At Fitness Together, getting fit involves getting focused and fired up to achieve. Here, certified personal trainers guide clients of all skill levels through motivating boot-camps and exercise programs designed to meet goals loftier than a giraffe’s basketball hoop. To help their charges torch calories and tone muscles as efficiently as possible, the trainers incorporate evidence-based training methods, such as intervals, tempos, and fartlek, into each fitness regimen. Filled with cardio challenges and resistance training, workouts are tailored to individual needs and paired with nutrition tips that help the body build lean muscle. In-studio sessions take place in a private, spa-like studio, flush with energizing red walls and functional training tools such as medicine balls, kettlebells, and gymnastics rings.
To help women achieve their fitness goals, the certified personal trainers at Get In Shape for Women focus on four areas: weight training, cardio training, nutrition, and accountability. In small group sessions, trainers modify exercises to suit up to four ladies' fitness levels, beginning by calibrating 30 minutes of strength-training drills—such as free weights, lunges, and squats—to each student's abilities. Then comes 25 minutes of cardio: the trainers might start novice exercisers with a walk on the treadmill or light elliptical training, and challenge more advanced exercisers to high-intensity interval-training sessions for enhanced results.
The trainers supplement the group workouts with nutritional planning centered around the concept of eating six small, balanced meals six days a week. They set aside the seventh day for a bit of indulgence, be it eating a favorite sweet or lusting openly after bacon. To track ladies' progress toward reaching their goals, the trainers measure their weight and body-fat percentage every two weeks.
Curves caters exclusively to women with a circuit of hydraulic-resistance machines that promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and alleviate arthritis. Thirteen toning and strength-training stations use bodyweight to create resistance matched to each user's fitness level, decreasing the chance of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean arms and legs perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage machine maneuvering and muscle making.
The expertly trained aestheticians at The Spa at Sedona lavish patrons with an array of services that rejuvenate and relax bodies. The Ultimate facial fuses the exfoliative power of microdermabrasion with the skin-tightening talents of a Synergie treatment to create a one-two complexion-cosseting punch. A savvy skinscaper tones epidermal planes with a Synergie vacuum massage that smoothes skin and hot-wires sluggish circulation to restore pep to visages exhausted from perpetually perplexed expressions. Once smile turbines have undergone thorough dust-busting, a microdermabrasion treatment exorcises cheeks of loitering dead cells while diminishing the appearance of fine lines, acne scars, and temporary leopard-spot tattoos.
For a lot of people, the decision to be active and healthy is rarely for purely physical reasons. It can have a huge impact on wellbeing and self-esteem, which is why trainer Jackie Henderson incorporates her background in psychology and life coaching to support clients through what can be a daunting process. Making the process even easier is a diverse class schedule that appeals to all kinds of students: there's everything from barre and cardio dance to TRX full body and cardio abs.
Workouts aren't one-size-fits-all, but CrossFit is for everybody. The unique strength and conditioning program can be tailored in intensity for all practitioners, whether they're accomplished athletes looking to increase their performance or newcomers unsure how to spell "kettlebell." Force Newport CrossFit's experienced instructors lead varied workouts six days a week, incorporating equipment such as weights, rowing machines, and medicine balls.