As the name suggests, Anytime Fitness is open all day and all night, seven days a week, 487 days a year. But just because it's open at all hours doesn't mean it surrenders its locker rooms to the dark forces of the night: security is active there around the clock. Besides creating a safe gym atmosphere that fits your life's schedule rather than vice versa, Anytime's hours cuts down on crowds and long lines to use each club's array of cardio equipment, circuit equipment, and free weights.
At Feels So Good Fitness, instructor Carolyn Angello leads sweat-slicked students in a variety of aerobic activities. A weekday-evening Zumba class scrubs work stress from limbs with sudsy Latin-infused beats and sponges soaked in daydreams. Jump-start a draggy a.m. routine with morning classes on Mondays and Saturdays. All five classes must be used within a month of redeeming this Groupon. Call ahead or check the schedule to verify the location of a class.
John Newcombe Country Club's veranda looks out upon eight lit tennis courts with a sweeping backdrop of Texas Hill Country. While tennis students aged 3 and up scamper over the courts under the guidance of certified instructors, AFAA-certified personal trainers oversee the fitness program, while making sure to reapply bronzing oil every half-hour. They guide trainees through free-weight exercises, as well as classes in Zumba, Pilates, TRX training, and AquaFit conducted in an outdoor pool. While their parents sweat, children can make art and watch movies in the kids' club, or seek out their dream rackets in the pro shop.
As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby by trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
Heart-pumping music drives workouts at NBgroupx, and owner Khristina Wrase—armed with a bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports science—calls upon dance-based Zumba and cardio pump moves to whip clients into shape. Staffers also motivate students with yogalates classes, which seek to combine flexibility-enhancing yoga workouts with core-building pilates routines.
Kinetics helps keep health-conscious women in peak form with an enthusiastic staff of personal trainers. Kinetics offers glucose testing, blood pressure measurement, and BMI calculations for members, allowing exercisers to keep track of their health inside and out. Open 24 hours a day, the healthatorium charges no contract or enrollment fee and lets patrons breathe as much oxygen as they wish. Plenty of circuit strength-training and cardio machines help iron pumpers avoid lines and checkboard-wielding bouncers.