Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable members to work on their physical well-being with a cornucopia of fitness equipment. With 20-hour access seven days a week, members don't have to let The Man tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength and cardio equipment, which features built-in TVs and other media diversions. For those who exercise during conventional hours, Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere welcomes patrons of all ability levels, unlike schoolyard dodge-ball squads. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling.
For a dose of custom advice, patrons can seek out a personal-training session with a certified coach, who helps them assess and address their fitness goals. Clients reap the benefit of individual attention as a personal trainer helps them tackle weight loss, prepare for an arm-wrestling competition, or unveil the mysteries of arcane cable-weight machines.
Bikram yoga isn’t supposed to be easy, but it is intended for students of virtually any skill and fitness level at Bikram Yoga Scarsdale. Over the course of 90 minutes, the studio's instructors lead students through 26 deep bends, twists, and stretches, each of which strengthens specific muscle groups throughout the body, boosts circulation, and promotes healthy organ function. Aside from the established sequence of asanas, the defining characteristic of Bikram yoga is the intense heat of the room, which bolsters flexibility by loosening taut muscles while encouraging cleansing perspiration. The studio’s air-flow system ensures that the room remains clean, as do the nonabsorbent, bacteria-free floors.
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A pioneer of brain education and president of the Korean Institute of Brain Sciences, Ilchi Lee folded his studies into the design of his own Dahn Yoga, equal parts traditional asana and neuroscience research. A typical session begins with a simple tapping of the lower abdomen to gather chi energy that would otherwise get absorbed by Bagel Bites swallowed whole. Sessions launch into an exercise routine that combines aspects of yoga and tai chi to improve flexibility, strength, and balance. Next, yogis cool down and focus energy during an active form of meditation called Brain Wave Vibration, the studio's specialty, that harnesses flowing movements in an attempt to align minds and bodies. After the physical segment, workouts shift into a meditative portion that infuses cardiovascular systems with a stream of purifying oxygen through deep breathing.
Surrounded by glowing neon signs, floor-to-ceiling mirrors, and fellow students of all sizes, dancers at Love Dance & Fitness Studio sweat, sway, and groove their way to good health. Like Tito Puente's little-known series of aerobics tapes, the studio's Zumba and Zumbatomic workouts blend lively Latin music with muscle-firming workouts and fat-burning cardio. A professional dance instructor oversees pupils who want to eschew the boring monotony of the treadmill and exercise bike for the camaraderie of fellow athletes and fun of interactive dance workouts.
"Our brain is designed to realize what we wish, without any minor errors," says Tao Yoga & Tai-Chi founder Ilchi Lee. "If you want success, it will create success. If you want happiness or health, it will create them. Anything is possible, as long as negative thoughts and emotions don't interfere." To make this challenging, yet hopeful, philosophy accessible to all, Lee combined the Eastern concept of chi energy with his own brain-management system, developing a distinctive program that unlocks inner peace and sweeps up brain clutter caused by the daily stress of always having to find Waldo. Warm-up yoga maneuvers awaken muscles before 30–40 minutes of breathing, stretching, core practice, and meditation—including a signature brain-wave vibration technique that aims to calibrate mental and physical energies. Cool-down exercises ease the body back into quotidian functionality before a 10-minute teatime invites socialization among participants while bolstering pinkie endurance.
Sixty-minute Tread-X classes thin frames and firm forms through a hybrid circuit of cardio exercises and strength training. Each class unfolds in a specially-designed Tread-X workout room replete with treadmills and tables of stubborn jam jars. Along with pant-inducing interval training, Tread-Xers tackle a suspended rope system slung from the ceiling that allows students to mimic early humans’ efforts to stay in shape by climbing lemur tails. A 1:10 teacher-student ratio keeps classes trim, and courses pump up gym-goers of all fitness levels. All Tread-X workouts promote fat-burning, metabolism-boosting, and neon-Spandex-wearing. A full schedule of classes keeps bodies in motion six days a week, with complimentary valet parking offered 8 a.m. to noon Monday–Friday. Participants must wear sneakers to class.