Members at Curves, a fitness center designed exclusively for women, rotate around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with female bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage participants’ machine maneuvering and muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use your own body weight, fitness level, and aerodynamic water bottle to create resistance that matches abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
Cardinal Fitness provides a throng of workout amenities in a fully equipped epicenter of exercise. Bolster blood-pumping organs with sophisticated cardio equipment while buttressing biceps and shaping solar plexuses on top-notch strength-training equipment. Although Austrian bodybuilders have pumped the world's iron supply to dangerously low levels, Cardinal still provides enough of the strength-fortifying mineral for a wide array of free weights. A 45-minute personal training session (a $50 value) will give you a jump-start at the gym and enhance subsequent workouts by providing you with information on the best exercises for your body, as well as individualized advice for achieving fitness goals. Cardinal provides clean showers and lockers (you must provide a lock) for carefree storage of wearables and spare copies of Rodney Dangerfield's autobiography.
Dhanwantari maintains a serene and intimate atmosphere inside its calm studio. Instructors customize yoga classes for the individual needs of their students, guiding bodies through a variety of flowing poses. These calming drop-in yoga classes are designed to focus the brain, open the heart, and relieve the body of stress caused by stress, stress, or sheep-petting addictions. Though the center happily provides mats, props, blankets, and water service, students are always welcome to bring their own mat and water bottle to class.
Even before YMCAs were known worldwide as the easiest organization to spell with your arms, they were known for their original mission of fostering a sense of community through youth development, healthy living, and social-responsibility programs for people of all ages and income levels. The Michiana Family YMCA promotes wellness programs with a full-service gymnasium filled with an arsenal of modern Cybex strength machines, cardio machines, and free weights. Athletes can also stretch muscles within on-site racquetball courts, swim laps inside a 25-yard, six-lane indoor pool, and film re-creations of the 1996 Olympics on the 1/16th-mile outdoor track. The Y organizes youth programs such as summer camps and leadership opportunities and keeps younger tots occupied with childcare services.
Spice Street Studio's veteran fitness instructor, Kelly Thrall, channels her experience in sports, fitness, and dance fields to captain festive Zumba workouts. Latin music thunders through the studio as guests of all ages and skill levels motor their hips and focus more on fun than on perfect technique or how many maraca-wielding entourage members follow them around. The cardio-dance workout sets hearts thumping in time with intuitive moves and can tone diverse muscle groups. Kelly also supplies her students with towels and water before leading a scavenger hunt to the nearest disco ball, whether it's buried in sand or not.
There's more than just strength-training and cardio equipment at Memorial Health and Lifestyle Center. The expansive facility also features a lap and therapy pool, basketball and racquetball courts, and locker rooms with whirlpools and dry saunas for washing and drying your sweaty workout clothes. Moreover, its services include childcare, massage therapy, personal training, and more than 80 weekly fitness classes, including yoga, Pilates, Zumba, and Les Mills's aquatic-based Water in Motion classes.