Riviera Fitness Club forges shapeless soul sacks into robust, fine-tuned fitness machines with a 9,000-square-foot assembly line of state-of-the-art workout equipment and seasoned trainers. While the fully-equipped free weight room enables health hunters to tone and build muscles, the TV-riddled cardio area stocked with top-quality treadmills, ellipticals, and stationary bikes helps customers shed pounds and boost energy levels to catch roadrunners without cartoon anvils. Those who prefer group exercise classes can join in on spinning, yoga, Pilates mat, and toning classes.
South Bay Sports Performance & Total Fitness focuses on performance fitness for individuals 12yrs old and up who want to improve their abilities related to sports or simply want a better performing body for life. Programs are design to improve body function by using sports based natural human exercising movements
Few professionals can credit Flashdance with rerouting the course of their career. In fact, Richard Giorla could be the only one. The unconventional dance moves he saw in the film motivated the former Pennsylvania Ballet Company member to hit the streets of his new home, Manhattan, and learn breakdancing from dancers at the heart of the movement, trading his own dance expertise as payment. Richard’s career was in full swing when, struck with an injury, he started teaching a ballet-barre class. Though he appreciated its stretching and toning components, Richard craved a more aerobic workout. So he created his own solution—Cardio Barre.
The unique workout consists of high-energy, zero-impact movements that sculpt the long, slender body of a dancer without a student ever having to step foot in a traditional dance studio. As they balance on the ballet barre, or whichever classmate is closest, pupils direct all their focus to one muscle group at a time, while the entire body stays in motion for maximum fat burning. His approach’s pudge-busting abilities have made the fitness method a favorite of many health magazines and celebrities, and have also yielded numerous franchise locations across the nation.
Where do elite athletes train? Sometimes under the same roof as everyday people. Velocity's trainers—some of which have worked with athletes on the world stage—bring their talents to help people of all ages meet their fitness goals or become champions during sports training sessions. With a focus on agility, speed, and strength, trainers help exercisers improve their performance in specific sports or train anyone who wants to get in better shape.
The coaches also lead students in general fitness classes, such as CrossFit, which uses intense interval training to build muscle and burn fat. With physical therapy also available, clients know someone is there to help muscles repair after an intense workout or after another botched effort at walking down the stairs while juggling.
“Our bodies were created to be active,” Roger Blackshear is quoted as saying on Blackshear Fitness’s website, adding that a sedentary lifestyle makes the body “soft, weak and totally unprepared for physical activity.” Blackshear, an NCCPT-certified personal trainer, knows about the body’s physical capabilities. Over the past 20-plus years, he’s wrestled, played semipro football, and developed a specialty for sports-performance training.
At his fitness facility, he and his staff nudge bodies into motion during private and group fitness training. They augment this training with nutritional advice and healthy, maintainable methods of losing weight, such as always putting your weight where the remote control goes.
It's 105 degrees, but the humidity level is perfect and the air is pure. It's not a freak summer day—it's the spacious studio of The Hot Yoga Center. There, yoga students of all levels can perfect their hatha and power yoga skills on the cushioned, non-slippery floor, breathing in the regularly purified air as the balmy temperatures help them achieve deeper stretches and more pliable butter sculptures during 60- and 90-minute classes. For a faster paced class that's geared toward strengthening the core, students can try Novo yoga, whose 40 postures and two breathing exercises tone and stretch the body during 70-minute sessions. Instructors lower the heat for yin yoga classes, allowing students to slow down racing thoughts for an introspective hour-long session.
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