Qi Works Studio gives students the chance to get fit while learning techniques that have been used for thousands of years. Classes at Qi Works, such as the martial art Tai Chi Chuan, are based in QiGong ? ancient Chinese principles dating back more than 4,000 years, which can help increase energy and concentration. The studio also leads small-group classes in Tai Chi, QiGong, toning, Zumba, and yoga, all of which are practiced in a studio that's open to students of all ages.
During your two personal training sessions, one of ZX Fitness’ experienced personal trainers will work with you to assemble exercises that help you best accomplish your fitness goals, be they tightening your core, shedding extra pounds, improving muscular strength, or picking winning bingo cards. Then you’ll be let loose to use your newfound knowledge and six-week pass during all ZX Fitness group fitness classes and in its fully-loaded facility, which has cardio decks, basketball courts, free weights, large locker rooms, circuit training equipment, juice bars, a supervised children’s area, and more. Group fitness classes, of which there are more than 20, include cycling, dance, kickboxing, yoga, Pilates, and strength training. Unwind after a day of sweating and stretching by watching a sports game on one of the many HDTVs, or warm your socks while dehydrating fresh prunes in the sauna. Class schedules differ at each location.
After a car accident left him with persistent pain, David H. Mruz experienced the holistic healing power of chiropractic adjustments firsthand. Having found his calling, he went on to become a doctor of chiropractic at Sherman College of Chiropractic. Now at Eastside Chiropractic, he offers the same services that set him right after the accident, plus he offers sports injury management, cold-laser treatments, and massage therapy. He treats competitive cyclists by honing in on their unique concerns about ergonomics, performance, and pinky strain from excessive bell ringing.
At Pure Motion Sports and Spine, Doctor of Chiropractic Jenna Titcombe aims to give patients an alternative to surgery and pills. Instead of resorting to invasive treatments, Dr. Titcombe stimulates the body's ability to self heal. To do so, she unburdens nervous systems of encroaching vertebrae by guiding them into place. One of the first chiropractors in the Greenville area to specialize in soft-tissue injuries, Dr. Titcombe also helps patients overcome muscular injury with kinesio taping and corrective exercises.
With a focus on full-body training rather than muscle-isolating machines, Vaughn Bethell’s sprawling 12,000-square-foot gym eschews the traditional rows of high-tech equipment for functional gear such as giant tires, kicking bags, and training ropes. Of course, Bethell—a qualifying World Cup soccer player who has trained many pro-athletes-to-be—believes that the best piece of equipment is the human body itself. He relies on his bevy of fitness-related certifications to craft effective exercises that draw from the body’s own weight to create muscle-toning resistance. He uses these functional movements in a variety of services at his high-ceilinged studio, including athlete training, women’s boot camps, and personal-training sessions.
Bethell also prides himself on cultivating a welcoming nature in his gym, inviting guests to cool down in the lounges or showers before playing a round on the ping-pong tables or dead-lifting the communal computers.
Anytime Fitness is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and every day of the year with nonstop security. The open schedule ensures you have no excuses not to get in shape—unlike its competitor, Nevertime Fitness, which only opens its single Barrow, Alaska, location during solar eclipses. A 30-day all-access membership (a $69 value) gives bodies access to enough treadmills, cycles, elliptical machines, and weights to make them capable of running a marathon inside a swimming pool filled with mud.