Boredom may be acceptable on the couch, but never in the gym. RAW Fitness instructors animate a dedication to that credo by invigorating students of all skill levels during indoor or outdoor training with their constantly changing boot camps. The team melds traditional exercises, such as light running and resistance training, with unorthodox segments spent crawling and climbing through obstacle courses either solo or teamed up with a partner. But RAW’s fitness system, which targets thighs, glutes, and abs, is only one part of the equation, like a presidential candidate's hair or abs. In addition to their boot-camp routines, trainers lead the Eating for Success nutritional program, which teaches students 12 habits to permanently lose weight.
Gold's Gym began more than 45 years ago, and today features an impressive array of next-generation fitness gadgets, a results-oriented focus, and squeaky-clean facilities. With today's deal, one of Gold's Gym's staff of certified personal trainers will test each client's strength and flexibility, among other metrics, to help determine and design a personalized fitness regimen. Thus inspired, neophyte iron workers can complement their one-on-one sessions with regular attendance at the gym, where they can hop on a cardio machine, pump up in a controlled manner on strength-training machines, tighten up in the abdominal- and functional-stretching area, or stick with lifting huge, heavy pieces of metal and commercial chest freezers.
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.
With an action-packed itinerary of strenuous, thrice-weekly group fitness classes, motivFIT's four-week Body Blast Workout program tones bodies of all shapes and sizes from tops to toes. Limited to 15–20 muscle-maneuvering students, each session exercises the whole body with a combination of weight- and dumbbell-resistance training, high-intensity cardio training, balance training, flexibility training, and core strengthening. With themes ranging from trail runs to hikes, no two classes are the same, keeping muscles from becoming bored and taking up competitive scrapbooking.
103 Hot Pilates and Yoga's high-tech heating and humidifying system is designed to help draw out toxins and stretch muscles during hot yoga, Pilates, and boot camp sessions. The system also pumps fresh air back into the studio and removes odors and bacteria. Here, licensed instructors teach classes like 103 Intro Yoga, designed to help newbies learn the classic poses of yoga in a heated environment, and 103 Yoga Power Sculpt, a challenging 60-minute session designed to sculpt and tone the entire body. The 103 Barefoot Boot Camp class fuses cardio with strength training to efficiently condition muscles without sending them to timeout, or a 103 HPX Hot Pilates session, where core strength is emphasized and students rapidly burn off calories.
Anytime Fitness, which boasts 1,689 clubs in North America, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fitness seekers challenge themselves on cardio and Hammer Strength machines and hoist Iron Grip free weights in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they’re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness’s staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms or hop into one of the tanning booths available 24 hours a day.