Junius Morgan, the National Academy of Sports Medicine–certified trainer behind Unlimited Fitness NYC, has bountiful experience as an athlete, from boxing to running three NYC marathons. Junius specializes in personal and group training, provided in home, in Central Park, or at the Unlimited Fitness NYC studio. During group boot-camp training, Junius designs equipment-free workouts that follow boxing routines to help athletes work major muscle groups. Boot camps also include smoothies and protein shakes, and a weekly Fitness Night Out with the rest of Unlimited Fitness NYC’s athletes.
Instead of making a trip to the gym feel like drudgery, the staff of Liven Up Health & Fitness wants its clients to think of the gym as an escape. To do this, the center provides all of the amenities of a corporate facility but with a more-personal vibe that caters to individuals' fitness goals through private, semiprivate, and group personal training. Designed by two exercise physiologists, the gym's membership options provide body-composition analysis, team and personal training, and access to the open gym.
After giving birth to her third child, Stacey Wodarski decided that it was time for her to reclaim her figure. She created a fitness plan for herself and lost 50 pounds in four months. Inspired by her own success—and fueled by the belief that traditional gyms aren’t motivating enough—she started Impact Fitness and Fight Club with the hope that others can achieve the same success she has.
Today, she leads guests of all levels and ages through intense group classes that combine conditioning exercises with traditional boxing and kickboxing routines. She also offers classes for kids, with childcare services in the mornings and evenings. There are even kid’s kickboxing classes, where budding martial artists can learn proper form and how to kick cookies down from the top of the fridge.
The gym at Maximum Fitness is stacked with enough stair climbers, treadmills, aerobics machines, and weightlifting equipment to bulk up a beanpole if beanpoles had arms and legs. The center, with cheery yellow walls, also stocks free weights such as dumbbells and barbells, as well as certified personal trainers to instruct on the proper use of workout gear. Classes such as Zumba, Les Mills BodyPump, and yoga give gym-goers motivating group environments in which to get fit, and nutrition programs help them keep fit. A childcare center accommodates busy parents.
HealthQuest Fitness wants to help everyone from toddlers to seniors get healthy and in shape. Its fitness programs incorporate sports such as basketball and volleyball, and group workouts include dance, gymnastics, and martial arts. An outdoor pool with a water slide, an indoor pool, and swim lessons encourage underwater exploration, and kids' classes bring the excitement of physical activity to younger generations.