There's no question about Kent Bierly's dedication to fitness?it's written all over his superhumanly chiseled body. At Pure Focus Sports Club, the champion bodybuilder helps plenty of clients working toward their own titles, but he and his wife Michelle didn't just found the gym for aspiring pros. They think of themselves as Brick's community gym, and offer everything from personal training to Zumba classes to childcare in order to make everyone feel welcome. Members can even opt for access to a 24-hour annex stocked with weightlifting gear and cardio machines to make the most of a sleepwalking habit.
Anytime Fitness, which boasts more than 1,800 clubs in North America, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fitness seekers challenge themselves on cardio and Hammer Strength machines and hoist Iron Grip free weights in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they?re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness?s staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms or hop into one of the tanning booths available 24 hours a day.
Six days a week, CrossFit Level 1–certfied trainers Dan and Malorie Gibson unveil a new Workout of the Day at Howell CrossFit. These challenges typically comprise a series of functional exercises such as pull-ups and box jumps. Regardless of the day's workout, they oversee their trainees as they complete the exercises as intensely as they can, which means moving quickly and reciting the dialogue from the T. rex scene in Jurassic Park at the top of their lungs.
Unlike bigger gyms where most people workout alone, Dominate Your Life Fitness pairs members with coaches to keep them on track. These trainers ensure that guests use the correct form to prevent injuries when lifting weights and swinging kettlebells during a litany of ever-changing workouts. Routines and classes are steeped in functional fitness movements, such as jumping on plyometric boxes and flipping oversized tires, that mimic everyday movements. Classes run six days a week, and one-on-one training is available by appointment.
At CrossFit By The Sea, certified coaches lead intense workouts designed to help clients achieve a high degree of functional fitness. The fun, high-energy, and challenging atmosphere spurs participants to perform their best as they complete the Workout of the Day, an ever-changing roster of muscle-building moves. The WOD might draw from Olympic weightlifting, gymnastics, or competitive excessive celebration on any given day, all designed to sculpt physiques and improve health, regardless of age or prior fitness level.
Manned by certified fitness and CrossFit L1 certified trainers, Ultimate Fit Zone offers boot camp and crossfit held in a small group environment. AstroTurf lines the 3,000-square-foot facility, flanked by bright blue, green, and purple walls. This well-equipped space pulses with beating hearts during classes such as Zone 360 Boot Camp and Crossfit.