Southtowns's mix of cardio equipment, weight machines, and 15 fitness classes add spice to dragging workouts to maximize overall health while minimizing waistlines. A full roster of classes such as Zumba, Tai Chi, yoga, Spinning, and boot camp promotes toned physiques in fun, encouraging sessions, and activates all muscle systems, like a slap fight with a squid. The gym's Body Sculpting class, for example, attacks lethargy by challenging participants with free weights, resistant bands, and core-buttressing Pilates. After a heart-pumping session on the gym's cardio machines, exercisers can refuel with a beverage at the juice bar. Nutritional guidance and an accountability club help arm guests against fitness slumps, encouraging patrons to stick with health regimens when schedules get busy. The gym also accommodates parents with free daycare by reservation during peak hours, and towel service in the facility's locker rooms prevents clients from having to work out in a linen closet. Check the fitness center's schedule for full class details.
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.
The trainers at TREO Sports & Fitness work with seasoned athletes as well as clients of all fitness levels to help them achieve their fitness goals, from improving their game to staying in shape. Athletes looking to improve their performance in specific sports get a customizable fitness plan that takes into account fitness level as determined through regular testing and assessment, as well as physiological strengths and weaknesses. In addition to forming training around athletes’ goals, the trainers also consider their schedules, accommodating competitions and mental and physical fatigue from events. Sports performance training is available for athletes aged 10 and older, as are movement-efficiency assessments to make sure they aren’t overexerting themselves while running through late-for-class anxiety dreams.
In addition to sport-specific programs, the trainers also lead classes for general fitness, such as boot camps and fitness training, using the facility’s sweeping outdoor fields and weight room.
The instructors at Evolation Yoga help their students achieve greater health and centeredness with a unique blend of hot yoga and meditation. Rather than subscribing entirely to the tenets of Bikram yoga, they incorporate other yogic styles for a more fluid approach that’s accessible to all students. To achieve the best results, they lead classes in studios heated to keep the mug of tea balanced on each student’s head piping hot. They also organize regular workshops and events at each of the studio's eight locations throughout the United States, Costa Rica, Colombia, and Australia.
The Pilates Loft's owner, Beth Elkins, is not only a Core Dynamics–certified instructor, but also the creator of her own version of Pilates dubbed the Elkins Method Pilates technique. Between the exposed brick walls of her boutique studio, Beth and her two instructors teach her core-strengthening method to students of all levels during mat and tower equipment classes. By keeping each class in a private, two-person, or small group format, instructors can give one-on-one attention to each student to ensure every stomach curl, leg lift, and arm detachment exercise is performed safely.
Gold's Gym features a wide array of next-generation fitness equipment, a results-oriented focus, and clean facilities. Exercisers can take part in a solo shape-up on a TV-equipped cardio machine, pump up in a controlled manner on strength-training machines, or stick to lifting huge, heavy pieces of metal and commercial chest freezers. Both the Williamsville and Lancaster locations also host a full schedule of fitness classes to infuse workouts with the inspiring camaraderie that attends physically exhausting oneself alongside other likeminded participants. Silver Sneakers sessions gently improve baby boomers’ endurance and range of motion, and spin class intensely challenges legs as they pedal over hills and through sprints while answering a rapid-fire series of Daily Double Jeopardy! questions about cycling history. Instructors also helm such classic group fitness styles as Zumba, yoga, Pilates, and Body Pump, which arms participants with barbells to perform a lifting routine that targets all of the body’s major muscle groups.
Licensed massage therapist and registered yoga teacher Quinn Caya has dedicated his life to sharing his extensive awareness of the dynamic relationship between structure and energy through the practice of yoga, massage, ping pong, and Reiki therapy. The Swedish is the most popular way to improve circulation and erase tension, and the shiatsu is a needle-less way to reap the benefits of Chinese acupuncture by awakening the body's energy meridians. If you’ve been pounding the pavement in preparation for a marathon or enduring rigorous training, recharge with the sports massage, designed to enhance endurance and reduce recovery time. Quinn's widespread knowledge of the human body is projected through his hands during a specialized Reiki therapy session, a form of palm therapy and touch delivered electro-magnetic treatment that transfers healing energy into the patient, and has been known to disorient migrating birds.