Unlike the competitive environment of a testosterone-stuffed gym or mixed-martial hopscotch tournament, boot camp encourages all ages, skill levels, and abilities to motivate each other in a comfortable group setting. The certified trainers at Doylestown and Great Valley constantly challenge participants to achieve higher levels of fitness. Classes take you through different workout routines each day, with a variable variety of body-blasting, calorie-pulverizing exercises, including jogging, strength training, core conditioning, yoga, Pilates, and obstacle courses. You'll shed inches, pounds, and existential funk. Classes run five days a week starting at 5:30 a.m. at the Doylestown and Montgomeryville locations, with Doylestown also offering 9 a.m. sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. From November to March, winter sessions take place in Lahaska at Buckingham Friends School. Great Valley Boot Camp offers a similar booty-busting program with both co-ed and women's-only classes offered most mornings.
Koko FitClub’s Greater Princeton automated 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 level 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 uniquely patented machines guide exercisers through each workout and adapt as the user’s fitness needs change, to constantly challenge the body. Designed by expert 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 Greater Princeton community.
At Fitness That Fits, a team of certified trainers versed in fitness regimens such as P90X, TRX, and kettle bells are adept at coaxing—and motivating—clients down the path to wellness. One striking thing about the gym is non-intimidating family atmosphere. The room is outfitted with gear including a fleet of indoor cycles. Small group classes give participants another way to burn calories with more than 20 fitness classes each week that include P90X, TRX, kettle bells, cardio kick boxing, varied workouts of HIIT classes, and 20/20/20, which combines indoor cycling with strength training and core exercises. Certified personal trainers are also available for customized training, and a certified health coach is on staff to help clients improve their over-all help through nutritional counseling.
One gym can hardly contain Master Solomon Brenner's martial-arts expertise, which is why his school—Action Karate—has expanded to 13 different locations. Brenner believes that the martial arts are a lifelong pursuit, so he takes on students aged 3–93.
His classes for kids blend fitness with self-discipline, whereas his classes for adults focus on toning exercises and self-defense. Not all of his classes involve combat; some dedicate entire hours to pure strength training or cool-pose striking. He and his staff also host birthday parties for kids, which include fun martial-arts instruction, games, and a ceremonial slicing of birthday cake with a samurai sword.
Since its founding in 1987, Living Lite's weight-loss program has helped thousands of people slim down quickly and almost effortlessly. Instead of simply telling clients to change their eating habits, its practitioners use hypnotic suggestion to root newer, healthier behaviors in the subconscious minds. Clients find themselves exercising regularly and picking more wholesome foods without ever having to think about it consciously. Contrary to popular belief, hypnosis does not induce amnesia, and participants will usually remember everything that happens during the soothing sessions.
A stationary bike can actually take people places. Places such as optimal health, weight loss, and general well-being. At Doylestown Ride, spinning is in the heart of each instructor, especially since the fitness routine's impressive cardiovascular benefits lead to stronger hearts. Adding to the benefits, classes annihilate up to 750 calories per 60-minute session. Supportive instructors push everyone to reach their limits, and perhaps spin right past them. With 11 bikes in each class, class sizes remain manageable, meaning all students can get the individual attention they deserve.