The Ultimate Ride whips its clients into muscle-rippling and heart-fortifying shape with an eclectic schedule of exhilarating group fitness classes. Cyclo-philes can tone their calves in traditional spin classes as well as virtual rides classes, which feature cinematic projections of open roads winding through exotic locations such as Hawaii, Italy, and the Rockies, where wild bicycles still roam free. The Spin Flex class comprises a hybrid of cycling and full-body workout activities, and the Zumba dance-fitness class energizes and conditions clients for upcoming macarena marathons. Aspiring crew paddlers and rowboat chauffeurs can beef up with Indo-Row classes, which provide an extensive workout using indoor rowing machines. The Ultimate Ride clients need only bring a towel, a bottle of water, and—if necessary for motivation—a book filled with inspirational limericks.
At SEC CrossFit, the goal is to help exercisers develop a broad base of physical fitness. The coaches achieve this by leading workouts in a a gym filled with rowing machines, barbells, gymnastics rings, and other functional-fitness equipment. The staff fosters a fun but challenging atmosphere that encourages participants to push themselves while also cheering on their classmates. To keep exercisers interested, coaches mix it up with a different workout each day. Whether they draw from Olympic weightlifting, gymnastics, or plyometrics, all the workouts are designed to sculpt physiques and improve quality of life for exercisers of any age.
Certified yoga instructor Annalisa Adamsand her staff of yogis specialize in Baptiste inspired Power Vinyasa Yoga, among others, at Dancing Dogs Power Yoga. Devoid of mysticism and spiritual frills, this form of yoga emphasizes the physical and mental benefits of routine yoga practice.