Members at Curves, a fitness center designed exclusively for women, rotate around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with female bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage participants’ machine maneuvering and muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use your own body weight, fitness level, and aerodynamic water bottle to create resistance that matches abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
Fitness 19's founders launched their first family-oriented gyms in 2003, hoping to splash the exercising experience with local flavor and familiarity. Life Fitness cardio machines—including treadmills and ellipticals—unite with strength-training machines and free weights to help members to build leaner physiques as certified personal trainers patrol the deep-red-carpeted workout area. The expert staff can also guide clients through yoga, martial arts, and weight loss–centric personal-training sessions. Every location also hosts a kids' room, where youngsters can craft macaroni kettlebells under the supervision of a full-time staff member.
A top-notch sports performance facility, Buffalo Niagara Court Center provides athletes and novice sweat producers with a proper locale for participating in heart-pumping activities. Get limbs as loose and limber as a squirrel after a glass of wine by taking advantage of the various facilities, which include six indoor volleyball courts, two foam cheerleading floors, four indoor soccer courts, four indoor basketball courts, and four outdoor sand courts. The 28-foot ceilings are high enough to safely host pickup games played by the cast of Space Jam, and a concession area provides energizing fuel for strenuous trash-talking sessions.
Backed by an extensive list of products and services, Daryll’s Car Audio's technicians augment autos with electronics both entertaining and essential. They install JL Audio bass packages that blast out pounding rhythms and nestle mobile entertainment systems into headrests, dashboards, and overhead compartments. Techs also install remote car starters, keyless entry, and alarm systems to warm, cool, and protect roadsters. While GPS systems guide drivers safely to their destinations, satellite radio plays on portable units or hides covertly behind existing stereos. Techs also soup up auto exteriors, boosting curb appeal with LED lights or animatronic hood ornaments.
In addition to outfitting aquatic adventurers with necessary equipment, Buffalo River Canoe and Kayak Outfitters sends groups of paddlers splashing downstream during guided explorations seven days a week. Headlining an assortment of trips, the Buffalo River Urban Trails tour unveils some of the city's historic waterfront sights, highlighted by industrial-area businesses and grain elevators that stand as towering links to an agrarian past or prophesies to an apocalyptic future where morsels of homogenized chicken byproduct no longer exist. The Outfitters' other point-to-point adventures—ranging from 2.5 to 6 miles apiece—also provide varying launch points, such as Red Jacket River Front Park and Seneca Bluffs.
When Rick Rugg and Bob Schiffhauer founded the first of their gyms in 1980, they chartered their gym around three values: service, cleanliness, and having owners operate their own facilities. True to the founders' original vision, each location's employees strive to keep their cardio and resistance equipment spic and span as they care for facilities. In addition to personal training, instructors lead a schedule of more than 400 group fitness classes?including cycling, Kardio Kick, and Zumba?offered each week across their eight locations. At the clubs, trainers also help guests master CrossFit functional equipment and use TRX suspension training systems to help them connect with their vine-savvy pet orangutans.