In business for 33 years, Fitness One offers budget-friendly prices with the quality equipment and personal attention typically associated with pricier private gyms. Reap body benefits with solo workouts, or join group fitness classes. Class-goers can pop and lock pounds off during hip-hop dance sessions, or use core-strengthening workouts to forge solid abs that can ricochet even the nastiest dodge balls. High-energy Zumba classes for all experience levels fuse Latin rhythms with dynamic moves for intensive cardio, and daily spinning sessions pummel fat and tone legs with the aid of stationary bikes. After a hard-core workout, gym junkies can also take advantage of Fitness One's tanning services to highlight rippling flesh with a golden glow sure to catch the eye of any wandering leprechauns.
Owner Kellie and her staff at Z Fitness have designed their fitness studio to create an ideal environment for the upbeat dance-party workout known as Zumba and other fitness classes: shock-absorbing bamboo floors fill a spacious, inviting room decorated with tropical colors. They offer classes for all ages and intensity levels, from body sculpting and cardio dance to high-energy options, such as Tabata and circuit training.
With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
The aptly named Fitness Anytime offers a plethora of equipment 24 hours a day to accommodate all fitness styles and schedules. Classes are included with a membership and are conducted weekday evenings before the instructors set off for nocturnal ninja duties. Body Boot Camp combines cardio with calisthenics for a high-intensity workout that burns more than 650 calories in an hour, the equivalent of running five to seven miles or doing the running man to an entire MC Hammer album. The 15 Minute Abs for Beginners and Intermediates cuts to the core and transforms muffin tops into muscle in record-setting time. Achieve Gumby-esque flexibility, posture, and muscle tone with Pilates sessions, and banish boredom with a bevy of body-blasting routines in the Bands, Balls, and Weights class, for which mats and weights are provided.