Victory Lady Fitness Centers’ three locations offer supportive environments for women to get fit. Clients can individually pursue their weight-loss goals by working with free weights or swimming laps in the pool, or they can attend calorie-stomping group classes such as Zumba, belly dancing, kickboxing, kettlebell, and yoga. Personal trainers provide added boosts of motivation and accountability, helping each woman achieve her specific goal, be it dropping a dress size, preparing for a marathon, or becoming the first person to in the world to balance on one foot. Other gym perks include an outdoor boot camp, a running club, and meal-planning services.
Each of Snap Fitness Cincinnati’s three 24-hour fitness studios hosts an endless array of strength and cardio equipment, ensuring their members never have to wait in line to get on the machines they want. The friendly and knowledgeable training staff performs individual fitness assessments for their clients and makes recommendations on the exercises that can efficiently lead them to their goals. Beyond the gym, guests receive access to a members-only website chock-full of online workouts and suggested meal plans. To help keep clients accountable, staffers make frequent check-in calls, give out prizes for regular visits, and hold favorite sweatbands hostage.
Cincinnati Yoga Teachers Association member Lynne Carroll helps students of all fitness levels to bend, stretch, and tone their bodies during in-depth yoga classes. Frequent Hatha yoga classes focus on basic poses, deep stretching, and concentrated breathing, allowing students to quiet their minds and meditate on zen grocery lists. Moms-to-be can practice soothing movements with their belly boarders during prenatal yoga, and seniors can head to the Colerain Township Senior Center to limber up their limbs with gentle poses on Monday evenings and Thursday mornings.
The mood and pacing is constantly shifting at Yoga ah, as students of all ages lay out their mats for their class and prepare to harmonize body and mind. The students start young here, beginning, even in utero with prenatal classes. Adult classes follow an Ashtanga and Vinyasa flow, led by instructors who guide students through challenging poses. Intense moments occur during Rocket yoga—Ashtanga yoga classes, with a Pilates twist that aim to get students into inversions, arm balances, and outer space.
Bally enshrines exercise classes, calorie-burning equipment, and a fitness-focused staff within its sanctuaries of health. A 30-day membership includes access to a spread of group exercise classes, including Pilates, Reaction Cycling, and Step Fitness (class offerings vary by location). For self-guided worker-outers, cardio equipment such as treadmills, elliptical machines, cross-trainers, and stair climbers torch calories while entertaining the brain with video entertainment and integrated music systems that occasionally whisper quotes from Charles Atlas. Bally also boasts an array of strength machines, free weights, and small-apparatus equipment, and grants gym-goers access to on-site locker rooms, showers, and, at some locations, a pool and steam room. Visit each location's webpage for a list of specific amenities and the lineup of classes.
The intensively trained instructors at PoleKittens Fitness tighten bodies with seductive routines performed on the pole, chair, and floor. During 90-minute Intro to Pole workshops, students learn fundamental techniques stemming from PoleKitten’s palate of courses, including spins, filler and flow movements, and conditioning exercises. The 90-minute Three-Button Strip Tease workshop guides swishing hips through a choreographed lap-dance number that can easily be customized to favorite songs or husky recitations of tax forms. A weekly schedule of drop-in classes allows students to tackle the 42 spins and 180 dance moves comprising the 60-minute PoleFit curriculum or don their sexiest heels for Cardio Pole and Bubble Wrap Popping 101. With an emphasis on qualified coaching, each PoleKittens Fitness instructor undergoes an intensive AlphaKitten program including 12 months of supervised training before imparting their wisdom with students.