In complete unison, a pack of cyclists cuts through a turn, strains to the top of a hill, and glides down the other side victoriously. And yet these cyclists aren't navigating some mountain road—they're inside the studio at reCycle Wellness. Thanks to its fleet of stationary RealRyder cycles, which mimic the movements of real bicycles, the spin studio is able to guide its clients through pulse-pounding upper- and lower-body workouts. reCycle's certified instructors helm eight different cycling workouts that are largely differentiated by variations in the simulated terrains and levels of resistance.
The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.
Though its name may conjure fantasies about sprinting down crowded streets or bench-pressing buses stalled in traffic, Urban Active Fitness grants its members abundant space in which to spread out and follow their workout proclivities. At dozens of locations across the Midwest and South, members can sculpt their bodies in whichever manner they choose—from personal training with resistance machines and free weights to group classes in cycling, Zumba, and Pilates. A number of group classes draw on the gym’s urban theme for inspiration. Urban Iron, for example, focuses on building muscles that resemble the cast-iron beams of skyscrapers, and Urban Yoga closely imitates the poses necessary to squeeze onto a subway train at rush hour.
At 25,000 square-feet, Wyandotte Athletic Club provides members with plenty of facilities for getting in shape. They can swim laps in the indoor or outdoor pools, sign up for one-on-one training sessions with certified personal trainers, or attend group fitness classes such as yoga and aqua aerobics. Those who prefer to sweat alone will appreciate the vast selection of fitness equipment that's scattered throughout the facility. On top of everything, Wyandotte Athletic Club features amenities like childcare, massage therapy, and dry saunas, the most ideal spots to heat up your post-workout meal.
Spinning guru Amanda Kranyik has a Mad Dogg Spinning certification, and personal trainers Brittney Schaefer and Martha Snee both hold degrees in exercise science. These are just a few of the experts who encapsulate the extensive Capital Fitness trainer pool. Aiding them in their muscles-tuning mission is Capital's 23,000-square-foot facility, which is open 24 hours a day. It's complete with saunas, tanning, free weights, and more than 65 cardio machines.