For the trainers of Sage Exclusive Fitness Center, the only limits are personal limits. They push clients anywhere on the trained athlete-to-couch potato spectrum past those self-imposed barriers on a daily basis. The Sage team can bring their motivating workouts to clients’ doorsteps with at-home personal training, or host group sessions at their scenic and modern waterfront studio. Every inch of space in their studio is a temple for physical fitness: a boot-camp and TRX-suspension training room, weight area, multi-functional rooftop, and wax museum of superhero biceps. On any given day, the staff might use this wellness suite for a battle rope workout or boot camp. The team also includes an onsite nutritionist who presents personalized diet programs, complete with dietary analysis and meal-planning assistance.
Christina Lagrega's merry-go-round of advertising and public relations jobs wasn't cutting it; she wanted a job that would make her smile. When she discovered Zumba via a late-night infomercial, she found a class the very next day. She was instantly enamored with the fitness styles' high-energy atmosphere; it blended something she'd loved and lost from her childhood?dance?with community and exercise. She quickly achieved her teacher's certification, and decided to take her devotion to the Latin-inspired fitness regimen one step further in May of 2012 by opening reMIX fitness & wellness. Here, she helps whip people into shape with her infectious passion for dance, exercise, and leading a healthy lifestyle.
Now, joined by six other instructors, she expands her class offerings beyond Zumba into the realm of other signature programs, including Piloxing, yoga, and barre. Instructors also lead sessions of Bokwa, which draws from South African war dancing and capoeira to form a fusion of fitness and dance, much like bench-pressing a square dancer.
The hiss and clank of weight machines from manufacturers such as Cybex and Precor blend with the whir of recumbent cycles and treadmills to form the perpetual soundtrack at each of Dolphin Fitness's locations, open 24 hours most days of the week. The clubs' trainers also welcome exercisers looking to expand their wellness regimen, helping clients with lessons on how to safely warm up, craft a sensible nutrition plan, or block incoming phone calls from the local donut shop.
After losing their mother to cancer, sisters Crystal and Aphrodite Varellas decided to turn their loss into something positive. Thus began TOPshape Health & Fitness, a boutique fitness center offering group classes, a training area, and nutritional cleansing, guided by the principle that good health and fitness should be a top priority for everyone.
At this intimate gym, clients can dance away calories and stress in a Zumba class, try suspension training in a TRX Body Blast session, or burn fat and build muscle in an Insanity class, designed to tone the body through muscle confusion. Their packed schedule also features bootcamp sessions, hip hop cardio, and intensive Fitbody Kinex classes that fuse interval training and strength training.
Strength and conditioning coach Angel Perez knows the power of both personal training and camaraderie. That’s why he spends the majority of his time at High Definition Training designing group training that can be customized to each participant’s fitness goals and skill level. Each workout incorporates moves that boost one’s flexibility, mobility, strength, and power. Perez also doles out nutritional advice to increase his clients’ energy levels and health.
Named after the Sanskrit word that signifies wisdom, Bodhi Fitness Center helps clients live long, lean lives by providing access to a clean and relaxing fitness center, inspiring exercise classes, and certified trainers who espouse healthy lifestyles. In addition to housing spin bikes, Stairmasters, and rubber-coated free weights, the gym teems with high-tech perks including XM Satellite Radio and a computer for checking email. Equipped with touchscreens and USB storage, Life Fitness treadmills let guests track their progress in real time, and LCD TVs help gym-goers draw inspiration from the outside world as they attempt to imitate the agile sprints of cheetahs and the herculean lifts of television's hottest fruitcake bakers. Taught by certified trainers and other seasoned staff, fitness classes range from sultry belly-dance lessons and calming yoga sessions to Zumba, a class that imparts aerobic hip-swivels to Latin-inspired music, helping students dance away calories and intimidate gangs of nefarious hula hoopers. Hot showers and chilly juice-bar treats also invite members to linger longer as they unwind and refuel after intense workouts (price of drinks not included in today's Groupon).