Anytime Fitness, which boasts 1689 clubs in North America, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fit seekers challenge themselves on cardio and strength machines and hoist free weights in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they’re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness’s staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms or bop into one of the tanning booths available 24 hours a day.
Students should bring: Energy and enthusiasm.
Average class length: Less than 30 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Be prepared to jump in, have fun, and move through your workout fast.
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
The workouts change daily, so there's always a new challenge. With a 30-minute workout, clients move from one round to the next every three minutes doing cardio, strength moves, hitting, and kicking. It's hard to get bored with so much going on during your workout. And because workouts are quick and effective, it's easy to stay motivated to spend 1.5 hours each week.
What is the biggest mistake you see people make when trying to get fit on their own?
Exactly that?working out alone and not having fun while they're exercising. It's easy to burn-out and get bored spending 30?60 minutes on one activity, especially if they aren't seeing results quickly.
Do you run your gym according to a particular exercise philosophy?
Work hard while having fun. We motivate our members to work just a little harder than they believe they can, so they gain confidence and see results.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Having trainers dedicated to working with each client, every time they come in, allows members of all ages and fitness levels to have a great workout.
To help women achieve their fitness goals, the certified personal trainers at Get In Shape For Women focus on four areas: weight training, cardio training, nutrition, and accountability. In small group sessions, trainers modify exercises to suit up to four ladies' fitness levels, beginning by calibrating 30 minutes of strength-training drills—such as free weights, lunges, and squats—to each student's abilities. Then comes 25 minutes of cardio: the trainers might start novice exercisers with a walk on the treadmill or light elliptical training, and challenge more advanced exercisers to high-intensity interval-training sessions for enhanced results.
The trainers supplement the group workouts with nutritional planning centered around the concept of eating six small, balanced meals six days a week. They set aside the seventh day for a bit of indulgence, be it eating a favorite sweet or lusting openly after bacon. To track ladies' progress toward reaching their goals, the trainers measure their weight and body-fat percentage every two weeks.
About 78 million people make up the baby-boomer generation, composing more than a quarter of the population?the fastest-growing demographic in the United States, AgeSuccessfully?s coach told WTHR. But while boomers have a longer life expectancy than previous generations, they aren't as healthy as other generations were at the same age. However, older Americans can help combat this trend through physical activity. At AgeSuccessfully, a fitness center providing health and fitness solutions for boomers and beyond, trainers work with those of all fitness and health levels to customize workout routines. In order to be accessible to as many as possible, classes may be taken while sitting or standing. Using treadmills, resistance bands, balance balls, and weights, exercisers work on their balance, strength, endurance, flexibility, and cardio recovery, either on their own or in personal, couples, or group training.
Lead coaches Chris and Jenny Swisher tried working out with P90X?and ended up losing 30 and 25 pounds, respectively. Those dropped pounds changed their lives, inspiring them to open RevolutionX?a small class-based gym that adheres to a supportive and encouraging environment. Chris and Jenny guide groups through Insanity classes, a max interval-training workout that flows from aerobic to anaerobic exercises for maximum benefits. Also included in their class arsenal are P90X workouts, which uses muscle confusion and introduces new moves to prevent a body plateau. They also offer a training program?RunRevolution?for clients prepping for everything from a 5K to a marathon. The unique combination of P90X, Insanity, and 5K training is designed to help clients uncover their inner athletes, drop pounds, and train for races. No matter the client's goal, RevolutionX personalizes clients' workout plans to help those goals be met.
As a fifth grader, Dan Brown went out to his garage and started lifting his dad’s old sand-filled weights. He returned to the garage to lift regularly, spurred on by the inspiring figures he saw in ESPN2’s World’s Strongest Man competitions. Over time, strength training improved his play in baseball and football and instilled in him a newfound confidence.
Now, with years of experience and a kinesiology degree from Purdue University, Dan imparts that confidence to each of his students at Force Barbell. His conditioning classes, rooted in sports science, help participants of all skill levels build strength through an innovative mix of traditional power lifting and the use of atlas stones, tractor tires, and weight sleds.