While the term "spinning" may bring to mind Ed Sullivan–introduced plate-balancing variety acts of yesteryear, Club Champions' "spinning" classes ($15 per class) refer to stationary-exercise-bike classes. On "spinning" bikes, you and a gaggle of grounded gear grinders will be led by a certified instructor through 45 minutes of cycling. Spinning class gets the heart racing and helps tone both inner- and outer-thigh muscles. Each session can burn up to 450 calories, effectively wiping out that chop suey you had for breakfast. And with a flock of other fitnessers in the class with you, you'll find no shortage of support as you pretend you're pedaling up the snow-smothered face of Mount Everest.
Fitness 3K is the brainchild of Chideha Warner, who in addition to holding certifications from the International Sports Sciences Association and USA Boxing and Boxing Fitness Institute, has trained numerous professional athletes. He and his staff aim to conquer obesity through one-on-one programs that combine cardiovascular and strength training regimens with nutrition guidelines. Instructors also lead high-energy cardio boxing and boot camp classes, and increase speed and agility with sports performance training.
Snap Fitness's easyFIT monitor is a small, clip-on accelerometer that helps keep track of daily exercise. Unlike pedometers that merely measure steps and spy on daydreams, the easyFIT monitor senses the intensity and duration of physical activity, transmogrifying those stats into simple, numerical points that help assess activity levels from sedentary to peak performance. In addition to tracking exercise in real time, easyFIT monitors can connect to the wearer's personal web portal to upload data and create fitness graphs that help show progress, snag exercise suggestions, and stave off the temptation of living next to a hamburger farm. Watch a video about the easyFit here.