It’s typically said that two heads are better than one, so four must represent an improvement of exponential proportions. The theory certainly holds true in the case of Ultimate Training Center’s four founders, whose heads are chock full of exercise information gleaned from years in the fitness industry and owning their own fitness businesses. They decided to join forces, bringing their many disciplines under one roof. Sue Harragan and Tawnya Christian focus on the ballet-inspire barre fitness classes. Fifteen-year personal training veteran Mike Alexander teaches Schwinn spinning and TRX suspension techniques to build muscle and endurance. CrossFit guru Chris Lewis rounds out the lineup, brining intense cross training and kettlebell classes to the gym.
City Athletic Club's 50,000-square-foot modern facility includes a medical weight loss clinic, workout studios, and state-of-the-art exercise equipment. A small machine that delivers data that helps dieters come up with effective weight-loss plans is also within this space. This device, dubbed the MetaCheck, captures exhaled oxygen during a simple 10-minute breath test and determines how efficiently a person is burning calories. With this metabolic information, one can make more sensible nutritional choices and play the resulting numbers in the lottery.
The Base Dance Center has assembled instructors from across the United States and around the world. They share their love of dance with students of all ages and lead classes in a variety of styles, including ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, and pointe. They also specialize in less common disciplines, such as break dancing, belly dancing, and “acro” dancing that incorporates gymnastics and tumbling skills. Also proponents of fitness, instructors offer classes in yoga, Pilates, and Zumba to help students balance their bodies and minds.
Each participant in Zum Zum Dance Fitness classes has an unobstructed view of their instructor. They stand atop raised platforms, easily guiding students through Zumba moves set to catchy international beats. A wall of mirrors also help students perfect their moves as they work to burn calories and sculpt muscles. Classes run 60 minutes long and are offered six days a week.
At Elevé Training Studios, head instructor Alfredo Brandt, along with an experienced staff, leads participants in specialized cardio and core-fitness workouts designed to elevate body and mind. The studio's signature Elevé Tramp classes use trampolines to raise heart rates, putting less harmful stress on joints than many conventional workouts.
The beats of salsa, reggaeton, merengue, hip-hop, and house music emanate from a top-quality sound system in The Z Spot LV’s 4,000-square-foot studio as students, guided by certified instructors, slide across the sleek wooden dance floor with high energy dance moves aimed at burning calories and building muscles.