Baseball and softball players of all skill levels descend upon Extra Innings' 18,000-square-foot indoor facility to hone home-run-hitting swings and more. Players can swing, pitch, or field for 60 minutes inside one of the five indoor hitting tunnels that stretch 70 feet long, 15 feet wide, and 30 feet high as adjustable pitching machines sling unlimited fastballs toward the plate at speeds of up to 90 miles per hour. The facility outfits hitters with bats and helmets for no additional charge, and each tunnel is equipped with an L-screen, a pitcher's mound, and sliding nets that can transform the cage into an open-field area for practicing fielding skills and ribbon-dancing routines.
CrossFit Great Ones’ coaches believe in the CrossFit system because its functional-movement exercises performed with high intensity readies their students for all physical activities. Through its varied exercises and equipment, it also develops every muscle group while enhancing speed, agility, and power. The reason the coaches love the program, however, is the team spirit it evokes as coaches and students alike motivate each other to achieve their fitness goals. They further nurture that sense of community by sponsoring local charity events, volunteering, and donating a portion of new membership dues to charities.
9Round gym takes its name from its signature kickboxing workout, a continuous circuit of nine workout stations perpetually overseen by personal trainers. Students jump into whichever station happens to be occurring whenever they show up to the class, the trainers always ready to start coaching. The workout takes about thirty minutes, and involves heavy bags, speed bags, medicine balls, and, of course, punching and kicking. The Margate location features shiny black leather equipment, which only loses its gleam by being repeatedly pounded up against the exposed brick walls.
During Coconut Creek Adventure Boot Camp, the staff lead students through energetic workouts held in local parks and outdoor venues. They keep sessions interesting by constantly varying exercises, featuring running and boxing one day and obstacle courses and jumping rope another. The fitness specialists also provide students with dietary advice.
With 32 years of mixed-martial-arts training under his master fifth-degree black belt in tae kwon do, Mark Sinopoli has garnered an international reputation for the depth of his martial-arts knowledge and skill. At StrikeGym, this three-time kickboxing champion in both the United States and Canada leads a team of certified trainers that boasts champions from the spheres of bodybuilding, boxing, and powerlifting. The instructors believe that discipline of the mind is paramount to success, motivating clients of all ages and abilities to blast through self-doubt with a vigorous roster of martial-arts training and fitness classes. They teach students to properly punch, kick, and dodge spring-loaded boxing gloves during MMA, boxing, and kickboxing classes, as well as marry strength training, cardio, and dynamic stretches in their signature fight-conditioning classes. During kids' martial-arts classes—a belt-earning tae kwon do system—trainers teach little ones self-defense, self-confidence, coordination, discipline, and safe ways to expel pent-up energy.
StrikeGym brims with cutting-edge workout gear and equipment, including 24 heavy boxing bags and MMA bags. It also boasts fully equipped cardio and weight rooms, along with a large outdoor area for boot-camp classes and training. The gym also contains a wrestling cage, a full-size boxing ring, and expansive mats for Zumba, martial-arts, and specialty classes.
Fusion offers exercisers an array of diverse workout sessions led by experienced instructors in an intimate studio environment. Fusion’s mat masters lead pliability seekers through a variety of yoga class styles, including Vinyasa, Ashtanga, and Barkan hot yoga, which uses elevated temperatures to leave students feeling as energetic as a chocolate-chip cookie after it springs from the oven and cartwheels around the kitchen. Opt for muscle-toning movements in classes featuring kettlebells and TRX straps—both designed to focus on strength-centric actions—or give blood cells a speed boost with heart-pumping cardio classes such as kickbox circuit training or an intense boot camp. Experimental fitness mavens can expand their horizons with the innovative B.A.R.R.E. class, which utilizes a ballet barre and Pilates principles to increase strength and flexibility—the keys to both attaining human fitness and raising responsible goldfish.