Cyclone Cycling Studio's lively instructors cultivate an energetic club atmosphere filled with thumping beats and pumping legs. Encouraging calls combine with up-tempo musical compilations to keep pedals turning, calories burning, and students from taking wrong turns. Classes are available in a series format for regimented progress or as individual sessions for à la carte exercise. Online scheduling means registration is always just a stationary bike ride away.
Koko FitClub?s automated personal-training system rockets both men and women toward fitness goals with 30-minute custom workouts that incorporate cardio and strength training. An initial consultation determines fitness levels and baseline measurements, which Koko?s computerized equipment uses to design a tailored workout plan that precisely measures the weight, pace, and rest time appropriate for each exerciser.
The Koko machines guide exercisers through each workout and adapt as the user?s fitness needs change in order to constantly challenge the body. Designed by professional trainers, workouts maximize the body?s lean-muscle mass, which can boost metabolism and help fight off disease by challenging viruses to kickboxing matches. Exercisers can track their shrinking waistlines and swelling muscles online by analyzing workout scores and comparing individual fitness levels to the Koko FitClub community.
At many gyms, personal trainers are big and rippling with muscles, barking commands to get clients moving. At Koko FitClub, the personal trainers are small enough to fit in your pocket. Koko FitClub creates a completely personalized workout program for each client controlled by a USB key. After compiling information about clients' overall health and fitness goals during their first visit, the Koko key develops a fitness plan that incorporates both strength exercises on the club's circuit-training equipment and aerobic training on treadmills and ellipticals. After plugging their key into Koko FitClub's cardio and circuit-training machines, clients just have to follow instructions. The machines set up new exercises and adjust resistances over time to steadily increase all-around fitness with each visit.
Blinking panels glow on the rank of file of cardio machines that stand like a robot army, ready to reshape humanity. Life Clubs' vast and luxurious facilities house fitness amenities such as a full-sized Pilates room with reformer machines, as well as hygienic touches such as hands-free water fountains that only respond to screaming. Light wooden lockers line the tile walls of changing rooms, which cushion feet with soft carpeting. Directly adjacent lay steam rooms that banish toxins from bodies with waves of heat.
While adults work out on the basketball court or in a group exercise class, children keep active in a kids' area with climbable indoor playsets. Once they sweat out the bad, guests restore themselves with good smoothies at a juice bar and paninis and salads at the Life Cafe.
New York Sports Clubs, part of Town Sports International's network of fitness loci, opens up a number of equipment-stocked facilities across New York to exercisers. Strength-training gear, such as circuit machines, free weights, and medicine balls, molds muscles into chiseled depictions of physical might. Sessions on cardio machines, ranging from treadmills and ellipticals to upright and recumbent stationary bicycles, inspire burnt calories to pack up and move to cooler climates. Each club offers a schedule of group classes that draws from more than 100 fitness styles, including Pilates, yoga, and boxing, ensuring that no member has to jazzercise without a spotter. Each location rewards exercisers for sweating in its vicinity with special features such as babysitting, saunas, and steam rooms.
Fighters need to be in peak physical condition, a place that's hard to reach by honing your skills on your own. The dedicated instructors at Crom Martial Training turn to a range of martial-arts styles to build strength and agility while also imparting confidence and self-discipline. Available disciplines include Muay Thai, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, kickboxing, and more.
And like all gyms that offer CrossFit, CROM Martial Training houses a new CrossFit workout program every day, preventing muscles from adapting to exercises and, consequently, burning fewer calories. Trainers combine lifting, cardiovascular endurance training, plyometric exercises, and even gymnastics, challenging the body to move in every way except towards the nearest nacho buffet.