There's nothing worse than completing an arduous run only to find that the food and refreshments have already been cleared away. Luckily, the organization experts at Final Stretch focus on avoiding those headaches. Whether it be a 5K or moonwalk marathon, the Final Stretch staff tackles all aspects of pre-race, day-of, and post-race logistics, including setting up hydration stations and coordinating with police to ensure smooth sailing for runners and local drivers alike. The company's success speaks for itself: it's themed runs span the country, from the Chocoholic Frolic in Indianapolis to St. Paul's glow-in-the-dark Sleepless 5K.
Olympus 24 makes fitness accessible to everyone, regardless of experience or age. For one thing, the gym participates in the SilverSneakers fitness program, which keeps senior citizens moving with gym access and age-appropriate classes. Even better, participants in the program enjoy the same modern, clean ellipticals, stationary cycles, and weight-lifting equipment as other gymgoers. Members have a lot of options for sweating off calories here, including group fitness classes such as boxing, spinning, Pilates, and boot camp. They're also welcome to work with personal trainers and drop kids off at an on-site childcare center before workouts.
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.
HealthWorks Fitness for Women is a 24-hour gym founded on the belief that women who have access to an unintimidating, body-positive, safe workout space are more inclined to meet and maintain their fitness goals. This newly built, 14,000 square foot gym has everything its clients need to burn calories and build lean muscle, including a dedicated weight-lifting area and cardio- and strength-training machines, and all new members receive a complimentary equipment orientation to help them become acquainted with the machines, which are specifically designed for female gym-goers. Group fitness classes such as Zumba, kickboxing, and aerobics are also included with membership, and personal training is available for a fee for clients in search of more tailored workouts.
Though certified trainer Jon Drees wants his clients to lose weight and gain confidence, he also wants them to build strength they can use in everyday life. That's why he equips his gym with functional training equipment. Suspension training harnesses put bodies in charge of their own gravity, and an open area of turf lets athletes simulate games of pretend mowing-the-lawn. Boot camps and personal-training sessions also call upon kettlebells and ropes to round out complete workouts, which can be customized to meet the specific needs and goals of each individual.
The inspiring trainers with MetaBody lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Fun sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment ideal for both beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use your instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Since the pass sets a five-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimen by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.