At New Body Bootcamp & Wellness, personal trainer Aja Davis hopes to inspire two types of change in her clients. The first is visible: a fitter, slimmer physique resulting from her signature interval workouts. The second is philosophical: a lifelong awareness of how to preserve and pursue health. This model of "lifestyle implementation" encompasses nutrition as well as exercise while avoiding temporary fixes, such as fad diets and foam muscle suits. Instead, Aja's program uses challenging and varied routines, the motivational power of teamwork, and individual attention from a fitness expert.
At one-hour boot-camp classes, Aja leads groups through cardio and resistance maneuvers that employ stretchable bands, kettlebells, and TRX suspension cords. The routine has won the title of Best Post-Holiday Rescue in GO magazine, which also lists New Body Bootcamp & Wellness as one of its three favorite fitness venues. Aja aims to spark camaraderie as much as she does weight loss and toning—using partner drills to prompt campers to rely on one another—and even outside of class, patrons can run local races as part of the New Body team or tag-team wrestle the local mall Santa.
Elite Bodies owner and certified trainer J. Ellis Jones utilizes his training as a kickboxer, a football player, and a tae-kwon-do expert to temper his clients’ mental fortitude and physical prowess on weights and exercise machines. Whereas one-on-one or boot-camp sessions tone and hone muscles, professional nutrition and weight-loss counseling melts fat cells like they're a snowman reading a steamy love letter under a lamp. To ensure long-term success, Elite Bodies' certified personal trainers customize clients' individual programs and track their progress along the way. Full-length mirrors allow guests to keep tabs on their form, and unlike a restaurant staffed by lazy robots, the small, private studio ensures that patrons never have to wait for machines.
Bryan ?The Brooklyn Bad Ass? Ortiz of Brooklyn Bad Ass Fitness dons many hats?the headband of a certified personal trainer, the cushioned headgear of a boxing instructor, and the top hat of a fitness-book author. Dedicated to a no-nonsense approach to fitness, Bryan conducts morning and evening weekday boot camps that whip up to 20 students into shape with intense interval training, eschewing monotonous fitness routines such as treadmill running or elephant lifting. To complete lifestyle changes, Bryan outfits guests with meal plans, customizing diets to match energy requirements. Bryan?s Wedding Body boot camp, personal-training sessions, and weight-loss challenges can all be customized to suit guests? specific fitness goals.
Personal health consultants used to be considered a luxury reserved for the rich or for inventors who built their own robot doctors. Triomph’s team of health professionals seeks to defy this convention by lending their knowledge to help patrons of all income levels change their eating habits and stick to an exercise regimen to improve their overall wellness. Their personal programs combine custom fitness plans, nutritional advice, and unlimited support in individual or group training sessions, in which the instructors roam the room offering personal advice and motivation. In addition to working out, guests can restore sore muscles with massage or acupuncture therapy, and recharge with refreshments from the organic juice bar.
The Fitness Guru provides a range of group class styles designed for exercise enthusiasts of all make and model. Guru's Circuit is a sixty-minute comprehensive training course that incorporates cardio, stretching, bouncing, jumping, and electric sliding to forge a full-body challenge. Take the classic body and mind approach to fitness with yoga or Pilates mat classes. The TRX suspension system is a training device for cardio, strength, and flexibility that was designed by Navy Seals, in conjunction with an elite team of bridge builders and incredible hulks. Check out the class schedule for an overview of upcoming opportunities to drop in and shape up.
In addition to being a marathon runner, ACE-certified trainer, and RRCA-certified running coach, Jasmine Graham is a motivational speaker. So when she founded Pace for Success, she didn’t just want to focus on external change—she wanted to create a place where people could gain inner strength, self-discipline, and self-control through leading healthier lifestyles and reaching fitness goals. She challenges students to swing kettlebells, jump rope, and toss medicine balls so they can grow stronger and more flexible during indoor boot camps. Along with a team of instructors, she leads group fitness classes including TRX suspension training, cardio kickboxing, and Xtreme Abs classes. Instructors also help runners of all ability levels train for 5Ks and marathons through their individual-training sessions and running program, which includes a training schedule and pace-and-gait analysis, as well as elements of nutrition support and injury prevention.
Pace for Success’s registered dietician, Dina Lipkind, helps members bolster the results of their workouts with nutritional-counseling sessions, which she offers at her office, the client’s office or home, and through email or carrier pigeon.