At Simply Fit Astoria, exercisers move toward their health and fitness goals while surrounded by friends, supportive strangers, and trainers dedicated to helping them succeed. Here, classes—such as Zumba, Piloxing, and Spin—are as fun as they are challenging, often incorporating everything from Latin dance moves to colored strobe lights, or props such as exercise balls and weighted maracas. And, for gym goers looking to one-on-one attention, personal trainers are also on hand to lead individual or small group sessions that provide students with the extra help and encouragement they need.
Climbing onto one of many Spinner Pro bikes, stationary cyclists can slip sneakers into the straps or clip in with SPD-equipped cycling shoes at the start of each 45-minute class. Every bike at Simply Cycle Astoria is equipped with an adjustable resistance knob, allowing students to customize the level of their workout?so every class is open to all levels of cyclists. Classes take place seven days a week in the early morning and late evening, so clients can sneak in a class before work or after smoothie happy hour.
Since its founding 15 years ago, Synergy Fitness has advocated for wholesome lifestyle changes through rounded programs and guidance. Rather than setting their members adrift in a sea of befuddling equipment, their nationally certified lifestyle coaches equip them with the planning tools to forge healthy habits both during and beyond workouts. Their advice can cover exercise, nutrition, and endurance, emphasizing the importance of variety in any health regimen. They keep abreast of the abreast of the fitness world's most recent developments with mandatory classes in their areas of specialization—which include diet, yoga, and MMA.
On the gym floor, machines from Hammer Strength and Life Fitness whir along with limbs, and individual television screens on some machines threaten patrons with footage of their grade-school choir solos if they don't keep jogging. Group fitness classes at certain locations take advantage of indoor cycles and boot-camp drills to condition physiques, and MMA programs tutor muay thai, kickboxing, and jujitsu.
The spinning wheels of a bicycle take on greater meaning at SoulCycle Union Square. The goal isn’t just a full-body workout or shedding buckets of sweat, but rather to create a “cardio sanctuary” where riders can clear their minds and find inspiration while riding in candlelight. In the Union Square branch of this popular nationwide exercise chain, 57 bikes support up to 13 lessons per day that incorporate core training and upper body work with up to 5-pound weights. However, it’s the community aspect of the workout that has helped make the place one of the hottest trends at the moment. Participation can be a serious financial commitment, and reservations are a must for peak-hour sessions, but there’s certainly no shortage of happy customers willing to pay the price, especially when celebrities like Jake Gyllenhaal clip into the pedals next to you.
At Vibez Studio, exercise experts transform left feet into deft dancers during group fitness classes. Customers reduce corporeal circumferences while breezing through dance routines taught by one of ten different instructors, each with their own unique flair. The dim, disco-style lighting and booming stereo system contribute to a nightclub feel, helping students feel like they're out on the town instead of exercising in a studio. Classes incorporate rhythms and steps from across genres and continents?styles in the mix include Bollywood, hip-hop, salsa, Middle Eastern, and African. Workouts include a combination of stretching, strengthening, abdominal and cardio movements meant to firm, sculpt, and tone the entire body. A collection of fun, graceful, swirling tricks are designed to suit all skill levels are combined with a sophisticated selection of sensual movements, all performed in a safe environment. And during the recently debuted spinning classes at this Official Spinning Facility, enthusiastic instructors harness the power of invigorating music and visualization to motivate students through the calorie-burning classes. The top-of-the-line spinner blade bikes are customizable, allowing students to set the right resistance to maximize their workout.
At Fremont Laser MedSpa, Dr. James Kojian is as one of the first doctors in the Bay area to utilize this new laser treatment, and Fremont Laser Med Spa has treated more than 18,000 clients of every skin type, including over 1,000 patients for face-fat reduction. He oversees a team of laser technicians, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and physicians' assistants as they administer FDA-approved beautification services that keep skin looking youthful. Dr. Kojian draws on his experience in the fields of anti-aging and longevity as well as aesthetics, calibrating his arsenal of lasers to target everything from wrinkles and rosacea to unwanted hair and rebel spacecraft. Fat-liquifying lasers safely circumvent the skin to liquefy fat cells, aiming to let the body flush them away for a potential loss of inches.