Certified personal trainer Donna Burick champions the rule of threes at 3DFitness. She strives to instill a trio of key emotional components—desire, discipline, and dedication—with a three-pronged approach to wellness, encompassing cardio drills, resistance work, and nutritional guidance. Drawing from more than 20 years of instructing experience, she tutors a range of students, from children to pageant contestants, with her program. She combines a medley of workouts to achieve the ideal balance, including kickboxing, Pilates, yoga, and sports-conditioning routines. In addition to prioritizing workout routines, she and her staff view dietary health as an integral part of any wellness journey. They furnish their routines with tips for speeding metabolism, such as eating six small meals a day and eating fewer butter sculptures. Whether they are structuring a new regimen for a private meeting or guiding groups through boot-camp classes, Donna and her staff instill a sense of accountability via close relationships with their guests.
The friendly staff members of Powerhouse Gym motivate exercisers at locations in 39 states and 17 countries to pump and stretch their way to healthier lives. Members may access the fitness center for an unlimited number of workouts, mixing and matching curls and dead lifts with a full complement of free weights, including dumbbells, barbells, and cowbells still attached to their ruminant owners. Circuit training machines and all-new cardio equipment allow the targeted elevation of heart rates and isolated muscles, and once per month, members may summon an expert personal trainer for long-term training advice or pointers on specific exercises.
The Athletic Club aspires to reach the upper echelon of fitness facilities, leading specialty classes within upscale workout environs. Limbs lengthen and spines straighten thanks to an extensive selection of yoga classes, including Anti-Gravity Yoga, which encourages participants to spite earthly forces while in inverted positions using an anti-gravity hammock. Dance fitness classes such as Zumba and African Movement fuse cardio movements to energetic rhythms. Core-sculpting and strength classes such as Cardio Barbell tone physiques without resorting to monster-truck-tire tossing competitions. Exercise enthusiasts can access the merits of cardio and strength equipment before and after classes at each location. Class schedules span seven days a week with early morning through evening sessions, and the Amherstburg club also offers a schedule of aquatics classes. Further amenities include childcare, along with a juice bar, steam rooms, and saunas.
The tagline at Mills Gymnastics USA is "home of happy, confident kids." The coaches don't take that motto lightly—the gymnastics center places a strong emphasis on childhood development and self-esteem building. In addition to helping kids work on strength, flexibility, coordination, balance, and stamina, coaches help pupils learn the importance of a strong work ethic, time management, and self-reliance.
Children ages 18 months to 5 years old can attend "Tumble Bug" classes to master basic motor skills and learn tricks to impress the ice cream man. Older kids age 5 through 18 work on skills on floor, beam, bars, vault, and the 40-foot Tumble Trak Trampoline during recreational gymnastics classes. The gym also has a competitive team, an all-star cheer team, and hosts birthday parties, summer camps, and field trips.
Fitness guru Lisa Nash, whose body-sculpting expertise has benefited clients from U.S. Marines to local doctors, leads fitness classes that privilege cardiovascular training and weight loss over hulking machines and protein powder. Athletes of all ages can shed pounds, shake the police, and increase heart health in more than a dozen motivating classes ranging from 50-minute cardio-kickboxing bouts to 90-minute total-body workouts. High-intensity cardio interval-training sessions incorporate Lisa’s experience breaking in military recruits and aspiring firefighters, and Gams, Butts & Guts tones and tightens the lower body with high-rep aerobics rather than saran-wrap pants. High-steppers, kickboxers, and ab toners wishing to enroll in Lisa’s classes must supply their own weights and mats.
A 1,201-seat auditorium that values acoustic excellence as much as visual grandeur, the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center houses ornate wooden accents and intricate wall panels that soar over a sweeping balcony peppered with plush red seats. Ample wheelchair seating and elevators to all levels abound, ensuring audience members seated in the balcony won’t need to rely on the creaky wooden catapults still in use at many theaters.
Windsor Squash & Fitness Club adds oomph to squash-court pursuits with a host of group fitness classes held in a squeaky-clean, family-friendly facility. Clients can slay fitness goals with a one-three punch of cardio, strength training, and stretching in classes overseen by the club's professional staff. Good Morning Cycle and Spinergy sessions pair patrons with stationary cycles as they tackle hill climbs, interval training, and speed races against virtual paperboys, and each bike's easy modifiability allows riders of all stripes to adjust their own intensity and resistance levels throughout the workout. For a cardio and bulk-building blend, Xtreme Circuit clocks exercisers as they shift between strength- and cardio-based stations over a one-hour class. Kettlebell sessions bolster the body while fostering flexibility as students swing handled weights and volunteer pumpkins looking to make some extra cash. Windsor Squash & Fitness Club rounds out its full-body carte with a handful of relaxing, stretch-centric courses including Pilates, power yoga, and yoga for everybody, whose posework changes at a slower pace to accommodate all levels of mat-bound expertise.