardio and strength training. An initial consultation determines fitness level and baseline measurements, which Koko’s computerized equipment uses to design a tailored workout plan that precisely measures the weight, pace, and rest time appropriate for each exerciser.
The patented Smartraining machines guide exercisers through each workout and adapt as the user’s fitness needs change, to constantly challenge the body. Exercisers can track their results and body composition measurements online and even compare individual fitness levels to others in the Koko FitClub community.
The "Plus" in Hot Yoga Plus refers to the fact that the studio offers much more than heated yoga. The instructors here aim to accommodate all types of students, from the beginner with limited flexibility to the advanced athlete trying to perfect her inversions. In that inclusive spirit, every class is open to all levels, empowering students to try any style of yoga at their own pace. Hot Yoga Plus also hosts teacher training with 200-hour certifications through Yoga Alliance, though instructors advise against completing all 200 hours consecutively.
Fitness Together pairs up personal trainers with goal-oriented clients. Customized workout plans help them reach such fitness milestones as benching a certain amount of weight, running a marathon, or crab-walking a 5K. Sessions combines resistance and cardio training with nutritional advice.