PT Gym encourages guests to improve fitness with an armada of modern, state-of-the-art cardio and strength-training equipment in its 12,000 square-foot confines. Sweat off your spare tire using the fitness center's free weights, plate-loaded Hammer Strength equipment, treadmills,stationary bikes, and step machines. PT Gym membership includes fitness evaluations to determine your body’s current status regarding ketchup or mustard, flexibility, muscular strength, endurance, aerobic capacity, and body composition. Meet with a registered dietitian to learn about nutritional nuances and positive lifestyle choices, such as substituting non-fat milk for anti-freeze in your morning cup of coffee.
Offered six days a week, the Extreme Group Personal Training (PTGX) Bootcamp is an intense, heart rate elevating exercise program designed to trim and tone the whole body, exiling love handles to a climate that supports complete evaporation. After any workout, enjoy PT Gym’s private showers, squeaky-clean locker rooms, and a pro shop teeming with refreshments to replenish misplaced confidence and electrolytes.
With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies to promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
Factor X Fitness's twin 24-hour training facilities each feature more than 11,000 square feet of cardio and strength-training equipment, including free weights and fleets of treadmills, ellipticals, and bikes. The 24-hour access extends to tanning services, which offer a choice between UV-free spray tanning or booths with built-in stereo systems that allow guests to listen to their own music or a recording of bacon sizzling while tanning. Their pro shop helps fuel workouts with plenty of gear including T-shirts, supplements, and energy drinks.
Inside the Full Tilt CrossFit facility, a stockpile of barbells, kettlebells, rowing machines, and rings is ready for action. Upon completion of an Intro to CrossFit personal-training course, exercisers can challenge themselves to work toward their fitness goals at any hour of the day or night. Patrons needing guidance can rely on certified coaches, who correct technique and offer encouragement while clients perform the Workout of the Day, or WOD. Each WOD brims with a new assortment of exercises designed to build cross-functional fitness. These exercises mimic everyday tasks in participants' lives, such as getting out of chairs and helping truck drivers flip tires all the way home if their 18-wheeler breaks down.
At Fit & Firm Fitness for Women, PMS stands for persistence, motivation, and strength?that's the name of one of the fitness studio's group classes, where ladies get their hearts pumping with a cardio and interval-training workout. This is just one of the sweat-inducing classes offered at the women-only gym, ranging from Zumba and Yogalates to boot camp and kickboxing. But for women who like to keep their exercise routine between themselves and their iPod playlist, the gym also has plenty of cardio and strength-training equipment for solo exercisers to sculpt muscles and burn fat. All of this exercise happens in Fit & Firm's welcoming, non-intimidating environment?which also includes the convenience of complimentary childcare and 24-hour key access.