It takes more than just a few extra pounds to gain acceptance into Get in Shape For Women’s weight-loss program. That’s because the staff wants to make sure each candidate is committed, coachable, and ready to chase a measurable goal. This falls under the pillar of accountability, just one of the four foundations of the Get in Shape For Women training regimen, which includes weigh-ins and body-fat-percentage measurements every two weeks. The other three program pillars––weight training, cardio, and nutrition––help participants slim down and satisfy these checkpoints with help from relied-upon exercises including lunges, squats, core training, pushes, and pulls. With only one to four women per group, trainers are able to customize these moves to each participant’s fitness level, increasing difficulty as endurance improves and scaling it back when tired sneakers cry uncle.
Fitness 19 chisels existing humans into shapely body sculptures with a wide array of cardio, weight, and resistance-training equipment from the quality manufacturer Life Fitness. Members feast on the gym's cornucopia of workout machines, pumping up their pulses on the elliptical cross-trainers and preparing for an elevator-free postapocalyptic future on the stair climbers. Muscle-chasers can make use of a mélange of free weights, along with benches, power racks, and Smith-assisted squat machines.
Jim's education wing boasts an impressive stable of professional, gifted instructors, including three-time Grammy nominee, Todd Buffa, who can prep your pipes for pitch-perfect performance as a personal voice instructor. Learn the ins and outs of tonality and pitch from Todd, who can talk about opening for Miles Davis or the night he and Michael Bolton found a Siberian tiger in their hotel room. Aspiring guitar-shredders and piano-pounders can also become proficient in scales, chords, and the melodic basics of their instruments. Jim's recommends bringing your own vocal chords, but it will provide guitars or pianos to instrument-less students during lessons. Lessons are scheduled based upon availability and demand, so prospective pupils should call ahead to reserve a spot.
The Greater Green Bay YMCA keeps community members in peak cow-tossing condition with a staggering selection of fitness, sporting, and outreach programs. During the unlimited, month-long training montage, members sculpt their physiques with the Y's extensive facilities, including state-of-the-art cardiovascular and strength training equipment, group fitness classes, open and family gyms, and more. Exercisers can pump up their blood pump with the cardio theater entertainment system, bulk up atrophied gills in the member's pool, or donate sweat during fast-paced bouts of basketball or racquetball.
At Bay Area Yoga, a medley of moldable mentors, all nationally registered with the Yoga Alliance, are on hand to help beginner benders and flexperts alike. Nirvana newbees looking to build on their basic abilities will benefit from the self-paced beginner class, which focuses on developing strength, flexibility, stamina, and concentration. More dexterous disciples can opt to flex an already malleable muscle in the advanced course, which combines precision of alignment with an awareness of the breath-body connection, or quiet a mind traumatized by work, school, and Gilbert Gottfried–narrated audio books in asana breath meditation. Loose-limbed guests stuck in rigid routines will appreciate the flexible class schedule, and Bay Area Yoga happily supplies students with any necessary class props such as mats, straps, blocks, and cupcakes carefully positioned just out of reach.