Curves trades in competitive rows of workout equipment for a circle of hydraulic resistance machines designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. During 30-minute circuit classes, trainees form a convivial circle as they rotate from machine to machine, timed by a soundtrack of fun, upbeat music. Health-minded toe-tappers can attend eight classes of the new Curves Circuit with Zumba Fitness, which mixes Zumba dance moves with resistance exercises to create a muscle-toning combo that's almost as fun as your Jane Fonda salsercise tapes.
Adults and kids alike can learn the traditional striking techniques of muay thai and the grappling of Brazilian jujitsu from experienced instructors at High Performance MMA. During martial-arts, boxing, and Fighting Fit courses, the studio caters to a wide range of clients, ranging from professional fighters looking to hone their techniques to casual exercisers just aiming to lose weight.
Filled to the brim with cardio contraptions, weight-lifting machines, and dynamic group classes, Southside Fitness is a member-oriented health club. With one month of unfettered access, members can take advantage of the gym’s specialized cardiovascular equipment, cycling and strength-training centers, and aerobics/dance studio, as well as freedom to participate in individual and group classes. Joints already stressed from working 168-hour weeks in an adult bouncy castle will appreciate the low-impact fitness classes, and Pilates, yoga, and Zumba sessions present international calorie-burning techniques without need for a passport.