Cirque Style Fitness’ founders, Ivo Gueorguiev, a former Cirque du Soleil acrobat and director, and Jill Hansen, an aerial performer and Pilates instructor, draw from a combined 60 years of experience in leading aerial workouts. They lead students of all fitness levels—no previous gymnastics or dance experience required—through their high-flying routines. Students ascend toward the ceiling, winding a bolt of silky fabric around their arms and calves, using techniques from gymnastics, Pilates, and how to crochet in midair. Instructors also delve into ballet techniques and on-the-ground circus routines to help pupils to improve their coordination, strength, and alignment.
For more than three decades, locally owned Spectrum Athletic Clubs have aimed to create a resort-like experience for patrons with upscale perks and personalized care. After workouts, gym-goers can avail themselves of unlimited towel service and change in comfortable locker rooms. Other amenities include saunas, steam rooms, healthy cafes, specialized workout areas, and complimentary Internet access.
In addition, racquetball courts let athletes improve their game independently, and patrons can sweat solo on cardiovascular equipment with individual viewing screens. Group classes, more than 1,200 of which are held daily, include Zumba, Pilates, Body Combat, and CXWorx sessions and enable trainees to draw motivation from each other or from each exercise studio's complimentary tank of moxie. The Spectrum Kids Club gives kids a place to play while adults work out and hosts such events as pool parties and pizza parties throughout the year.
Godai Fit is an outdoor fitness program that offers group strength and cardio exercise, yoga, hiking, meditation, meal plan and body analysis. The body analysis includes testing body fat, muscle mass, water levels, metabolism and immune system. Visit www.GodaiFit.com for additional information.
At Farmer Gym, Coach Jason Harle combines the principles of hard work and exercise that he learned growing up on a farm with the advanced fitness knowledge he's learned as a certified personal trainer and CrossFit instructor. During outdoor one-on-one or small-group settings, he helps clients whip themselves into shape using diverse techniques such as functional movements, kettlebell swings, and aerobic exercise.
Inside a 1,200-square-foot facility, the instructors at Bio-Mechanix prize functional training above all else. In doing so, they pack their schedule with classes that focus on weight loss and posture, calling upon equipment such as Bosu balls, kettlebells, and resistance bands. With safety in mind, they demonstrate how to use this equipment in order to minimize impact and outfit the studio with Pavigym rubber flooring.
The trainers at Hype Performance are as talented as they are unique—one is a former D-1 football player, one is a former high school athlete with a degree in supply chain management, and one has won two Emmy awards for his writing work on The Simpsons. Their diverse backgrounds help them connect to any client when coaching them through a variety of programs that range from indoor circuit training and weight training to outdoor boot camps, boxing, nutrition coaching, and sport-specific training. They also offer massage therapy in modalities that include Swedish, deep-tissue, oscillation, shiatsu, and jade-stone.