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 and 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.
Inspired by the lotus flower, whose seeds find stability in grimy pond water before blossoming into beautiful flowers, Lotus Yoga, Wellness & Gallery mirrors this journey through its art gallery, yoga classes, and massage studio. The gallery's hardwood floors mirror its wood ceiling, between which clean white walls and a curved display wall in the center of the room allow the artwork they display to pop with crystal vividness. Through all its endeavors, including gallery events and workshops, the destination seeks to establish a community of compassion among its staff and patrons.
The yoga studio teaches the breathing- and movement-based Vinyasa style to practitioners of all skill levels in standard class settings. For an individualized wellness experience, instructors conduct personal-training sessions as therapists administer chiropractic treatments and massages.
Cardinal Fitness provides a throng of workout amenities in a fully equipped epicenter of exercise. Bolster blood-pumping organs with sophisticated cardio equipment while buttressing biceps and shaping solar plexuses on top-notch strength-training equipment. Although Austrian bodybuilders have pumped the world's iron supply to dangerously low levels, Cardinal still provides enough of the strength-fortifying mineral for a wide array of free weights. Your fitness assessment and personal training session will give you a jump-start at the gym and enhance subsequent workouts by providing you with information on the best exercises for your body, as well as individualized advice for achieving fitness goals.
City Blends Smoothie Cafe offers fresh fruit concoctions to quench thirsts of every sort, whether you crave a sweet slurpable to start your day, a protein-packed beverage to help you recharge after a strenuous workout, or a low-sugar bribe for your dentist. If you're watching your figure, swap out an afternoon snack for a SlenderU Lite smoothie, loaded with raspberries, pineapple, strawberries, and burner protein ($4.47, 16 oz.). For something more indulgent but still boasting health benefits, slurp the Oreos-Over Manhattan, made with magic milk, chocolate syrup, Oreos, and gainer protein ($4.75, 16 oz.). Metabolisms quiver at the very sight of the Elvis, which shakes up the classic chocolate, peanut butter, and banana combination with the addition of burner protein ($4.75, 16 oz.).
The passionate, professional fitness fanatics at Catalyst Fitness harbor a distinct desire to help people take control of their mind, body, and spirit. Inside the private, comfy studio, you'll be matched with a certified trainer, who will ask you about your goals then set you on a challenging path tailored to achieving them. During your 30-minute cardio workouts, the motivational mastermind will use your instinctual distrust of routine to your advantage. New moves, varied music, and outdoor and indoor workouts during each session will keep your muscles guessing so you’ll never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, like regular teeth brushing.
Spiece Fitness is like the exercise world’s Library of Alexandria, holding a vast catalogue of more than 70,000 square feet of cardio and strength-training equipment. And much like the ancient library, Spiece Fitness also houses sweeping hardwood basketball courts and a 25-yard pool. To help navigate the sprawling array, certified fitness trainers walk guests through operating the equipment or direct them to the saunas. In three exercise studios, they lead fitness-seekers through personal-training sessions and a variety of energetic group classes—including Pilates, Zumba, and spinning. Meanwhile, coaches oversee adult and youth basketball games along the four hardwood courts as runners race around an indoor track. After workouts, jog-weary exercisers can replenish over protein shakes at the onsite bistro or unwind with massages in the day spa.
The fitness center is housed in the famous Spiece Fieldhouse—a 150,000-square-oot facility that is home to a variety of diverse tenants—from a martial arts studio to a hair salon. The walls of the facility pop with rare autographed jerseys and more than 200 autographed Hollywood collectables, and marble statues and antique furniture make playing paintball games virtually impossible. The Fieldhouse has played host to a variety of visiting celebrities, including Michael Jordan, a famous basketball player.