In their no-nonsense gym, certified CrossFit trainers Dan Moss and Darin Moon lead intense, fat-blasting workouts that focus on functional movements and varied exercises. It's a method that works every muscle group, sheds weight, and inclusive, scaling up or down to all fitness levels and body types. During one-hour sessions, Dan and Darin motivate fitness enthusiasts to shimmy up ropes, heave heavy barbells, and hop on and off plyometric boxes in preparation for visits to Q*bert's home. Their schedule accommodates students Monday through Saturday, with each membership package including unlimited workout sessions and one-on-on attention.
Though Bang Fitness Project stands by traditional gym staples—a welcoming setting, programs suitable for families or singles, and affable trainers—it also embraces high-tech advancements. With DotFit Nutrition, guests plan their meals by accessing a gigantic database of food statistics and advice from NASM professionals. The gym's Visual Fitness Planner pulls 3-D images from potential futures, showing users how an exercise or diet regimen could affect their physiques and ability to make carry-on luggage fit. Visitors armed with this knowledge can then jog aboard television-facing treadmills, heft free weights, and test their muscles on strength machinery from Precor and Life Fitness.
Owner-instructor Devon Pearson is certified in reformer, chair, and mat Pilates through The Physical Mind Institute and continues to attend classes in an effort to grow professionally. Using this expertise she– along with fellow instructor Rachel Middleton–aims to help clients tone their cores, improve their flexibility, and feel healthy.
It’s hard to imagine a trainer more dedicated to fitness than Josh Kuklak, the owner of Survival Fitness Gym. An ACE-certified personal trainer, Josh holds state records in powerlifting on the bench-press and deadlift platforms, and has also competed in hockey, tennis, karate, and weight training. Along with Diana Fisbeck, also an ACE-certified trainer, he leads boot camp-style workouts that call upon muscle confusion—through constantly varied routines—to promote building strength and melting fat.
Their boot camps fuse cardio, resistance training, and plyometrics into workouts that change every day to prevent workout burnout. Leaving treadmills and weight machines behind, the sessions incorporate a slew of nontraditional fitness equipment. Students might flip oversize tires and hang from gymnastics rings one day, and then heave sledgehammers and box heavy bags until they cry uncle the next. Their basic-training class focuses on core work and endurance, and strength training blends elements of powerlifting, bodybuilding, and functional training to pack on muscle and annihilate fat. The fitness duo also leads personal-training sessions, motivating clients to reach their goals and harmonizing with them during workout songs.
The certified instructors at Revel Fitness love teaching Zumba classes. They love it so much, in fact, that Revel Fitness is a nearly all-Zumba studio, offering easy-to-learn dance steps and exciting Latin rhythms in classes such as Zumba Toning, Hips and Abs, and Zumba Gold. Come in to burn calories and gain strength while dancing away a workout, and socialize with other students in these laid-back fitness sessions.
SpinCycle's intense cardio workouts will keep your legs driving, your heart pumping, and your upper body and core engaged. But it's the studio's instructors that'll keep you coming back for more. On SpinCycle's website, each instructor posts a motivational saying. From Debbie's encouraging words, "Once you get on a bike, no matter how slow you go, you are still ahead of everyone on the couch," to Andi's advice to "Leave it all on the bike," instructors bring their positivity and encouragement to each 45- to 60-minute session. Students can choose from intense SpinCycle Express classes that offer a sweat-inducing workout in just 45 minutes or all-levels SpinCycle 1 and 2 classes. The studio also offers SpinCycle Meditation, a candlelit mind-body spirit class that takes you through a guided journey of imagery meditation set to the backdrop of mystical music.
Kristen Abbott and her troupe of passionate instructors motivate guests through TRX Suspension classes—a rigorous total-body toning system designed by a Navy SEAL—and equipment-based Pilates classes. Featuring a brand new, larger studio location in Fishers, the team is dedicated to making it as successful as their Carmel studio—which earned the CityVoter award for Best Pilates Studio from 2008 to 2013. Both locations host small group classes, leading students through moves that challenge them to use their body weight as resistance in functional exercises. With continued practice, students can evenly tone and develop muscle groups across the entire body, with an emphasis on the posture-supporting core muscles.