Comprising 90,000 square feet of community shape-up shape, the Westboro Tennis & Swim Club has been intensifying heart rates with swimming, fitness, group exercise, and tennis programs for more than 35 years. The full-service fitness and recreation facility boasts no fewer than 11 tennis courts, featuring both indoor and outdoor clay courts and indoor hard courts, all with clearly marked court boundaries to discourage unrequited advances from a love-struck ball cannon. The club's skilled tennis instructors—many of whom are USPTA and USPTR certified—assist pupils of all ages, starting with a full evaluation of existing skills before launching into a comprehensive tutelage that can cover everything from court rules and basic swings to refining preexisting technique. Snag a private lesson for one-on-one attention, or grab two or three friends who share your interest in this refined sport and its old-fashioned disdain for anything round and yellow.
Informed by their careers in healthcare fields such as physical therapy and sports medicine, the three directors at All-Access Fitness Academy champion an educational approach to exercise. In an effort to steer clear of the impersonal atmosphere of larger gyms, the academy's staff goes out of their way to interact with guests and readily demonstrates proper technique on a range of equipment and cardio machines. Every one of the center's personal trainers has earned his or her certification as a strength and conditioning specialist, enabling them to dispense both customized fitness plans and clinical explanations of the results. Through total-body group classes with an emphasis on strength, conditioning, and flexibility, the gym centers its results-oriented programs on the aims of individual members, not just those of the township's local supervillian.
No men, no makeup, no mirrors. It's a philosophy that?s helped members of the Curves community since 1992. Part fitness center, part community center, Curves is a women?s only club that takes a streamlined approach to health, fitness, and weight loss. Curves has teamed up with health and fitness coach Jillian Michaels to develop full-body, 30-minute workouts that kick-start weight loss, combining strength training, cardio, and stretching into sessions that torch fat, build strength, boost intensity, and prevent plateaus. These workouts are enhanced further by the Curves Complete Program, available for an extra fee, which is rooted in Curves' method for effective weight loss in that it supplements efforts at the gym with personalized meal plans and weekly one-on-one meetings with a certified Curves coach.
Koko FitClub’s automated personal-training system rockets both men and women toward fitness goals with 30-minute custom workouts that incorporate cardio and strength training. An initial consultation determines fitness level and baseline measurements, which Koko’s computerized equipment uses to design a tailored workout plan that precisely measures the weight, pace, and rest time appropriate for each exerciser.
The patented Smartraining machines guide exercisers through each workout and adapt as the user’s fitness needs change, to constantly challenge the body. Exercisers can track their results and body composition measurements online and even compare individual fitness levels to others in the Koko FitClub community.
Double jab, straight right, left hook, straight right. Fists fly and feet dance across The Fitness Asylum floor during boxing classes that turn in-the-ring techniques into full-body workouts. Boxing is just one of several different classes offered at The Fitness Asylum?a boutique fitness studio created as an alternative to mainstream gyms, which are often crowded, and at-home gyms, where the only spotters are pets. Many of these classes incorporate workouts using dumbbells, kettlebells, and even tires that add variety for optimal results. The Fitness Asylum's Signature Body Challenge bootcamp program offers exercisers a bounty of educational tools and support from others on the same journey.
Though students at Prototype Mixed Martial Arts & CrossFit Prototype have plenty of room to spread out—there’s 7,000 square feet of functional floor space—instructors’ attention never strays from their form. This principle carries into both CrossFit and MMA classes, two high-energy, intense workout styles. MMA workouts include an equally varied and intense set of exercises, but they’re drawn from kinetic combat styles such as muay thai and boxing, as well as technical forms such as Brazilian jujitsu and office-chair jousting.