Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable members to work on their physical well-being with a cornucopia of fitness equipment. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength and cardio equipment, which features built-in TVs and other media diversions. For those who exercise during conventional hours, Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere welcomes patrons of all ability levels, unlike schoolyard dodge-ball squads. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling. For a dose of custom advice, patrons can seek out a personal-training session with a certified coach, who helps them assess and address their fitness goals. Clients reap the benefit of individual attention as a personal trainer helps them tackle weight loss, prepare for an arm-wrestling competition, or unveil the mysteries of arcane cable-weight machines.
Dedicated to improving clients' mental and physical wellness, Form Body Lab offers soothing RMT massage and physiotherapy, as well as varied Pilates and yoga classes. The staff helps guests personalize their own fitness regimens, striving toward individual goals. The studio sports a mat room for Pilates and yoga classes, an apparatus studio for reformer Pilates and treatment rooms.
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.
As a professional bodybuilders, Gary and Christine Horton knew exactly what they wanted in a gym. But they couldn't find one that matched their needs, so they started their own?Horton Premier Fitness. The Horton's keep the gym open 24-hours a day, though only members have fingerprint keys to unlock the doors after regular hours. During the day, they patrol the floor with other personal trainers, creating unique workouts to help members reach their goals or reciting limericks that explain the equipment works. And the equipment is worth trying, as Gary and Christine handpicked every machine on the floor for its quality and multi-functionality.
Average Class Length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 5?10 people
Class Location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration Required: Yes
Good for Beginners: Yes
Guests Allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Yoga itself is about mind-body balance, but the class instructors at Templed Mind Studio?take things further. In addition to several varieties of yoga that range from gentle to intense, they teach holistic-minded sessions on meditation, qi gong, food education, and arts ranging from photography to creative writing. It's all in the service of forging a deeper connection with oneself and one's community.
Templed Mind Studio's space is itself a work of art. A chef-quality kitchen sits in one corner of the big, sunlit room, while exposed brick, light woodwork, and big paintings of organic forms make for a soothing yet vibrant environment for self-discovery.