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.
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.
Equipment: FreeMotion machines, exercise bands, kettlebells, medicine balls, TRX equipment, dumbbells
Students should bring: Bring a towel and a water bottle, if you like. We also have a water cooler.
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Parking: Parking lot
The experienced staff at Jab Fitness help patrons sculpt shapely physiques, imparting strength and discipline with a curriculum of fight-inspired class styles. Focusing on high-energy, combat-sports training, instructors enhance each session with adrenaline-pumping music, motivational pep talks, and punching bags that bear a striking resemblance to your fifth-grade bully’s henchmen. Jab Fitness also boasts a number of highly structured fitness programs for children, so energetic tykes can tire themselves out while learning the self-defense boxing tactics necessary for uppercutting the monsters beneath their beds. The fitness-centered yoga classes sculpt bodies in a variety of classes that blend traditional moves with high-energy workouts set to music.
Trainers and members alike refer to the gym at CrossFit Haboob as The Box. They call it that because a box's purpose is simple: you put something in it, and you take something out. Like a simple container, The Box focuses on fundamentals—you'll see no mirrors or fancy equipment there, only what's necessary to work out. That includes pull-up racks, jump boxes, medicine balls, rowing machines, and a plethora of weights. CrossFit exercisers use the equipment to complete daily workouts that focus on functional movements, sculpting each muscle group and readying themselves for all manner of physical activity. To ensure everyone can make The Box a second home, trainers and members foster a welcoming, motivational environment and scale all routines to individual abilities and fitness levels.