At The Ballet Physique Fitness Studio, they believe that you don't have to be a dancer to look like one. Their fresh approach to barre fitness is a total body workout accessible to students of all fitness levels. Each class combines strength training, cardio, Pilates, and classical ballet techniques such as ripping a tutu in half with your bare hands. Seasoned instructors enhance the workout experience with individualized attention and innovative choreography to sculpt and tone the entire body.
CrossFit carries a well-earned reputation for being a tough workout, but it's actually intended for casual fitness enthusiasts as well as competitive athletes. The CrossFit regimen uses functional exercises such as sprints and lifts to create a balanced approach to fitness?one that can be scaled to different abilities. This versatility means that everyone who tries CrossFit can safely challenge themselves without pushing beyond their limits.
To ensure that everyone is indeed practicing safe form and getting the most out of their workout, Highlands Ranch CrossFit's instructors keep their classes relatively small. This allows them to provide more personalized feedback and encouragement while students lift free weights, swing kettlebells, and jump over semi-trailer trucks.
Although Prestige Fitness' new facilities sparkle with brand-new cardio and strength-training machines and freshly painted walls, they still possess an air of intensity found in most worn-in gyms. Personal TVs on each piece of cardio equipment wire members into their favorite shows as they slay calories, saving them from the standard gym entertainment of harmonized grunting. Group exercise classes challenge members to burn calories in tandem, as they engage in the intense routines of Lance Armstrong Livestrong group cycling, Zumba, or yoga. Massage therapists help melt away the tension of a hard workout, plying their trade in quiet massage rooms isolated from the rest of the gym's hubbub. A two-story mini gym keeps tykes active in the Kids Club, where they shoot down slides, clamber up and down climbing equipment, and give kisses to punching bags.
Level 7 Fitness's owner Matthew R. Boulter knows that it takes to get in shape; he competed rather successfully as a body builder. He and his trainers can guide gym members in the use of equipment and weights, but they go a few steps beyond as well. They help students remain healthy by serving healthy snacks and drinks at their juice bar, along with nutritional supplements in their retail center. They also host a wide range of group fitness classes. They host yoga, cycling, and aerobics classes alongside TRX, kickboxing, and intense circuit training classes, so everyone gets the opportunity to work up a sweat in the manner they enjoy most, unless that manner is using a sledgehammer to knock down gym walls.
The owner of M2 Core +?came to the fitness industry through necessity, as she struggles with?scoliosis. By leading?the?studio's Megaformer?workouts, though, she's so far kept?her core?stomach and back muscles?strong; thus, helping to keep her condition under control. The person she has to thank for all this? Sebastian Lagree.
Lagree is the fitness titan who?invented the aptly named?Lagree Method, a full-body conditioning regimen that promotes fat-burning without resulting in?bulky muscle. Thanks to the workout style's wealth of drills and modifications, the routines can be adapted for exercisers of all abilities and those with back and knee injuries, as well. It's the linchpin of M2 Core +'s workouts, and is backed by the Megaformers?the custom-weighted?resistance equipment students sweat on. To boost motivation, the team plays high-octane songs during workouts, rather than just singing "Happy Birthday (to Muscles)" throughout each class.
At CrossFit Terra Nova, owners Jennifer Boaz and Roberto Martinez lead platoons of enthusiastic exercisers as they crunch, squat, and sprint their way to better health. Each visit to the gym comes with a new workout, complete with a unique assortment of functional exercises each day to build broad-based fitness. The gym prides itself on an inclusive environment for anyone ready to flip truck tires, pump out push-ups, and challenge themselves to improve.