Milad Younes channels 20 years of fitness experience into every personal-training session that he leads to help his clients earn the toned bodies they've always dreamed of. The certified personal trainer specializes in a wide range of fitness principles, from basic weight loss and muscle building to boxing and lowering cholesterol levels. Though Milad typically shares his fitness wisdom in one-on-one sessions, he also leads group workouts that get clients sweating in unison.
For more than three decades, locally owned Spectrum Athletic Clubs have aimed to create a resort-like experience for patrons with upscale perks and personalized care. After workouts, gym-goers can avail themselves of unlimited towel service and change in comfortable locker rooms. Other amenities include saunas, steam rooms, healthy cafes, specialized workout areas, and complimentary Internet access.
In addition, racquetball courts let athletes improve their game independently, and patrons can sweat solo on cardiovascular equipment with individual viewing screens. Group classes, more than 1,200 of which are held daily, include Zumba, Pilates, Body Combat, and CXWorx sessions and enable trainees to draw motivation from each other or from each exercise studio's complimentary tank of moxie. The Spectrum Kids Club gives kids a place to play while adults work out and hosts such events as pool parties and pizza parties throughout the year.
Huw Lloyd Davies and Stu White started HDX Fit as a place where they can help others improve their own health and fitness. The center's training principles are built upon holistic health awareness, the fundamentals of nutrition, and metabolic conditioning. Alongside an excellent supporting staff, the team curates a curriculum of group training classes, personal-training sessions, nutrition consultations, and holistic life coaching.
HDX Fit also offers an online training program, a portal full of videos and written workouts for people who can’t make it to classes because their motorized unicycles are out of gas. The online program includes a weekly telephone chat with one of the gym’s trainers, who speaks to the philosophy of the center's inspirational founder.
The Center Street Club offers boutique-style private training and relaxation in an uncrowded urban oasis. Like reality-TV contestants, the club's attentive trainers come out of their shell and start to reveal exercise secrets during one-on-one personal training sessions. Private Pilates gets solo stretchers reaching for the remote without leaving the sofa, and stressed souls slough off tension with a Swedish massage. When the 50 minutes in heaven is complete, mettle-testers can roam over 10,000 square feet of amenities and slick workout equipment, growing guns with free weights, raising heart rates with the StairMaster, and drafting home-sauna blueprints on the fogged-up walls of the steam room.
Fitness classes that incorporate suspension-training gear allow patrons at A.R.E.A. 44 to tone muscles left slack by less-advanced gym equipment, and kickboxing or CrossFit classes burn through calories. Students can also opt for a specialty workout, such as pole dancing or Buti fitness, which combines the influences of Brazilian funk, hip-hop, urban Miami dance, and African tribal dance. Personal trainers, some of whom draw from fitness techniques they learned while serving in the Air Force or the US Coast Guard, help clients to get in shape with one-on-one attention.
Classes at RF Training eschew the monotony of standard gyms in favor of fun, varied workouts with simple equipment. By moving naturally in all directions, participants use their bodies' full capacities, accelerating themselves towards fitness goals such as boosting flexibility. Pupils can opt to enjoy one-on-one attention in personal training sessions, or gather motivation from supportive fellow students in group classes. Either approach allows participants to avoid the boring one-directional movements and no-cartwheeling rules imposed by most workout machines.