Equipment: Rogue Fitness equipment, rowers, wall balls, bar bells, kettlebells
Students should bring: yourself
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: they are in the perfect place to get started, they don't need to be any more fit
The trainers at CrossFit 1809 prescribe only the medicine that they themselves take?CrossFit. "Our head coach Seneca lost 100 pounds and changed his life," says the owner. Now Seneca and team share that success with new students from all walks of life. They draw from weight-lifting, gymnastics, plyometrics, and other schools of movement to help clients sculpt their bodies.
According to the owner, though, fitness isn't the only thing they offer; they also boast a great community. "[The] cool thing about CrossFit1809 is that people from all walks of life come together and hit the same workout."
Inside CrossFit Cornerstone, you won't find rows of weight machines and treadmills. Instead, you'll see sand bags, gymnastics rings, and other nontraditional gear. But the most vital piece of fitness equipment in a CrossFit workout is you. And the motivational trainers work to make fit-seekers of all ages and fitness levels successful during their high-intensity workouts, whether they're just starting out or highly experienced.
Their workouts are designed to increase patrons' functional fitness, meaning that they'll perform squats to help tackle flights of stairs or heave bags of sand to help heave bags of sand. And no two workouts are alike in an effort to keep participants engaged, while also working different groups of muscles. As the sweat-inducing routines progress, fellow classmates cheer one another on, building camaraderie that also serves to instill a sense of accountability, which keeps everyone coming back for more.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing with the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn up to 500 calories with each go-round.
Team 2 Sweat's dedicated trainers believe that the path to fitness is a journey that spans the mental, physical, and spiritual realms. They strive to build healthy, sustainable practices in their students as they create a fitness-minded community that tackles obesity and harmful habits head-on. During each class, they overhaul unhealthy lifestyles with aerobics, boxing, cardio, and self-defense, leading students through 16 exercise stations in varying levels of intensity. The class ends with a cooldown before a short prayer and meditation session to balance the mind.
The YMCA of Greater Dayton branch began before the Civil War, but disbanded when war struck. Re-founded in peacetime, individuals and families have gathered at the Y for more than 140 years to enrich themselves through health and wellness programs. Eleven campuses serve the entire community?babies as young as 6 weeks old can attend childcare programs; kids can take gymnastics and soccer lessons; teens can develop their leadership skills; seniors can keep fit through Active Older Adults exercise classes; and the whole family can enjoy the pool.
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.