With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology. At Curves, estrogen-touting exercise mavens 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 deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage machine maneuvering and muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can. The Curves Circuit with Zumba Fitness incorporates the Curves philosophy within the moves of Zumba, a Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that focuses on free-form movement instead of belligerently counting reps over the music.
As a practicing healthcare professional, Doctor of Chiropractic Elizabeth Welch noticed that an increasing number of her patients had bad posture, and she refused to believe that medication was the only solution. Through Postursizer, Inc. Dr. Welch has developed the Postursizer bar, a 5-in-1 exercise tool that can help correct postural problems—such as forward head posture, osteoporosis, and osteoarthritis—while also promoting total body fitness. By using thoraco-lumbar isometrics, the Postursizer bar helps to boost five key fitness areas: posture, flexibility, core, cardio, and bone density.
Aromatic oils lie next to mats as yogis stretch toward the ceiling, inhaling the fragrances that work to relax and rejuvenate. Aroma Yoga is one of Be Unlimited Yoga’s signature styles, which include the hot flow Ashtanga-inspired class, the slow-moving Vinyasa-based integral yoga, and the heart-opening Divine Flow classes. Taught by an assortment of seasoned instructors, each class aims to help students connect body and mind through intentional poses that emphasize strength, flexibility, focus, and x-ray vision.
The Crest Fitness Club is a full service fitness club that originally opened on Wrightsville Beach in 1984. We offer personalized fitness programs…not the typical one size fits all, fitness in a can. Our members range from beginners to advanced users. We offer month to month memberships, tourist passes and personal training
A personalized fitness assessment determines which areas of the gymnastic sciences you need the most help in, allowing you to focus on problem subjects during your month of no-holds-barred gym access. O2's facilities play host to a variety of playground equipment for the adult-child at heart. Burn your calories in style on more than 100 pieces of individual cardio equipment. Each apparatus is decked out with a personal entertainment screen that doubles as a futuristic magazine tray or vertical forehead-rest. In addition, a full selection of free weights and strength machines allows you to tone and sculpt with Michelangelic precision.
At Lithe Core Pilates Studio, expert instructors lead classes designed to develop and stretch muscles. They teach Pilates sessions with mat techniques, Reformer machines, and spine-strengthening orbital movements, as well as intense kettlebell training. They also offer one-on-one personal coaching sessions that use Pilates equipment, sandbags, and cardio drills.