Focused Fitness' licensed and certified instructors help their clients stay in shape with personal-training sessions and a variety of group classes. Students can tone their muscles during Ab Blast, dance to Latin rhythms during Zumba classes, or exercise their entire body during boot-camp classes.
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. 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.
Over the course of three months, Snap Fitness members can master maneuvers with a vast array of weights and cardio machines, aided by two personal training sessions per membership option. A pair of personal training appointments commences with an in-depth consultation, and once health history, goals, and limitations are established, the second session is devoted to hands-on and elbows-on instruction. During one-on-one workouts, trainers keep an eye out for proper form and encourage muscles to put pressure on imprisoning skin layers. Cardholders can work out alongside their besties thanks to two included 14-day guest passes, affording pals the opportunity to swap gossip at the water fountain or discuss emancipation near the free weights. Twenty-four-hour access is not included in this deal but can be added for an extra $20 fee.