Anytime Fitness, which boasts 1,689 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.
Certified personal trainer and all-around fitness buff Trevor Hoha sculpts bodies into Renaissance-worthy works of art in group boot-camp classes and one-on-one personal-training sessions. Calories
begin to spontaneously combust as Trevor and his fellow trainers shout words of encouragement to push small groups of students through one-hour workouts that combine weightlifting and functional cardio movements. As students burn calories and gain muscle cycling through push-ups and rapid plyometric exercises, the hawkeyed trainers keep sentry for half-hearted efforts and the use of weights that look suspiciously like balloon animals.
At Trumi, a workout encompasses more than just exercise. It also means community, nutrition, and an opportunity to be close to nature. Trainers host group sessions outdoors whenever possible, teaching students to sprint, lift, jump, and sweat their way through routines that accommodate all experience levels. They also educate students about healthy eating choices, and encourage them to bond and support each other as they progress through the 12-week curriculum. Trumi coaches also offer individualized nutritional guidance with weekly challenges to help clients achieve their personal health goals.
Apart from its standard course, Trumi has programs for different age groups. The Trumi ReNu class helps senior citizens to retain their muscle mass, while the TruYouth class strengthens teens in time for the wrestle-the-dean portion of their college interviews. Kids ages 6-12 build their motor skills during Trumi Troopers sessions, and younger children stretch with their parents as part of the Trumi Trumites program.
One of yoga's best qualities is its ability to give inner peace to the practitioner, who in turn is better prepared to connect
with others and build community. At Platinum Yoga, this quality spills out of classes and into the post-class period as practitioners gather to share tea, coffee, and conversation about
whether or not Downward is a good name for a dog. This sense of community isn't limited to yoga students, either?those who partake in fitness classes such as Zumba, Cardio Pump, and Nordic Walking also build camaraderie during and after high-intensity sessions.
Though certified trainer Jon Drees wants his clients to lose weight and gain confidence, he also wants them to build strength they can use in everyday life. That's why he equips his gym with functional training equipment. Suspension training harnesses put bodies in charge of their own gravity, and an open area of turf lets athletes simulate games of pretend mowing-the-lawn. Boot camps and personal-training sessions also call upon kettlebells and ropes to round out complete workouts, which can be customized to meet the specific needs and goals of each individual.
CM’s Fitness Studio presents exercisers with a relaxed, socially-driven environment for working out alongside friends both new and old. The facility’s team of nationally certified instructors—which includes international instructors from Chile, Cuba, Cambodia, and Europe—infuses every class with expertise and energy, as well as global flair. Six days per week, they helm results-oriented sessions of Zumba, yoga, hip-hop, and more, plus Zumbatomic, a dance class designed specifically for kids aged 4-12.