Family Fitness and FitZone for Women are spread across six locations, but they share a common goal: to help guests find their ideal physique. They accomplish this mission by filling their 15,000- to 25,000-square-foot facilities with ellipticals, arc trainers, and treadmills that engage cardios, cores, and limbs alongside group training classes led by certified personal and group fitness instructors. Visitors can also keep tabs on their progress with the centers’ fitness monitoring program and body mass testing.
Like players on the court, the coaches at T.H.O.S Basketball—which stands for Teaching and Helping Others Succeed—combine their talents to pull together a winning game plan. Coach Hoskins and his staff lead the basketball classes, teaching students techniques he's learned throughout his sports-management career—the same on-court fundamentals and advanced strategies that helped his Central Basketball Club team take home a championship. Coach Kyle takes cheerleading enthusiasts under her wing, leading them through exercises and routines that build self-confidence and character. Inspiration is the domain of Coach Collins, who encourages players to build motivation, practice, and overcome their fear that basketballs are actually enormous spider eggs.
Slim and full of energy, Kathy Bartnick's present-day physique betrays no hint of her lifelong struggle with weight. Five years ago, she shed her excess pounds through exercise and proper nutrition, and today she works to teach others the same determination. She heads up a team of expert coaches, who lead students at all levels of fitness through energetic group workouts. They also give clients meal plans and nutritional tips, teaching them how to whip up a wholesome snack and differentiate between a healthy vegetable and a fire hydrant dressed in a carrot costume. In lively cycling classes, clients peddle away on advanced Star Trac bikes as upbeat music plays and a glimmering light show takes place before their eyes.
At HealthZone Chiropractic, Doctor of Chiropractic Bill Lengkeek takes a holistic approach to wellness, going beyond chiropractic adjustments to address underlying contributors to spinal misalignment and nerve malfunction. As part of this method, Dr. Lengkeek teaches patients exercises to maximize the effects of spinal correction and shares lifestyle and nutritional advice that can help resolve health issues. HealthZone Chiropractic's three licensed massage therapists alleviate musculoskeletal pain with personalized techniques that can help increase circulation, reduce swelling, and aid in recovery.
Novice calorie burners and ripped Michelangelo models alike can take advantage of Anytime Fitness’s one-month membership ($49), which equips bodies with enough treadmills, cycles, elliptical machines, and weights to make them fit enough to run a marathon inside of a swimming pool filled with mud. A personal training orientation familiarizes sheepish biceps with their new, confidence-boosting dumbbell friends. Highlight the results of this fat-frying and muscle-mass-magnifying program with one month of unlimited tanning ($20 value) to paint new, ripply physiques a brilliant shade of bronze. As an added bonus, this Groupon waives the $99 enrollment fee.