With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
Equipped with a music-education degree and a lifelong passion for teaching piano, Bill Cantola comes to clients' homes to help them learn piano the way they desire. Rather than forcing them to repeat scales for the sake of tradition, Cantola teaches clients to play their own selections of music while infusing each session with information about technique and music theory.
The instructors at Improvement thru Movement believe in promoting health and wellness by dance-based movement. Inside their unique dance studio, bedecked with custom-made barres and a spring dance floor with a nonslip surface, the instructors lead ballet, ballroom, and dance-based exercise classes. Classes are available for all ages and all levels of ability.
Holiday Health & Racquet Club is an 11,0000-square-foot fitness center that offers more than 60 workout stations with up-to-date exercise equipment, group classes, and personal training. At this functional center, clients can burn fat and build muscle while shaking up their fitness routine. They can try Boot Camp?a challenging morning workout designed to get the heart pounding and calories melting away?or check out one of the classes designed especially for seniors. With racquetball leagues, aerobics, and certified trainers, Holiday Health & Racquet Club is an efficient place to begin or work on a journey toward fitness.
Though they welcome clients of all ages into their fitness facility, Fouad “Fred” Jaroudi and his staff at Community Health Center specialize in exercise for ages 35 and older using the second floor’s passive workout machines. Downstairs, younger visitors hook up their music while using more-intensive weight machines, treadmills, and free weights along with a punching bag and speed bag.
Bodytech Health & Fitness fine-tunes forms with a plethora of equipment and high-energy classes. Enjoy social sweating with unlimited access to group workouts such as Pilates, which stretches and strengthens bodies through an amalgamation of targeted exercises and focused breathing. Spinning burns fat and tones the lower body through a low-impact cycle ride set to tunes, and bootcamp serves up an ever-changing regimen of exercises such as kickboxing, jogging, and ab work.