Equipment: Squat rack, treadmill, boxing ring, mats, dumbbells, Turf field, TRX
Students should bring: Water and sneakers to wear in the ring or on the mats
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 5?10 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Be patient and trust our coaches to challenge you.
Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores with Pilates, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates along to the pulsating soundtracks of Zumba routines.
Many Gold's Gym locations stockpile futuristic amenities, such as cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.
Islip CrossFit reveals CrossFit's intense workout of the day seven days a week. Each workout more or less consists of functional movements, such as pulling and pushing, which we all do after we drive a car into a pond. To help exercisers along the way, the studio's coaches offer words of support and schedule introductory On-Ramp classes.
Blink Fitness strives to make habitual exercise a natural, necessary component in its clients? daily lives. It does so by designing clean, practical gyms stripped of gimmicks and frills, stocked with sleek green equipment, and staffed by welcoming, motivating trainers. At each location, guests can choose from more than 150 Life Fitness and Precor machines that dream of boosting someone's strength and cardio capacity. There are other kinds of equipment lying around, too, including free weights, medicine balls, and strongmen willing to be powerlifted. For those who want an inspirational push and a targeted program, 30-minute personal-training sessions can be booked one at a time or in 5- or 10-session packages.
Long Island boxing gym BCBA has been serving its surrounding area for more than a decade, but its roots lie even further in the past?on a Christmas Day long ago, when current head boxing coach Ray was a 10-year-old boy. That was the day he was given his first pair of Joe Frazier signature boxing gloves. He began training and, in the process, discovered the parallel between success in boxing and success in the real world. Both require perseverance, mental toughness, and never heckling Mike Tyson?similarities Ray today shares with his students at his volunteer-staffed boxing gym. Many of them hail from the gym's Youth Empowerment program, designed for youngsters ages 10?17; others are adults, sweating through the gym's Get Fit Not Hit program.
There's only one rule at MasonPrime Fitness: nobody quits. Not that anybody would even think of quitting, thanks to motivating instructors and a supportive group-training environment. The crown jewel of classes here is called Super Circuit, and it combines plyometrics, weight training, and agility drills into an intense, hour-long workout. Husband-and-wife team Ronald and Natalie make sure athletes of all abilities remain challenged at all times, using weights, resistance bands, and other machines to achieve results. The duo will even work with athletes to help improve their performance in team sports such as football and leap frog.