Rapidly approaching their six-month anniversary, JoyRide Cycling Studio rides into the hearts of fitness fans with more than 10 indoor cycling classes per week, each conducted within a clean, state-of-the-art facility and led by one of three experienced and enthusiastic wheel wizards. Students strike up on Schwinn AC Sports Bikes—which use Virtual Contact Resistance technology to simulate the resistance of a real bike ride—to tunes pumped through a booming sound system. Like team-building retreats and meetings for Hot Dog Scarfers Anonymous, JoyRide fosters a supportive environment in which its clients can safely commit to catalyzing their metabolism.
For more than 35 years, guests of Courthouse Fitness have conquered every hindrance to personal health, taking advantage of a multilayered approach that addresses fitness, diet, and broader facets of well being. Beyond basic features such as weight training, cardiovascular equipment, and immobile floors that force walking, membership grants access to more than 320 group fitness classes that populate each week's schedule, integrating practices such as Pilates and yoga along with aqua Zumba and Jazzercise. Courthouse Fitness's follow the philosophy that being fit means being empowered to embark on any kind of adventure you want. A core tenet within that philosophy is the belief in fun.
The staff does not emphasize a rating system or hierarchy, instead evaluating progress in terms of whether clients become more able to experience an enjoyably active life. Onsite childcare providers take care of young ones while parents work out, and many youth activities also keep kids busy, including swimming and special-needs dance classes. Courthouse Fitness is also part of a network of 70 clubs in the Pacific Northwest; members can work out at those facilities as guests when on the road.
Indigo Wellness Center's professional ligament-looseners shepherd students of all skill levels through yoga classes designed to bolster the body and mind. In addition to traditional Hatha and Vinyasa yoga courses, the schedule of 90-minute classes also includes Adaptive Yoga, an Iyengar-based class relying on props, and Gentle Yoga, an easygoing session geared towards every age and body type. Take an afternoon break from office work or robot husbandry with the quick and restorative Lunch Box Yoga, or commence weekends with a cocktail of fitness and mental tranquility in Happy Hour Yoga. If your muscles are shy, then warm them up slowly in a four-class beginner yoga fundamentals workshop. Indigo Wellness Center's helpful staff assists experienced yogis and namaste-newbies alike in determining which class and instructor would fit them best.
Nivens Northwest Personal Training, helmed by lifelong athlete Brody Nivens, helps clients look and feel their best with sport-centric training, boot camps, weight-loss regimens, and nutritional counseling. With backgrounds that include varsity college football and fitness competitions, the passionate trainers draw from personal experience as they help clients develop rippling cores, toned biceps, and formidable thumbs. Eschewing the unfriendly environs of corporate megagyms, Nivens Northwest's sleek, tidy space—filled with flat-screen TVs and battleship-gray walls—hosts a encouraging staff of trainers who interact one-on-one with clients to help them exceed personal goals. Whether building balance with boxing, endurance with kettlebell routines, or shoe-untying acumen with boot-camp workouts, instructors work hand-in-hand with students to coach and motivate them toward svelteness.
DIG. Whether it's a personal-training session or a CrossFit or kettle bell fitness class, Dig Performance CrossFit's experts expect everyone to dig deep and give their all. The trainers have the experience and education needed to tailor programs to each individual, helping motivate and encourage clients. By scaling workouts to suit fitness levels and setting realistic goals, they hope to make that path to achievement a little easier to tread. To compliment their muscle-toning workouts, they also offer massages and nutritional counseling.