When Roald Dahl wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, he imagined a much-coveted golden ticket that granted access to myriad wonders and unveiled the inner workings of an entire industry. MetaBody created a real-life version of that ticket with the MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass, though it applies to fitness instead of candy. The pass grants access not to a single gym but to classes at a variety of local studios, specializing in everything from yoga to boot camp. With the freedom to move from location to location, students can sample different regimens, instructors, and styles of exercise to cobble together a program that fits their needs and goals. MetaBody's nutritionists supplement class packages by coaching clients in healthy eating, recipe cooking, and speed-reading nutrition-fact labels.
Saint Louis Workout helps members get fit with a fleet of weightlifting equipment, high-tech cardio machines, and more than 30 weekly classes. Elliptical machines assist in bouts of calorie singeing, and free weights tone muscles more efficiently than replacing one's hands with bowling balls. A full roster of classes includes Zumba, yoga, and interval-training sessions, and the brigade of seasoned certified personal trainers customize workouts, drawing from experience in such fields as running, health science, and bodybuilding. With onsite showers and a whirlpool, the gym helps workouts and relaxation fit into busy days.
Most exercise methods have their downsides?ordering fitness DVDs means waiting up to several weeks to start your program, and going to the gym requires, well, actually going to the gym. FitFusion.com avoids both those pitfalls by turning fitness routines from top trainers into streaming videos you can access in your own home. Their lineup of celeb trainers includes household names such as Jillian Michaels and Billy Blanks, and the diverse array of videos covers everything from prenatal fitness and gentle yoga to cardio and strength training. Subscribers can stream or download videos onto tablets, phones, or TVs or brains with Chromecast or AppleTV capabilities.
Pro Fitness is a sprawling athletic facility, with rows of professional exercise equipment, racks of free weights, and a private cardio theater. Within workout studios, certified trainers lead an array of group fitness classes, including yoga, Zumba, and boot camp. The instructors also offer personal-training sessions, tailoring workouts to accommodate each client's unique abilities and goals.
At each of its 12 locations in Kansas and 3 locations in Missouri, the staff of Genesis Health Clubs strive to create a one-stop health-and-fitness center for the entire family. Supervised childcare programs entertain kids with arts and crafts, and Muay Thai classes help youngsters improve coordination and strength under the tutelage of a fifth-degree black belt. Adults can head over to yoga, Pilates, cycling, or MMA cardio classes, which are all led by nationally certified instructors. Guests can also take advantage of the rows of cardio and strength-training machines, or work one-on-one with an instructor to learn correct form and the best way to walk on your hands on a moving treadmill.
Nick and Nicole Dudas founded Dudas Fitness to help fellow exercisers achieve their goals in an atmosphere as results-oriented as it is friendly. Trainers tailor their services to a sprawling spectrum of fitness styles. For example, if you're searching for new friends, plus a fun way to sweat or center yourself, you can opt for group fitness such as Zumba, yoga, and bootcamp. If you're competing in a bodybuilding or bikini contest, you may better off setting up a personal-training or even a pose-coaching session.