Jen and Jay, the brother and sister duo behind JFit 360, have different backgrounds but one unified goal—to help their clients incorporate fitness into their circle of well-being and health. Jay, a US marine sniper and MMA fighter, and Jen, a marathon runner and certified personal trainer, both lead classes that include personal training with specialties in boxing, MMA, kettlebell training, yoga, and running. They also conduct group personal-training sessions that offer the same one-on-one benefits of personal training but in a fun, supportive group atmosphere.
Next Level Fitness has four studio locations throughout the Boston area, but those aren't the only places its trainers do their work. The trainers also travel, showing up at clients' homes, offices, and gyms with equipment and exercise regimens ready. Whether clients are participating in a summer boot camp or a corporate fitness workshop, they can be sure that trainers are leading them in a workout that's appropriate for the group's fitness level.
The YMCA keeps residents healthy and engaged in more than 10,000 neighborhoods across the country, but it traces its American origins to the streets of 19th-century Boston. Here, Thomas Valentine Sullivan carried on the mission started in London by George Williams: providing affordable recreation and residence to young men from cities and country towns alike. Over the last century and change, the organization's mission changed to keep pace with the evolving times; today, the YMCA of Greater Boston welcomes anyone interested in furthering the causes of "youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility."
This modern mission combines the Y's signature programming with new initiatives designed to keep citizens one step ahead of an ever-changing world. Members stay fit and active with everything from organized sports and fitness classes to lifeguard, CPR, and first aid lessons. But the Y's developmental programs go far beyond bodily strength; their enrichment and leadership courses equip youths with the confidence needed to take charge in their everyday lives, and ESL classes help newcomers to English embark on the next step of their linguistic lives.
The F.I.T.T. Pit's CEO and head fitness coach Andre Thomas leads a team of attentive trainers who help kick-start clients’ exercise programs, no matter their age. In the indoor boot camp for adults, instructors lead workouts and show clients how to stick to a nutrition plan and stay focused on their goals. A course tailored to older adults helps participants stay healthy by building muscle mass, which can ease joint pain and increase metabolism.
One size doesn’t fit all at FrantzWorld Gym. Rather than going it alone, exercisers join forces with trainers who draw up personalized workout plans tailored to each client’s envisioned results. They also lay out nutritional goals that facilitate bodily changes, such as dead-lifting each bushel of apples before you place them in your grocery cart.
As a veteran of the U.S. Army and Gulf War, Bill Newcomb probably knows a thing or two about hard knocks. He’s probably also received his fair share of bumps and bruises, too, considering he’s practiced martial arts his entire life—including muay thai for the past 16 years. The owner and head instructor at Hard Knocks Muay Thai & MMA, Bill now shares all of his wisdom by training others in both muay thai and in mixed martial arts. But much like an iceberg with a modest online dating profile, classes at Hard Knocks go deeper than one might think. They not only help exercisers stay fit, but instill core values of respect, discipline, and self-esteem as well.