Lady of America Women's Fitness Club spreads female-focused wellness across the nation by furnishing each of its franchise locations with equipment and classes designed with women's bodies in mind. Each locale stocks a strength-training area with machines sized specifically for the feminine frame, and ellipticals and stationary bicycles help to chisel gams without transporting users across state borders. Instructors conduct such group classes as kickboxing, belly dancing, and Zumba aboard a floating aerobics floor, whose softened surface diminishes stress on joints. Throughout each facility, personal trainers patrol public zones to acquaint guests with exercise gear or host one-on-one sessions. Depending on the location, clubs might also include complimentary onsite childcare, brow dabbing, and amenities ranging from infrared saunas to manicures.
• For $25, you get a one-month All Y adult membership plus one 30-minute fitness assessment, one 60-minute personal-training session, and three guest passes (a $169 value). • For $39, you get a one-month All Y family membership; one 30-minute fitness assessment and one 60-minute personal-training session per adult (up to two adults); and three guest passes (up to a $291 value).
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Jenny Sanchez believes that yoga really can heal, and she?s pretty persuasive. Originally a personal trainer, Sanchez suffered from bad knees that couldn?t be made right by her standard gym regimen. When a friend recommended hot yoga, she jumped in and unwittingly started the ball rolling for an eventual career change. ?She told me I had to do four classes a week and break my butt every time I went in there for a month. The more you do it, the better it becomes.? And it worked?Sanchez? knees don?t bother her anymore, and on top of that, she found she had gained the upper-body definition she had always wanted, but hadn't achieved in the gym. She was so ?all about? hot yoga that she opened her own studio.
But Sanchez isn?t the only one that has noticed the restorative benefits of hot yoga. ?People who come to yoga want the total mind-body experience. And they work through stuff. You feel like you?re enhancing someone?s life just by giving them space to do this.? During her classes at Bikram Hot Yoga, practitioners endure 105-degree temps as they run through a series of 26 postures, holding them long enough to promote flexibility, strength, and appreciation for the Statue of Liberty?s discipline. And though the routine doesn?t change, the results keeps coming Sanchez says, ?because your body keeps changing, it challenges you every single day.?
After her third child was born, fitness professional Kim Goodman knew she needed a new way to stay fit. She eventually found the inspiration she hoped for right under her nose: her baby. With a little experimenting, she created a workout regimen that allowed her to bond with her baby while burning calories. Many of the exercises are built around simple things most new mothers have on hand, like their own body, stability balls, and, yes, a baby.
And so Mommycise Fitness came to be, with classes designed for expectant mothers and those with children ages 6 weeks to 3 years. Her 60-minute regimen combines fat-burning intervals, strength training, cardiovascular exercise, and stretching. Mothers and children get to enjoy close contact during class while doing mutually safe exercises, designed with the post-natal body in mind. Kim warns moms to dress to exercise?the class summons up a good sweat?and to bring any baby gear they need with them. Mommycise Fitness provides all the other necessary pieces of workout equipment, including yoga mats and light weights.