To help women achieve their fitness goals, the certified personal trainers at Get In Shape For Women focus on four areas: weight training, cardio training, nutrition, and accountability. In small group sessions, trainers modify exercises to suit up to four ladies' fitness levels, beginning by calibrating 30 minutes of strength-training drills—such as free weights, lunges, and squats—to each student's abilities. Then comes 25 minutes of cardio: the trainers might start novice exercisers with a walk on the treadmill or light elliptical training, and challenge more advanced exercisers to high-intensity interval-training sessions for enhanced results.
The trainers supplement the group workouts with nutritional planning centered around the concept of eating six small, balanced meals six days a week. They set aside the seventh day for a bit of indulgence, be it eating a favorite sweet or lusting openly after bacon. To track ladies' progress toward reaching their goals, the trainers measure their weight weekly and body-fat percentage monthly.
At Energy Fitness & Performance Center, members can decide what workout suits them best. That's because the sprawling facility allows them to exercise on their own, in a group, or one-on-one with a personal trainer. They can create a personalized workout with treadmills, ellipticals, and free weights in the sun-soaked gym. Or, they can head to the studio for fitness classes such as spinning, Zumba, and boot camp. They can also get pointers on bench-pressing and building muscles during personal training sessions. These sessions are designed to help members reach individual goals such as completing a marathon or having a town in Greece unveil you as a Zeus statue.
There's no secret to Bronxville Training by Design's personalized approach to fitness. The company's trainers simply find exercises proven to tone and shape the body, and then apply these exercises to individual workout plans. It may not sound all that groundbreaking, but these trainers have drawn on their collective experience to create workouts that are as interesting as they are intense. In personal-training or small-group sessions, they may start out with kettlebell lifts that strengthen the core and build endurance. These lifts often serve as a prelude to heart-pumping kickboxing workouts and TRX suspension training that uses body weight as resistance. Clients can also supplement their strength training through yoga classes, designed to better mind-body connections and increase flexibility.
The staff at I Train With Juan follows the You Can and Will Be Fit method, which outlines the most important elements of starting an exercise regimen—and sticking to it. Inside the facility, this method manifests in the form of one-on-one training sessions and group classes, including Zumba, boxing, and Muscle Hustle, a class that focuses especially on weight training. Conveniently, I Train with Juan makes it easy to sign up for and learn more about its classes through a phone app available in the App Store and on Google Play.
At Xtreme Fitness, an expansive 30,000-square-foot, three-floor space welcomes visitors to build their bodies with an arsenal of exercise bikes, free weights, weight machines, and fight-training equipment. A fleet of flatscreen TVs, a supplement bar, and a relaxing sauna eases hardworking muscles and minds, and a staff of eminently certified trainers helps clients achieve and exceed fitness goals with personal training and boot-camp and spin classes.