Since Joe Gold opened his first fitness center more than 45 years ago, his namesake gym franchise has grown to more than 600 locations worldwide. The four locations near Ogden house workout floors furnished with loads of exercise equipment as well as studios for group classes such as cycling, yoga, and TRX training. Most Gold’s locations also feature Les Mills fitness classes such as Body Pump, Body Combat, and Body Attack, which keep things fresh by switching up their choreography and music every three months.
Fun Dance Studio's instructors all use the same studio space, but they each bring a different discipline of exercise to the table. At the core, of course, are the Fun Dance classes, which combine simple choreography and upbeat music to burn calories. Other classes operate along similar lines, including Hot Hula, Sazon Latino Dance, Zumba, and Hip Hop. Not every class relies on a rhythm, though. Instructors also teach more stately forms of exercise, such as karate, yoga, and how to bench-press like a president.
Husband-and-wife team Damon and Priscilla Stewart have turned their 6,000-square-foot gym into a veritable fitness factory, so much so that they're in the process of expanding to 11,000-square-feet. With the help of a smattering of barbells, Damon's nearly 5,000 hours teaching CrossFit, and constantly changing daily workouts, the duo churns out more chiseled bodies than the assembly lines that manufactured Michelangelo's sculptures. Along for the ride are coaches with résumés that cover everything from college sports, multiple marathons and triathlons, and careers in law enforcement.