In a friendly, casual environment for sinews of all ages and fitness levels, Shelby Fit For Life starts every member off with one 60-minute personal-training session. An experienced trainer works with guests to assess fitness, note any special needs, and develop an exercise plan for quick and efficient results. Inside the fully equipped facility, treadmills and ellipticals toast calories, and a weight stack circuit and TRX suspension trainer expand muscles like puffer fish. Those favoring a more exotic approach can take advantage of Gyrotonics equipment to trigger memories of jungle-gym exploits or spice up workout routines with one of the included group classes. Students dance the night away in Zumba, find inner gurus with tai chi, or pack in strength, cardio, and core circuits in interval challenge. With keyless entry, Shelby Fit For Life stays open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
Powerhouse Gym Louisville fortifies fitness routines with an all-encompassing roster of exercise essentials sprawled across a 17,000-square-foot facility. Beneath its towering ceilings, dumbbells weighing up to 150 pounds headline a robust fleet of weightlifting gear, and treadmills and ellipticals from brands such as Cybex and Precor lead a fitness army comprising 40 cardio machines. In addition to its solo workout stations, the gym staffs certified trainers who pilot a weekly roster of group classes, chiseling muscles and burning fat during spirited boot-camp classes and Power Hour classes. Powerhouse Gym further bolsters workouts with onsite massages, custom training and nutrition plans, free WiFi, and words of encouragement whispered exclusively in sonnets.
Judith Kennedy Zinner, an artist profiled by the Courier-Journal in January 2013, helps students unlock their own creativity at Whet Your Palette. She guides groups through the process of painting subjects that range from Van Gogh’s Starry Night to photographs submitted by students. The studio provides all painting supplies and caters certain classes with refreshments, such as Crockpot cocoa, wine, and homemade pastries. Children's summer camps foster creativity in younger students.
My Gym nurtures physical, cognitive, and emotional development in children while focusing on the specific needs of each age group. By making fitness fun, My Gym fights childhood obesity while simultaneously helping munchkins develop independence and social skills. The facility's professional, well-trained staff will keep up with your kids’ boundless energy using heaps of enthusiasm and an internal perpetual-motion engine. My Gym offers parent participation classes for very young kids, broken down into little bundles (6 weeks to 6 months), tiny tikes (7 to 13 months), waddlers (14 to 22 months), gymsters (23 months to 2.5 years), and terrific tots (2.5 years to 3.25 years), as well as independent sessions for older groups up to 13 years of age.
Better Body's Fitness Center is never exclusive when it comes to exercise—the trainers believe that anyone from any background can pursue a healthier lifestyle at any age. The gym's studio pulses with team energy during group classes such as Core Strength, Zumba, and yoga that accommodate all experience levels, as well as Silver Sneakers training for seniors. On the workout floor, cardio machines and strength equipment—from brands such as Cybex, Hammer Strength, and Life Fitness—vie with free weights for muscles' attention by disguising themselves as unopenable jelly jars.
Core Pilates' staff of former ballet dancers, registered nurses, and physical therapists discovered Pilates in various ways, but having experienced its health benefits firsthand, they've joined forces to share their knowledge of the rehabilitative, low-impact exercise. Mat, reformer, and barre group classes tone cores seven days a week, and seasonal instruction in hoop fitness, yoga, and VertiMax add new flavors to exercise routines. Serious practitioners can seek teacher certifications, which are spiced with a liberal helping of anatomy and medical science, essential for helping students recover from injuries from disastrously ambitious toe-touches.