The mission to motivate others doesn't stop at Aim High Studio's name. Whether leading sweaty cyclists through a virtual Grand Canyon, stretching limbs in a heated yoga studio, or strengthening hugs with TRX bands, the instructors always strive to help each student meet his or her individual goals. To accomplish this, they maintain small class sizes and offer one-on-one and small-group personal-training sessions. They encourage students to modify their workouts and blend their methods––some classes even combine spinning and yoga. The staff also encourages its guests to meet their fitness goals by assuming a holistic approach via bodywork. Deep-tissue and trigger-point massage therapy joins Thai-yoga bodywork and nutrition counseling on the docket of comprehensive mind and body care.
The popular Anytime Fitness chain, which has hundreds of locations across America, stays open 24 hours per day, seven days per week, to accommodate the hours of its busy clients. The Norristown location of Anytime Fitness is spacious and modern, filled with Hammer Strength and Precor strength-training machines, free weights, and cardio equipment with TVs. To supplement the salvo of workout equipment, Anytime offers fitness classes such as Zumba and yoga. And its cheerful staff of certified personal trainers is on hand to develop wellness programs specifically to clients' individual fitness goals.
Jennifer Anello, BodyRide’s owner, is a certified spin instructor—and while BodyRide is a boutique spinning gym, Jennifer’s love for dance still shines through in her classes. Songs such as Rihanna’s “Phresh Out the Runway” and Skrillex’s “Bangarang” motivate students as they bike. Her workouts also blend pedaling with her signature upper body moves such as lifting weights, pushups, and crunches so that, like dancing, her classes tone the full body.
These BodyRide classes, for which her studio is named, are just one of eight available spinning class styles. Other variations focus on intense calorie burning, or recreate the experience of outdoor biking with simulated hills, roads, and honks from encouraging drivers.
The instructors at Inner Drive Fitness take their cycling seriously. Astride state-of-the-art FreeMotion S11 stationary bicycles, they turn indoor cycling classes into adventures, replicating the rush of real-life races with footage splashed across a large-screen projection system. Their top-of-the-line audio system also keeps students motivated, pumping out techno jams and invigorating bald eagle screeches. The high-octane cycling sessions often blend in aspects of other fitness disciplines, with classes incorporating everything from strength training to yoga moves.
A team of expert trainers designed the fitness programs at Apex Fitness Boot Camp to challenge those who work out regularly as well as less-active participants trying to get back into shape. The intensive indoor and outdoor workouts boost metabolism and tone musculature for slimmer, more chiseled edifices. Each session combines both cardio and strength training, using 30 pieces of functional training equipment such as TRX suspension, workout ropes, sand bags, kettlebells, spin bikes, and agility poles to draw together the primal movement patterns—such as squats, crunches, lunges, and gait-enhancing strides—that hark back to when humans were amoebic ninjas splashing in primordial soup. An ever-changing routine keeps workouts from getting stale, and a recess-inspired game at the end of each session adds a dose of fun to the fitness program.
Campers who attend sessions three to five days a week torch calories, oust body fat, and usher in lean, toned muscle. Expert fitness gurus encourage clients to work at their own pace, allowing even the most out-of-shape or octagon-shaped person to break a sweat without feeling the heat of competition. To stay on track, participants take part in bi-monthly fitness-performance testing and weekly weigh-ins tracked by software that lets them check their progress any time of the day or night.
At Ride Cycling Studio, visitors participate in stationary cycling sessions to hone muscular and cardiovascular strength. Experienced instructors lead spin classes, which provide a non-impact alternative to outdoor cycling that reduces stress on the ankles, hips, and knees.
The team at Solutions Exercise Studio cares about each client and wants to help them get in shape, which they accomplish by offering myriad fitness options to fit each person’s lifestyle and goals. Coaches lead more than 10 types of fitness classes, ranging from Zumba and cycling to kickboxing, Pilates, full-body workouts, and fundamentals classes that focus on form and safety.