The mission to motivate others doesn't stop at Aim High Studio's name. Whether leading sweaty cyclists through a virtual Grand Canyon, stretching limbs in a heated yoga studio, or strengthening hugs with TRX bands, the instructors always strive to help each student meet his or her individual goals. To accomplish this, they maintain small class sizes and offer one-on-one and small-group personal-training sessions. They encourage students to modify their workouts and blend their methods??some classes even combine spinning and yoga. The staff also encourages its guests to meet their fitness goals by assuming a holistic approach via bodywork. Deep-tissue and trigger-point massage therapy joins Thai-yoga bodywork and nutrition counseling on the docket of comprehensive mind and body care.
One gym can hardly contain Master Solomon Brenner's martial-arts expertise, which is why his school—Action Karate—has expanded to 13 different locations. Brenner believes that the martial arts are a lifelong pursuit, so he takes on students aged 3–93.
His classes for kids blend fitness with self-discipline, whereas his classes for adults focus on toning exercises and self-defense. Not all of his classes involve combat; some dedicate entire hours to pure strength training or cool-pose striking. He and his staff also host birthday parties for kids, which include fun martial-arts instruction, games, and a ceremonial slicing of birthday cake with a samurai sword.
There are two kinds of workouts at SoulBeat Spin & Barre Studio. The first are the indoor-cycling classes, which use upbeat hip-hop and pop tunes to get hearts racing and feet to churn in time with the music. Then there are the barre classes, which combine low-impact, isometric exercises with ballet-inspired stretches that strengthen and lengthen muscles throughout the body. But there's actually a third class, too: the fusion class. These sessions provide cardio work and strength training by incorporating both indoor cycling and barre routines into a 60-minute workout. To help make workouts convenient, the studio offers childcare services at select times.
CrossFit Ravenous helps people of all ages exceed their personal fitness goals with functional, high-octane workouts that keep minds and muscles fully engaged. It's almost impossible to get bored during a CrossFit workout; the program's ever-changing array of strength and endurance exercises ensures that. But the most appealing aspect of CrossFit might be that it can be tailored to anyone's abilities. No matter your fitness level, you can work under certified CrossFit coach Jason Below to build muscle and burn fat with a regimen of squats, push-ups, and tractor throws.
Students should bring: Rogue Fitness, Speed Ladders, Sleds, Weightlifting, Sport Specific
Average class length: 60-90 minutes
Number of Staff: 5?10 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Sport specific training to help you become a better athlete and improve your play on the field.
The popular Anytime Fitness chain, which has hundreds of locations across America, stays open 24 hours per day, seven days per week, to accommodate the hours of its busy clients. The Norristown location of Anytime Fitness is spacious and modern, filled with Hammer Strength and Precor strength-training machines, free weights, and cardio equipment with TVs. To supplement the salvo of workout equipment, Anytime offers fitness classes such as Zumba and yoga. And its cheerful staff of certified personal trainers is on hand to develop wellness programs specifically to clients' individual fitness goals.