The instructors at FreeSpirit Yoga lead a variety of classes that keep pace with students of all experience levels, from beginning yogis to 4-year-old kids already well versed in stretching toward the cupboards. In introductory-level sessions, teachers impart the simple poses and breathing techniques that springboard into higher-level disciplines, such as Sculpt n’ Core's blend of Pilates and strength training. An intense cardio workout set to Latin-inspired beats, Zumba sets hearts thumping and legs moving atop the studio's hardwood floors surrounded by lavender walls.
Members of Synergy Fitness Clubs thrive on choice. Choice of location? There are nine. Choice of activity? Instructors lead classes in almost any form of exercise imaginable, such as power sculpt, full-body circuits, and intense cycling. To make sure that members are making the choices that will help reach their fitness goals the fastest, the clubs are staffed with more than 100 lifestyle coaches. These pros are continually educated in their fields of specialty—which might mean nutrition counseling, yoga, or boxing.
A wide slate of equipment and amenities makes it as easy as possible to fit in workouts. Most locations are open 24 hours, and while parents lift free weights or dance a beautiful tango with a Precor elliptical, their kids can hang out in a free childcare room.
Sweat glistens across every brow at the Motion On Oceanside private training studio as instructors lead high-energy fitness classes. The high-intensity movements of cardio-centric Zumba and boot-camp sessions counterbalance the flowing, steady movements of yoga and tai chi classes, designed to build balance and flexibility.
Unlike studios that employ child-sniffing dogs to make sure no kids sneak in, Motion On Oceanside welcomes youngsters, helping them to stay fit and busy with a complimentary babysitting program and a variety of after-school and summer programs. Additionally, the staff opens its studio for private Zumba dance parties for kids and teenagers, supplying refreshments so that the only thing parents need to bring is the cake and a piñata to keep it in.
Modern Fitness strays from customary crunches with gratifying group exercise classes pioneered to promote enjoyment rather than dread. Students of all ages can choose from a range of classes such as cardio kick, designed to strengthen the body and cleanse the system by sweating out toxins with kickboxing-inspired routines. Dancers who prefer to tango with partners bolted to the floor can try pole dancing, which improves strength with gymnastic and modern-dance-based moves. Popular Zumba fitness transforms exercise into an aerobic party, combining Latin music and easy dance steps to target legs, abs, glutes, arms, and both left feet.
Blinking panels glow on the rank of file of cardio machines that stand like a robot army, ready to reshape humanity. Life Clubs' vast and luxurious facilities house fitness amenities such as a full-sized Pilates room with reformer machines, as well as hygienic touches such as hands-free water fountains that only respond to screaming. Light wooden lockers line the tile walls of changing rooms, which cushion feet with soft carpeting. Directly adjacent lay steam rooms that banish toxins from bodies with waves of heat.
While adults work out on the basketball court or in a group exercise class, children keep active in a kids' area with climbable indoor playsets. Once they sweat out the bad, guests restore themselves with good smoothies at a juice bar and paninis and salads at the Life Cafe.
Amid its fully equipped studio of Peak Pilates equipment, Body Reformers sculpts muscles throughout the body while improving posture, mental awareness, and overall well-being. Feeble backs and sheepish hips benefit from the Pilates methodology, which focuses on strengthening muscles without manually pumping ounces of iron or hoisting mule after mule above one's head. During the one-hour mat classes, fully certified Pilates instructors guide classes of 12 students through exercises that flatten abdominals, tighten thighs, lift buttocks, and sharpen dull shoulder blades. The private reformer lesson further refines forms with one-on-one instruction.