Colosseum Health & Fitness takes a triple approach to fitness with an armory of strength-training and cardiovascular equipment, personal training from a nationally certified and continually educated staff, and group fitness classes. Each personal-training regimen starts with a detailed fitness assessment to measure clients' body composition, balance and coordination, flexibility, strength, and endurance before building a custom workout plan. To aid diverse fitness goals, the class schedule is peppered with everything from Pilates to cardio kickboxing to the client favorite Hard-Core 50, which targets muscles between the shoulders and hips to improve posture, tighten abs, and keep them securely between the shoulders and hips.
Board-certified podiatrists Dr. Andrew Schmierer and Dr. Craig Shapero use their combined expertise to lead a helpful, professional staff that cares for patients and adds a kick to lagging steps with foot treatments suitable for anyone. Aside from helping alleviate the discomfort of corns, calluses, and arthritis, they also help athletes by repairing sprains, analyzing gaits, and teaching them fancy footwork to incorporate into touchdown dances. The doctors tend to all parts of the feet from the heel and arch to the ankle and toenails, and they can perform everything from medical-grade pedicures to laser treatments for fungal nails.
It's hard to look beautiful on the outside if you're not healthy on the inside. That's why Dr. Kavita Beri and the staff at Beri Esthetique cover all the bases by offering both primary medical care and cosmetic treatments. The doctor gives special attention to preventative measures when treating patients who have or are at risk of hypertension, diabetes, and asthma, and she performs annual heath screenings to keep patients on the lookout for these conditions. In the cosmetic department, she and her staff strive to use the least invasive means possible to achieve clear, youthful complexions in their clients. Some services, such as laser hair removal, laser spider-vein removal, and IPL photofacials, require hardly a touch, and slightly more aggressive treatments such as Botox and PCA chemical peels can be performed in a single office visit, much like a routine lollipop-endectomy.
As a former corrections officer, Victor Lashley’s career often immersed him in life-threatening situations, putting his self-defense skills to the test outside the safe confines of a gym. To empower others with the ability to fight back while getting fit, he now teaches myriad forms of martial arts at ICAT Triple Threat Training Center. He trains patrons in MMA grappling, Kali, and his own method Defensive Concepts, which blends kicking and close-range striking techniques from muay thai, Kali, and boxing into a fast-paced striking art that earned Lashley a state certification as a Defensive Tactics Instructor. With the aid of his fellow instructors, he helms boot-camp classes and one-on-one personal-training sessions that devour calories. Nala—a boxer-breed pooch—serves as the gym's mascot, security guard, and head instructor of drool-based self-defense techniques.
Police officer, mixed-martial-arts fighter, and certified kettlebell instructor Ryan Vaccaro believes kettlebells are integral to his athletic training. His Triumph Kettlebells classes, which build endurance and strength while toning the entire body, offer an intense workout and circuit training inside the spacious Triumph Wrestling Club.
Manned by certified fitness and CrossFit L1 certified trainers, Ultimate Fit Zone offers boot camp and crossfit held in a small group environment. AstroTurf lines the 3,000-square-foot facility, flanked by bright blue, green, and purple walls. This well-equipped space pulses with beating hearts during classes such as Zone 360 Boot Camp and Crossfit.
Bodies By Design strengthens bodies through self-defense, boot-camp, and toning and shaping classes. The program builds muscle as clients hold planks, lift tires, and perform cardio training. Its Facebook page even offers meal ideas to help clients stay healthy.