Rejuvenation Fitness founder and instructor Terry Pratt has been doling out physique-forming tutelage for 18 years––receiving his bachelor of science from Eastern Michigan University, his certification through the American Council for Exercise, and his bulging biceps from years of arm-wrestling marble statues. Terry and his trained fitness facilitators lead body-sculpting, calorie-busting group boot-camp classes that combine heart-pumping cardio drills with strength-stoking moves that work multiple muscle groups. Because each workout moves students through rotating exercise stations at high intensity, the body is saved from boredom, and burns up to 30% more calories than a traditional workout routine, keeping the metabolism revving long after the last squat has been squatted and the final human plank has been nailed securely into place. Classes are available six days a week, with morning sessions held on Saturdays and Sundays.
Unlike the Pilates studios that inhabit neighborhoods throughout the country, Great Pilates Now, LLC primarily inhabits cyberspace. With a membership to the online studio, athletes can Skype with studio head Judith Farmer for body assessments and guided workouts. Alternatively, they can stream selections from her library of original, equipment-free Pilates videos, which Farmer updates weekly. With seven children of her own, Farmer understands the mechanics of prenatal Pilates from firsthand experience; however, she also expertly designs core-strengthening workouts for teens, seniors, and beginners, who still need to be convinced that mat classes aren’t only for mats. To complement her online offerings, Farmer offers classes in a 1,600-square-foot studio and facilitates overall health with wellness and weight-loss coaching.
With thousands of locations all over North America and a ranking of the sixth-best franchise by Entrepreneur, Anytime Fitness is a fast-growing chain of fitness centers that bills itself as "the club for busy people." The gym is open 24 hours per day, seven days per week, and members get keycard access to work out with the strength training and cardio equipment onsite. Personal TVs on treadmills, ellipticals, and bicycles make working out fun, and there are live Zumba, yoga, Pilates, and hip-hop cardio classes taught by certified instructors in the group fitness studio. Clients can also choose to work out with a video-on-request system, hit the free weights or dumbbells weighing up to 110 pounds, or have a session with a certified personal trainer to amp up their routine. With an emphasis on cleanliness, efficiency, and friendliness, Anytime Fitness helps its members work out when it's most convenient. When not at the gym, Anytime Health online grants members access to perks such as meal and workout plans, activity trackers, and Q&A forums.
At Love It Yoga we have created a place where yoga can be shared with all the people in our community. It is a place of support, peace and kindness. A place to foster one’s own yoga journey. Many gifted teachers from different backgrounds teach and share their practices across a variety of classes.
When Gina Wasserlein received a Bryan Kest yoga video from a friend, she had no idea it would change her life. After practicing its routines for several months, she felt tall, light, and happy, like a balloon giraffe filled with laughing gas. Drawing upon experience from the worlds of fitness and grade-school teaching, she founded Downtown Yoga Studio to help fellow yogis unlock the joy and wisdom that lie within. Knowledge gleaned from her teaching staff and mentors such as Jonny Kest has shaped her class lineup, which explores yogic traditions such as Ashtanga and Kundalini. Filled with basic poses and breathing exercises, beginners’ classes build enough strength, flexibility, and focus to dance Swan Lake in cast-iron chainmail. Advanced practitioners can challenge their minds and bodies during hot power yoga classes, whose elevated temperatures promote deep stretches and toxin release.
Breathe Pilates and Fitness Studio offers innovative and state of the art Pilates programs for the general public and elite athletes. We offer small group size mat classes and private and semi-private reformer class because we believe in individual attention and proper technique and alignment to prevent injuries.