Fitness 19's founders launched their first family-oriented gyms in 2003, hoping to splash the exercising experience with local flavor and familiarity. Life Fitness cardio machines—including treadmills and ellipticals—unite with strength-training machines and free weights to help members to build leaner physiques as certified personal trainers patrol the deep-red-carpeted workout area. The expert staff can also guide clients through yoga, martial arts, and weight loss–centric personal-training sessions. Every location also hosts a kids' room, where youngsters can craft macaroni kettlebells under the supervision of a full-time staff member.
Absolute Fitness for Women offers a supportive environment for ladies as they whip their bodies into shape. Workout options include chair yoga, Pilates and dance classes, and personal-training sessions. The gym also has tanning services that result in sun-kissed skin, a private saltwater pool for Aqua Fit classes, and a spa. Babysitting services are available six days a week.
Equipment: Kickboxing, Body Sculpt, Boot Camp, Zumba, Kangoo Jumps, HIIT
Students should bring: Water and towel
Average class length: 30-60 minutes
Number of Staff: 5?10 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: No
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Classes close 5 minutes after they start so be sure to be on time or early. Be ready to sweat.
Mid American Fitness brims with specialized equipment, including spin bikes, resistance bands, and Pilates reformers to help students tone nearly every muscle in their body. Certified trainers and exercise instructors assess new clients' fitness levels free of charge as they demonstrate exercises and set goals for workouts. During Pilates training, they?ll help students sculpt lean, strong torsos via spring-powered resistance equipment, mat-based isometrics, and on-site abdomen-transplant procedures. The team also leads group fitness classes, which range from Hatha yoga sessions to Zumba workout parties.
To optimize athletic performance, students may meet with the studio's registered dietitian or its resident massage therapist, whose soothing strokes can ease soreness and enhance flexibility.
As its name implies, Root Strength begins with strong groundwork. The gym is built on the fitness foundations of proper technique, education, safety, community, and performance. The 5,100-square-foot facility builds on this base through various cardio and strength-training programs, each targeted to a different type of member, whether that's individuals pressed for time, athletes, or youth.
At Troy Fit Zone, ladies workout in a friendly, supportive atmosphere highlighted by natural light and a bright color scheme of purple and light pink. Upbeat music plays as members bounce from treadmills and elliptical machines to free weights and pin-select weight equipment. And to keep exercisers in the cardio area distracted from the burn, the gym boasts large screen TVs airing popular TV shows and videos of woodland creatures practicing yoga. The gym eschews the presence of sweaty and grunting power-lifters for the mindfulness of Pilates, yoga, and women?s self-defense classes. Members can even grab a paperback from the gym?s book nook before starting their workout to include their brain in their full-body workout, and lock up their belongings in the spacious locker room with private changing areas.