What began in 1975 as one inner-city gym in Highland Park, Michigan, has since evolved into a global health-club organization with locations in 17 different countries. Powerhouse Gym equips weightlifters and cardio seekers alike with all they?ll ever need to keep?or create?a tight and toned physique. The gym offers equipment outfitted with personal TVs as well as a cast of certified and knowledgeable personal trainers. Depending on location, members will also have access to group fitness classes, such as yoga, Zumba, and Les Mills BodyPump, as well as 24-7 turnkey access to the facility.
Breakthrough Fitness Center keeps minds and bodies in tune and toned with a full schedule of active group-fitness classes led by energy-laden instructors. Yoga sessions stretch limbs and soothe stress by emphasizing deep breathing and core balance. Pedal past virtual plains and digital hills in spinning class, a stationary cycling tour that mobilizes the cardiovascular system into its own spandex-clad road-racing team. Pilates is a core-strengthening regimen that aligns and firms the body. All classes are helmed by the motivational prowess of a highly trained teacher, letting students experience the benefits of an animate instructor instead of a treadmill with eyes drawn on it.
CrossFit's supportive staff encourages fitness enthusiasts of all levels to reach their fitness goals utilizing intense, varied group workouts. During the CrossFit BootCamp, participants embark on an exciting, physique-sculpting program, designed to build strength, stamina, and endurance without monotonous routines or cybernetic implants. A certified CrossFit trainer leads the small group sessions, which build on preceding lessons and focus on mobility, flexibility, and technique. Though boot camps tend to be demanding and subject to stressful celebrity appearances, the challenges of CrossFit's energetic curriculum are offset by the camaraderie between participants and trainers. Classes generally meet on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; be sure to call for specific times.
Bikram yoga is considered the original hot yoga, and includes a series of 26 postures with two breathing exercises during each 90-minute class. At Bikram Yoga Hilton Head, owner Brandon Irvin stays true to this classic formula. One thing that's a given: you're going to sweat. Students are encouraged to dress in comfortable, cool clothing, and make sure they're well hydrated before class starts. Hot yoga is a modality that's suited to all skill levels, and the studio particularly encourages beginners to give it a try.
CombatFitnessHH has reimagined traditional circuit training so it's more applicable to the everyman—and much more fun. During boot-camp-style workouts, a skilled instructor pairs dynamic movements and agility exercises with sledgehammers, tractor tires, and heavy chains, improving clients' strength in every plane of motion. Over time, the body adapts to these workouts, and better performs everyday tasks such as carrying groceries or performing celebratory dances after spiking another log in the fireplace.