At Physical Excellence Fitness Center, personal-training sessions and boot-camp classes keep exercisers in shape. Trainers craft custom workout regimens for each individual. Boot-camp classes, on the other hand, stir group support into guided workouts.
Grandmaster Dennis Tosten founded the first Amerikick in 1967 and has since taught several champion fighters, police officers, and everyday students karate and self-defense. Today, the lauded chain teaches fitness classes inspired by martial arts, including cardio kickboxing in six states. Each location upholds a curriculum that blends Chinese and Japanese martial-arts styles—including kenpo and tae kwon do—with modern self-defense strategies, further updating traditional practices by eschewing uniforms and belts for casual workout gear. Having attained certification in teaching kickboxing from the National Association of Professional Martial Artists, Amerikick's seasoned instructors also each possess black belts in karate, a rank as difficult to attain as the snake charmer's belt of live cobras.
Half yoga studio, half energy healing spa, The Sanctuary Wellness Center and Yoga Studio aims to restore joy and wellness from the inside out. To that end, the center's instructors, healers, and intuitives offer a comprehensive array of services that make for a fully customizable treatment plan. Ayurvedic medicine consultations, reiki sessions, psychic guidance, and psychotherapy pair spiritual pros with those looking to shine up their chakras. Acupuncture, homeopathy, yoga classes, and massage therapy each tackle health and overall wellness from a different angle. After a session or class, clients may choose to center themselves in The Sanctuary's quiet room, where herbal tea and a distraction-free environment gently coax them back into the everyday.
Equipment: Spinning bikes, TRX, dumbells, battle ropes, bands
Students should bring: Water and towel
Average class length: 30-60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Q&A with Denise Malinosky, Co-owner, Trainer
Do you believe in the maxim, "No pain, no gain?? Why or why not?
At Elite Cycle & Fitness we believe in a close-knit fitness community. Clients keep each other motivated and that also ensures that each client will get results. Committment is the key. We also provide a friendly clean atmosphere within our brand new studio.
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
Our certified trainers keep our clients motivated with personalized attention.
What's the most radical physical transformation you've seen a client make?
One client lost 30 pounds.