Certified personal trainer Vinny Ferdinand used to be on the other side of the barbell: as a competitive power lifter, he won—and stills holds—a state record. Now, he applies the knowledge he gained during his own coaching to build strength and confidence in others. He's willing to help exercisers do more than just build muscle—his clients include people hoping to lose weight, gain speed, or simply develop a healthier lifestyle. To push clients toward these milestones with a safe and holistic approach, Vinny enlists a team of specialists, including a nutritionist, a massage therapist, a chiropractor, and a doctor of osteopathic medicine.
Novice calorie burners and ripped Michelangelo models alike can take advantage of Anytime Fitness’s three-month membership, which equips bodies with enough treadmills, cycles, elliptical machines, and weights to transform workout novices into pumping professionals capable of running a marathon inside a swimming pool filled with mud. A free fitness orientation––offered to each new member––helps determine an optimal fat-frying and muscle-mass-magnifying program, and two personal training sessions help self-sculptors attain results. This deal also includes three months of unlimited tanning to paint new, ripply physiques a brilliant shade of bronze.
At Evolv Fitness, exercisers leave their competiveness at the door before participating in friendly, supportive group classes run by certified instructors. Visitors participate in sweat sessions categorized as Velocity & Brawl or Purity & Essence. During a Velocity & Brawl class, such as the martial-arts-inspired Body Combat, instructors kick exercises into high gear, motivating students to pump out pushups and challenging hearts not to burst during sprints or at the sight of a baby chimpanzee. Meanwhile, exercisers gather in the hardwood studio for a Purity & Essence session such as hot or candlelight yoga, designed to calm the mind and body, all while stretching muscles and improving flexibility. While adults work up a sweat, youngsters younger than 12 can head to a class of their own, such as yoga or Titans martial arts.
With a focus on producing inspiring dance productions and giving back to the community, Keshet Dance Company staffs graceful masters who can help new body rockers take their skills beyond hokey-pokeys and electric slides. Multiple weekly classes are available, including hip hop, ballet, jazz, and gentle modern. View the class schedule here.
Unlike shady sports scalpers, this deal gives you full and legitimate access to The Sports Clubs, including group fitness classes, all workout equipment, and locker-room amenities, as well as a one-on-one personal-training session. The Sports Clubs offers 20+ fitness classes with flexible schedules, including Yoga, Pilates, Yogalates, Salsa, Core Mania, and Cardio Jam. Try the nationally renowned Turbo Kick, an effective cardiovascular class that can burn up to 1,000 calories per hour while you kick and punch imaginary coworkers to a thinner waistline. If you’re training for the annual grocery-line dance off, sculpt and tone your body with Zumba, a fusion dance class that combines fast and slow Latin dance steps. Fitness beginners can use their personal-training session to kick start their 30 days with professional muscle knowledge and injury-prevention techniques, while professional boulder throwers can use theirs to target specific areas without endangering fellow gym rats with heavy projectiles.