As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby by trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
The trainers at Epic Results Fitness want their clients to see epic results, and they have the classes to back it up. They see strength in numbers, which is why they offer senior fitness, group fitness, boot camp, and functional cardio sessions for athletes of all skill levels. They also see the value in working out individually, so they offer personal training with custom workouts and nutrition plans for each client. During sessions, clients rotate through a variety of exercises that use equipment such as free weights, medicine balls, kettlebells, heavy bags and speed bags, and jump ropes.
Raven Aultman's personal fitness journey started at 253 pounds. Four years later and more than 100 pounds lighter, she's dedicated herself to helping others to reach their weight-loss goals with multifaceted boot camps and sound nutritional guidance. Knowing firsthand what it takes to sculpt a healthy body, Raven is able to tailor her workouts to help clients to effectively slim down without the use of steamrollers and falling grand pianos. She draws from sports drills and resistance training to help groups to collectively trim and tone and customizes individual regimens for one-on-one personal-training sessions.
When Ed Norice left the United States Navy in search of a new career, he found fresh enemies to battle domestically: obesity and heart disease. He started Impressive Fitness The Jungle to combat these illnesses and give his fellow citizens a path towards healthy lifestyles.
Norice and his two instructors, Aubree and Rodney, draw from a vast repertoire of exercise styles to wage their war. TRX resistance bands force the muscles of the body to work in concert and strengthen the body from head to toe. Martial-arts skills lend a practical edge to every workout, increasing endurance and arming students with basic self-defense techniques. Outside of group classes, the trio offers personal training and nutritional consultation to help prevent clients from making unhealthy choices in their diet, such as eating a whole birthday cake and then eating the cake’s candles.
Instructors at Temple Road Yoga lead a range of yoga classes open to all abilities and skill levels. Classes include beginner yoga, vinyasa flow classes, restorative yin yoga designed to help students relax and their muscles recover, and running yoga, which combines yoga, stretches with a 2-mile meditative jog.
Core Fight Academy’s decorated coach Blas Carrasco and his staff blast bodies of all fitness levels with intense strength training and toning workouts employing combat-sport conditioning methods. The 45-minute, outdoor Fighting Fit Boot Camp burns through exercises from cardio-boosting kick-boxing to muscle-carving lifts using cast-iron kettlebells, keeping muscles guessing and brains hoping to tone their cerebral gyros. The boot camp amps up on June 13 with a schedule of classes offered Monday through Thursday as well Saturday; trainees are welcome to attend any number of sessions each week.