Whether she's racing her dogs on one of Boulder's scenic trails or leading boot-camp classes, V3 Outdoor Fitness's founder, Samantha Watts, is always in motion. Though her favorite sport is running, the personal-fitness trainer incorporates a bevy of total-body toning moves into her outdoor boot-camp classes. Push-ups, squats, weight training, stair climbing, and sprints torch calories and tighten abdomens during one-hour sessions held at North Boulder Park. The varying exercises give certain muscle groups a break while working others to more efficiently fill out roomy T-shirt sleeves and render foam muscle suits unnecessary. Sam also offers a trail running program to help fellow rustic hoofers hone their speed and endurance.
Inside Black Line Athletic Club's main training room, CrossFitters utilize the minimalist space by dragging sleds or sprinting across AstroTurf along personal training clients lifting HammerStrength weights. The facility hosts classes such as Blac Core, an intense conditioning class, and Performance, a dynamic-resistance-cord class used nationwide by professional athletes and champion chess players who need to be in peak physical shape. The training center also has facilities designed for a variety of workouts, including calorie-torching spin classes, muscle-sculpting ballet barre classes, flexibility-boosting yoga classes, and heart-pumping cardio dance classes.
When Training Zone opens each day, the gym is ready to provide members with everything they need for functional, total-body workouts. That starts with top-of-the-line equipment, which ranges from Hammer Strength and Life Fitness cardio machines to swaths of astroturf dotted with morning dew. The gym offers more than high-quality gear, including a team of dedicated coaches on staff. In addition to leading personal-training sessions, the team instructs group classes that utilize everything from yoga and barre techniques to tethered, agility-bolstering dynamic resistance cords and TRX suspension systems.
Trainers at The Workout Studio are highly qualified: they've won national martial arts championships and have earned black belts, nutrition certifications, and personal-training certifications. Together, they lead fitness classes that range from intense boot camps and CrossFit sessions to upbeat cardio dance and soothing yoga. Members can also make use of the gym's cardio and weight areas, hitting treadmills and elliptical trainers or hoisting free weights and lifting up machines that other people are trying to use. Gym facilities include full locker rooms with showers and complimentary towels as well as a snack bar that serves up protein shakes and energy bars. The Workout Studio was named best Gym/Athletic Club by Boulder County's Daily Camera in 2002 and 2003.
Jungle Cat Fitness's trainers help clients to achieve their physical fitness goals with dynamic, 60-minute boot-camp workouts. Through the course of five-week sessions, the enthusiastic trainers lead campers in a variety of exercises including kickboxing, circuit training, and core work to carve lean and toned physiques, leaving previous body doubles unemployed. The ever-rotating exercise lineup staves off boredom and keeps muscles from becoming accustomed to repetition, which can render workouts ineffective. Before launching into a program, participants undergo a health evaluation with a trainer, who then places them into a camp suited to their needs based on their overall fitness level and any current or previous injuries. Those seeking one-on-one sessions can opt for a personal-training package, working toward their fitness goals with fully tailored routines and undivided attention.
Chiropractors at Specific Chiropractic Centers coast to coast get their clients walking tall with advanced spine-straightening technology. They pinpoint spinal abnormalities with an advanced thermographic scan that sends heat cascading through problem areas, allowing the professionals to make an informed diagnosis. From there, they deploy their chiropractic method to fix upper-cervical kinks and restore neural functionality. The goal is to perform as few adjustments as possible both to respect clients' schedules and to carve out more time for practitioners to work on their puppeteer careers.