Unlike shady sports scalpers, this deal gives you full and legitimate access to The Sports Clubs, including group fitness classes, all workout equipment, and locker-room amenities, as well as a one-on-one personal-training session. The Sports Clubs offers 20+ fitness classes with flexible schedules, including Yoga, Pilates, Yogalates, Salsa, Core Mania, and Cardio Jam. Try the nationally renowned Turbo Kick, an effective cardiovascular class that can burn up to 1,000 calories per hour while you kick and punch imaginary coworkers to a thinner waistline. If you’re training for the annual grocery-line dance off, sculpt and tone your body with Zumba, a fusion dance class that combines fast and slow Latin dance steps. Fitness beginners can use their personal-training session to kick start their 30 days with professional muscle knowledge and injury-prevention techniques, while professional boulder throwers can use theirs to target specific areas without endangering fellow gym rats with heavy projectiles.
With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were accidentally installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circle of hydraulic resistance machines designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage machine maneuvering and muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use body weight and fitness levels 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.
StudioNia Santa Fe's entourage of expert instructors trains students to meld body and spirit through a holistic, dynamic studio-fitness approach. Harvest the stillness of tai chi masters, the strength of taekwondo, and the agility of modern and ethnic dance to whip bodies into shape and craniums into a state of contentment. Align kinesthetic movement while fostering a sense of personal power to promote weight loss, cardiovascular conditioning, and stress relief in a fitness system safe for all levels and abilities. Like poorly executed tap dance, the Nia method is traditionally performed barefoot, and teachers decide the focus of each session. Classes typically host 5–25 students and unfold in a sunny, mirrored studio.
The Anatomic Fitness staff of National Academy of Sports Medicine–certified trainers is committed to helping clients of any fitness level reach their exercise goals through ongoing personalized support, instruction, and motivation. Nestled in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains in High Desert Park, boot camp sessions will use your instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Combining cardio, core exercises, kettlebells, circuit training, and more, the 30- to 45-minute sessions will keep your muscles guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so you’ll never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, like regular teeth brushing. Choose the individual option, or arrive locked arm-in-elbow-pit with your partner and enjoy the scenic mountain views, high-intensity exercise medley, and muscle-chiseling effects together. Either way, you will be in the motivational company of others, allowing you to push to your personal, perspirational limit. Boot-camp sessions take place at 6 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and you must attend one time per week over four consecutive weeks.
Within a small, private studio, Finally Fit's head coach Rebecca Grijalva works hard to help all clients meet their fitness goals?no matter what. On top of earning numerous certifications ranging from weight management and performance to TRX suspension and indoor cycling, Rebecca strives to stay at the forefront of the fitness world by making biannual treks to learn from health experts and bestselling authors such as Alwyn and Rachel Cosgrove and Todd Durkin. She uses this knowledge to create non-traditional, results-driven workouts that eschew weight machines for kettlebells, medicine balls, and other free weights that help to build a more stable, balanced body.
But she knows that even this approach won't work for everybody. That's why each new Finally Fit client meets with a trainer to determine the best course of action for their desired results, whether it's losing 50 pounds of fat or gaining 10 pounds of muscle. After that, clients can enroll in one of four classes that use interval training, metabolic challenges, heart-rate zones, and other cutting-edge techniques to help them reach their goals.
At Firebellz, a staff of firefighters, cancer survivors, and other courageous individuals inspires clients to tackle their goals with kettlebell exercises developed by Russian fitness guru Pavel Tsatsouline. Each instructor sports at least one set of credentials, including the prestigious StrongFirst certification, which teaches them how to tame back injuries and overgrown pet iguanas with strength-building exercises. Safety-focused beginner classes impart basic lifts that cultivate muscle tone, endurance, and flexibility and advanced classes emphasize proper alignment as students explore moves such as swings, cleans, and squats. Additionally, Z-Health specialists can develop a custom joint-mobility training program for clients with chronic pain or a limited range of motion. Personal training may incorporate other functional training drills, from sprinting through car-tire obstacle courses to playing tug-of-war with giant strands of licorice.