At FitEdge, trainers make achieving wellness goals paramount. They start by assessing those goals and evaluating clients' current fitness levels. Next, they tailor fitness plans based on needs, skills, and budgets. Those programs can include personal-training sessions, fitness classes, or a mix of both. With plans in place, they can offer assistance every step of the way.
Snap Fitness's easyFIT monitor is a small, clip-on accelerometer that helps keep track of daily exercise. Unlike pedometers that merely measure steps and spy on daydreams, the easyFIT monitor senses the intensity and duration of physical activity, transmogrifying those stats into simple, numerical points that help assess activity levels from sedentary to peak performance. In addition to tracking exercise in real time, easyFIT monitors can connect to the wearer's personal web portal to upload data and create fitness graphs that help show progress, snag exercise suggestions, and stave off the temptation of living next to a hamburger farm. Watch a video about the easyFit here.
The Shop’s dynamic group workouts emphasize mobility and body control, whipping lethargic muscles into shape without the crowded mechanical mishmash of big gyms. Small groups of 4–12 range in age and abilities but unite under a common flag of functional fitness, employing a slew of sandbags, free weights, and other forms of forceful resistance to usurp despotic fat cells. All classes are led by certified CrossFit trainers, whose battle-tested ethos shines through in a swiftly alternating, circuit-style workout format that shuns routine for a diverse range of movements including lifting, sprinting, jumping, dragging, throwing, and scuttling. These high-speed workouts are designed to accommodate military personnel, police officers, and firefighters who often work under stress and fatigue, emboldening participants to bulldoze mental blockades and drink from untapped sources of personal endurance.
CrossFit 509's coaches often talk about the concept of "general physical preparedness"?that is, the ability to handle any physical challenge that might be thrown at you. They devise their CrossFit Workouts of the Day (WODs) with this concept in mind, focusing on exercises that boost strength and endurance through varied movements. The WOD is the very core of CrossFit, but it's never quite the same. One day it might draw from Olympic weightlifting and gymnastics, while another day it might involve squeezing a brick until it explodes.
At The Fitness Center's two gyms, a welcoming, familial atmosphere is paired with high-tech exercise equipment and a full menu of group classes. Guests can work out on Hoist, Cybex, and Octane machines on their own, or first-time visitors can enlist the help of a staff member to show them around or install training wheels on their stationary bike. Les Mills and Zumba classes torch calories in a group setting, and water aerobics takes place in the pool when family swim, lap swim, or swimming lessons aren't in session. Guests can adjust the intensity of their racquetball games from playful to competitive on four courts, then retire to the sauna for a post-workout bask.
By the time he was in fifth grade, Physzique?s founder, Zach Hunt, weighed 200 pounds. Not being able to fit into school clothes, avoiding family photos?his weight became an obstacle he thought he might never overcome. After years of ineffective diets, exercise techniques, and fitness equipment, he decided that the only option left was to create a program that would work for him. Devoting himself to the study of exercise and nutrition finally helped him cut through the mist of misinformation and marketing gimmicks, and arrive at a straightforward formula for lasting fitness.
After friends began asking how they could achieve the same weight loss and muscle gain they?d noticed, Zach founded Physzique to share the same simple plan he?d discovered: intense but varied workouts, performed in groups large enough to form a network of support and accountability, but small enough for attention to each person?s needs. Physzique?s trainers supplement training sessions with realistic nutrition guidance that works in tandem with the exercises to tone muscle, reduce inches, and restore depleted energy reserves more effectively than a post-workout coffee bath.