A joint venture between a professional boxer and a team of successful kickboxing-equipment tycoons, TITLE Boxing Club maintains a network of dozens of studios spread across more than 20 states, winning over a devoted clientele with its invigorating and engaging boxing- and kickboxing-themed classes. Each workout uses the heart-healthy exercise of cardio training to satisfy people?s innate desire to punch and kick something other than a broken jukebox. Participants build lithe, strong muscle tissue by delivering powerful blows to punching bags, and build flexibility and agility by practicing roundhouse kicks and hooks. Students can build their core strength and endurance with medicine balls and burpees, enlist a qualified personal trainer to practice their newfound skills in the ring, or just torch calories during intense full-body Power Hour workouts.
At Fight Ready Fitness Center, instructors don’t just train students in martial arts—they also guide them toward other wellness goals, such as improved confidence, self-defense, and overall fitness. These experienced coaches, many of whom are professional MMA fighters, push students to work hard in a range of classes. They teach striking techniques in boxing, muay thai, and MMA programs, and grappling techniques in Brazilian jiujitsu, no-gi jiujitsu, and wrestling programs, each of which begins with classes on the foundations and progresses to more advanced skills. Instructors help students increase their endurance during the Boxing Bootcamp and cardio kickboxing.
Maximum Fitness Gym fills its more than 16,000 square feet with unique exercise equipment with which clients can work hard and get their bodies in shape backed by a staff of supportive trainers. A battery of cardio and strength-training machines occupies the floor alongside free weights that include four squat cages, an elevated deadlift platform, an Olympic lifting platform with rubber plates, and dumbbells that weigh up to 150 pounds. Elsewhere, a boxing and MMA-training area complements heavy bags and speed bags with hittable human-like mannequins to simulate a real opponent's longing stare. For more extreme, rigorous workouts, members can try everything from flipping tractor tires and swinging sledgehammers to pounding tsunami ropes and pushing Prowler sleds. To help with individual workouts, Maximum Fitness employs a team of more than 20 independent trainers who range from college athletes and professional body builders to a member of the United States Air Force Reserve—many of whom lead regular classes and boot camps to help clients extend their training beyond lifting the same three-ton boulder over their head every day.
With high-intensity group workouts in an atmosphere trainers describe as "unique, focused, and competitive," BODI might not sound like the type of place where people go to have fun. Sure, when they're sweating onto their battle ropes or heaving themselves into yet another burpee, exercisers primarily notice the gym's focus on hard work. And yes, BODI's rigorous focus on functional fitness means workouts incorporate industrial-looking gear such as tractor tires, kettle bells, boxes, and TRX straps.
But fun, silliness, and camaraderie are actually some of the gym's hallmarks??just ask the exercisers who get all costumed up for the goofy, occasional themed workouts. Between the facility's neon chartreuse walls, exercisers form equally vibrant communities, supporting each other and forming tight bonds with those in their sessions. The facility's one-of-a-kind blend of positive vibes, competition, and hard work has earned the eyes of Details magazine readers, who placed BODI on the list of America's best boutique gyms.
Anytime Fitness, which boasts more than 1,800 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 Precor cardio and strength equipment with Preva Network, and hoist TKO 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 meditation rooms available 24 hours a day.
Ken Fearer founded TruHit Fitness Platinum not just as a gym, but as a nutrition-education center. He believes that eating right is a much larger portion of the battle for wellness than most people realize. His motto, "20% exercise, 80% nutrition, 100% mindset," ensures clients are focused on healthy living rather than potentially harmful superficial goals. To this end, Ken offers nutrition coaching as well as meal-plan assistance. Of course, TruHit also provides every tool that clients might need for the most active portion of their fitness journey?from battle ropes and kettlebells to TRX suspension harnesses and rowing machines.