Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable visitors to fortify their physical well-being with a cornucopia of advanced fitness equipment and certified personal trainers. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man or one of his many secretaries tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength-training gear or top-of-the-line cardio machines, which feature televisions and other media diversions. A friendly, unintimidating atmosphere provides a refreshing change of pace from aloof gym employees and ear-splitting pump-up jams. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling.
RockFit Center's new workout facility crystallizes faltering musculature while kindling deadbeat calories with sleek equipment, one-on-one personal training, and group classes. Thirty days of open gym access lets sweat donors washboard their cores through exercise-ball workouts or by using the abundant machinery to get in shape for the Olympics' new jumping-jacks event. Otherwise, drop pounds in solidarity during two group classes held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cardiofit (Monday) boosts stamina, and Zumba (Wednesday) exercises the hip's swivel setting. BandTastic training (Thursday) gets bodies in sousaphone-carrying shape with explosive movements on a synthetic turf. A 90-minute yoga class held on Tuesdays and Thursdays keeps muscles from locking and speaking in all caps, and a personal-training session and a complimentary fitness analysis with one of RockFit Center’s experienced staff members establishes current fitness levels and guides patrons toward healthy goals.
With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll 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 your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your 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 instructors at Thought Design believe that, in addition to mastering tongue twisters, one of the most important contributors to a healthy brain is constant learning. To embrace this mindset, they offer a variety of holistic and diverse learning experiences that encourage creativity.
Within an industrial-sized kitchen, guests learn to grill korean-style ribs or can veggies in a variety of cooking classes, which end with students reclining in plush armchairs with a glass of wine and their freshly cooked meals. Across the facility, yoga sessions emphasize building endurance and meditation skills with classic Vinyasa classes as well as unconventional Groove sessions set to music.
The Club Fitness & Tanning is a full-service fitness center fostering a healthier lifestyle for its members through a host of sweat-inducing services. Members gain access to a plethora of strength-building circuit-training equipment, free weights, and cardio machines, which, unlike racing thoughts and running jokes, actively work to combust calories. Keep muscles motivated and limbs limber with a wide array of group fitness classes, including aerobics, kickboxing, toning, and yoga, and build tone and group-mind under the watchful eye of a skilled instructor.
Seva Yoga's teachers host daily classes that vary in style and difficulty to accommodate students of all abilities inside the studio’s serene, high-ceilinged sanctuary. Certified yoga instructors move about the practice space during sessions, including moderate and gentle classes, offering verbal cues and hands-on adjustments to help beginners sink into stretches. Vinyasa sweat sessions encourage more seasoned yogis to hone their meditation skills while moving from one pose to the next with balance-challenging movements designed to bolster muscles without adding bulk or its attendant purple shorts. In total, six different types of classes are available, with some sessions taught on donation basis. The studio also teaches a 200-hour program designed to pass along knowledge to budding yoga instructors.