Equipment: Hand weights, resistance bands, body bars, exercise balls, and yoga mats
Students should bring: Towel
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 5?10 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
The instructors at We've Got Class Studios understand that most people aren't going to exercise regularly if they find it to be torturous. With this in mind, they've packed their schedule with classes designed to make fitness as fun as possible. Zumba, hip-hop, and turbo kick join yoga and Pilates in providing something for all ages and abilities. For those who want to get right down to business, strength-building fit camps boost metabolisms with exercises that include weightlifting and space-shuttle towing with resistance training.
Injuries from combat are often more visible than the emotional trauma of war, yet those traumas can be just as deadly. Fortunately, though days may be dark, the compassionate professionals at Hope4Heroes spend their days lighting the beacons that line the path toward mental health. The non-profit organization actively supports military personnel suffering from depression, PTSD, and suicidal thoughts through counseling programs and community outreach. Their most celebrated work comes though their rehabilitative sports programs. The idea behind these programs is simple: the teamwork, camaraderie, and physical activity of sports helps to directly tackle the major symptoms and triggers of depression. In addition to building pride in their on-field performance, players also have the opportunity to play alongside retired MLB and NFL greats during events such baseball tournaments and golf tours. These matches aren't just fun, though; through them, Hope4Heroes also joins forces with local charities to raise funds for wounded vets and their families.
As the head coach at the Brazilian Top Team (BTT) studios in both Boca Raton and Boston, Joao Amaral boasts a resum? that includes training law-enforcement departments and winning in tournaments such as the Brazilian national championships. At the Boca Raton facility, Joao and assistant coach Matt Janzer lead group and private classes that include both gi and no-gi Brazilian jiu-jitsu; the former is a grappling technique that aims to give smaller people the leverage to take down a larger assailant, and the latter is more like traditional wrestling. BTT's muay thai classes, featuring a style of boxing often used in cross-training with jiu-jitsu instruction, can be adapted for those interested in competitive fighting or for those simply looking to get fit or learn self-defense.
Anytime Fitness, which boasts 1,976 clubs in North America, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fit-seekers challenge themselves on Nautilus and Hammer Strength cardio and strength machines and hoist free weights in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they’re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness’ staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms.
Renew Day Spa allows clients to recoup from their hectic schedules and real world demands during spa services that soften skin and groom nails while upholding eco-friendly practices. Massage therapists disentangle muscle knots with massage techniques that can include deep kneading, targeted pressure, or heated river stones. Nail technicians groom fingernails and cuticles and coddle feet using an herbal foot wrap infused with a combination of Epsom salt, peppermint, lavender, and jojoba oil that works to alleviate aches. Meanwhile, facials and body treatments cleanse deep into pores to remove dirt and oil and exfoliate the surface to clear away dead skin cells and cryptic messages written in pen.
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.