At Florida Get Fit, a variety of fitness classes entreat participants to kick, dance, and exercise towards their goals of healthy living. To help encourage customers, the facility holds specific classes geared towards weight loss, creating friendly competition that draws inspiration from the show The Biggest Loser. And in addition to a slate of classes—which includes bootcamp, kickboxing, and yoga, to name a few—diet planning is available to all members.
CrossFit St. Augustine helps athletes build overall fitness with classes that focus on varied, high-intensity workouts to improve functional-movement training and core strengthening. The CrossFit 101 course teaches the 12 movements fundamental to the program, emphasizing client safety, community building, and terminology. In a clean, family-friendly environment stocked with experienced personal trainers who offer group classes and individual training, seekers of sweat who've lived in fear of machines since the release of Terminator can relax because the CrossFit program relies on exercisers' own bodies and simple equipment to build buffness. Constantly changing workouts of the day can be scaled to any fitness level and might involve an intense 800-meter run, followed by 10 handstand pushups, 15 front squats, a walking ab twist, and another 800-meter run, which keeps things from getting locked into a boring routine while building endurance, strength, flexibility, speed, and balance. CrossFit’s goal is to make exercise part of a daily routine, like checking email or drinking coffee in the shower, to help people achieve optimal health and fitness.
To take a cue from Spock, there are a number of coolly rational reasons to prefer the workouts at CrossFit Vulcan. First, the system stresses variation, ensuring the workouts don't become repetitive and dull. Besides that, CrossFit is adaptable; trainers can easily alter routines to make them suitable for students of all ages and fitness levels. And of course, it helps that every student takes an introductory course on the fundamentals of the technique before beginning, since that means everyone in the class is prepared for what's to come. But setting aside all those logical reasons for liking CrossFit, the system also has a visceral appeal. Listen in on a class and you may hear everything from grunts and laughter to sighs of relief and ululation.
During classes at the welcoming studio, instructors Phaedra and Beverly bring students to a level of self-awareness so that they can listen to both mind and body in order to enhance core strength and breath control. Participants bend their bodies into traditional yoga poses and classic Tetris formations during gentle-flow classes or focus on centering through meditation and sitting postures during Kripalu-yoga classes. Beverly and Phaedra also conduct classes such as the yoga power hour—a session designed to build endurance, strength, and flexibility through 60 minutes of continuous vinyasa flow.
Sara, who has danced in Bollywood videos and performed alongside Ricky Martin, currently teaches a range of styles at her namesake studio, Dance with Sara. Her classes include jazz dance, belly dance, and Zumba, which combines cardiovascular exercise with the vivacious, expressive movement of a dashboard hula girl. During each class, Sara draws on her rigorous training in New York to help students to perfect their technique and build athleticism.
With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies to promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.