Paul Scianna surveys his 5,000-square-foot boxing Xanadu, flashing his Hollywood smile at his team of expert trainers and muscle-building students. The professional boxer, who jabbed his way to reality-TV fame on The Next Great Champ with Oscar De La Hoya, puts clients through their paces, whether they’re sparring with him in the gym’s prominently displayed boxing ring, shedding pounds in group sessions, or getting nutrition advice. He schedules more than 30 weekly classes that teach students the fundamentals of boxing and slim profiles with high-cardio exercises. For aspiring pugilists, Paul starts his troupe of boxers young with empowering youth programs that teach kids the discipline and self-defense necessary to evade bullies and only punch their way to the top of the competitive chess circuit.
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 off up to 500 calories with each go-round.
AOK! Fitness's expert trainers and instructors keep clients engaged and active with their signature slate of unlimited group fitness classes. Within the expansive 8,400-square-foot gym, guests find everything they need for a well-rounded workout, from nationally recognized programs such as Zumba, Insanity, and Ab Lab to the gym's own schedule of unique classes. An extensive TRX suspension training program blends core-strengthening resistance workouts with the benefits of yoga and cross-training, and an indoor cycling gym helps clients spin their way to peak form atop one of 20 state-of-the-art stationary bikes.
In addition to providing the workouts that made them a success, the trainers at AOK! Fitness also have their eyes on the future. They've upgraded their Ultimate 36 Auto-Fit program to include Barre-Pilates Core, and continue to oversee a running program that takes newcomers on a journey from "Couch to 5K" and engages experienced runners with group meetups throughout the year. They've also got one more expansion in the works: a 1,200-square-foot studio with a 20-foot ceiling that will give AOK! Fitness room to further expand their Barre program, incorporate additional types of yoga, and increase their TRX Yoga Flow offerings.
The fitness instructors at each of Body Sculpting's dozens of gyms lead their customers in the fight to stave off osteoporosis, increase lean muscle mass, improve cardiovascular fitness, and lose weight. During fitness sessions, they teach visitors the proper form and principles of the gym's flagship Body Sculpting program, which focuses on cardio and weight-training exercises that often require only a set of 5-pound dumbbells, an exercise mat, and a stretch band. They augment this central program with a range of other classes that delve into barre-fitness techniques, exercises for the abdominals and core, workouts for the back, and cardiovascular training. To help customers achieve their fitness goals and continue fighting crime past bedtime, the gym sells products such as stretch bands used by physical therapists, heel-elevation boards, and instructional manuals. Trainers also help customers stay fit with an exercise of the month that draws from techniques such as Pilates.
Elevated Fitness doesn't want anything to stand in the way of its members working out. So the gym offers 24/7 access to its state-of-the art equipment and locker rooms. There are numerous other exercise options, too.
The experienced staff leads group fitness classes, such as cycling, TRX, kettlebell, pole, and Zumba, as well as more unique classes, such as Buti, which combines yoga, plyometrics, and tribal dance. Elevated Fitness also partners with Prescription Fitness to offer personal-training services and ensure nothing interferes with guests' fitness goals by customizing programs to their time frames and budgets.
Regardless of what fitness options they choose, an onsite kids' club staffed by childcare specialists allows parents to work out without having to find a babysitter or use their children as free weights.