Bikram Yoga on the Island's founders, Suzanne and Joe Elliott, draw inspiration from their students' physical progress and development each week, ensuring that each session addresses the needs of first-day students, casual practitioners, and lifelong yogis. Ten years of experience fuel Suzanne and Joe's work as instructors, with each tapping his or her encyclopedic knowledge to guide pupils through two breathing exercises and 26 poses. Along with a staff of instructors, the two founders demonstrate and describe the proper execution of each posture with the authority of an Olympic Twister medalist.
As students fold and unfold limbs, each movement helps promote healthy organ function by pushing freshly oxygenated blood throughout their entire bodies. Meanwhile, the studio's heating system helps them safely sink into each stretch and sweat out toxins by raising the temperature to 105 degrees with 40% humidity. After class, attendees can freshen up with the studio's indoor and outdoor shower facilities.
Opening doors for 24 hours a day, seven days a week is an exhausting proposition for any doorman, unless he's a robot. That's why Anytime Fitness—having redirected its robot budget into tanning beds, cardio equipment with built-in TVs, and Star Trac weight machines—installed a keycard-activated security system instead. The electronic guardian keeps gym members secure while admitting them at any time of day or night for their workouts.
During daylight hours, certified instructors incinerate calories with group fitness classes. Personal trainer Chris coaches clients in one-on-one sessions, tailoring regimens to each individual's level of fitness, past injuries, or number of tentacles. To relax after workouts, staffed tanning beds stand by to bronze bodies.
Yoga is said to improve flexibility, strength and endurance, as well as increase balance, focus, and energy. Big Ron's Yoga College twists and bends bone abodes to stretchier, more meditative states with its selection of yoga classes and styles. Certified instructors shepherd limb limberers of all experience levels through poses, postures, and complicated three-part yogic harmonies, improving flexibility, honing focus, and increasing energy. pecializes in "100 Degrees In 100 Minutes" classes, or Bikram-styled yoga with new poses added to shake up your chakra, but there's a bevy of classes to choose from. Fold, unfold, and refoldUnfold yourself in a Yin yYoga session, or strike a sweaty pose r with a hot yoga class, which harnesses 100-degree heat to loosen ligaments, flush out cell-sitting toxins, and clear the mind of unnecessary theories of relativity. stay a few degrees cooler in Basic Hatha Yoga. Certified instructors aid your limbs in their journey towards bendiness, so bring a water bottle and prepare to twist and (silently) shout.
Maximum Fitness Club has it all: group classes, personal training, strength and cardio training, massage, and even tanning. The 10,000-square-foot facility has more than 50 cardio machines and offers 35 fitness classes each week, including boot camp and Zumba, not to mention member perks such as free childcare. Maximum Fitness Club also offers a free customized workout plan, known as S.L.E.D. (Stronger Leaner Every Day), to help simplify the gym-going experience with a worksheet of exercises to complete, as well as a way to receive ongoing feedback from trainers.
Studio 321 Fitness and Dance's facility houses multiple air-conditioned dance studios within its 4,500 square feet of space. These amenities, though, only scratch the surface. Here, more than a dozen veteran Zumba and dance instructors host classes six days per week. They help students burn calories with fast-paced dance-fitness sessions, or focus more on technique with instruction in partnered salsa and Argentinian tango. And to accommodate their cardholding gym members they also provide complimentary childcare, making attendance extra easy for parents or adults who are actually just three kids sitting on each other's shoulders inside a trench coat.
Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores with Pilates, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates to the pulsating soundtracks of Les Mills routines. Many Gold's Gym locations stockpile futuristic amenities, such as cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.