Novice calorie burners and ripped Michelangelo models alike can take advantage of Anytime Fitness’s membership, which equips bodies with enough treadmills, cycles, elliptical machines, and weights to make them fit enough to run a marathon inside of a swimming pool filled with mud. A free personal-fitness orientation, offered to each new member, helps determine an optimal fat-frying program and teaches muscle-pumping principles of safe, effective exercise. This deal also includes a month of unlimited tanning ($20/month) to paint new, ripply physiques a brilliant shade of bronze.
At Ellipse Fitness, the only pieces of machinery that you operate are the levers, pulleys, and ball-and-socket mechanisms of your own skeleton. The gyms abstain from treadmills and bikes in favor of a full class schedule and a cooperative group atmosphere. With 35 or more lessons scheduled per week, certified instructors guide students of all experience levels through an ever-changing line-up of strength and cardio drills. These routines incorporate tools such as resistance bands, TRX suspension cords, kettle bells, battling ropes, and kickboxing equipment, though the primary instrument is always the human physique.
In addition to their standard classes, the staff also hosts boot-camp sessions and seminars on mastering your metabolism. Their weight-loss programs encompass weekly check-ins, during which clients receive nutritional resources and gauge their progress by taking measurements instead of stockpiling all the food they didn't eat in a jar. Regardless of its ultimate goal, each Ellipse Fitness regimen involves personal attention and a holistic, full-body approach to wellness.
Complete Nutrition stockpiles a wellness-augmenting bullion of vitamins and more with a savvy, helpful staff. Health devotees and feet-fancying merpeople can rejoice in the shop's healthy building blocks, such as Complete Woman and Complete Man multivitamins ($39.99 each). Both gender-specific tablets originate from natural ingredients, contain amino acids, and are intended to boost energy reserves, digestion, and immune-system function. While chaps' caplets ameliorate prostate health, the feminine variety aids the urinary tract. Staffed by athletes, personal trainers, and veteran fitness enthusiasts, Complete Nutrition can educate each customer on ideal supplements and nutrition programs for their personal goals and world-domination aspirations.
Using a variety of specialized lasers and high-quality skincare products, experienced aestheticians help rid their clients of unwanted wrinkles, acne, cellulite, and hair. To that end, they offer a service menu of Botox, custom facials, and i-Lipo as well as laser hair removal and electrolysis.
At Fitness Renegades, no one simply works out; rather, participants execute daily missions, which involve moves ranging from rope climbing and tire rolling to squatting and performing handstand push-ups. Fueled by their motto: “not a gym, not a diet, a lifestyle,” the brains behind Fitness Renegades trade in traditional equipment and conventional exercise regimens for an intense, out-of-the-box tapestry of movement and interdisciplinary techniques designed to produce and, most importantly, maintain results. These workouts maybe tough, but that doesn’t prompt anybody to ignore the pain by plugging into an iPod or zoning out in front of a TV. All the members stay solely focused on performing the high-impact workout, as well as fostering friendships and support amongst their fellow renegades. They carry this sense of community to outside the gym as well, participating in activities such as cookouts and fun runs.
To reach the full-blown Renegade workout, new members must first prep in a Renegade Rookies workout sequence, which introduces key moves and covers nutrition basics. Additionally, Fitness Renegades recommends rookies and longtime members alike complement the unique fitness program with the Paleo diet, which means they should only eat anything Paleo-era hunter-gatherers could eat—mostly unprocessed meats, fruits, veggies, and mastodon skulls.
A bastion of body-toning beatitude, Push Your Limits revamps fading physiques with personal-training sessions and an eclectic selection of goal-oriented fitness classes. After determining a client's fitness needs and goals, Push Your Limits' personal trainers specifically design each personal-training program to include individualized workouts, nourishing nutrition programs, and glistening posters of each client's future svelte self. Over the course of three sessions, trainers help clients meet their personal goals by adhering to a sustainable workout and healthier long-term lifestyle (up to a $65 value each). Push Your Limits' trainers boast more than 40 years of combined experience, and their state-of-the-art gym is the largest of its kind in the area.