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.
Rob Barrieau has been interested in fitness his entire life?when he was in 7th grade, he asked for an Olympic bench and weights for Christmas. The certified nutritionist and master trainer has certainly come a long way since then, but he remains as excited as ever about staying in shape. At Body of Work, Rob helps students achieve their fitness goals with nutritional advice and a high-intensity training program. If you're serious about that six-pack, try The Dungeon, his "fat slaughter" workout designed to get your metabolism working in overdrive.
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.