Since its founding 15 years ago, Synergy Fitness has advocated for wholesome lifestyle changes through rounded programs and guidance. Rather than setting their members adrift in a sea of befuddling equipment, their nationally certified lifestyle coaches equip them with the planning tools to forge healthy habits both during and beyond workouts. Their advice can cover exercise, nutrition, and endurance, emphasizing the importance of variety in any health regimen. They keep abreast of the abreast of the fitness world's most recent developments with mandatory classes in their areas of specialization—which include diet, yoga, and MMA.
On the gym floor, machines from Hammer Strength and Life Fitness whir along with limbs, and individual television screens on some machines threaten patrons with footage of their grade-school choir solos if they don't keep jogging. Group fitness classes at certain locations take advantage of indoor cycles and boot-camp drills to condition physiques, and MMA programs tutor muay thai, kickboxing, and jujitsu.
In his early teens, Mario Godiva Green was overweight. At school, kids bullied him daily, and he was tired of their incessant mockery. At 16, his mother died, providing the catalyst to the dramatic life change that Mario was about to embark on. Over the next 11 years, his rise to prominence in the fitness circles of New York and Chicago was nothing short of meteoric. From modeling for Calvin Klein to pioneering Kangoo workouts in the United States, Mario has been at the forefront of physical fitness. His work has been featured on the New York Times, The Steve Harvey Show, and ABC Nightline.
Today he jet-sets around the world to promote and teach Kangoo to throngs of eager exercisers and underachieving gravity forces, and his Kangoo classes have become one of the trendiest, most exclusive workouts in the city. A firm believer in having fun while exercising, his hip-hop classes are half dance, half fitness class, and he also leads hoppers throughout Manhattan during outdoor boot camps and jogs. The springy shoes reduce the impact on the joints and spine, harnessing the 33 health benefits associated with rebounding without danger to joint cartilage.
Armed with various facilities, group classes, and state-of-the-art equipment, 24 Hour Fitness molds amorphous adobe muscles into rock-solid flesh houses. Each location boasts cardio equipment, free weights, a steam room, and group exercise classes so social gym junkies can motivate each other. Group cycling sessions burn calories and increase energy levels, and Latin dance-influenced Zumba classes present a fun, dynamic way to slim meat suits. Before breaking a sweat, check the online schedules for upcoming times.
The downtown conditioning wellspring allows fitness hunters to track down svelte silhouettes through personalized challenges provided by one 2 one's expert exercisers. Clients will test physical-event horizons on clean, first-class training equipment in an intimate health penthouse, free of the aggravating noise pollution and endless fog of perspiration that characterize some gyms. The involved instructors welcome non-member clients to purchase up to six sessions to lock bodies in unshakeable toning tracts once reaching a heightened level of fitness momentum.
Most people are going to have different fitness goals, at least that's the theory behind Moxie NYC. Some train as athletes, others might want to lose weight after having a baby, and more still might need to rehabilitate from injuries. Victor Motta recognizes the diversity in his clients' objectives, which is why he keeps things personal. During one-on-one sessions, the certified trainer puts his clients through customized fitness regimens designed to render specific results, such as stronger boxing skills or more toned muscles. And like a photographer with a full-length mirror, Mr. Motta can count himself as a client. When not working with others, he trains as an amateur boxer and martial artist.
Certified personal-trainer Ausar Paumamk'i helms Fitness By Ausar, a holistic health company. Ausar strives to incorporate a variety of exercises and treatments into his sessions, blending "hard" exercise with qi gong, which focuses on breathing and movement to bring balance to the body. He also offers corrective exercise sessions, as well as outdoor and indoor boot camps.