Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable members to work on their physical well-being with a cornucopia of fitness equipment. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let the Man tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength and cardio equipment, which features built-in TVs and other media diversions. For those who exercise during conventional hours, Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere welcomes patrons of all ability levels, unlike schoolyard dodge-ball squads. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling.
For a dose of custom advice, patrons can seek out a personal-training session with a certified coach, who helps them assess and address their fitness goals. Clients reap the benefit of individual attention as a personal trainer helps them tackle weight loss, prepare for an arm-wrestling competition, or unveil the mysteries of arcane cable-weight machines.
Propulsion Pilates' instructors rely on the familiar Pilates contraptions that fill most studios, but they alter the time-tested workout regimen by incorporating it into a more modern style of circuit training. They combine sequences on the Reformer, Tower, and Wunda Chair with occasional cardio exercises and kettlebell work, creating challenging sessions that manage to refine technique while bolstering strength and flexibility. To keep classes teetering on the cuttingest of edges, the instructors attend at least two Pilates workshops every year to update their mental cache of fitness tricks, but they always leave a little disappointed that a flying Reformer machine appears to be at least another six months off.
Since 1988, Elite Gymnastics Academy has been turning out champion gymnasts, tumblers, and trampoline artists thanks to its professional-level equipment and competitive team members. Foam pits, uneven bars, beams, rings, and climbing walls bedeck the spacious facility, where everyone from new moms and their wee ones to elite-level gymnasts practice.
BASICS Sports Medicine maximizes the performance of athletes through intense workouts with performance trainers. With the Summer Speed Pass program, students will learn proper mechanics and techniques to optimize their speed and agility. BASICS' Certified Performance Trainers use ground-based agility training and other sport-specific exercises to create customized sessions for participants of any skill level. During the eight-week program, clients will have unlimited visits during age-specified time slots, allowing many opportunities to interact with peers, who frequently push each other to be stronger and faster, like a cheetah driving a Ferrari down a steep hill with a strong tailwind.
Juxtapose's experienced instructors encourage students of all skill levels to bop and bend with up to 18 one-hour Pilates, Zumba, and Turbo Kick classes per week, held within a bright, spacious studio. Zumba takes a tangy approach to physical fitness by incorporating a mélange of Latin beats and choreography. This cardiovascular workout tones and sculpts bodies, emblazes calories, increases energy, and improves the knack for understanding non-English words on American currency. Opt for a calorie-burning Turbo Kick class, which blends kickboxing with dancing and musical accompaniment. Turbo Kick is an excellent way to jump-start a fitness routine, a fun way to meet new people while remaining active, and ideal for pounding unruly floorboards back into place.
The certified instructors at 12th Street Fitness motivate their clients with an ever-changing workout of the day, which keeps exercises from getting monotonous and weeds out any cardboard cutouts masquerading as real humans. Within their 5,500-square-foot, open-floor-plan gym space, they fit this workout into boot-camp sessions and group fitness classes. Each boot-camp class follows an exercise circuit through the gym's equipment, which includes weight-training gear, treadmills, ellipticals, and stationary bikes. For a more personalized fitness experience, instructors also provide one-on-one personal training and nutrition counseling.