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 around-the-clock gyms enable members to work on their physical well-being with a cornucopia of fitness equipment. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength and cardio equipment, which features built-in TVs and other media diversions. For those who exercise during conventional hours, Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere welcomes patrons of all ability levels, unlike schoolyard dodge-ball squads. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling. For a dose of custom advice, patrons can seek out a personal-training session with a certified coach, who helps them assess and address their fitness goals. Clients reap the benefit of individual attention as a personal trainer helps them tackle weight loss, prepare for an arm-wrestling competition, or unveil the mysteries of arcane cable-weight machines.
At age 26, Andrew Glanville attended a community presentation by a massage therapist. As Andrew watched, the therapist was able to provide immediate relief to a friend's distressed shoulder. This display of healing inspired Andrew to pursue a career as a doctor of chiropractic. Now as the head of Glanville Family Chiropractic and Wellness, Andrew—or Dr. Drew—helps relieve migraines, joint stiffness, and whiplash, among other conditions. He employs primarily conservative treatment methods, avoiding drugs and surgery as much as possible to treat neck pain, also called anterior head carriage, and back pain, also called having a really sore back.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing with the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn up to 500 calories with each go-round.
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.