With a diverse array of shiny equipment and classes, this comprehensive fitness center prevents exercisers from getting bored on the road to buffhood. Garnish three months of muscle making with four one-on-one sessions (around 45 minutes each) with a professional personal trainer, who will help you along your path to happy health by detailing how to use equipment and how to share the water fountains. Once properly introduced to the abounding amenities—which range from a heated indoor pool to TRX suspension training—explore Summit Fitness Center's numerous group classes. Within the high-ceilinged, 32,250-square-foot confines, dance through Zumba, build muscles in 10 Minute Abs, or develop dizzy tolerance in spinning classes.
Tree of Life's schedule of Vinyasa-focused bending sessions nurtures both adults and children with options for every fitness level. During one-hour Vinyasa classes, students flow from pose to pose, uniting breath with body using stretchy muscle connectors. A seasoned instructor guides students through each posture, suggesting props and modifications to achieve the flexibility of a circus Gumby. Postpone a midday meal for lunchtime yoga, or subscribe progeny to a tranquil time-out with children's yoga. A gentle option is also available to accommodate students of any fitness level with personalized modifications.
With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, exercise enthusiasts move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and outwit arthritis. Each membership can be used toward unlimited visits and five Zumba fitness classes, and trained professionals are always nearby to help manage machine manoeuvering and muscle making.
In 2005, Thanh Tran took a risk when she left her job in the medical field to focus on her longtime passion, Pilates. She dove headfirst into the therapeutic practice of Stott Pilates, garnering certifications in basic matwork, Reformer training, and injury and post-rehabilitation Pilates. With her extensive Pilates knowledge, Tran founded PilatesCircle and stocked her studio with Stott Reformers, barrels, and chairs to enhance her students' practice. The studio's mat and Reformer classes—which are limited to small class sizes—incorporate Stott principles to benefit beginners and aficionados alike, and include a session for children age 10–12. When practiced regularly, Pilates can help students increase their mobility, strength, flexibility, and body awareness, and specialized regimens target specific muscles to help golfers, runners, and full-contact ping-pong players prevent injury. Those looking for an even more personal Pilates experience can schedule a private solo, tandem, or trio session.
Achieving a level of fitness that leaves you prepared for anything is just one of the goals that the trainers at CrossFit Queenston Heights have for their students. To achieve it, they lead full-body CrossFit workouts that build muscles and burn calories through intense cardio and moves borrowed from gymnastics and weightlifting. During a typical class, head trainer Chris challenges his students through a Workout of the Day that incorporates the fitness expertise he's gathered as a kettlebell instructor, certified Olympic weightlifter, and member of the Army Reserve. Whether students hope to become more fit in general or train for a specific goal, Chris’s team holds CrossFit classes seven days a week to help them reach their fitness potential during the hours most convenient for them.