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.
Studio 3 Fitness instructors Jennifer Barton and Calie Shackleford team up to create a fun, supportive exercise environment steeped in motivation. At their facility, the fitness-driven duo leads a selection of classes that welcomes students of all experience levels, from drop-in barreAmped classes to boot camp programs with accompanying nutritional counseling and meal planning. The encouraging atmosphere that Jennifer and Calie have devised carries over outside the studio, as well, with Studio 3's online community and free health and wellness workshops.
As the daughter of Tae Bo founder Billy Blanks, Shellie Blanks Cimarosti was born into the world of martial arts and started training at age 2. Along the way, her prowess and dedication earned her a jujitsu world championship, a Junior Olympics gold medal, and a sixth-degree black belt in tae kwon do. Joined by her husband, Mark, Shellie imparts the secrets of her father’s unique fitness regimen through lively, rigorous workouts. Tae Bo basics classes help students learn the foundational moves, which they then weave together in high-impact, one-hour sessions. Students can talk shop with Shellie before or after classes.
“This is not a gym,” Kelly Barbera told Southern Exposure Magazine in 2010. “This is a boutique-style studio where everybody knows everybody.” Kelly, a former acrobat, and her husband, Joey—a former wrestler—run Temple Fitness. In their cozy orange-and-highlighter-green space bedecked with inspirational quotes, the two line the walls with everything comprehensive fitness programs need, from kettlebells to a room dedicated to TRX equipment. The studio wears many hats, with the two designing an assorted handful of fitness and health modalities: boot camp for women, strength-training camp for men, baseball cross-training, personal training, and nutritional planning.
Together, they push exercisers through routines characterized by an abundance of positive feedback and motivation, a hallmark of their gym. Periodically, the two open the facility to host Able Youth nonprofit boot camp for kids confined to wheelchairs.
The certified personal trainers at Anytime Fitness teach clients how to magnify their muscle mass and purge excess pounds. In each one-on-one 30-minute session, fitness gurus help exercisers set new fitness goals, revise and personalize workout programs, and correct their form during strenuous pinkie lifts. A gauntlet of cardio and weight equipment assists trainers in shaping and molding their students. Fitness seekers can ascend a stair climber, burn calories on an elliptical cross-trainer, or prepare for a marathon on a treadmill equipped for iPod and iPhone adaptors. In the free-weights area, patrons can pump up biceps to prepare for mud wrestling an alligator.
Eighth-degree black belt Master S.H. Koh began practicing taekwondo in 1967 in South Korea. He's still going strong at Yong In Martial Arts Academy, where he and his staff teach the classic Korean martial art to kids as young as 3. Their training programs also include other Korean martial arts such as hapkido and kumdo, as well as muscle-toning yoga and kickboxing.
The Bike Tiepin’s bike-fitting and cycling studio gives cyclists ranging from weekend warriors to elite athletes the tools to train for myriad goals, including general fitness to competitive racing. Ninety-minute indoor Performance Cycling classes utilize CompuTrainer to provide a realistic biking experience as riders pump pedals indoors. It’s designed to analyze pedal stroke and advance power up to 20% with speeds increasing by up to 4 mph. The studio also ensure riders find optimal performance through 3-D motion capture bike fitting, which measures the position of all bike parts such as the saddle, grips, and handlebar in relation to the cyclist to find ideal fits.