Not everyone who walks into a gym has the same fitness goal. Some might desire a total-body transformation, while others might just be looking to break out of a workout rut with a new class. Tropical Fitness understands this, and thus caters to both ends of the exercise spectrum. The center's weight-loss program includes a trainer and a nutritionist, ideal for members who are trying to lose major pounds. Members also gain access to top-of-the-line fitness equipment and group classes ranging from cycling to yoga.
Sportime runs more than 150 tennis courts in the New York area, and it's not unusual to spot John McEnroe at one of them. The famous tennis player helms an eponymous tennis academy at three Sportime locations, whose young participants perfect their serves, master new techniques, and get pro tips from the legend himself.
McEnroe's academy is just one of Sportime's many offerings, however. Along with tennis lessons for adults, most complexes boast multi-sport courts for games such as basketball, volleyball, and Lean On The Net WIthout Falling. Inside group exercise studios, patrons can chisel their stomachs during "Ab-solution" classes, or dance off calories with festive Zumba routines. Most locations host multi-sport summer camps for kids, too, keeping youngsters active and teaching them to work as part of a team.
Ellen's Fitness Studio's eponymous guru designs her programs on the principles of the Complete Feel Good System, which focuses on seven healthy elements, including results-driven classes, nutritional knowledge, and high-level support. Cyclers can burn off calories in a rousing group atmosphere to pulse-thumping sounds of synchronized pedaling during spin sessions, and seasoned cardio-kickboxing instructors challenge pupils to tone muscles and hone self-defense skills for fighting aggressive honeybees. Other regularly scheduled classes include mat Pilates and Latin dance-inspired Zumba, as well as tower and reformer Pilates classes for those opting for the one-month membership. Ellen's expert muscle mavens also drop nutritious knowledge bombs about proper dieting and simple healthy lifestyle tips to aid fitness fanatics in reclaiming control of their bodies from harmful habits and alien pod people.
Personal Training Institute built its approach to fitness upon 30 years of medical and scientific research. Designed by exercise physiologists and nutrition experts, the programs, done through one on one and group boot camp, aim to produce maximum results for each individual?s body type and lifestyle. The staff supplements all of its training with nutritional guidance, further helping clients reach their personal goals?whether they be weight loss, increased strength, or simply improving overall health and stamina.
Gathering active cyclists and dancers into the same space sounds like a recipe for collision, but the trainers at Core Fitness Studios have never witnessed an accident. That's because their bikes are stationary, though their Power Spin classes do capture the rigors of riding over hills, sprinting through straightaways, and jumping over canyons through varying resistance and pacing. The instructors also host TRX Fusion sessions, which pit students against their own body weight. During these courses, guests grip or dangle from suspension straps as they segue through resistance exercises at their chosen pace.
Certified instructors lead all of these classes in a supportive environment. Their studio seeks to preserve the small, personalized vibe of a boutique gym, and private training complements the group curriculum. Loucas Lianos, who has lent his expertise to the third-season winner of the Biggest Loser, oversees the staff alongside co-owner Audra, ensuring that exercisers receive custom lessons to suit their age and experience level.
At iSpin Studio, participants burn fat and tone leg and lower-body muscles as they pedal on StarTrac Blade bikes, their workouts accented with high-quality sound. Participants saddle up on exercise bikes and ride in comfort with free water on their first visit, complimentary shoe rental and towel service, and a free imaginary ride home from their destination.