When swimmers plunge into either the warm-water or lap pools at Pinnacle Health and Fitness, they might feel as if they’re relaxing in the ocean. That’s because the pool isn’t pumped with harsh chemicals—instead, the staff maintains a salt water system. And rather than restricting themselves to swim lessons and laps, the staff leads aquatic group exercise classes, aqua-based boot camps, and even personal-training sessions in the pool.
Their array of on-land fitness activities includes boot camps and group exercise classes such as kickboxing-based TurboKick, Zumba, and TRX Suspension Training.
Travis, Pinnacle Health and Fitness’s on-staff dietician, buttresses fitness routines with nutritional guidance. Personal trainers also assist patrons who want to get fit, lose weight, or focus on specific goals such as triathlon training, volleyball conditioning, and finally winning the egg-and-spoon race at the next family reunion. After workouts, members can reward themselves with a trip to the sauna or steam room, pick up a smoothie from the juice bar, or retrieve their offspring from the childcare center.
The club keeps visitors fit with group exercise classes, personal training, and aquatic activities in indoor and outdoor pools. Specific classes vary by location, though each hosts cycling, yoga, and Pilates. The 24-hour Harbor location caters to muscles with 160 classes per week, including youth classes in swimming, sports, and ballet.
The Fit’s diverse team of certified instructors spin out a slew of engaging and motivating integral fitness classes within a welcomingly small communal space. Adventurously move beyond comfort zone property lines with Gym Class, which aim to cultivate strength and power through a varying combination of kettlebell, TRX, body-weight exercises, and quantum physics. Meanwhile, certified instructors shepherd peddlers of all skill levels through indoor cycling classes designed to burn calories and calibrate cardiovascular chronometers, motivating students while ensuring proper movement and specially calibrated intensity levels. A water bottle is required and, like posing in a music video circa 1983, biking shorts are suggested. Check the schedule and register for an array of available class times online.
The techniques that Lauren Birkel imparts to her trainers are the same ones she used on herself while preparing for and completing the rigorous Ironman World Championships in 2005 and 2011, as well as the France-held International Triathlon Union Long Course World Championships in 2007. With this history of achieving difficult goals, Birkel knows how to inspire students without commissioning a band of rabid coyotes to chase them while they run.
She and her many cotrainers use these thoroughly tested methods of motivation to push students toward healthier lives in one-on-one, small-group, and large-group training sessions. She decks out her indoor studios with all the necessary equipment for personal-training sessions and isn't afraid to lead all-outdoor boot-camp academies in the heat or rain.
Monkey Bar Gymnasium aims to provide guidance and simple workout tools that open people’s minds to the ways their bodies work, making improved health and fitness an attainable goal. It accomplishes this with a trifecta of techniques: Eischens yoga, a type of yoga designed specifically to improve people’s posture while teaching usual yoga skills including conscious breathing and levitation; nutritional advice, for which Monkey Bar Gymnasium has a plant-based approach; and whole-body skill training, which uses minimal-equipment exercises (such as gymnastics, running, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and resistance training) to strengthen muscles, improve endurance, and make people masters of their physiques. The dedicated staff strives to help each person who walks through Monkey Bar Gymnasium’s doors meet their fitness goals, be it by attending myriad classes, doing workouts at home, or learning to bench press goats. Click here to see the class schedule.