Snap Fitness, bustling with cardio and strength-training gear, throws open the doors to its facilities 24/7. Before exercisers put sneakers to treadmills or lift their first weights, staff meet with them to talk about their fitness goals before suggesting personalized fitness plans based on clients' strength, cardio condition, and bionic-limb manufacturers. The gym keeps members motivated with regular check-in calls and demystifies healthful eating with custom online meal plans designed by nutritionists. Staff also forestall exercise-routine boredom by working individually with clients on a routine basis.
Inside a facility called the Fitness Asylum, trainers embark on a life-changing mission with clients: to get their bodies fit and help them lose weight. They call this quest Mission: Metabolism Bootcamp, and employ dozens of exercises to meet those goals. Despite the variety of activities—which could range from classic lifting and sprinting to flexibility and joint activation training—the goal remains focused and simple. By challenging different groups of muscles with high intensity interval training, the body is encouraged to increase its appetite for energy and calorie-burning. Each boot camp stretches over a three-week period, increasing in intensity with every meeting. Campers who pursue several sessions in a row get a one-week rest between each session to keep their bodies healthy and to prevent the free weights from getting too dizzy.
If you or a friend want to learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai Kickboxing, as seen in the UFC, come down to Pura Vida. If you're looking to compete, if you're looking for a high intensity/low impact cardiovascular workout or if you're just looking for a relaxed team of people to train and hang out with, we're your gym!
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.
It’s tough to get stressed out at ZenZen Yoga Arts. Not only does the bright, white-walled studio radiate relaxation, visitors can take part in aerial-yoga classes which move traditional yoga poses off the ground and into blue silk hammocks hanging from the ceiling. The classes use gravity and bodyweight to help students sink deeper into the stretches, to relieve pressure from the spine, and to offer a relaxing feeling of weightlessness.
In addition to the aerial classes, owner Therese Bailey leads guests in energizing hatha yoga classes, drawing on more than a decade of yoga practice throughout. She also helps guests heal and relax with bodywork therapy that draws on natural energies to stimulate healing in the body’s immune system, circulation, and batteries.
Average class length: Less than 30 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Free street parking
Pro Tip: Your first session will take approximately one hour. After that you can plan for 25 minutes per workout