Healthy living has not always been a top priority for Alexander Simmons. But after watching his father battle cancer that was too advanced to respond to alternative treatments, Alexander knew he needed to change and take a preventive view toward health. Since adopting this outlook on wellness, Alexander has gone on to establish Wholebody Systems, where he helps everyone from athletes in their prime to senior citizens strengthen their muscles while minimizing stress on joints and ligaments with low-impact bioDensity and whole-body vibration machines.
The low-impact, high-intensity Pilates sessions at The Core improve the strength and mobility of participants from a variety of fitness backgrounds. The studio's body-calibrating classes limit the number of students to ensure personalized instruction, and include all necessary equipment such as mats, drinking water, and carpenters' levels. Those who opt for the mat/tower classes can follow the instruction and examples of a Pilates pro to tone arms, abdominals, and abominable snowlegs. Up to six students at a time can execute pain-alleviating positions while atop human-sized placemats.
Anytime Fitness, which boasts more than 1,800 clubs in North America, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fitness seekers challenge themselves on cardio and Hammer Strength machines and hoist Iron Grip free weights in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they’re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness’s staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms or hop into one of the tanning booths available 24 hours a day.
The team at Resolution Wellness focuses on making patients more comfortable in their own bodies. Often, that means surrounding them in positivity and guiding them through a regimen of personalized exercise. Cyclical patterns of back pain, for instance, meet their match in a blend of posture training, therapeutic Pilates classes, and body-mechanics instruction. Because at Resolution Wellness, the therapies are rooted in what comes natural to the human body: movement. That means that instead of high-tech therapies that rely on lasers and replacing muscle tissue with hydraulic cables, the team draws upon stretching and strengthening movements, and even the tried-and-true method of massage.
At CrossFit Silos, trainers trade the flatscreen TVs and saunas found in most sterile globo-gyms for kettlebells, pull-up bars, and barbells, helping members get into strong, sleek shape with high-powered strength and conditioning workouts. The certified CrossFit coaches hail from a wide variety of health and fitness backgrounds, from a rugged expedition racing enthusiast to a certified Doctor of Chiropractic. Armed with the positive motivation and know-how of these committed coaches––as well as the support of a team of like-minded classmates––clients push their bodies to the limit with daily-changing, high-intensity workouts, otherwise known as WODs (or workouts of the day). These short bursts of varied activity fit easily into any work schedule, and are paired with supplemental nutritional guidance to ensure the body burns fat efficiently and maximizes its flexing potential.
With locales dappled throughout the Southeast and Midwest, the brains behind Workout Anytime funnel more than three decades of fitness-industry expertise into filling their gyms with positive vibes and state-of-the-art equipment. The fitness gurus spread Magnum-brand strength-training machines and cutting-edge treadmills—whose frames can support up to 500 pounds—throughout their hygienic antimicrobial floors. They also provide certified personal trainers, nutritional guidance, and weight-loss plans.
Workout Anytime's doors are open to members 24 hours a day every day of the year, permitting access to public exercise zones and areas that offer tanning and massage sessions. Each gym also strives to cultivate a familial atmosphere with staffers who memorize each guest's name and carve each one's Thanksgiving turkey.