Snap Fitness is open until 11 p.m. seven days a week. Because this deal includes the all-access key card, you don't have to let the strictures of time dictate when you can avail yourself of cardio and strength benefits. Arrive at Snap as night falls and pretend you're working out in an Edward Hopper painting, or pound the treadmill at 6 a.m. and get pumped for 7 a.m. Even if you exercise during conventional hours, Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere will provide a refreshing change of pace from any meat-market gym or tough elementary schoolyard you've experienced. Juvenile jocks and experienced athletes alike can take advantage of a personal-training session at Snap to get started with a new routine, take workouts up a notch, or discover the best exercise for developing ear-wiggling muscles.
Lionheart Fitness Kids instills little ones with self-confidence and social skills behind a fun façade of sports drills and games led by an encouraging staff of coaches. Non-competitive classes corral similarly aged kiddies in one-hour weekend classes that introduce them to the pastime of their choice (call for schedule and availability). T-ball lessons brandish basics such as diamond running, base hitting, and ritualistic-catcher's-masks crafting, and accompanying plyometric exercises boost agility, flexibility, and strength. Juveniles geared toward the gridiron can delve into elementary defensive strategy and timing, and fellow foot fielders fine-tune soccer skills such as dribbling, passing, and accuracy. Track-and-field lessons round out Lionheart’s curriculum, taking children on a leg-strengthening journey without the hassle of transforming them all into centaurs.
Accompanied by pounding music, a positively voltaic instructor, and atmospheric lighting, spinning pushes your legs, your abs, and your heart with zero joint impact and a low chance of boredom. In a fun, fast, group environment, you'll gain both the benefit of communal support and the anonymity of the herd—the same advantages enjoyed by the perpetually lithe dik dik pygmy antelope.
A triathlete since 2004, Brandon Hament knows cycling's physical rigors and benefits firsthand. At The Cycle Annex - the indoor cycling facility Brandon has run since 2007 - his crew of instructors imbue beginners with pedal-pumping confidence at introductory sessions during which pupils first familiarize themselves with their bike before hopping on and burning calories. For cycling students of all levels, Brandon's team lead more intensive workouts such as the Ultimate 90, a combination of core and strength training that segues into an hour of riding. An abdominal workout on yoga mats follows cycling during AB 20 sessions, while interval cycling gives way to running and stretching during brick workouts. In between exercises, guests can hydrate with complementary gulps of The Cycle Annex's oxygenated, filtered water.
Natural light floods into ATP Specific Training’s recently remodeled studio, illuminating training equipment such as barbells, yoga balls, and Pilates Reformers. Members of the fitness staff, including exercise-video star and co-owner Tracey Mallett, help clients increase endurance and lose weight during innovative group classes. Available classes include Booty Barre and Indo-Row, a workout that captures all the elements of on-water rowing, as well as a circuit-style session that combines both classes. In addition to fitness classes, a physical-therapy staff blends manual techniques, modalities, and exercises to treat clients with sports-related injuries, poor balance, and post-pregnancy pain.
At JayVee Dance Center, children learn more than the techniques to impress audiences. As they master ballet, jazz, tap, and hip-hop moves, they also gain life-long values, such as self-esteem, discipline, and a sense of responsibility. The youth classes—catering to kids as young as age 2—include the staple sessions, but also branch out into unexpected disciplines such as Tahitian hula and break dance, which boldly breaks all the rules of the Hokey Pokey. The adult schedule is just as diverse, covering fitness-oriented areas such as Zumba, pole fitness, and [Streetease], which is a saucy combination of pole fitness, burlesque, and hip-hop.