Maximum Fitness Club has it all: group classes, personal training, strength and cardio training, massage, and even tanning. The 10,000-square-foot facility has more than 50 cardio machines and offers 35 fitness classes each week, including boot camp and Zumba, not to mention member perks such as free childcare. Maximum Fitness Club also offers a free customized workout plan, known as S.L.E.D. (Stronger Leaner Every Day), to help simplify the gym-going experience with a worksheet of exercises to complete, as well as a way to receive ongoing feedback from trainers.
Founded by Ronny and Nancy Dubinsky, Big Ron’s Yoga hosts intense hot-yoga sessions for all skill levels. The 100-minute classes guide students through a dynamic workout that, much like racing a slinky down the stairs, progressively strengthens muscle groups across the entire body. Heating ducts keep the practice space’s temperatures hovering around 100 degrees, loosening muscles for deep stretching and encouraging detoxifying perspiration as the air-purification system circulates a refreshing, pastoral breeze. Instructors proffer subtle postural modifications throughout the class sessions to ensure each student is suitably challenged.
Opening doors for 24 hours a day, seven days a week is an exhausting proposition for any doorman, unless he's a robot. That's why Anytime Fitness—having redirected its robot budget into tanning beds, cardio equipment with built-in TVs, and Star Trac weight machines—installed a keycard-activated security system instead. The electronic guardian keeps gym members secure while admitting them at any time of day or night for their workouts.
During daylight hours, certified instructors incinerate calories with group fitness classes. Personal trainer Chris coaches clients in one-on-one sessions, tailoring regimens to each individual's level of fitness, past injuries, or number of tentacles. To relax after workouts, staffed tanning beds stand by to bronze bodies.
Bikram Yoga on the Island's founders, Suzanne and Joe Elliott, draw inspiration from their students' physical progress and development each week, ensuring that each session addresses the needs of first-day students, casual practitioners, and lifelong yogis. Ten years of experience fuel Suzanne and Joe's work as instructors, with each tapping his or her encyclopedic knowledge to guide pupils through two breathing exercises and 26 poses. Along with a staff of instructors, the two founders demonstrate and describe the proper execution of each posture with the authority of an Olympic Twister medalist.
As students fold and unfold limbs, each movement helps promote healthy organ function by pushing freshly oxygenated blood throughout their entire bodies. Meanwhile, the studio's heating system helps them safely sink into each stretch and sweat out toxins by raising the temperature to 105 degrees with 40% humidity. After class, attendees can freshen up with the studio's indoor and outdoor shower facilities.
Planet Beach is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the services. Sun-starved hides can jump-start their glows with a Mystic spray tan. Employing MagneTan technology, Mystic’s mist adheres to skin suits evenly and streaklessly using the body's natural magnetic properties and innate force fields, leaving it bronzed and beautiful for five to seven days. Complement sunny hues with a 20-minute session atop the Hydro-Massage bed, which applies heat and water pressure to vital pressure points in order to rejuvenate tired muscles and relieve stress. Smooth bumpy terrain and trim your silhouette with a relaxing spin in the SlimCapsule, designed to burn up to 500 calories in a single 30-minute session using the dry heat generated by LED technology. A sweltering experience superior to sauna sessions or afternoons on a desert moon, the slimming treatment pampers clients with a vibratory massage, aromatherapy, ionized air, and a cooling fan.
Led by licensed aesthetician Debra Delaney, The Jungle Club’s permanent-makeup office imprints faces with a resilient look similar to that of temporary makeup. During the 60-minute process, Debra gently inserts colored pigment of the client’s choice into the skin, creating feature accentuations that will not rub off while showering, swimming, or fleeing Viking marauders at the mall. The digital precision of the permanent-makeup procedure leaves brows and eyeliner areas looking natural and ensures each patient’s safety. The calm water and lush greenery surrounding The Jungle Club evoke images of a remote woodland getaway or a tiger’s dining room.