An experienced personal trainer, amateur bodybuilder, and former gymnast, Carrie Carmichael discovered her true calling while helping her fellow cops stay in shape. Her fitness career quickly evolved from part-time personal trainer to entrepreneur in 2008, when she opened her gym. Alongside a team of certified trainers, Carmichael now conditions clients of all fitness levels with a high-intensity style that uses functional movements and short bursts of cardio to whittle and tone bodies. The trainers safely guide students through the nine foundational CrossFit movements: squats, front squats, overhead squats, press, push press, push jerk, deadlifts, medicine-ball clean, and sumo deadlift high pull.
The trainers teach CrossFit classes in levels one and two to ensure that their clients' muscles are not overtaxed. They also shape up little ones during CrossFit kids' classes. When they're not teaching their students to toss around weighted medicine balls or deadlift a beached whale, trainers customize workouts with personal-training and yoga classes, as well as amplify results with USANA nutrition supplements.
The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.
Students should bring: Comfortable exercise attire
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: [Suitable for] anyone looking to improve their health as well as those who are looking to compete at a high level
Forged Bodies Gym specializes in providing workouts that can be customized to challenge clients, no matter their age, weight, or fitness capabilities.The no-frills gym uses simple equipment for functional workouts, such as wooden boxes for plyometric jumps and oversized tires, barbells, and medicine balls for strength training. Teachers lead Olympic-style weightlifting classes and functional fitness workouts, and the gym also hosts Zumba classes set to high-energy tunes.
Impact Boot Camp provides group outdoor training classes that get clients to slim down, build strength, and improve conditioning. Led by trainers with military backgrounds, the boot camps incorporate hiking, core workouts, and cardio exercises, leading students to become stronger and more flexible than a heavy-duty rubber band. The studio also offers personal-training sessions and a nutrition boot camp to optimize exercises.
Augustine Rivera, owner of Shine On Fitness, incorporates more than just step aerobics into his aerobics classes. He also integrates BodyPump, CrossFit, Pilates, circuit training, and high-intensity interval training exercises. Rivera—or Auggie as he is known to veteran students—also helps alleviate fatigue the old-fashioned way: by having an encouraging, motivating, and supportive attitude.