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.
Dedicated to helping ladies get in shape, the staff of certified instructors at Fitness with a Twist lead body-sculpting sessions designed to boost women's self-esteem and sultry quotients. During pole-fitness classes, the instructors divulge pole-dancing techniques, including tantalizing spins and core-strengthening transitions from pole to floor. For an emphasis on sensual choreography, students don a pair of heels and ankle-length burlap sacks while dancing through burlesque-style routines with the help of a chair. In addition to flirt-enhancing fitness sessions, the studio also offers boot camps, Zumba, and full-body toning classes, as well as social gatherings for gals—including birthday bashes and bachelorette parties.
The staff members at Greater Pittsburgh Wellness have managed to fit a lot of health services under one roof. For starters, they schedule more than 15 fitness classes, including spinning, TRX suspension training, and yogalates, which is a yoga class scheduled at the same time as a Pilates class. Moreover, the seasoned instructors in the facility's dance studio teach the steps to the tango, the salsa, and other ballroom dances. Rounding out the services, Greater Pittsburgh Wellness also offers nutrition counseling and youth sports lessons/
Holiday Health & Racquet Club is an 11,0000-square-foot fitness center that offers more than 60 workout stations with up-to-date exercise equipment, group classes, and personal training. At this functional center, clients can burn fat and build muscle while shaking up their fitness routine. They can try Boot Camp—a challenging morning workout designed to get the heart pounding and calories melting away—or check out one of the classes designed especially for seniors. With racquetball leagues, aerobics, and certified trainers, Holiday Health & Racquet Club is an efficient place to begin or work on a journey toward fitness.
Bodytech Health & Fitness fine-tunes forms with a plethora of equipment and high-energy classes. Enjoy social sweating with unlimited access to group workouts such as Pilates, which stretches and strengthens bodies through an amalgamation of targeted exercises and focused breathing. Spinning burns fat and tones the lower body through a low-impact cycle ride set to tunes, and bootcamp serves up an ever-changing regimen of exercises such as kickboxing, jogging, and ab work.