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.
An uncomplicated layout of exposed brick, open windows, and exercise equipment sends a clear message: Soma Health Clubs doesn't want to pigeonhole its members. Instead, the gym encourages visitors to work out however they'd like. The group class curriculum speaks to this flexibility, with sessions that range from high-intensity kickboxing to Zumba classes. Rooms located away from the main gym floor are also highly specialized: there's a stationary bicycle room and a beautiful sauna where you can drag your treadmill for an especially sweaty jog. Additionally, the staff at Soma Health Clubs is fluent in Spanish and English.
Retro Fitness, named one of Entrepreneur's Top New Franchises in 2011, unfurls with 13,000 square feet of vintage-styled workout space that leads visitors to physical peaks in a sunny setting marked by red and yellow fitness equipment and an encouraging team of goal-oriented personal trainers. The capacious gym's sound system blasts energetic jams from the '80s and beyond as exercisers hoist weights or watch TV shows on the 17-inch screens affixed to every cardio machine. Classic flicks such as Grease and Ferris Bueller's Day Off claim screen space in the cardio theater, where guests manufacture sweat by pedaling, jogging, and rewinding hundreds of VHS tapes. Checkerboard pathways venture toward the Retro Blends juice bar with baristas who blend made-to-order fruit smoothies using whey protein and yogurt.
veteran of 10 triathlons, Laurie Parkinson knows the
fitness benefits of biking firsthand. At L Train, Laurie and her fellow
instructors help students of all skill levels reap
those benefits during intensive, bike-fueled cardio workouts. Set to upbeat music, every indoor
group cycling class burns fat, increases rider stamina, and improves strength
and flexibility. But L Train's workouts aren't confined to Laurie's intimate
studio. Her outdoor
group rides whisk bikers everywhere from the mansion-lined streets of New
Rochelle to the shoreline of Rye, named for the scent of bread lingering over the
Amy and Chris Miller don't want healthy living to stop the minute their clients leave the gym.
?We strive to help our clients reach a new level of mindfulness and physical well-being that can be transferred into their daily lives,? the owners explain. That's why they incorporate a holistic approach to Maxfit Indoor Cycling Retreat. Their spinning classes help to strengthen core and leg muscles while boosting metabolism and burning calories long after the sessions end.
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.