“Nth Degree Fitness is revolutionizing the fitness scene in Metro Detroit!”
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December 26, 2012
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Three workouts to mix up your exercise routine
Variety, as they say, is the spice of life — even (or maybe especially) when it comes to exercise.
Renee Stein, fitness director at the Franklin Athletic Club in Southfield, says, “It’s vital to have a variety in your workout routine in order to continue to progress and create a well-rounded physique.”
From experience, I know that running 20-plus miles a week isn’t as beneficial as a weekly routine of running 10 miles along with doing weights, lunges, boot-camp style workouts, and swimming or spinning classes.
In that spirit of variety, I set out in search of a wide range of fitness options and, after two emergency-room visits, eight stitches on my left leg, and a handful of classes, I offer this overview of three approaches to exercise.
Location: Nth Degree Fitness, Royal Oak.
Routine: Full-body workout.
Duration: 55 minutes.
Class notes: Kristin Turner, manager of Nth Degree, says local trainer Robb Frentz designed these classes to offer a level of personal attention for each client. “He created a workout that would provide cardio and personal training in less than one hour,” she says. After trying the full-body workout, I would agree. Two trainers were available for the approximately 15 students. During drills, my form and technique were always corrected. Mirrored walls help you self-monitor.
Equipment includes treadmills, a step bench, and various free weights. During classes, lights are dimmed, and red lights flash — a setting Turner says “provides an atmosphere to escape into.”
The class accommodates all fitness levels, from walker to jogger to runner. All participants alternate five minutes on the treadmill and five minutes of weights for 55 minutes. During that time, the instructor shouts out instructions for various levels of fitness and ability, allowing people to train at their own level of intensity. Turner calls the workout “extremely addictive,” adding that it “torches body fat and builds lean muscle.”
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By Tom Murphy Jr.
Nth Degree Fitness in Royal Oak is a gym that is very different from the standard fitness center. They offer intense, fast paced classes with two personal trainers who run each class with energy and enthusiasm. With class sizes limited to 20 people, trainers are able to work with clients to achieve a maximum workout. The workout studio has an atmosphere conducive to high energy workouts with colorful lighting and popular, up tempo music. The classes are designed around cardiovascular and weight training.
The gym is only open during classes, which are offered seven days a week. There are more than 30 classes available each week, beginning as early as 5:30 am and starting as late as 7:00 pm. Each class is a 55-minute workout. There is no membership fee. Classes are $15 each, with different multi-class packages available with reduced rates. The classes are open to both men and women of any level workout capability. The first class
“What makes us different from an ordinary gym is that you only pay when you come,” said Nth Degree Fitness representative Kristin Turner. “Everything is very personalized. We really get to know our clients.”
According to Turner it’s not only the atmosphere and customer service, but the results that keep clients coming back to Nth Degree Fitness week after week.
“Our clients really enjoy working out with us,” Turner said. “Especially when the jeans start to fit a little loose and they realize how good the workouts make them feel.”
Nth Degree Fitness recently was a sponsor of Gilda’s Family Walk on September 11 at Lawrence Tech University. The annual fundraiser benefits the social and emotional support at Gilda’s Club.
“I feel it is very important for local businesses to support the community, especially charities and non-profit organizations, such as Gilda’s Club,” Turner said.
Turner said that one of the co-owners of Nth Degree, Tina M. Turner, is a breast cancer survivor, so Gilda’s Club was a good fit for their company.
Some clients at Nth Degree are fighting cancer with chemotherapy and continue to come to classes.
“The classes really help feel them better,” Turner said. “We are able to adjust the workouts to each specific situation.”
In just three years of operation, Nth Degree Fitness is enjoying a rising clientele and accolades. They were voted number one gym in ClickonDetroit.com’s Vote for the Best contest. They were also voted best local gym in Hour Detroit magazine’s Hour Best contest.