Shannon "The Cannon" Hudson is an International Kickboxing Federation world champion, a fifth-degree black belt in japanese shotokan karate, and a survivor of more than 70 bouts in the ring—yet, one of his most influential titles is "father." With two kids clinging around his waist like a squirmy fanny pack, Shannon started brainstorming a way to channel his boxing and kickboxing training into a quick, effective workout that even those who are busy or out of shape could tackle. The result was 9Round, a 30-minute routine of aerobic, anaerobic, and resistance moves divided into a circuit of nine stations. The ever-changing series of workouts maximizes morale and results and minimizes boredom.
His trainers launch the workouts every three minutes, motivating exercisers through each station—which might include jumping rope or pummeling speed bags. Online nutritional counseling supplements the workouts, teaching patrons how to construct and eat healthful meals instead of falling back on old habits, such as snacking on cheese sculptures.
The owners of Cutting Edge Fitness claim "the fitness industry is constantly evolving." To stay abreast of the ever-changing trends, they stock their facility with up-to-date technology and incorporate the industry's most innovative workout regimens during many of their group classes. They track pulses during select sessions on polar heart-rate monitors that display data on a 7-foot projection screen at the front of the room, encouraging attendees to monitor their progress and put the equipment's lie-detector capabilities to the test. They also lead virtual spinning sessions and vibration-based Power Plate classes, putting their own contemporary twists on familiar workout regimens.
The instructors also draw from their conventional arsenal of kettlebells, resistance bands, TRX suspension systems, free weights, and Pilates equipment as they lead invigorating sessions intended to tone muscles or incinerate free-loading calories. They incorporate multiple techniques to create challenging whole-body workouts, and they welcome students of virtually any age or fitness level.
The team at Inception Exclusive Athletic Studio treats taking care of one’s body as a lifestyle. They believe that working out and eating healthy “is a 24/7 job” with no “stopping or starting . . . only doing.” To that end, they help patrons achieve this lifestyle through group classes that incorporate RealRyder stationary bicycles, Vertimax sports-training drills, and yoga-and-dance techniques. Small classes of up to 10 enable instructors to tailor workouts to each participant’s needs, and professional equipment, such as kettlebells and TRX bands, give exercisers an opportunity to heighten their workouts.
Helmed by Stefanie Ellis, a team of expert instructors leads a roster of classes designed to help guests bolster their core, strength, and posture. In addition to equipment-heavy Pilates courses, these passionate fitness gurus lead heart-intensive Core Cardio classes, ballet-inspired barre classes, yoga lessons, and spinning sessions replete with pulsing tunes, music videos, and the speed-inspiring chirps of cheetahs.
Principle Nutrition's experienced dietitians fuel peoples' drive to lose weight by mapping out a custom nutrition program that leads individuals toward healthier lifestyles. The Weight Loss Jump Start program kicks off with a Physio-Graph body-composition measurement, which takes inventory of the key elements that comprise physiques: fat, muscle, fluid, Skittles, and bone. Then, staffers tally the amount of calories your body burns while at rest with a Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) reading, which provides the foundation upon which the obelisk of nutritional perfection is constructed. A personalized, healthful eating agenda factors in clients' current preferred foods and lifestyle, and is designed to help people meet their personal weight-loss goals while maintaining muscle mass.
At Boca Fit Body boot camp, the enemy is predictability. Up to eight times a week, the instructors throw down a fresh guerrilla ambush’s worth of challenges for your muscles and your brain, fueling constant gains and keeping you engaged in supportive classes with an average of 10 to 12 participants. Over the course of a 45-minute session, you may run, jump, lift weights, slam out push-ups and chin-ups, chase chickens, punch slabs of beef, and end with a live crocodile wrestle.