Adults and kids alike can learn the traditional striking techniques of muay thai and the grappling of Brazilian jujitsu from experienced instructors at High Performance MMA. During martial-arts, boxing, and Fighting Fit courses, the studio caters to a wide range of clients, ranging from professional fighters looking to hone their techniques to casual exercisers just aiming to lose weight.
TBC24 Fitness Center owner Mark Bodine’s 18-year personal-training career began at another gym, where his sessions became so popular that he eventually landed his own private studio within the gym’s walls. That studio grew into the 24-hour fitness center he operates today. In addition to being the official training destination for the Lakeland Raiders indoor-football team, the TBC staff hosts personal and group training sessions, all of which are accompanied by nutritional coaching that helps clients choose the right foods and avoid eating the meat of nutritionless cookie monsters. Their workouts, including boot camps, make extensive use of the facility’s free weights, strength machines, and treadmills as well as a separate studio stocked with Pilates reformers.
Filled to the brim with cardio contraptions, weight-lifting machines, and dynamic group classes, Southside Fitness is a member-oriented health club. With one month of unfettered access, members can take advantage of the gym’s specialized cardiovascular equipment, cycling and strength-training centers, and aerobics/dance studio, as well as freedom to participate in individual and group classes. Joints already stressed from working 168-hour weeks in an adult bouncy castle will appreciate the low-impact fitness classes, and Pilates, yoga, and Zumba sessions present international calorie-burning techniques without need for a passport.
Gold's Gym began more than 45 years ago and today features an impressive array of next-generation fitness gadgets, a results-oriented focus, and clean facilities. With today's deal, a member of Gold's Gym's staff of certified personal trainers will test each client's strength, flexibility, and body-fat percentage, among other metrics, before designing a personalized fitness regimen. Then, clients can follow up with regular attendance at the friendly gym, where they can hop on a cardio machine, pump up in a controlled manner on strength-training machines, acquire a golden glaze in the tanning beds, and loosen up in the yoga and Pilates studios.
The expert coaches at Chain of Lakes CrossFit cook up classes for athletes of all ages and skill levels based on CrossFit’s tenets of varied, functional fitness. Each WOD (Workout of the Day) varies from session to session, often fusing elements of track and field, gymnastics, weightlifting, and strongman exercises. No matter the inspiration, each workout is short and intense, with students often climbing ropes to the ceiling, performing lifts, or doing dips on suspended gymnastics rings. The regimen is designed to teach functional movements found in everyday life, improving students’ ability to push, pull, squat, jump, throw, sprint, or carry 100 pounds of groceries.
Dieuseul “Tiger” Berto was at the height of his Pride fighter career when an automobile accident left him in a coma. When he awoke, the accident had taken his ability to walk, talk, and feed himself, but with the help of his family and the fighter's spirit he'd honed over years of practice, Berto overcame his injuries and rebuilt himself. Now, he shares the wisdom, tenacity, and beliefs that transformed him—as well as a few fighting techniques—at Tiger's World of Martial Arts.
Joined by his two family members Edson and Andre—one a professional UFC fighter and the other a two-time national Golden Gloves winner—Berto trains students of all ages from all walks of life. Their signature Tigervascular class challenges patrons with cardio-heavy workouts founded in boxing and kickboxing techniques, and the MMA Fight Class prepares them for the ring with techniques from diverse arts such as muay thai, jujitsu, and tae kwon do. The kids' MMA classes focus more on arming youngsters with the mental fortitude to succeed in all areas of life, including school, dealing with bullies, and running for president at age 10. For adults seeking a long-term transformation, the 12-week challenge combines elements of exercise and diet into three months of intense training fueled by staff support and attention. Both male and female personal trainers offer private sessions.