Fit Body Boot Camp's nationally certified personal trainers replace drill-sergeant screams with encouraging mantras in their one-hour indoor classes that welcome clients of all fitness levels. During sessions, trainers round out weightlifting sessions, resistance drills, and core workouts with cardio routines such as light running and obstacle courses. They switch up class routines regularly to ensure courses are never the same from day to day, leading wildcard days that incorporate hiking, crawling, and high-stakes Uno games played with 50-pound cards. In addition to bolstering workouts with nutrition guidance, trainers cultivate an atmosphere of positive camaraderie designed to push campers further toward their weight-loss goals.
Anytime Fitness, which boasts more than 1,800 clubs in North America, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fitness seekers challenge themselves on cardio and Hammer Strength machines and hoist Iron Grip free weights in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they?re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness?s staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms or hop into one of the tanning booths available 24 hours a day.
There's nothing manlier than a well-groomed physique. That's the view espoused by ManXscape, which pampers clients in a guy-friendly sports-bar-inspired atmosphere. Beer signs and diamond-plate metal bedeck the walls, providing a rugged contrast to trays of nail files and footbaths that appear beside leather pedicure thrones. The temporary kings seated there are tended to by a team of aestheticians and nail technicians specially trained to meet males' skincare, waxing, and nail-grooming needs. The onsite bar, meanwhile, serves heady pours of draft beer, fostering friendly conversations about the strangely appropriate spelling of the word manicure.
Val's Sun & Shape is where bodies go to get fit, tan, and relaxed. In the women-only fitness center, cardio equipment and 42 robotic toning tables help reshape bodies and increase mobility. SaunaLite bike and Rollertables help complement the robotic workout. Both women and men are welcome in the 21 tanning units, which include levels 1 through 5 beds, booths, and leg tanners. And a red-light therapy bed stimulates collagen and elastin production.
In the midst of earning her degree in exercise science, Meg Jones puts her studies to good use by leading fitness classes for kids. Her 45-minute, boot camp–style sessions strive to show youngsters the fun aspects of maintaining healthful habits. She leads jumping jacks, pushups, and burpees in an encouraging workout setting and also doles out useful nutrition tips.