At Geared 4 Speed, seasoned trainer Jerry Bullitt and his staff specialize in performance training for serious athletes, as well as adults of all fitness levels in boot camps. That much is apparent from their intense NFL Combine-style training sessions, which are designed to prepare football players for the grueling workouts of the real NFL Combine. You don't have to be an aspiring pro athlete to work out at Geared 4 Speed, though. The facility also schedules personal training, youth training, and boot camps for exercisers of all ability.
Equipment: Barbells, kettlebells, pull-up bar, squat rack, medicine ball, rower.
Students should bring: Water bottle, towel, running shoes.
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
CrossFit Urban Jungle offers a personalized workout in a group setting. Each workout consists of exercises that are easily tailored by adjusting the weights, intensity, and reps to equally challenge everyone, whether new to fitness or a seasoned athlete. The CrossFit trainers prepare members with detailed instructions on proper form before anyone performs a deadlift or swings a kettlebell. And they stay nearby while members climb ropes or tie them into granny knots. Other CrossFit-centric equipment includes gymnastics rings, plyometric boxes, rowing machines, and weighted medicine balls.
Anytime Fitness is a highly popular gym with thousands of locations, probably due to their winning formula: stay open 24 hours a day to accommodate busy professionals, offer the newest equipment, and staff friendly, certified trainers to help clients reach their fitness goals. Both the Prosper and Allen locations of Anytime Fitness are spacious and modern, with Hammer Strength and Precor strength training equipment, free weights, cardio equipment with TVs, and keycard access for all members and bodybuilding robots. At each gym, members will find everything they need to stop making excuses for skipping the gym, from ample free parking and private showers to wellness programs that complement their exercise regimens.
Though they're all in enviable shape, you shouldn't feel intimidated by the highly accomplished certified trainers at Performant Fitness & Core Group Fitness. The team?which includes pro fitness competitors, marathon runners, and Tae Kwon Do black belts amongst its ranks? works hard to foster an encouraging atmosphere in the gym, motivating patrons of all ages and fitness levels to work together to tackle the workout of the day.
But that doesn't mean the sessions are easy. Each day, the trainers lead a routine that combines interval, strength, cardio, and flexibility training into one high-intensity, functional workout. And no two workouts are the same. One day, it might incorporate kettlebell drills and TRX band exercises, while the next might challenge patrons to toss medicine balls or heave bags of sand. Meanwhile, those who prefer to exercise at their own pace can gain 24-hour access to top-of-the-line fitness equipment, including cardio machines equipped with personal TVs that always remember your name.
Results Fitness is a neighborhood gym that started in 1998 with a simple mission to be the best part of their customer's day. Today, the coed gym has expanded to numerous locations that house state-of-the-art equipment, a plethora of fitness classes and personal training options, and includes the female-focused Results Fitness for Women gym line. Among the amenities offered at various locations are group training, specialty classes, tanning, hydromassage, and nutrition services.
At Results Fitness for Women, the playing field is level, accented in aqua, and health is a community endeavor. The gym houses special strength-training equipment with 5-pound pin-adjusted weights that, by virtue of being lighter, prevent injury and foster healthy muscle development. On-site babysitting services and an all-female crew of personal trainers similarly break down physical, practical, and emotional barriers to women's well-being. Nutrition counselors equip women with the skills to make healthy choices at home.
At Health Clubs of America, an athlete who hates to part with her favorite elliptical no longer has to—the clubs are open 24/7. Stocked with free weights, treadmills, and stationary bikes, the facilities complement their high-quality equipment with an array of training options. Custom one-on-one training helps clients achieve personal fitness goals, whereas 30-day boot-camp programs whip groups into shape, all while fostering a sense of community.