Choreographer Richard Giorla's energizing ballet-barre workouts incinerate excess fat, elongate muscles, and tone hindquarters with dance-inspired, no-impact maneuvers. Each session incorporates full-body exercise and isolated movements to shape the muscles in the torso, arms, legs, and backside. The addition of light weights further sculpts limbs. Celebrities from Lucy Lawless to Dakota Fanning praise the nontraditional fitness regimen, and busy clients laud the studio's seven-day schedule.
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CrossFit 805 is not your typical gym experience…it’s high octane, small group training. We use functional movements in constantly varied ways to develop you both physically and mentally. We run, lift, throw, jump, pull and move….we push ourselves and each other to new levels of fitness and performance.
If they can crawl, they can cavort at Imagymnation Gymnastics, a colorful play facility that focuses on acrobatics for the waist-high set. Classes range from Diaper Daredevils, designed for ages 2 and younger, to girls' and boys' gymnastics classes for ages 6 and older. Other classes include coed Trampoline & Tumbling sessions and Kids Progressive, meant to build the physical, emotional, and social skills of 4- and 5-year-olds. And then there's open gym, where all ages can experience the joy of climbing ropes, crawling through tunnels, and balancing on beams.
Tucked inside of Healing Touch Physical Therapy is a studio decked out in Stott's RX Pilates reformers. Here, instructor Jillian leads workouts that incorporate the machinery, which is designed to reduce stress on joints while increasing the intensity of workouts. Pilates Reformer sessions do more than just fortify the core; they also strengthen the muscles and cardiovascular system. And, because each exerciser has his or her own machine, workouts can be scaled to match each person's desired level of intensity.
The frosty rinks at Iceoplex have supported the arabesques of professional figure skaters and served as the backdrop in feature films. During public skating hours, though, anyone can stop by for a glide on the ice. Visitors can rent hockey or figure skates for the day, hold events in heated party rooms, or play games in the video arcade. Beginning skaters can attend skating school or take hockey lessons.
Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores with Pilates, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates along to the pulsating soundtracks of Les Mills routines. Many Gold's Gym locations stockpile futuristic amenities, such as cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.