• 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).
Lady of America fitness clubs are designed specifically for women. Along with standard full-service gym amenities such as cardio and strength-training equipment and large aerobics rooms, clients work out in an extremely clean, relaxed, no-pressure environment. The machines are sized for women, and the energetic group classes led by experienced instructors include Zumba, boot camp, kickboxing, belly-dancing, and Pilates.
Joseph Pilates invented his signature exercises to help wounded soldiers recover from trauma sustained in battle. The form also proved adept in handling many of the stresses and injuries faced in modern American life. The instructors at Pilates of Weston take Mr. Pilates’s classical approach to fitness, making the entire body healthier by strengthening the core first. They use reformer machines––a name coined by Joseph Pilates––to provide extra resistance during the exercises, thus training the body more quickly. They use a suite of 500 different exercises to help their students flatten and tone midsections, improve posture, and prevent future injury.
The "BB3" in BB3 Training Center stands for Billy Beck III, the fitness studio's decorated owner. Billy has a master's degree in exercise physiology, a handful of personal-training awards, and an eye for bringing aboard talented personal trainers. His and his staff's mission is to motivate and teach exercisers during personal-training sessions and group fitness classes. Bolstering the workouts are personalized programs, a slate of fitness assessments, and nutrition counseling.
Studio director Alina Primelles began practicing yoga at the age of 15 and dedicated herself to her practice, honing her technique and learning to teach classes herself. Now joined by a staff of instructors, Alina leads students of varying skill levels, abilities, and interests through an eclectic schedule of sessions that, like a treadmill-powered Jeopardy board, exercises minds and bodies. The versatile practice space accommodates a variety of yoga styles, including hot yoga, which takes advantage of magma-filled heating ducts to raise the studio space up to a sweat-inducing 100 degrees. Blue Sol Yoga's mirror-lined practice room also hosts occasional workshops, special events, and chakra cotillions in order to broaden students' yogic horizons.
When pro fighters hang up their gloves, they come to work at RingFit. The instructors—all former professional fighters—lead students through RingFit’s signature workout, which simulates the experience of getting in shape to train for a fight. Focusing on strength, power, speed, stamina, flexibility, and coordination, the workouts mix weightlifting, pushing, pulling, jumping, and slamming with kicking and punching on a heavy bag. Each workout lasts for a specified number of rounds, just like a real fight against an opponent.