Equipment: Aerial hammocks, poles, Pilates equipment, spin bikes, weights, yoga mats
Students Should Bring: Water, yoga mat
Registration Required: Yes
Good for Beginners: Yes
Average Class Length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class Location: Indoors only
Parking: Parking lot
The sky's the limit at Flying Buddha Fitness. Or, perhaps more appropriately, the ceiling is. Aerial yoga is one of the fitness studio's specialties, and challenges students to perform traditional yoga moves while suspended in fabric hammocks that are attached to the ceiling. It sounds both exhilarating and exhausting, but the method is actually quite accessible for students of all fitness levels. The hammocks are hung close to the ground, so beginners can feel safe as they
learn how to use the fabric to maneuver in-and-out of poses, support their body weight, and make old workout clothes feel stylish again, while experienced aerial yogis can work their way up to performing acrobatic maneuvers such as inversions and flips.
Of course, Flying Buddha has plenty of classes for those who prefer to stay on the ground as well. The schedule features everything from meditative vinyasa yoga sessions to upbeat turbo kick and piloxing classes. And, although challenging workouts abound, the studio maintains a family-friendly vibe, as evidenced by its array of youth classes and Friday night family fitness sessions.
Some things never really go out of fashion, such as being in shape, working smarter rather than harder, and barbells. The strength trainers at Wheaton Barbell & Fitness dole out all three in spades. In their general fitness classes, students build muscle and endurance by lifting anything that weighs more than ten pounds and can’t be bolted to the ground, such as classic barbells and kettlebells. Their strength camps change tracks from pure lifting to a more cardio-centric regimen, building heart strength over a series of ever-intensifying classes. The gym’s trainers also schedule one-on-one training sessions in which they relentlessly put clients through their paces, speeding them toward their goals, whether they be to lose weight or recover from injury.
The team doesn’t just train adults. They conduct athletic conditioning courses for kids ages 12 to 18, designed to improve essential cross-sport skills. They even carry out job-specific conditioning for adults who work as firefighters, police officers, construction workers, and package delivery personnel, who train by heaving heavy boxes and outrunning rabid mailmen.
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Strengthen your body and fitness endurance with a high-intensity kickboxing class.
Nothing is more high intensity than circuit training - try it for yourself today!
Keeping your form is incredibly difficult, but when you sign up for a personal trainer, they'll ensure your form is looking great for maximum impact.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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"You'll never do the same workout twice." That's the promise at Raw45 Boot Camp where, thanks to a circuit system that changes each day, exercisers try out all sorts of challenging functional moves without ever slipping into boredom. They spend 30–60 seconds at each station, which may include squats or burpees or a strength-training exercise. After 45 minutes, campers have kicked, push-upped, bicep-curled, and lunged their way to a stronger core and healthier cardiovascular system.
Raw45 also helps kids stay healthy and active with boot-camp classes for boys and girls ages 9–12.
At NEXT Yoga, the team of instructors believe that yoga not only builds flexibility and strength, but also improves balance and tones muscles. Whatever students are hoping to get out of their class, they can expect dynamic power hot yoga workouts in an environment that's designed to energize and tone at the same time. Although the fast-paced classes are set to upbeat music, they welcome and challenge students of all ages and ability levels. At the studio, students can take advantage of amenities such as showers and private lockers.
Raw45's staff of workout wonks help clients conquer fitness goals in group boot-camp classes. Formerly Heaven & Hell Bootcamp Wheaton, Raw45's regimen of 45-minute weekday boot-camp classes keeps chests heaving, heart rates thumping, and sequined leotards shimmering at a rate that suits almost any schedule. The high-octane group workouts change each day, but typically feature agility training, calisthenics, cardio exercise, and core strengthening achieved by hoisting dumbbells, jumping rope, and stealing medicine balls from the nests of predatory birds of flight.