Motivating, highly trained staff and spacious facilities complement Charter Fitness's battalion of cardio machines and strength-training equipment. Huge flat-screen TVs motivate gym-goers as they lift weights, stationary bikes, and their reflections in large mirrors. Seasoned personal trainers who all hold certifications or four-year degrees in their specialty guide members through an initial personal-training session, introducing clients to the best equipment for their fitness goals. After workouts, private showers or public water fountains sluice away sweat.
Zombie encounters, traditional target shooting, skill-building games, and various other scenarios play out on the virtual range's 16'x9' high-definition screen.
Mock handguns, shotguns, and rifles re-create the sounds and recoil of their real-world counterparts.
Arm Yourself Inc's simulator also allows for firearms training. These sessions are led by instructors Chris Burne and Tom Hogan, whose careers have made them experts in the use of firearms. Burne served in the Marines, and both have worked as police officers.