Woodstock Fitness & Racquet Club serves as the area's only squash club, featuring two international squash courts. However, the 15,000-square-foot space offers much more than just racket sports. In addition to myriad weight-training and cardio equipment?the center offers group-exercise classes, including Body Blast,?Psycho Cycle, kettlebell, yoga, and Zumba. Those who prefer individual attention can work with a staff member during person-training sessions. After workouts, members can stop by the onsite pro shop for squash gear or sports supplements.
Whether taking advantage of weight equipment or sweating up a storm in a group fitness class, Woodstock Health & Fitness equips its members with all the tools they need to get in great shape. With direction from a team of personal trainers, exercise newcomers caneven
get a handle on an effective workout routine during one-on-one sessions. Gym memberships include full access to the facilities, as well as group cardio bootcamp, Pilates classes, and the right to walk around flexing your arms at strangers.
Embodied Energy's spacious, sunlit studio brims with professional fitness equipment?free weights, kettlebells, and aerobic steps share floor space with adjustable cable systems and Olympic squat racks?but their most valuable asset is their training team. That's because Embodied Energy is not a gym, but a personal-training studio designed to grant clients with holistic fitness routines that are personalized to them, from the individual workouts right down to the music they play during sessions. They extend this individualized approach to their group-training classes, which limit their size to no more than ten students in order to ensure personalized attention from the instructor. From classes in mixed martial arts and boot camp to Tabata intervals and strength-and-conditioning routines, this extra attention ensures that participants get the most from their workouts by using good technique, exerting enough energy, and keeping anti-gravity shoes in the "off" position. Once workouts are complete, clients retire to upscale locker rooms replete with hair dryers, organic soaps, and towel service.
At its 10 locations throughout Canada, The Athletic Club provides access to exercise machines and fitness classes, but that’s only part of the story. Club staffers also follow an overarching mission to making discovering a healthy lifestyle fun rather than onerous. While exploring the multilevel fitness arenas, members and guests may catch encouraging shouts from personal trainers or a medley of splashing and laughter from children taking swimming lessons from professional instructors. They can also investigate the benefits of yoga or spinning during group classes or one-on-one instruction. Cardio machines boost heart rates and bolster endurance, while flat-panel televisions attached to each machine keep members entertained. In addition to building new bodily abilities, members also keep their minds sharp with services such as nutrition counselling or wellness classes held on the astral plane.
As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby by trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
On a sprung dance floor, Joanne O'Grady leads groups through a series of Zumba dance moves set to upbeat Latin, international, and pop music. Zumba Toning classes add "toning sticks" or hand weights to the mix, helping students burn extra calories and tone their whole body. The high-octane workouts can burn up to 800 calories per hour, and aim to help students have fun while getting a full-body workout.