Excel Defense Studios prepares students of all self-defensive stripes to kick, punch, or headlock their way to safety and better fitness in its state-of-the-art MMA training facility. Muay thai kickboxing, Brazilian jujitsu, and E.D.S. CrossFit highlight a catalog of combat classes that fortify members with the techniques necessary to triumph over hostile fat cells and time-warped samurai. Professional course instructors—many with military or law-enforcement backgrounds—take advantage of a 5,500-square-foot studio's full gym, boxing center, and mat area to train fighters of all abilities and fitness levels. Would-be warriors can strengthen their skills or submit to hands-on headlock training in more than 50 intense MMA classes each week. An unlimited membership also grants customers access to an array of cardio machines and weight-training equipment, including Life Fitness and Hammer strength machines.
Though members should constantly check the forecast for tornado kicks and knuckle-punch lightning storms, Excel Defense Studios fosters a safe and non-intimidating environment for all age groups and skill levels. Parents and their children are encouraged to sign up together, as families often use the 300-square-foot MMA training cage to settle tree-trimming disputes with the neighbors.
Koko FitClub’s innovative technology imparts the benefits of a personal trainer without any of the drawbacks, such as scheduling conflicts, steep prices, and handshake obligations. Digital keys help patrons to unlock their custom training plans, which are displayed on a fleet of cardio and strength-training machinery. First, clients elect one of Koko’s exercise tracks—including weight loss, pain relief, and muscle building—so computers can design personalized routines based on individual goals, measurements, and starting fitness levels.
Plans transfer from the computer to a Koko Key, which, like a USB drive or a desktop wallpaper of a guard dog, safeguards digital documents. The key fits into each of Koko FitClub’s cardio and strength-training machines, which display the number of reps or intensity of intervals needed and how to tweak any off-kilter techniques. Each 30-minute workout presents a fresh routine to keep minds engaged while clients blast through traditional exercise plateaus. It's innovations such as these that recently lead to Koko FitClub being named "Best of 2013" by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
The Mayberry Athletic Center offers more than workouts. The gym also fosters a sense of community where members can feel welcome and even encouraged to challenge themselves while pursuing individual fitness goals. With 5,000 square feet of space as well as access to the nearby trails along the Truckee River, the Mayberry Athletic Center provides visitors with all of the equipment and amenities needed to transform their bodies. Treadmills and other cardio equipment allow members to watch the flat-screen televisions while they get their pulses racing. Strength-training machines and free weights help sculpt toned muscles. The space even features a swath of astroturf for anyone seeking agility training or experience tending a faux garden.
The Mayberry Athletic Center's coaches also offer professional guidance in many forms. Personal-training sessions provide visitors with the knowledge and support that they need to design an individually tailored workout regimen. Additionally, the center's group classes help build strength and endurance in a supportive, communal setting. These training programs can combine functional exercises with cardio to create full-body workouts for all fitness levels.
Boredom may be acceptable on the couch, but never in the gym. RAW Fitness instructors animate a dedication to that credo by invigorating students of all skill levels during indoor or outdoor training with their constantly changing boot camps. The team melds traditional exercises, such as light running and resistance training, with unorthodox segments spent crawling and climbing through obstacle courses either solo or teamed up with a partner. But RAW’s fitness system, which targets thighs, glutes, and abs, is only one part of the equation, like a presidential candidate's hair or abs. In addition to their boot-camp routines, trainers lead the Eating for Success nutritional program, which teaches students 12 habits to permanently lose weight.
Calling out for sanctuary is futile when constrictive shoes silence your toes, and that's why Barefoot Sanctuary encourages freedom of the soul and the sole. Barefoot is the first and only yoga studio to reside amongst the fresh produce and organic wares of a Whole Foods Market. Barefoot Sanctuary’s inspirational classes bring together Cirque du Soleil performers, certified yoga instructors, and famous workshoppers to expertly guide you through the fun, body- and mood-altering movements.
The staff at Eagle Fitness understand that getting fit shouldn't be a huge hassle. Not only is the fitness studio open 24/7 to remain flexible for all members, it also boasts more than 40 pieces of cardio equipment, from treadmills to recumbent bikes. That way, gym time is always well spent, rather than wasting time waiting for a machine. Along with cardio and strength-training equipment, Eagle Fitness also offers a variety of group classes, including Zumba, kickboxing, Pilates, and yoga.