Student athletes have to divide their time between the classroom and the playing field. At The B-FAAST Group, coowners Patrick and Yvette Nelson and their staff strive to make that juggling act more manageable. During their academically and athletically minded training programs, which they've coined "acathletic training," they pay equal attention to brains and brawn. Their mentoring sessions address everything from specific school subjects to broader topics such as time and stress management, and their sports-training sessions, personal-training sessions, and group fitness classes help mold all ages into the shape of legendary strongman Magnus Samuelsson.
Anytime Fitness, which boasts more than 1,800 clubs in North America, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fitness seekers challenge themselves on cardio and Hammer Strength machines and hoist Iron Grip free weights in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they’re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness’s staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms or hop into one of the tanning booths available 24 hours a day.
Many of the students at Train. Fight. Win. Tallahassee come because they're preparing for a competition—a boxing match, say, or an MMA fight. But you don't have to have any intention of stepping into the ring to gain from the classes, since many promise health benefits that are valuable to anyone. The conditioning courses, for instance, help students build strength and endurance through pull-ups, pushups, and tire flips, and cardio boxing classes raise the heart rate with punching drills and other exercises. Personal trainers push clients to the next level, whether they wish to lose fat, gain muscle, or develop the endurance to read War and Peace without stopping to catch their breath.
Named after the Australian slang for “have a go,” the Avago Mud Run encourages each runner to have a go at a mud-ridden 5K obstacle course. The path is peppered with myriad obstacles ranging from a tire wall and farmer's walk to a hay mountain and mystery challenges. All obstacles are optional; however, runners who don’t complete an obstacle will not be eligible for final placement. Unlike Karl Malone’s birthday shindig, the after party is open to everyone and entertains the masses with live music and beer as they clean up and party down. A portion of all proceeds goes to benefit the Big Bend Homeless Coalition.
Though Champ's small stature doesn't allow him to lend a helping paw in the gym that is named after him, his owner Tristan Owens pushes students through vigorous exercise regimens to help them reach their physical goals at Champion's Health & Fitness. Boot-camp classes combine various exercises in 45-minute sessions while personal-training services can be individualized, tailored for couples, or made to accommodate the entire family, including kids and disobedient pinky toes.
The expert trainer behind Miles Supreme Fitness customizes workouts to bring clients closer to their goals, whether they be weight loss, muscle gain, or strength building. He leads challenging routines that combine weightlifting, cardio exercise, interval training, and boxing routines. In addition to personal training, Miles Supreme Fitness offers small group classes that combine the accountability of working out in a group with the attention of personal training.