Yoga Alliance–registered instructor Erin Moss designs her classes to cater to specific clientele. In doing so, she has helped musicians and fiber artists—such as knitters and clothing designers—ease tension and enhance their work with poses that can alleviate pains caused by poor posture and repetitive movements. In her beginners’ and stress-relief sessions, Erin emphasizes the meditative side of yoga and helps students assume slow, gentle postures.
What began in 1975 as one inner-city gym in Highland Park, Michigan, has since evolved into a global health-club organization with locations in 17 different countries. Powerhouse Gym equips weightlifters and cardio bunnies alike with all they’ll ever need to keep—or create—a tight and toned physique. The gym offers equipment outfitted with personal TVs as well as a cast of certified and knowledgeable personal trainers. Depending on location, members will also have access to group fitness classes, such as yoga, Zumba, and Les Mills BodyPump, as well as 24-7 turnkey access to the facility.
An intense dedication to health, fitness, and helping others. That's what the trainers at Mighty Warrior Crossfit all have in common. They put that commitment to work using CrossFit's system of constantly varied functional-movement exercises. To ensure everyone stays motivated, they change routines every day and fill classes with upbeat attitudes and assistance every step of the way. They also want to make sure all their students can participate, so they scale daily workouts to individual abilities Workouts are so tailored, in fact, that students in the same class may be performing completely different exercises. It's that kind of personal attention that lets everyone know they can and will reach their goals if they stick with it.
Certified personal trainer Donna Burick champions the rule of threes at 3DFitness. She strives to instill a trio of key emotional components—desire, discipline, and dedication—with a three-pronged approach to wellness, encompassing cardio drills, resistance work, and nutritional guidance. Drawing from more than 20 years of instructing experience, she tutors a range of students, from children to pageant contestants, with her program. She combines a medley of workouts to achieve the ideal balance, including kickboxing, Pilates, yoga, and sports-conditioning routines. In addition to prioritizing workout routines, she and her staff view dietary health as an integral part of any wellness journey. They furnish their routines with tips for speeding metabolism, such as eating six small meals a day and eating fewer butter sculptures. Whether they are structuring a new regimen for a private meeting or guiding groups through boot-camp classes, Donna and her staff instill a sense of accountability via close relationships with their guests.
The trainers at Legendary Gym think of enhancing fitness in the same terms as traveling to a point on a map. With their expertise, they dispense the right directions to navigate their clients toward individual goals in a positive, support-focused environment. The gym is equipped with several free weights and benches, as well as a punching bag for boxing drills. Guests incorporate these into their routines during one-on-one sessions and small-group classes. And the trainers encourages visitors to bring their own iPod or CDs, instead of singing their hip-hop adaptation of H.M.S. Pinafore.
Elements of Exercise eschews the dreary, solitary workout routines for high-energy, group workouts. Their classes run the gamut from cardio kickboxing to kettle bell, zumba, and boot camp classes. Personal trainers help clients craft customized fitness regimens, helping them tackle fitness goals such as weight loss, improved flexibility, or turning their forearms into a living homage to Popeye.