Koko FitClub’s digital personal-training system rockets both men and women toward fitness goals with 30-minute custom workouts that incorporate cardio and strength training. An initial consultation determines fitness levels and baseline measurements, which Koko’s computerized equipment uses to design a tailored workout plan that precisely measures the weight, pace, and rest time appropriate for each exerciser.
The Koko machines guide exercisers through each workout and adapt as the user’s fitness needs change in order to constantly challenge the body. Designed by professional trainers, workouts maximize the body’s lean-muscle mass, which can boost metabolism and help fight off disease by challenging viruses to kickboxing matches. Exercisers can track their shrinking waistlines and swelling muscles online by analyzing workout scores and comparing individual fitness levels to the Koko FitClub community.
Equipment: TRX, Bosu, battling ropes, treadmills, free weights, and jump ropes
Students should bring: Water
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Free street parking
Pro Tip: An open mind and willing spirit are all you need to be successful.
What began in 1975 as one inner-city gym in Highland Park, Michigan, has since evolved into a global health-club organization with locations in 17 different countries. Powerhouse Gym equips weightlifters and cardio seekers alike with all they’ll ever need to keep—or create—a tight and toned physique. The gym offers equipment outfitted with personal TVs as well as a cast of certified and knowledgeable personal trainers. Depending on location, members will also have access to group fitness classes, such as yoga, Zumba, and Les Mills BodyPump, as well as 24-7 turnkey access to the facility.
PowerHouse Gym's expansive 15,000-square-foot facility stands on its founders' years of combined experience and previous health club ownerships. In designing the gym, they have called upon combinations of weight machines, aerobic equipment, and nutritional know-how to strengthen and tone bodies of virtually every fitness level. In addition to flooding their gym with up-to-date equipment such as step mills by Matrix and treadmills by Life Fitness, the team also carves out a cadre of boot camp, spinning, chisel, and personal-training classes.
When Carrie Schick started exploring yoga in 2007, her intentions were simple: get back in shape after having twins, and maybe lose a couple pounds. What she didn't expect was to discover a new passion that would eventually lead her to open her own business, Ray of Light Yoga. Today, Carrie leads beginner and multi-level classes in a variety of yoga styles, including restorative yoga, upbeat Flow yoga, and even a class inspired by calorie-burning boot-camp workouts.
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