Helmed by fitness guru Christine Polecaro, Lifestyle Fitness's staff of dedicated instructors fortifies physiques for a variety of age groups with yoga. During Yoga for Everyone classes, both teens and adults boost flexibility and body awareness through a series of Vinyasa poses. Yogis can contort on their personal mat, use a free mat, or purchase one from Lifestyle Fitness (a $5 additional fee) before vogue-ing through the fluid set of postures, honing focus with breathing exercises to engender relaxation and link postures as gracefully as a conga line of swans. To help ensure a fulfilling workout for all students, Lifestyle Fitness's enthusiastic instructors creatively tailor students' positions and techniques throughout the session to patiently accommodate students with varying levels of experience, mobility, or Dungeons & Dragons expertise.
A portmanteau of the surnames of founders Ian Hardin and Derek Batman, Hardbat CrossFit more than lives up to its tough-sounding moniker. Hardin and Batman combine the principles of CrossFit, which emphasize ever-changing workouts of cardio and lifting exercises, with a scientific focus on nutrition and technique to craft intense, adaptable fitness programs. Their crew of passionate trainers draws skills from diverse backgrounds, from Christina Ruggiero's career as a lifeguard and an award-winning collegiate swimmer to Hardin's degree in exercise science and resumé of fitness certifications. Whether sweating through one-hour boot camps or tackling the CrossFit workout of the day, Hardbat's students perform exercises that blend intensity and functionality, such as Olympic weightlifting, gymnastics, plyometrics, and python wrestling.
With over thousands of teaching hours and two distinct yoga philosophies between them, Liberty Yoga’s five instructors, among them Erin and Christine, take a variety of approaches to sharing their yogic expertise. Their therapeutic yoga classes focus on restoring flexibility to time-stiffened joints with gentle exercises, while their core-strengthening FLY! Vinyasa classes build core muscles with a flow of poses that synchronize breath and movement. Classes lengths vary from 75 to 90 minutes.
The friendly staff at Snap Fitness designed its hall of training in an effort to make guests feel welcome and comfortable. For folks who are weary of congested, testosterone-peddling muscle melees, Snap Fitness offers an open-floor selection featuring a bevy of top-of-the-line cardio and strength equipment. Round-the-clock access to such equipment allows guests to maintain their healthy regimen while still keeping up with work, school, and 23-hour movie marathons. Whatever level of fitness to which you aspire, this month-long membership to Snap could easily lay down the first stepping-stone toward additional, affordable month-to-month membership status.
Within each noncompetitive Curves facility, female fitness seekers are invited to move through a 30-minute circuit of hydraulic-resistance machines that are designed to promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. Shunning cumbersome weight stacks, the hydraulic gadgets adapt to each exerciser's body weight and fitness level to complement her individual abilities, subsequently decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. And because traditional lift-and-lower motions tend to create bulky muscles, the machines promote push-and-pull movements to sculpt toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing unsuspecting grapefruit. Experienced trainers are always nearby to help clients manage their machine maneuvering, and a soundtrack of fun, upbeat music includes cues to let women know when it's time to move on to the next station or break for an air viola solo.