A locally owned fitness destination for 30 years, Peak Health & Wellness provides patrons with three facilities as spacious and well-maintained as gyms owned by a corporate entity, but as personalized as a family business. Guests walk into any location to find large workout floors stocked with rows of cardio and strength equipment, separate group-aerobics studios, and indoor courts for playing tennis, squash, basketball, and pretend jury duty. The personable staff of certified trainers lead 40 distinct fitness programs including group classes of Insane-X, X-Fit, and spin, while onsite childcare centers watch over the little ones as parents work out. To solve the other side of the health and wellness equation, each locale hosts various nutrition programs and seminars.
Anew Start aims to extract the toxins absorbed in everyday life through an assortment of purifying services that rejuvenates bodies and revivifies immune systems. The 10-minute whole-body vibration training uses a specially designed machine set at multiple frequency vibrations to continuously stimulate the body, skin, and subcutaneous tissue, easily exercising muscles into well-defined opposite-sex catchers. A hydrotherapy device used in the noninvasive detoxifying foot bath creates a mother-approved black hole for drawing toxins through plantar appendages. The far infrared sauna is set at a temperature about 60 to 80 degrees cooler than a conventional sauna and eradicates evil body dwellers up to 10 times more effectively than the conventional sauna. All of the treatments in this package work to improve metabolism and blood circulation and also shed stress, joint pain, and the lyrics to 80s power ballads that loop through most heads.
Razor's Edge Training's kickboxing classes provide nimble toes and curious clutched fists with an aerobic outlet for martial-arts exploration. Using a one-two combo of high-energy audio and relentless enthusiasm, instructor and 14-year veteran Monica Lang pushes students through the rigors of her total-body workout. With each class, students burn hundreds of calories while developing their strength, endurance, flexibility, ability to punch the wings off flies, coordination, and balance. Throughout the span of their 20 punches, calmly collected cruiserweights and well-worked featherweights can take full advantage of Razor's Edge Training's gym facilities or simply stop, smell the endorphins, and smile—in an intimidating manner.
Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable members to work on their physical well-being with a cornucopia of fitness equipment. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength and cardio equipment, which features built-in TVs and other media diversions. For those who exercise during conventional hours, Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere welcomes patrons of all ability levels, unlike schoolyard dodge-ball squads. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling. For a dose of custom advice, patrons can seek out a personal-training session with a certified coach, who helps them assess and address their fitness goals. Clients reap the benefit of individual attention as a personal trainer helps them tackle weight loss, prepare for an arm-wrestling competition, or unveil the mysteries of arcane cable-weight machines.
After twisting their bodies through various positions in a sweltering hot studio for more than an hour, yoga practitioners at Zest Hot Yoga would probably welcome a slap in the face by a snowman. Luckily, with Lake Pend Orielle just a short walk away, it doesn't have to come to that. Zest encourages its clients to cool off with a dip in the lake after bending their bodies into 26 different Bikram yoga postures or various Vinyasa positions. And if that doesn't sound appealing, Zest welcomes practitioners in need of a cool breeze to venture to the side patio garden or lower-rear terraced garden overlooking the creek.
Such intense heat may sound drastic, but it helps increase flexibility while flushing out toxins. The hot yoga classes can also help people tone their muscles, strengthen their spines, and quiet their minds.
Snap Fitness's easyFIT monitor is a small, clip-on accelerometer that helps keep track of daily exercise. Unlike pedometers that merely measure steps and spy on daydreams, the easyFIT monitor senses the intensity and duration of physical activity, transmogrifying those stats into simple, numerical points that help assess activity levels from sedentary to peak performance. In addition to tracking exercise in real time, easyFIT monitors can connect to the wearer's personal web portal to upload data and create fitness graphs that help show progress, snag exercise suggestions, and stave off the temptation of living next to a hamburger farm. Watch a video about the easyFit here.