Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores with Pilates, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates along to the pulsating soundtracks of Les Mills routines. Many Gold's Gym locations stockpile futuristic amenities, such as cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.
Morning Breeze Yoga Studio welcomes students of all experience levels to enjoy the benefits of yoga. Whether they're looking to get fit, relax, or a little bit of both, the studio's beginner and mixed-level yoga classes are designed to help. Certified yoga instructor Jennifer Lerche leads students through poses that connect breath to movement, in addition to meditations that release tension and help unite body, mind, and spirit. On the more fitness-focused end of the spectrum, she also offers balance ball and core bodywork classes.
The team members at Soldierfit are just like anyone else?dads and moms, sons and daughters, neighbors and friends. Where they set themselves apart, though, is at the gym. At Soldierfit, this tight-knit group carves out a community of likeminded folks who pursue both the physical and intangible benefits of fitness. Confidence, camaraderie, and character are all natural byproducts of Soldierfit classes, which are heavily rooted in intense military-style workouts. During sessions, exercisers must overcome any number of challenges, from drills and calisthenics to body weight exercises and weight training.
Since June 2014, Clayton Arnold and his fellow coaches at Cross Fit Execution?located inside Gold's Gym Eldersburg?have lead exercisers through CrossFit's workout of the day. Daily exercises typically consist of functional movements that incorporate Rogue Fitness kettlebells, pull-up stations, and barbells. As an added bonus, exercisers enjoy full amenities such as showers and saunas. Additional fitness services include personal training and nutrition coaching.
At Shape Up Gettysburg, the determined coaches of CrossFit Gettysburg turn their training skills to more senior clients. Though designed for older bodies, these workouts still focus on intense weightlifting and resistance exercises rooted in the principles of functional movement. Each replicate activities that once required ancient humans to quickly move heavy loads long distances, such as hauling game animals home after a hunt or throwing the washing machine at a burglar. Recognizing that exercise isn't the only component of a healthy lifestyle, staffers also provide nutrition coaching.
At CrossFit Duration, trainers Dave Stair and Robie Leese lead exercisers through intense Workout of the Day sessions, helping clients improve their strength and mobility. Trainers work with clients of all fitness levels, helping exercisers build physical skills and self-discipline to help them stay fit for life.