Leading an athletic lifestyle doesn't just improve one's health or make full-length mirrors feel better about what they're reflecting. It has the power to influence others to do the same, boosting the spirits and extending the lifespans of entire towns; and that what drives Cause 2 Compete. Committed to social and environmental awareness, the athletic-event company partners with communities to deliver charity races that enhance communal relationships and aid environmental causes. With their array of fun runs, including the Dawn of the Dunes course, Twisted Turkey Trail race, and We Run This Town series, Cause 2 Compete brings athletes together for scenic marathons that help enrich their locales.
Since 1995, the staff at Classic Bodyworks 24 Hour Gym & Fitness has kept the family-owned fitness studio in pristine condition?and now, it's accessible to members at any hour, day or night. Long lines of ellipticals and treadmills await inside, in addition to a variety of free-weights, machines, and little notes hidden here and there that simply read, "Flex." A number of group aerobics classes are also available to members in the airy studio. Personal trainers are frequently on-hand to work with visitors and help reach fitness or weight-loss goals.
Motivating, highly trained staff and spacious facilities complement Charter Fitness's battalion of cardio machines and strength-training equipment. Huge flat-screen TVs motivate gym-goers as they lift weights, stationary bikes, and their reflections in large mirrors. Seasoned personal trainers who all hold certifications or four-year degrees in their specialty guide members through an initial personal-training session, introducing clients to the best equipment for their fitness goals. After workouts, private showers or public water fountains sluice away sweat.
The trainers at Absolute Fitness Chesterton want their students to build strength and endurance they can actually use. To do so, instructors lead students through TRX suspension-training classes that use body weight as resistance. Far removed from gym equipment that only works muscles one-dimensionally, TRX training forces you to stabilize primary and secondary muscles and balance in certain positions. This added effort engages tangential muscle groups that are often overlooked when hefting loads in one direction. As a result, bodies become fitter, leaner, and better able to apply strength to situations beyond weight machines. Fitness denizens can also opt for other fitness classes, including interval circuit training and indoor cycling.
Fingers reach to the ceiling as toes plant themselves into the bamboo flooring and instructors lead students of all ages and abilities through mind-soothing and body-invigorating Hatha- and Vinyasa-style poses set to tranquil music. East Wind Studios aims to lead patrons down a path toward mental and physical wellness through yoga classes and workshops. Their yoga classes immerse beginners in the mind-and-body-uniting art. Students gain a deeper understanding of the poses, which range from gentle and relaxing to vigorous and sweat-inducing, while achieving clarity and relaxation through focused breaths.
In addition to the body-bolstering classes and workshops, East Wind Studios hosts meditation and spirituality sessions. Staff members and special guest speakers lead talks on meditation, chakras, essential oils, and healing, which is designed to teach students to channel positive energy into their bodies or a time capsule for their great great great great great grandchildren's future use.
While working out isn't all fun and games, the certified trainers at Get Fit Now strive to create an upbeat, inclusive, and supportive atmosphere that encourages women to stick to their fitness goals. The well-rounded group exercise class schedule tones muscles and smiles in equal measure with exhilarating cardio dance classes as well as Pilates classes designed to sculpt pliable limbs and strong cores. Zumba sessions carve paths to fitness lined with enticing dance steps set to Latin music, and Flirty Fight kickboxing routines encourage ladies to punch out frustrations from a long workday rather than seeking vengeance by knitting their coworkers sweaters without armholes.