Between 10 locations, The Edge Fitness Clubs' trainers offer more than 1,000 group fitness classes every week. They lead spinning, Zumba, and yoga classes alongside kickboxing sessions and intense interval strength training. The motivating coaches conduct every class in a private studio, save for those that require them to use the strength-training or cardio equipment that occupies the main floor.
While the primary purpose of each fitness club is to get people in shape, the staff also supply a range of other amenities. Conveniently, some of those features make it easier to get fit. For example, the gyms offer babysitting complete with structured educational activities for kids. Also, members are invited to bring a friend for free every Friday to sample classes, work up a sweat, and practice their locker-room banter. And a number of onsite tanning beds provide an opportunity for members to bronze their newly sculpted bods.
UFC Gym's staff features a team of professional fighters who come from backgrounds as boxers, mix martial artists, professional Muy Thai fighters, and Bruce Banners.The proprietary style of the UFC Gym workout is a mixture of genuine fight training, engaging fitness, and stronger-than-Earth gravity. Quasi-boxers and martial artists can burn from 800 to more than 1,000 calories during these total-body routines, which combine external inspiration and jukes, jabs, and kicks. The instructors demonstrate as students practice techniques on 150-pound punching bags. The facility includes a regulation-sized boxing ring, quarter octagon, full weight room, cardio equipment, and showers for both men and women. Session sizes are kept to a minimum, ensuring personal attention and manageable battle-royale numbers.
Sean George, owner of C3 Athletics, discovered muay thai while strolling past a gym in Thailand. After two and half weeks of daily training, the once overweight corporate bond trader had shed 25 pounds and found a new passion. Upon returning home, he established C3 Athletics to re-create the authentic, rigorous training environment he had first fallen in love with. Along with a team of current and ex-fighters, Sean helps molds fighters by introducing them to diverse curriculum of muay thai, jujitsu, mixing, and mixed martial arts training.
Punching bags are inherently rebellious creatures. That’s why for the last 20 years, YB World Taekwondo Academy has been keeping them in check with a dynamic array of martial-arts classes. The school’s skilled instructors offer safe, contact and no-contact sessions, ideal for teaching hand-eye coordination and self-defense while students scorch calories. What's more, all tae kwon do classes are overseen by Grandmaster Kim, who claims more than 32 years of martial-arts experience. The schedule is diverse, with classes for adults and children of all skill levels.
New York Sports Clubs, part of Town Sports International's network of fitness loci, opens up a number of equipment-stocked facilities across New York to exercisers. Strength-training gear, such as circuit machines, free weights, and medicine balls, molds muscles into chiseled depictions of physical might. Sessions on cardio machines, ranging from treadmills and ellipticals to upright and recumbent stationary bicycles, inspire burnt calories to pack up and move to cooler climates. Each club offers a schedule of group classes that draws from more than 100 fitness styles, including Pilates, yoga, and boxing, ensuring that no member has to jazzercise without a spotter. Each location rewards exercisers for sweating in its vicinity with special features such as babysitting, saunas, and steam rooms.
When it comes to getting in shape, Gil Fitness has no shortage of options. The list of group fitness classes offered here includes Zumba, cardio kickboxing, and cycling, so students can always switch up their routine to avoid falling into a workout rut. Those who prefer strength training will likely gravitate toward the group circuit-training classes, which combine plyometrics and rope work with machines and free weights. Personal-training sessions are also available for one-on-one attention.