With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, exercise enthusiasts 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 outwit arthritis. Each membership can be used toward unlimited visits and five Zumba fitness classes, and trained professionals are always nearby to help manage machine manoeuvering and muscle making.
Achieving a level of fitness that leaves you prepared for anything is just one of the goals that the trainers at CrossFit Queenston Heights have for their students. To achieve it, they lead full-body CrossFit workouts that build muscles and burn calories through intense cardio and moves borrowed from gymnastics and weightlifting. During a typical class, head trainer Chris challenges his students through a Workout of the Day that incorporates the fitness expertise he's gathered as a kettlebell instructor, certified Olympic weightlifter, and member of the Army Reserve. Whether students hope to become more fit in general or train for a specific goal, Chris’s team holds CrossFit classes seven days a week to help them reach their fitness potential during the hours most convenient for them.
With a diverse array of shiny equipment and classes, this comprehensive fitness center prevents exercisers from getting bored on the road to buffhood. Garnish three months of muscle making with four one-on-one sessions (around 45 minutes each) with a professional personal trainer, who will help you along your path to happy health by detailing how to use equipment and how to share the water fountains. Once properly introduced to the abounding amenities—which range from a heated indoor pool to TRX suspension training—explore Summit Fitness Center's numerous group classes. Within the high-ceilinged, 32,250-square-foot confines, dance through Zumba, build muscles in 10 Minute Abs, or develop dizzy tolerance in spinning classes.
Equipment: Keiser, Free Motion, Life Fitness, Cybex, TRX
Students should bring: Towel Service is provided. Bring water or it is for sale at reception
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 25+ people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Come and try our Eliminator Obstacle Course. A challenge for everyone from beginner to top athletes
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
The biggest reason most people don't succeed is not having all the tools to work with. Our Fitness Assessments with our highly qualified Personal Trainers will get a starting point for you by doing full measurements, [finding] body fat percentage, [and] calculating caloric needs and physical abilities. At this point we will be able to customize a personal plan for your success.
Besides working out, what else can clients do to spend their time at your facility?
After your workout relax by the pool or enjoy a sauna. Members are also welcome to bring families for a swim, as well.
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Energy Fitness Studio is also home of Niagara's only 10,000 square foot Obstacle Course Training Center, with two 10-fooft walls, sleds, tires, ropes, logs, and so much more.
The fitness specialists who created BoostCamp Bootcamps eschew quick fixes, replacing them with motivating exercise classes and complementary tips on healthy eating habits that clients can use to make life-long changes. During their sessions, trainees run, jump, and side-shuffle their way across Chedoke and Battlefield Parks five days per week. A certified fitness instructor, Barry Vincent, helms the camp and encourages clients of all fitness levels to meet their goals with an ever-changing lineup of rigorous routines that may include partner exercises, agility training, and relay races. Members can attend as many classes as they wish each week, and new campers begin their journey with a nutritional consultation. BoostCamp’s on-staff holistic nutritionist, Tamara Dunn, answers diet inquiries and designs meal plans that can foster weight loss while still providing enough energy to perform squats or jump-rope with an elevator cable.
Unlike most gyms, Revenge Gym can’t be found in a building. Instead, fitness coach Todd Battle relays workouts from his website and engages students on the street during group sweat sessions. Colourful classes such as Slow Groove Sculpt and Retrofit keep students entertained, even though each workout has been designed to effectively shred calories and strengthen limbs.