A cardio workout at Fitness 19 doesn’t just mean elevating your heart rate—it means choosing among state-of-the-art Life Fitness cardio machines, which range from treadmills and ellipticals to stair climbers and freight elevators. Free weights, such as plate-loaded Hammer Smith equipment, enhance the traditional strength workouts, and the squat machine and other weight apparatuses allow for more structured lifts. A team of personal trainers helps clients incorporate these fitness tools into personalized regimens, and workout classes such as the Silver Sneakers sessions for seniors.
Wildwood Athletic Club's workoutorium offers a premium fitness experience, overseen by a professional staff with a Spandex'd passion for wellness. With a two-month membership ($75 per month), clients will enjoy unlimited access to the more than 80 group exercise classes held weekly, including yoga, Pilates, spinning, and the dolphin-shaming aqua-robics. Check the class schedule for times and dates on available synchronized sweat sessions. In addition to hosting a tundra of treadmills and a desert oasis of dumbbells, Wildwood Athletic Club also fosters social interaction among its members, with a calendar of events sprinkled with wine tastings, dance parties, and pet-friendly get-togethers.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing with the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn up to 500 calories with each go-round.
Personal trainer Vince Ceniceros was at a crossroads in his life: ?I was rehabbing houses at the time and it was either keep rehabbing houses or try to open a business,? he told the Toledo Blade. Staying true to his risk-taking nature, he took a chance and it paid off with the debut of Extreme Results by Vince. His once 1,700-square-foot space has now blossomed into a 8,200-square-foot gym with the addition of the Extreme Cardio Center, which hosts spin, TurboKick, and TRX classes.
Ceniceros?s success lies in his effective fitness method, a mix of cardio, strength, and muscle work that not only boosts patrons? stamina, but also helps them shed weight. His workouts pull techniques from muay thai, boxing, isometrics, and other approaches to allow students to work within their individual fitness levels. Some of his signature moves include the Sugar Cookie pushup jump?a combo that?s anything but sweet?and the Mountain Climber, which challenges exercisers to lean on their fists in a plank position and ascend an imaginary peak while fending off hungry mountain goats.
Erin Garber-Pearson and Erik Bang?circus and movement performers by trade?founded Birds Eye View Circus in 2012 to share their passion for aerial silks with curious students in classes that blend fitness and fun. Erin specializes in movements using aerial silks, fire-eating and -breathing, and stilt dancing. Erik is an expert at juggling and stilt walking, as well as a variety of clowning and magic skills. In addition to the two owners, a team of acrobats and aerialists teach classes that involve elements of basic aerial silks and dance, as well as many of the same skills they showcase during live performances.
Inside the studio, swathes of fabric descend from the ceilings, sometimes all the way to the floor or otherwise holding large hoops aloft. Padded floors, none-to-distant from where practitioners hang, give students of all ages the confidence to try new moves and practice routines during open gym hours.