Mystic Pointe Yoga's 900-square-foot space transitions easily from a yoga studio to a hot yoga studio, thanks to infrared heaters designed to boost metabolisms, detoxify systems, and help oxygenate blood. The studio complements infrared-warmed hot yoga classes with a variety of classic programs, such as Yoga Sculpt, which tones the entire body by working free weights into poses. Core Yoga, meanwhile, focuses on building abs and other central muscle groups. Relax and Flow yoga alleviates stress without teaching students to swaddle themselves inside rolled up yoga mats. The studio also offers more cardio-intense fitness classes such as Zumba and boot camp.
The staff at SXS Fitness knows how important strength and conditioning are for an athlete to succeed. That's what handfuls of fitness certifications, including ones from CrossFit, Can-Fit Pro, and NCCP, will teach you. SXS Fitness is a private studio that focuses on training the complete athlete, which involves everything from boot camp classes to the TRX Classes. Depending on clients' needs, they can sign up to lose a few pounds or boost fundamental athletic attributes such as strength, speed, agility, balance, and shapeshifting.
"We are not a gym with personal trainers," explains the staff at Conker Fitness, "we are a personal development facility with a team of attentive, experienced coaches." These coaches?Jeff, Matt, Alicia, Justin, Becky, Lou, and Trista?each have their own specialties and their own way of connecting with clients. They're also the folks who guide the boot camp and small-group training sessions.
Because their focus is "on performance and development, not juice bars and tanning beds," the Conker Fitness team has outfitted their facility with tons of challenging gear: punching bags, sledgehammers, sleds, and monkey bars occupy the two-level gymnasium, along with traditional equipment such as weight machines. As they jog on the lofted level, treadmill runners can gaze over the balcony and reenact the cardio-fitness scenes of Romeo and Juliet. The focus here is on personal progress and results, but there is clearly a lot of thought behind the facility's look and feel. It's well-lit and high-ceilinged, and a decorative red-and-white graffiti motif gives the place a tough, modern feel.
Platinum Family Fitness puts an array of fitness goals within reach. Members can enlist the help of a personal trainer, embark on self-guided workouts, or do martial arts, yoga, and CrossFit training in a group. The gym occupies two locations, and though they differ slightly, each is spacious and well-stocked with equipment. Clad in bright colors and infused with what trainers call a "motivational atmosphere," the center is designed to challenge and inspire people of all fitness and experience levels.
Although each spacious, warm-coloured room of Studio Energi serves a different purpose, each one welcomes guests of all fitness levels. The studio offers various services, including personal- and group-training sessions, which use custom workouts to help clients reach their fitness goals, and group fitness classes, which range from high-intensity boot-camp classes to indoor-cycling sessions set to upbeat music. In addition, the studio's experienced instructors lead Vinyasa and Yin yoga classes and Pilates-yoga fusion classes. And for those who like to swim, bike, and run but don't know how to operate their treadmill-powered underwater velocipede, the studio offers triathlon training.
Fitz is the owner & president of Vanderpool Fitness & Boxing in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.
Ÿ Fitz facilitates fitness boxing programs in Waterloo Region schools in the Region of Waterloo, teaching the students fitness through boxing and inspiring them to be successful individuals.