Koko FitClub’s automated personal-training system rockets both men and women toward fitness goals with 30-minute custom workouts that incorporate cardio and strength training. An initial consultation determines fitness levels and baseline measurements, which Koko’s computerized equipment uses to design a tailored workout plan that precisely measures the weight, pace, and rest time appropriate for each exerciser.
The Koko machines guide exercisers through each workout and adapt as the user’s fitness needs change in order to constantly challenge the body. Designed by professional trainers, workouts maximize the body’s lean-muscle mass, which can boost metabolism and help fight off disease by challenging viruses to kickboxing matches. Exercisers can track their shrinking waistlines and swelling muscles online by analyzing workout scores and comparing individual fitness levels to the Koko FitClub community.
The trainers at Gym-Synergy temper their students' bodies for more than just fitness. They combine more than 40 years of training experience in mixed martial arts and fighting styles such as Kenpo to guide students toward self-preservation. Lessons in the Filipino Kali method, for instance, teach students how to defend themselves with their hands, sticks, swords, and knives while stressing the importance of acquiring intelligence and discipline. Students can also learn techniques for self-defense in tight spaces, while sitting down, and against multiple attackers. Cardio-kickboxing classes, on the other hand, focus on the body's endurance and composition, using the method's kicks and punches more as aerobic exercise than as instruction for what to do to the next donut you see.
Building on his experience as a chi gong practitioner and martial artist, R. Scott Malone began practicing acupuncture and herbal medicine in 1998. Since then, as a licensed acupuncturist and the owner of Dragon Turtle Acupuncture and Healing Arts, he's combined these experiences with a thorough knowledge of the human body to help clients heal. Using acupuncture needles or acupressure techniques, he taps into each client's meridian system to regulate their energy pathways. Both processes work to restore the body's internal energy flow, addressing issues ranging from migraines and illness to addiction and other mental disorders.
Zachary Willson and Israel Campbell aren’t just CrossFit-certified coaches—they’re United States Marines. The tough CrossFit Undeniable trainers make use of their past experiences when leading athletes through each new CrossFit Workout of the Day (WOD), which may include a blend of kettlebell moves, weight lifting, running, and rowing. It’s also not uncommon to see CrossFit Undeniable’s clients performing less conventional exercises, including rope climbing, tire flipping, and gymnastics.
Drawing from her lifetime of fitness and athletic experience, trainer Amy Young captains energetic boot-camp classes, leading ladies through constantly varied routines of circuit-training exercises designed to slim physiques, tone muscles, and strengthen cores. Jodie Lee teaches Zumba classes, and trainers introduce all their students to a licensed nutritionist, who provides them with personalized nutritional tips and guidance.
Dr. Kevin Crosier sharpens shabby eyesight with comprehensive eye exams that result in prescriptions for contacts and glasses. His friendly staffers then help clients navigate a selection of more than 450 frames from name brand designers, as well as perform contact lens fittings and evaluations for those who prefer to go the frameless route.