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.
Blu Skye Hoops founder Kristin Marlowe helps her students develop a passion for dance and hula-hooping through drop-in classes or extended courses. After studying the graceful, hypnotizing techniques of hoop dance, students can execute mystifying combinations and impressive advanced hoop tricks and maneuvers.
With three locations in the Valley area, Roanoke/Botetourt Athletic Clubs offer extensive facilities, a focus on member convenience, and a variety of group-exercise classes a week. (Class descriptions and schedules here.) Membership to any of the clubs allows you to use all three facilities. The family membership includes the buyer, his or her spouse, and any children younger than 21 who live at home. Both membership options offer unlimited workouts at any of the locations, allowing patrons to keep their muscles nervous and on edge by constantly varying the time, frequency, and location of exercise. Fitness seekers at the Roanoke Athletic Club and Botetourt Athletic Club can make use of cardio theaters, gymnasiums, steam rooms, professional-grade racquetball courts, and the track. Indoor and outdoor pools allow aquaphiles to immerse themselves in the object of their love year-round, and pool-goers at the Botetourt location can combine the joy of swimming with low-friction delight in the form of a 23-foot water slide. Complimentary child-care is also available at the Roanoke and Botetourt locations. Members with little time can participate in lightning workout rounds at the smaller, more centrally located Zoom express fitness center in downtown Roanoke (however, your Groupon cannot be initially redeemed at this location).
Boot Camp Challenge® results driven program. BCC is a program created to help participants reach short-term health and wellness goals. Participants will be guided in cardiovascular training, muscular endurance training, flexibility, and nutrition. This is a group personal training experience!
Stroller Strides' fitness professionals employ creative exercise regimens to aid new mothers in overcoming the struggles of staying in shape while caring for a wee one. All you need to get started is you, your baby, and a stroller. The 60-minute classes are taught by certified instructors and consist of a warm-up, a buggy-bandying power walk, and interval stations where participants do a variety of body-toning exercises. In the event of a fussy-baby episode, instructors can provide physical exercises you can do with your baby or calculus exercises to occupy your baby's mind. Stroller Strides also offers Fit4Baby prenatal classes and a Body Back series that helps moms reobtain a prebaby physique.