For more than 40 years, dedicated, experienced coaches and trainers at Flips USA Gymnastics have helped young gymnasts perfect athletic feats and earn scholarships to top schools such as Michigan, Iowa, Penn State, and Berkeley. Within the spacious 18,000-square-foot gym, students launch themselves into the air on an in-ground trampoline floor, practice tumbling on a full-foam pit, or learn medal-worthy routines on one of seven high beams.
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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.
Anytime Fitness, which boasts more than 1,800 clubs in North America, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fitness seekers of all levels challenge themselves on cardio and Precor machines and hoist Iron Grip free weights, well-stocked clean and comfortable facilities, security monitoring ensures they?re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness?s personable staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms or hop into one of the tanning booths available 24 hours a day
Quiet ripples set a deceivingly placid stage for Lisa Gonzalez's PaddleFit classes. Lisa G. sculpts the core, back, and arms with low-impact exercises that blend both yoga and cardio. She incorporates basic paddling into the sessions, which keep the mind engaged along with the body. Lisa also leads private standup-paddleboarding lessons, sunset paddleboarding tours, and—back on dry land—circuit-training workouts.
Kadam Glass takes novice art students and helps them become veteran glasswork artists. The studio's team of resident and visiting artists leads classes on fused glass, stained glass, and enameling and teaches crafters of all skill levels how to weave wires or create beach landscapes out of mosaic pieces. Regardless of what area of glasswork guests are interested in, Kadam Glass is equipped with the tools and space to help them.