"From the first time I worked extensively with clay, I felt a connection to it, and a passion for it that has never waned," asserts Michelle Katz, owner of Desert Dragon Pottery. A ceramics artist for more than a quarter century, Katz harnesses her fine arts degree and aesthetic aptitude to teach students of all levels how to exercise their imaginations. Through a roster of classes, pupils explore the shapes of vases and plates, before leaving their finished works for Michelle to fire in her self-made, gas-fired car kiln. When not teaching, Katz often exhibits her work with pottery guild Arizona Clay Association, a collection of regional artists who share with the community their insights, masterpieces, and tips for creating life-like body doubles.
Question Silas McCracken about a typical workout at Body Artist FIT Club, and the fitness trainer would describe the gym's signature boot-camp class, listing its challenging exercises and tummy-toning effects. Throughout the week, Silas and the other instructors captain these beginner-friendly boot-camp sessions as well as an intensified version for more experienced fitness seekers. When they aren't overseeing boot camps, the versatile trainers lead lively small-group workouts—including no-impact classes for active seniors—and custom personal-training sessions. A nutritionist also provides dietary guidance to help clients assess their needs and develop personal meal plans.
Arizona Fitness Zone uses the great outdoors as the workout locale for boot-camp classes. Participants slim down with circuit and strength training using ropes, kettlebells, hurdles, parachutes, and sleds. Special boot-camp classes geared toward kids includes obstacles, games, relays, and other challenges that foster a basis for building sports skills and teaching kids the appropriate moment for a celebration dance. Additionally, the trainers offers personal-training sessions that can be done in the privacy of your home or a vacationing neighbor’s home.
The trainers at Ultimate Body Boot Camp forage through the workout wilderness to curate a fitness omnibus. They pull from multiple exercise styles—including Pilates, plyometrics, kickboxing, yoga, and core work—to build workouts that combine the benefits of cardio and resistance training. This earned the program a top spot on Arizona Foothills magazine's Best of Our Valley list for 2012.
To keep clients' muscles from hitting the wall, getting bored, or taking off in the dead of night to pursue a career as an anatomy textbook model, coaches change the routine each class and give campers personalized tips to fuel individual journeys. Body-composition tests and nutritional plans augment the sessions, inspiring long-lasting habits for healthy physiques.
In one way or another, fitness has always been a part of Margie Scherrer's and Anne Harbrige's lives. Between the two of them, they have done everything from coaching a running team to competing in national figure shows. They bring their years of experience and fitness passion to boot-camp classes at Work It! Fitness, where they guide students of all athletic abilities through challenging and creative workouts. In addition to classes, the trainers lead a summer softball camp and offer personal-training services.
Minnifield Fitness is a company that creates a positive fun safe environment for the whole family to pursue their fitness goals together. Our Trainers have over 14 years of experience and our own families. We understand what it takes to train children, young adults and mature adults successfully.