Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores with Pilates, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates to the pulsating soundtracks of Les Mills routines. Many Gold's Gym locations stockpile futuristic amenities, such as cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.
A tough upbringing didn't stop Lincoln Wallace from achieving a happy, successful life. Now a seventh-degree black belt in karate, Lincoln opened Wallace Fitness to help others reach their fitness goals, and he wrote a book intended to inspire others to stay positive and achieve their own ambitions even when the cards seem stacked against them.
At Wallace Fitness, Lincoln Wallace and wife Siné, who is also a black belt, lead pulse-pumping personal training, self-defense, and strength-training sessions. Classes and personal-training sessions employ kickboxing workouts, TRX suspension cables, and interval training to spark the metabolism, burn fat, and build lean muscle mass.
Infinity Fitness & Medi Spa combines its fully equipped health club with a 3,000-square-foot day spa that revivifies bodies with a slew of pampering services. Coddle weary digits with an Infinity spa manicure, which carefully sculpts nails and cuticles. A hot-towel wrap and hand and forearm massage loosen limbs, while a professional polish refines the phalanges for elegant head scratching and sophisticated wet willies. A pedicure de-stresses steppers with an aromatherapy soak and light massage. Callus removal and exfoliation break through the foot's toughened exterior, softening the skin and warming the sole before a coat of polish seals in any lingering beauty vapors.
Genetic Fitness grants its members access to an arsenal of cardio machines, strength-training equipment, and free-weights. Yet, it?s not uncommon for exercisers to skip the machinery all together. Instead, they head to one of the studio?s many group fitness classes. One studio hosts spin, while a second studio hosts various group fitness classes such as: Body Pump, Body Combat, Zumba, Piloxing, Tabata, to name a few. When they?re not pushing members through the group classes, the gym?s dedicated personal trainers are likely motivating clients during one-on-one training sessions.
At Power Dance and Fitness, owner Jaimie Roberts and her instructors welcome locals to cardio-dance and fitness classes, such as Power Dance Throw Down?a heart-pumping choreographed dance class?boot camp, HIIT-High Intensity Interval Training, yoga, and more. With bamboo sprung floors firmly in place, the studio promotes a high-energy atmosphere that blends fitness and fun.