Body4Change’s fleet of experienced instructors helps guests to liquidize fat with boot camps and personal-training sessions, structuring all workouts around resistance training, cardiovascular exercise, and nutrition. During boot camps, the trainers provide a no-nonsense environment in which guests focus on a different set of muscles each day, rotating between legs, arms, and second sets of arms to avoid body burnout and muscle ennui. They'll also customize workout stratagems in personal-training sessions that equip exercisers with moves tailored to individual goals and abilities.
Andrea Rogers combined dance and Pilates, her two greatest loves, to create a new genre of exercise, Xtend Barre. As a Pilates instructor, Andrea found that positioning her students upright allowed for a greater range of motion, and incorporating dance and cardiovascular moves boosted results. Eventually, she fused the two together and began teaching her new breed of exercise at Xtend Barre Provo. Her classes welcome all levels, offering a challenging workout without pushing participants too far outside their comfort zone.
Gold’s Gym lures fitness seekers from all walks of life with cardio decks, strength-training equipment, and aerobics rooms filled with energizing classes. Instead of reciting Shakespearean monologues as they jog and pedal, guests can watch movies in a cardio theater lined with treadmills, bikes, and an oversize projection screen. Free weights encourage biceps to bulge, and resistance machines tone arms, abs, and legs. Sports lovers dribble basketballs and volley racquetballs on shiny courts (available at most locations), raising their heart rates as they hone hand-eye coordination. Like the nightly news, Zumba classes take an hour and set Latin-inspired dance moves that vaporize calories to vibrant world music, along with a slew of available selections, including cardio and spin classes. Consult each location’s webpage for a class schedule and a list of additional amenities, which range from childcare to personal training (not included in today’s Groupon).
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 along 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.
If visitors to The Lab Health and Fitness Studio need inspiration to get in shape, all they need to do is look at the staff. The chiseled experts boast myriad fitness accomplishments, among them an Ironman triathlete and a personal trainer to Olympic athletes. During both individual and group training sessions, the staff leads participants through workouts that burn calories, boost endurance, and tone limbs and torsos. They also offer a variety of yoga modalities, including aerial yoga, restorative yoga, and power yoga. Post-workout, clients can visit the onsite massage therapists to address aches, muscle tension, and stress.
Helmed by owner and lead trainer Mathew Gover, EXL Fitness’s muscle mavens whip participants into shape during four weeks of intensive, yet beginner-friendly boot camps that work in conjunction with nutrition plans and at-home programs. New campers are first introduced to the program during a 90-minute orientation, where participants of all body types learn about proper warm-up methods and the season’s latest spandex trends. Then, trainers lead teams through metabolic-burgeoning workouts that employ the use of medicine balls, kettlebells, and free weights. With a multifaceted focus on injury prevention, at-home nutrition, cardio health, and personal accountability, the four-week course is designed to help participants tone physiques and master Jesse Ventura impersonations in a timely fashion. Boot camps with a strength-training emphasis are held on Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 6 a.m., 7 a.m., and 5:30 p.m. while cardio-focused camps are held on Tuesday and Thursdays at 6:30 a.m., 7 a.m., and 6 p.m. EXL Fitness also offers a course exclusively for women at 9 a.m. daily.