Students should bring: bottle of water and towel to wipe sweat!
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Constant variety, functional movement, and high intensity. These are the three pillars of CrossFit, and they form a simple recipe for what?as any longtime CrossFit devotee will tell you?is in fact a very challenging fitness program. But if it weren't challenging, it wouldn't be worth doing, right?
That's the philosophy at CrossFit Exile, where lead trainer Stacy and her team work with students of all fitness levels. As you'll discover on your first visit, the bond between fellow CrossFitters is one of the great appeals of the program, and it helps everyone push harder to demolish their fitness goals. Students typically visit the gym two or three times a week to perform functional exercises that include pushing, pulling, running, jumping, and shouting at inanimate objects. The results can be astounding, and they include a noticeable boost in strength and stamina.
With locations in 24 states, it?s safe to say Fitness 19?s approach to fitness has piqued exercisers? interest. Each gym houses Life Fitness cardio machines and Hammer Strength strength-training equipment, as well as a staff of personal trainers who oversee one-on-one workouts and a group of caretakers and professional ranch hands who wrangle the kids' area. Certain locations also offer group classes such as the senior-oriented Silver Sneakers program.
Art and photography find a home at London Reign. The stunning studio's high ceilings and exposed brick evoke the hip atmosphere of a members-only warehouse, making it a perfect setting for art installations, dance performances, or private events. It also provides an eye-catching backdrop for the company's signature photo shoots, in which sultry poses and delicate lingerie contrast with the industrial environs.
The hours before 5 a.m. are typically reserved for sleeping, but not so at Body Language. At the crack of 4:30, the staff kicks open the doors to the newly renovated gym’s neon-green walls, and exercisers shake off calories on an eclectic array of Life Fitness cardio and strength machines. To get guests started on the right fitness foot, the staff carries out free, personalized fitness assessments for new members. The team of personal trainers, which includes a college basketball and track star who studied exercise science, also lends one-on-one support, rather than the one-on-none support found at most mime gyms. Meanwhile, classes at the group training studio infuse workouts with a sense of community; they range from yoga that incorporates a variety of styles to kickboxing sessions.
Co-Motion has three core values: fun, community, and success. And success, trainers remind us, "isn't a number on the scale." Rather, it's defined by "feeling good in your own skin," a priority that helps inform the fitness studio's programming. Exercisers meet new friends and get their heart rates up with help from Co-Motion's jam-packed schedule, whose classes include Zumba, hip-hop dance, and Yoflo, among others.