For exercisers, BodyFuel Fitness has everything they need, no matter when they need it. The 24-hour facility's floor is stocked with a full compliment of Cybex, Precor, FreeMotion, and Nautilus machines to torch calories and sculpt muscles. And, when clients need encouragement or motivation, they'll be able to easily find a group fitness class in which to enlist, including spin, Pilates, and boot-camp sessions.
At Kaia F.I.T., working out is a team sport rather than an individual undertaking. Women of all ages and fitness levels cheer one another through functional training programs that challenge the body and mind. Designed to build strength, endurance, and flexibility, many programs adopt a boot-camp-style format, which includes a health assessment and a review of fitness goals. Armed with this information, coaches devise a custom regimen of cross-training exercises that intensify as participants grow fitter. Body-sculpting moves are culled from disciplines such as kickboxing and weight lifting, and barre exercises and yoga make muscles strong and flexible. Nutrition counseling facilitates healthy choices on days marked with temptation or a sudden storm of Sno Balls.
The staff at Eagle Fitness understand that getting fit shouldn't be a huge hassle. Not only is the fitness studio open 24/7 to remain flexible for all members, it also boasts more than 40 pieces of cardio equipment, from treadmills to recumbent bikes. That way, gym time is always well spent, rather than wasting time waiting for a machine. Along with cardio and strength-training equipment, Eagle Fitness also offers a variety of group classes, including Zumba, kickboxing, Pilates, and yoga.
Freedom Fitness Unlimited owner Jared Page and his team of professionally trained and certified instructors restore rusty bodies with their expertise in weight loss and management, sports performance, nutrition, and flexibility. Outdoor Freedom boot camps at the Sparks Marina bypass the confines of the gym's four walls and disorienting entrance labyrinth so that sweat donors can soak up the vitamin-D-fortified rays of sun, build muscle in sight of mirrorlike water, and boost cardiovascular endurance with aerobic butterfly catching. A surprise array of fun games and obstacle courses keep mental triggers firing and lungs a-billow with fresh air.
CrossFit Captivate’s head coach and owner, Corey Bibolet, serves as a living example of how CrossFit’s commitment to functional movement can contribute to bettering bodies for all types of activities—not just squats and lunges. He began practicing CrossFit in 2008 as a means to build strength and spice up his break-dancing routines and has been dedicated to the fitness medium ever since. A coach for more than three years, Corey holds several CrossFit competition titles, and he travels the country to attend training seminars and find new ways to get his pupils motivated. Today, he and his staff of co-trainers teach more than 30 classes per week in their blue-walled gym equipped with weights, hanging rings, and kettlebells.
As a matter of principle, the trainers at Liberation Athletics aim to help their clients avoid tedious circuit training, constant high-intensity workouts, and catch-all exercise programs. Instead, they lead them through several dynamic strength and flexibility-building workout regimens. Programs incorporate circuit training and boot-camp exercises, as well as nutritional counseling and advice on the best screams to frighten away hot-dog vendors. Monthly seminars broaden the gym's focus on body health with topics ranging from fitness goal setting to permaculture. And yet Liberation Athletics' fitness programs also extend beyond the gym: a private online support group connects members with suggestions for healthy recipes and workouts as well as daily progress check-ins.