Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from jazz dance, yoga, Pilates, 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 off up to 600 calories with each go-round.
SPC CrossFit is a results-oriented, high intensity strength and conditioning program used to train police officers, military special operations, champion martial artists, and athletes worldwide. Though the program is challenging, it is designed to be accessible to anyone, regardless of age, gender, ability, or blood type. To combat existential ennui and squat-thrust fatigue, workouts change daily, building on essential skills such as cardiovascular endurance, stamina, strength, long division, and flexibility. With an unlimited training pass, you can attend any session on the schedule. Special pint-sized workouts for kids are also available.
The dedicated trainers at Fit 4 All partner with new guests to identify and pursue their fitness goals, building a diverse gym community that stresses positive thinking over bringing the pain. A complimentary evaluation covers nutritional advice as well as workout plans, with an aim to encourage healthier lifestyle choices outside of gym walls. Once goals are set, patrons get started on easy-to-use exercise equipment, including Strive Smart Strength machines, cardio gear with mounted televisions, and BOSU strength balls, all of which are available 24 hours a day. Other programs call upon knowledge and personnel from medical centers, colleges, police stations, and fire departments, fostering local connections through a shared commitment to fitness.
Chris Cesnak doesn't wait for Apollo to dead lift the sun over the horizon to start his day. At Summit County Adventure Boot Camp, Cesnak—an NSCA-certified strength and conditioning specialist—starts every workout at 5:30 a.m., using equal parts surprise and support to forge women's bodies into shape. Suited to women of all fitness levels, each morning consists of a hodgepodge of exercises that often include sprints, push-ups, core work, and obstacle courses, as participants feed off the motivation from Cesnak, each other, and birds shouting "Go to sleep!" from their nests.
The Pure Barre method is a ballet-inspired workout that former dancer and founder Carrie Rezabek Dorr describes as a series of micromovements. It gently yet quickly whips bodies into shape, toning legs, lifting seats, fortifying core muscles, and burning fat. At Pure Barre Hudson, instructors certified in the specialized techniques lead visitors through 55-minute classes, helping them get in shape in time for momentous occasions, such as the day a lady wears her wedding dress to her best friend’s wedding.
Sneakered feet pound the ground as athletes of all ages race through challenging exercises supervised by Speed and Explosion’s trained coaches and instructors. These workouts can be designed to help athletes hone their bodies into football-slinging or race-winning machines, as they are created based on the athletes' goals. Motivating coaches train sportsmen of all fitness levels, helping them build more muscle or chisel their abs into the shape of Mount Rushmore. Meanwhile, adults can attempt to torch calories and slim down during Body Defined classes.