With more than 1,800 gyms in 10 countries around the globe and 24/7 access, Anytime Fitness makes it as easy as possible for its members to get in shape. Multiple strength-training and cardio machines can build stamina, increase agility, and tone limbs to rival the crisp bicep lines of statues in a nearby park. The center’s virtual classes teach fitness disciplines such as yoga, cycling, and kickboxing. Group training brings those disciplines into 3-D. As far as amenities, private showers and HDTV are just two of the many additional touches that make Anytime Fitness a welcoming workout arena.
At Westside MMA, professional mixed-martial-arts instructors tutor students in the calorie-destroying, stress-relieving methods of attack and defense. Having trained everyone from first-timers to internationally competitive pros, the Westside MMA staff is fully equipped to teach pupils the fundamentals of kickboxing. Participants will relish a month of fun, challenging workouts while getting their gloves on proper punch and kick techniques, blocking skills, and footwork drills designed to make full-contact ballroom dancing less intimidating. In addition to forging a stronger core and increasing flexibility in its practitioners, kickboxing can help build confidence, and as a practical self-defense method, it has proved to be 100% more effective than carrying around a balloon with a scary face drawn on it.
Dustin Williams is a bit old fashioned, at least when it comes to fitness. As the owner and head personal trainer at Precision Fitness, he doesn't buy into fancy equipment, miracle weight-loss drugs, or fad diets. Instead, he focuses on the time-tested methods of hard work, motivation, and accountability. Dustin leads 30-minute group personal-training classes, which banish fat while toning physiques, and abs, butt, and shoulder classes, which build strength and reduce pain. In addition, he's a National Strength and Conditioning Association?certified strength and conditioning specialist and uses that expertise to train those preparing for bodybuilding and figure competitions.
The science behind the impressive results of Fabulous Tranzformations is complex and nuanced, but its aim is simple: enhance a naturally occurring metabolic process. Dr. Delilah Parker uses the Yolo Curve and Lapex Lipo Laser target fat cells with noninvasive laser energy, causing them to release water, fatty acids, and glycerol, which results in smaller fat cells and inch loss.
Fat Loss & Laser Clinic's technicians use machines that bottle up heat, light, and sound to reshape clients' bodies. They wield Lipo-Ex instruments to nonsurgically melt away fat with waves of heat. They zap the skin with precision lasers that remove hair or diminish the appearance of sun damage and wrinkles. They even have lasers that remove tattoos by blasting color off the skin.
At any of the 15 Great Life Golf and Fitness locations, guests are encouraged to invent their own triathlon of gusto, switching from swimming in the pool to getting a total body workout to playing a round of golf. Great Life has facilities scattered throughout Kansas and Missouri, including golf courses such as the National Audubon Society–certified River Oaks and the links at The Oaks, which were designed by Tom Bendelow and opened in the 1920s. Golfers looking for quick rounds can drop by the nine-hole courses at Maple Creek, Abilene, and CedarBrook. Gyms such as the 14,000-square-foot fitness center at Berkshire allow members or guests to pump iron or run on treadmills when they aren’t helping their golf balls safely reach the greens by paying golf carts to drink all of the water hazards dry. Although amenities vary at each club, all of Great Life Golf and Fitness’s venues boast a pro shop, and the courses at Berkshire and Prairie View maintain driving ranges where golfers can make golf balls practice flying without their parachutes.