3 Palm Beach Spots For Optimal Fitness

Luis R. Rigual | January 21, 2021 | Lifestyle

Get your sweat on and fulfill those resolutions at these establishments.

A new year means a return to regular exercise. PHOTO BY PEOPLEIMAGES/ISTOCK
Spring creeping in means a return to regular exercise.

1. Gyrotonic Satnam

At this fitness studio, the mantra is “Live your best life.” Specializing in Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis classes, low-impact body conditioning systems developed in the mid-1980s by Juliu Horvath (a former ballet dancer with the New York City Opera), GS also offers various forms of yoga. For those who prefer a chill approach to fitness, Gyrokinesis is similar to yoga with movements that enhance spinal mobility and offers benefits akin to those of tai chi, swimming and gymnastics: better flexibility and improved energy. It’s also ideal for golfers who want to improve their game. By contrast, Gyrotonic exercises are performed on handcrafted weight- and pulley-based equipment, and the training consists of a series of fully rotational and fluid exercises that stretch and strengthen muscles and connective tissue while focusing on breath work. An on-site boutique offers resort wear, music, books, incense, home scents and body products. 2916 S. Dixie Highway, West Palm Beach, 561.650.0304, gyrotonicsatnam.com

2. Squeeze Pilates

With some of the top certified instructors in Palm Beach, Squeeze offers Pilates apparatus classes using balanced body equipment, mat classes, sports-specific training, muscle recovery sessions, barre and in-home training. Also offered are outdoor and pool Pilates sessions. Coming soon to the venue are two new trainers. Ashley Bonner is certified in body and core Pilates, and she’s the person to see in regard to performing the exercise as a way of rehabilitation after an accident, as well as for optimal core stability and spinal health. Liz Redinger is certified on all apparatus and mat work. The Royal Poinciana Plaza, 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach, 561.804.9977, squeezepilates.com

3. Ultima Fitness

Variety is the key word at this fitness center, where it seems no physical activity is unexplored. Among the selections are kickboxing, 30- to 60-minute classes performed as a group either outside on the gym’s deck or inside using full-body punching bags; HIIT, high intensity interval training sessions that incorporate ropes and truck wheels to get participants hard and lean; functional fitness, sessions that focus on a movement pattern with light weights and bands that are easy on the joints and muscles; and body sculpting, a training program to reduce body fat, increase toning and improve daily performance and bodily functions. 625 N. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, 561.659.1724, ultima.fitness

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