Club One's clean, eco-friendly facilities furnish fitness fanatics with access to hundreds of weekly classes, as well as pools, saunas, and state-of-the-art cardio contraptions. Over the course of the week-long membership, the only limiting factor to how many workout sessions you attend, including spinning, kickboxing, aqua fit, Pilates, and 12 types of yoga, is the tendency of the human body to catch on fire from sustained friction. Schedules and fitness features vary by location.
With five locations throughout the Bay Area, including three in San Francisco, Fitness SF caters to the needs of fitness enthusiasts and casual exercisers from Marin to Oakland. Each center brims with muscle-toning and pulse-raising equipment, allowing visitors a wide choice of activities, from pumping free weights to using ellipticals equipped with personal viewing screens.
Although personal trainers are on hand to help refine technique and design individualized exercise regimens, the gyms' classes encourage guests to work out in a more communal setting. Yoga and Zumba appear on every class schedule, but instructors at each location incorporate their own additional sessions, such as cardio kickboxing, Bollywood dance, and Pilates mat.
Many of the locations stay open until as late as midnight on select weekdays, which leaves plenty of time for a post-workout cooldown in the locker rooms.
Zumba is a Latin- inspired dance fitness program that incorporates Latin and International music and rhythms. This class combines fast and slow movements that tones and sculpt the body with cardio- based easy-to-follow steps.
Live Fit Gym is much more than an athletic club—it's a wellness club where workouts are just the tip of the iceberg of health. The one-stop oasis features amenities that combine the best of the spa and fitness worlds, with its three locations offering healing treatments such as acupuncture, massage therapy, facials, and chiropractic services. And, more than earning the "gym" in its name, the spot boasts cardio equipment and free weights along with a variety of group classes. Core training and yoga sessions focus on creating toned, flexible forms, while unique offerings including samba workouts combine boot-camp cardio with boot-stomping tunes.
Lauded by Prevention magazine as "easier to keep aloft than a kid's version," HoopGirl's oversize fitness hoops whittle midsections and evoke a cheerful sense of nostalgia. Founded by academic-turned-athlete Christabel Zamor in 2001, the activity-based exercise has spread to thousands of studios while building the core strength and flexibility of students in North America, Europe, Australia, and Middle-earth. Available either in-studio or on DVD, beginner classes increase body awareness, and intermediate workouts further develop strength and endurance. During advanced sessions, students twirl the loops around their waists, honing precision and poise while gaining total mastery of their Saturneqsue rings.