The certified trainers of BodyWorx turn bellies into abs of concrete, and replace wheezing, winded bodies with endurance machines. Each of their functional training workouts helps strengthen the musculature that runs the length of the torso, turning cores into fat-burning powerhouses. For personal attention, personal trainers jump into the fitness weeds with clients, focusing their combined 20 years of experience on the trainees' target areas and goals. Guests can also sign up for boot camps for full-body fitscapades that combine cardio, strength training, and the motivation that comes from working out with peers. The studio also hosts a variety of drop-in fitness classes such as Ab attack, kick-boxing, or Body Sculpt, which teaches guests how to animate chiselled marble likenesses of themselves using dark magic.
Marty “The Health Guy” Menard, a fitness guru who makes regular appearances on The Shauna Rae Show to dole out fitness tips and tricks, has brought the one-on-one personal-training experience to a small-group setting at Live360. Clients get the same fitness results lifting kettlebells, performing TRX resistance training, and cycling in the group sessions, which are cheaper than private training sessions and don’t require the client to gaze into the piercing eyes of the trainer without interruption. Exercisers can still take advantage of custom workout plans by completing the 360 Assessment, which determines which advanced fat-loss cardio workouts and resistance-training regimens work for their specific goals. Live360 then tracks their progress. Its nutritionists and coaches work together to fuel bodies with an online meal planner that has more than 17,000 recipes. They also recommend Live360’s online meal tracker, which helps you identify the number of calories you consume eating your favorite foods and chewing on your hair.
Definitions Fitness Centre fosters fitness goals with first-class cardio machines, strength equipment, and on-site trainers. The gym supplies elliptical trainers, free weights, and boxing bags, affording humanoids the tools needed to lessen mass and lower heart rates without intimidation tactics or legal waivers from mad scientists. Lengthen limbs on the new stretching area or test the durability of dumbbells on rubber flooring. Locker rooms enclose private showers, individual lockers for daily use, restrooms, and a vanity area. Flat-screen TVs adorn bright white walls so calisthenics devotees can distract ocular orbs as physiques convert calories into renewable solar energy.
For more than 25 years, Fitness Forum owners Alec and Lynne Pinchin have kept their 39,000-square-foot gym in fine fettle through constant renovations and an influx of up-to-date equipment and fitness programs. The facility's high-soaring ceilings and walls shield exercisers from the harsh heat and bitter cold of the outdoors, and expansive skylights let in natural light and views of emus soaring among the clouds. In two cardio centres, heart rates skyrocket as guests tackle treadmills and stairmasters and fix their eyes on HDTVs. The gym also houses an indoor pool area and a rubberized running track.
More than 75 fitness classes energize and motivate visitors in a fun group setting, and squash courts host sweat-inducing bouts between racquet-wielding foes. While parents torch calories rep by rep, kids can while away the time at the gym's daycare centre, where tykes watch movies and fill out tax papers in pudding.
The Athletic Club London's sleek, modern lobby unfolds before patrons, opening out into two storeys of hardwood accents, brushed steel, and the sharp, clean lines of frosted-glass banisters. Amid the pristine confines, clients pave their path to health with cardio and resistance machinery, pools, group exercise classes, and a staff of experienced trainers. Membership unlocks 24-hour access to the fitness havens, giving patrons unfettered use of cardio equipment such as treadmills and ellipticals, or the heated salt-water pools where instructors lead aquatic yoga and families play marco polo, the game where people try to echolocate the famous explorer's ghost, during open swim.
Co-ed and women-only group fitness classes practice such traditional exercise styles as cycling, yoga, and Pilates. Instructors also specialize in newer techniques, including TAC physique, a ballet-inspired workout session taught by former-dancers-turned-robots, and TRX classes, with suspension straps that wield the body’s weight to create a full-body resistance-training workout.
During Jazzercise group fitness classes, instructors combine dance-based cardio with strength training and stretching to tone muscles and achieve maximum fat burn. Students 12 and older boogie, bend, and pump in a rotating lineup of choreographed dance, yoga, kickboxing, strength training and Pilates movements, and upbeat music provides a soundtrack for human turbine impressions. Bodies spend an hour burning up to 600 calories during the original Jazzercise class format or target a particular muscle group in an array of specified sweat sessions. Exercisers can tone phonebook-chopping arms during a body-sculpting class or quickly bolster physiques during an express 30-minute class, which hastens heart rates with both strength- and cardio-conditioning exercises.