What began in 1975 as one inner-city gym in Highland Park, Michigan, has since evolved into a global health-club organization with locations in 17 different countries. Powerhouse Gym equips weightlifters and cardio bunnies alike with all they’ll ever need to keep—or create—a tight and toned physique. The gym offers equipment outfitted with personal TVs as well as a cast of certified and knowledgeable personal trainers. Depending on location, members will also have access to group fitness classes, such as yoga, Zumba, and Les Mills BodyPump, as well as 24-7 turnkey access to the facility.
Each boot camp spans four weeks of exercise, with classes held up to five days a week. Classes might meet indoors or out, depending on which of the nine locations a client chooses to attend, but the regimen of exercise remains the same. Trainers cook up new routines daily, which might include fitness kickboxing, jump-roping, obstacle courses, or sport yoga, in which the class plays a scrimmage using the first student who manages to contort themselves into the shape of a football.
With 10 total locations—each packed with cardio and strength-training equipment as well as a wealth of classes—Metro Family Fitness makes it easy to get in shape. Several locations are women-only, granting members a comfortable environment to work out in as they boost muscle tone, burn calories. Classes such as boot camps, yoga, and zumba help increase their heart rate in far safer methods than watching horror movies for 48 hours straight.
FitnessQuest's team of certified trainers and dedicated managers empowers clients of any age and fitness level to pursue healthier lives, starting with a fitness assessment that informs a custom-built program of exercise classes and nutritional guidance. Through these assessments, they create customized regimens that can help clients overcome medical issues, lose weight, or excel at sports-related tasks, such as throwing a baseball or ceremoniously hurling a water cooler at the coach from across the field after a victory. They helm a wide variety of basic and specialized classes that range from personal training, to fitness parties and corporate wellness programs.
The team also offers specialized health programs tailored to different demographics within their client base. They are also members of the Healthways SilverSneakers program, an innovative health, exercise and wellness program that helps older adults to live healthy, active lifestyles. Female-centric concerns, such as finding effective prenatal and postnatal workouts or overcoming difficulties with osteoarthritis, are addressed in their women-only exercise and nutrition program.
In addition to health regimens, the staff supplements exercise with massages to leave muscles feeling their best after long workouts.
Signature Service: Relaxation, deep-tissue, and sports massage
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Arrive 5 minutes before scheduled appointment.
Do you agree with the phrase "beauty is on the inside?" Why or why not?
Yes, but massage is a beneficial mind, body, and soul experience. It helps improve both mental and physical conditions.
What's the most common beauty mistake you see people make? What would you recommend they do instead?
People tend to have bad posture, poor flexibility, stress, and overworked muscles causing aches and pains. Massage helps to improve all of these important factors in living a healthy, stress-free life.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
I am a Michigan State licensed massage therapist. My clients can choose from three different types of massages: Swedish, deep-tissue, and sports massage. Within these, there are various techniques used to tailor the massage to each client's health needs. Soothing music, a heated table, and a heating pack are also included.
Equipment: We're a body weight training facility. You'll also use a weight plate.
Students should bring: Good shoes (court, turf or cross trainer). Gloves, towels optional.
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Parking lot