Better Bodies wears many different hats. Though the upscale gym features classic strength-training equipment and cardio machines, it also offers nutritional counseling, personal training and group fitness classes, such as spinning, yoga, boot camp, and Pilates. Better Bodies' spacious layout and sleek decor provide a soothing atmosphere for fitness and relaxation alike. After an intense workout, you can recharge with a protein-rich smoothie at the café, refresh at the full onsite salon and spa, and then relax in the gender-separate steam rooms.
Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable members to work on their physical well-being with a cornucopia of fitness equipment. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength and cardio equipment, which features built-in TVs and other media diversions. For those who exercise during conventional hours, Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere welcomes patrons of all ability levels, unlike schoolyard dodge-ball squads. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling.
For a dose of custom advice, patrons can seek out a personal-training session with a certified coach, who helps them assess and address their fitness goals. Clients reap the benefit of individual attention as a personal trainer helps them tackle weight loss, prepare for an arm-wrestling competition, or unveil the mysteries of arcane cable-weight machines.
Across three Tucson locations, Boxing Inc.'s instructors develop their classes based on the training regimens of real-life fighters, encouraging guests to bob and weave at their own pace. Students skip rope, pummel hanging bags, heave medicine balls, and push through cardio workouts to condition their muscles as they hone techniques in their choice of combat style. Muay thai kickboxing techniques demand strikes from all four limbs, and grappling classes teach takedowns from styles including judo, wrestling, and Brazilian jujitsu. For a cumulative battle strategy, MMA courses blend maneuvers from each school, inciting suspenseful spars between pupils not seen since the six-hour bare-knuckle boxing match between James Kelly and Jonathan Smith on December 3, 1855.
A partner gym of Rocks & Ropes, The Bloc climbing + fitness is a 20,000 square-foot, air-conditioned rock-climbing destination. Inside, a dozen autobelays allow visitors to make high, harness-assisted ascents. Or, you can test your bouldering skills on a 7,000 square-foot wall. In addition, the gym offers yoga, meditation, and pilates classes in its 2nd-story heartSTONE studio, welcoming both beginners and experts. The gym also includes cardio and weight equipment for those looking for a vigorous exercise or a heart-to-heart talk with a treadmill.
Anytime Fitness's health-club staffers never switch off the lights, offering 24-hour security and access to cardio equipment and weight training, including free weights and circuits. During daytime, the facility tones more than just muscles with onsite tanning beds that imbue skin with a summery glow. Cardio TV—broadcast directly to the treadmills, ellipitcals, and stationary cycles—occupies eyeballs and eardrums during long treks, after which patrons are often surprised to discover they've remained in exactly the same spot while traveling 30 minutes into the future.