Getting motivated to go to the gym isn't always easy, so the professionals at Proof Fitness wanted to make their gym a welcoming place that clients want to go to. One of the largest group fitness offerings in Lexington, the 20,000-square-foot facility houses more than 100 pieces of carido equipment, a large selection of free weights, and the latest circuit and strength training equipment. Additionally, there are four fitness studios, a TRX area, and an outdoor training area.
Seven days a week, their staff is on-site to work with clients on equipment if they want or for one-on-one personal training, small group training, and in their Youth Speed, Agility, Core and Vertical program. Group classes are both fun and functional. Sessions include kickboxing, ballet-influenced Barre, and stationary cycling, providing a host of options for members looking to put on muscle or shed a few pounds.
You won't find the typical rows of treadmills and weight machines inside CrossFit 222. Instead, the gym's space is filled with the likes of medicine balls, pull-up bars, and a team of expert trainers dedicated to a common goal: helping people make dramatic changes in their lives. Their ever-changing workouts of the day (or WOD) draw on several different fitness disciplines?such as gymnastics, Olympic weight-lifting, rowing, and keeping jumpropes from getting tangled on the floor. The team dedicates the entire schedule to CrossFit?starting with the introductory Foundations class?and each session fosters a sense of community support, with everyone sweating together towards their individual and collective goals.
The gym can be an intimidating place for unexperienced exercisers, which is why Better Bodies introduced its Healthy Start training program. During the initial session, the staff uses a computer program called the Virtual Fitness Planner to reveal basic biometrics and calculate the likelihood of health risks such as type-2 diabetes. Once you're informed, you can take action by signing up for a personal-training session, attending a group-fitness class, or lifting on the fitness floor's Hammer Strength machines. For busy parents or particularly ripped nannies, Better Bodies also provides complimentary childcare services for members.
Constantly varied, functional movements performed at a high intensity: it's a quick way to sum up CrossFit, but that doesn't say it all. Exercises directly relate to everyday tasks and are scaled to each individual's fitness level. At NewCov Crossfit, newbies and experts alike are welcome. A typical workout includes cardio activities such as running or jumping rope, along with weightlifting, gymnastics, and body-weight movements such as pushups and squats. A group setting serves to motivate participants, and yoga and kids' classes are also available.
Patrick Hitches is a lot of things: a nutrition coach, a personal trainer, an adventure addict, and the owner of Foundation Fitness. But above all, he's a motivator. Patrick has an infectious love for living life the right way, which he shares with his clients during group fitness classes that burn calories and build muscle. He'll never ask anyone to do what he hasn't done already; as he says himself, "I live what I preach."
All 10,500 square feet of HER Total Fitness are dedicated to the same goal: helping women pursue their fitness goals in a modern, supportive, judgment-free environment. The facility features an entire area stocked with LifeFitness strength-training equipment in addition to a separate section with Precor ellipticals, treadmills, and other cardio machines. With a bit of assistance from the staff, women can use this equipment to stay in shape.
Although members can develop and follow their own workout regimens, HER Total Fitness offers professional guidance in the form of personal training and group classes. The trainers can work closely with each individual, providing valuable insight and encouragement while keeping personal goals in mind. Throughout the week, instructors also lead group classes. Dance-inspired Zumba sessions get pulses racing, Vinyasa yoga hones mental and physical balance, and boot camps combine calisthenics and interval training to create high-intensity workouts that help build strength and stamina.
Aside from all of the workout opportunities, HER Total Fitness also caters to its members' needs by providing various amenities. Tanning beds ensure that the skin can retain its sun-bronzed hue all year long. The onsite massage therapist specializes as a medical massage practitioner, using specific modalities to address stress and tension found deep within the soft tissues. The facility even offers free childcare services in a safe, supervised environment complete with age-appropriate games and toys.