At CrossFit Cerberus, the instructors and students work together to create a tightly knit community in which support and encouragement are bedrocks to the demanding fitness regimen. Bolstered by this support, the self-motivated students challenge themselves and safely push their limits in classes that use an ever-changing array of interval training exercises designed to improve strength, stamina, and overall fitness.
The instructors provide personalized guidance whenever possible, ensuring that visitors know how to safely perform pushups, heft weights, swing kettlebells, flip oversized truck tires, and throw medicine balls into a low orbit. When combined with countless other conditioning and strength-training techniques, these CrossFit exercises provide full-body workouts that allow students of any fitness level to scale the load and intensity of each move, better complementing their own capabilities while still safely pushing their limits.
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 off up to 500 calories with each go-round.
Greg Beitling refused to stay idle while Americans' lifespans shortened due to obesity-related diseases. Instead, he founded Lit Fitness to help the community retool its approach to eating and exercise. The studio specializes in what they call Large Group Training, or LGT, which challenges students to intense regimens of calisthenics, weightlifting, and short bursts of cardio. Beitling draws upon certifications in personal training and strength-and-conditioning instruction to build workouts that maximize calorie burning and increase lean-muscle mass to help jump-start metabolisms. In addition to increasing their strength, endurance, energy, and flexibility, participants can win prizes such as cash and skinny jeans by tackling the goals they set along the way. Like a trip to the beach with a very modest mermaid, each camp lasts about 50 minutes and requires an ample supply of water and towels. Many of the studio's programs also include nutritional components, which range from healthy-eating workshops to meetings with a dietitian.
A joint venture between a professional boxer and a team of successful kickboxing-equipment tycoons, TITLE Boxing Club maintains a network of dozens of studios spread across more than 20 states, winning over a devoted clientele with its invigorating and engaging boxing- and kickboxing-themed classes. Each workout uses the heart-healthy exercise of cardio training to satisfy people’s innate desire to punch and kick something other than a broken jukebox. Participants build lithe, strong muscle tissue by delivering powerful blows to punching bags, and build flexibility and agility by practicing roundhouse kicks and hooks. Students can build their core strength and endurance with medicine balls and burpees, enlist a qualified personal trainer to practice their newfound skills in the ring, or just torch calories during intense full-body Power Hour workouts.
G-Fit's three AFPA- and ISSA-certified personal trainers lead clients of all abilities toward fitness goals by helping them discover exercise and nutrition routines to incorporate into their long-term, everyday life. Private personal-training sessions customize curricula to accommodate weight-loss, toning, sport-training, or injury-recovery goals while steering fitness-seekers toward healthier diets and activities. Small group training sessions accommodate up to five students and cover a client's choice of a variety of training styles. The center's results-oriented approach aims to increase health and well-being, while offering clients an enjoyable workout alternative to unexciting routines of bench-pressing stacks of dated pine-furniture catalogs.