Although Shawn Strickland is a certified trainer with a masters of education in exercise science, it didn't take a genius to see the benefits of smaller workout groups. Rather than leading large boot-camp classes where some students can fall behind, mishear instructions, or simply feel isolated, he has designed his boot camps for groups of no more than five at a time. This way, he can afford to guide clients through more intricate training regimens, employing kettle bells, resistance bands, and floor routines while observing the correct form and progress of each individual.
Towering mirrors wrap the walls at Fitness 2000 24hr Health Club, reflecting the motivating scene of heart-pumping fitness classes and body-slimming workout sessions. 17,000 pounds of free weights join forces with more than 110 cardio machines in the workout rooms, and three lanes sweep across a 15-meter lap pool, which the staff guarantees is never filled with molten lava. The American Aerobic Association–certified trainers lead a wide range of aerobic classes, boot-camp classes, and personal-training sessions to add inspiration into patrons’ workouts, helping them reach their wellness and fitness goals. The club is open 24 hours on weekdays, allowing customers the freedom to exercise throughout the day or during bouts of sleepwalking. As their parents scorch calories, youngsters frolic in the nursery under the watch of trained childcare experts.
Servers stand at the club's restaurant ready to whip up a variety of smoothies, sandwiches, and protein shakes, helping patrons rejuvenate after a strenuous workout. Patrons can further recover in the club's saunas, steam room, or whirlpool, or complement a beach-ready body with a beach-ready tan by stepping into a stand-up tanning bed within a private suntan room.
Optimal Performance never sleeps: it's open to members 24 hours a day. Exercisers can work out independently, though personal trainers and group classes are available to guide workouts. Massage therapists swoop in to soothe yoga- and boot-camp-addled muscles. Dedicated to comprehensive health and wellness, the team even counsels clients on nutritional issues.
ACE-certified personal trainer Chad Lee knows that most people need more than encouraging words to keep up with a new fitness regimen. That's why he and his staff consult with their clients to determine each one's reason for taking on private, partner, or small-group training sessions at Premier Fitness. Once they've isolated distinct goals, they customize workouts and dietary advice around the patron's medical history, lifestyle, and adaptation to exercise routines. An ever-present sense of humor buoys their lessons, eliminating boredom and increasing laughter without unsafe tickle fights between bench presses.
Chad specializes in metabolic circuit training for weight management and has championed a Drop a Pant or Dress Size program for a well-rounded attack on surplus pounds. Inside the gym's private facilities, he mixes squats, body-weight maneuvers, and yoga poses into a challenging cocktail of cardio and strength training. The 28-day group camp series also includes nutritional guidance and at-home fitness resources, allowing students to become self-sufficient monitors of their health.