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.
Jennifer Gray puts her 15 years of fitness-industry experience to use formulating goal-oriented programs for women. Gray begins with a healthy helping of circuit weight training and kickboxing before adding a pinch of Pilates, a dash of yoga for flexibility, and a sprinkling of belly dancing for core strengthening. She also strives to help clients develop nutritionally sound eating habits, giving them the tools to avoid fatty, bad-for-you foods such as processed meats and deep-fried statues of Grover Cleveland.
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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.
Dawn Malek and Kathy Hinchman, co-owners of CCPlus @ The Center, designed their roster of fitness classes with one goal in mind: to make exercise accessible to people of all ages and abilities. Regular fitness classes cater to all tastes, and include Vinyasa yoga, kickboxing, and Zumba. Seniors keep in shape in a staggering array of gentle, low-impact exercise programs—many of which are appropriate for clients who use wheelchairs and walkers—such as seated yoga and tai chi. On the other end of the age spectrum, high-energy Zumbatomic classes get kids aged 4–12 in on the popular aerobic dance routines, which harness children’s innate capacity for energy in the same way nuclear power plants rely on an atom’s ability to create electricity by running on a hamster wheel.
To make good on their mission statement, instructors run the My Chance to Dance program. Specially designed for kids and adults with physical and developmental disabilities, the program trains up to 3,000 Special Olympics Michigan athletes each year.
The ACE-certified instructors at Endurance Fitness, Metro Family Fitness, and Viking Fitness help clients overhaul their health with up-to-date fitness equipment and a lineup of motivating group fitness classes. Build endurance and test out newly added extra limbs by completing circuits on cardiovascular and weight-resistance training machines available at all locations. Exercisers pump body pistons on a cadre of treadmills and elliptical trainers or heft towers of weights pilled atop Nautilus and Body Masters pin selectors. Some gym locations distract athletes from nagging muscles with cardio entertainment stations, where suspended flat-screen TVs cheer them on with their favorite shows and repeat broadcasts of the Coach opening sequence.
Too often, exercise devolves into a repetitive chore—another mile on the treadmill, another trip on the stationary bike. Zumba instructor Sandra Currie has a different vision for what exercise can be. In her high-energy Zumba classes, she helps students burn calories and build muscle with fun, easy-to-follow dance moves. Latin and international beats blare over the loudspeaker as students shuffle their way through one-hour classes.