Equipment: Barbells, bumper plates, kettlebells, medicine balls, gymnastics rings
Students Should Bring: Separate gym shoes, bottle of water, towel if desired
Average Class Length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class Location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration Required: Yes
Good for Beginners: Yes
Guests Allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: You will be learning many new movements. It's perfectly normal to feel awkward or weird at first.
At Body By Design, certified personal trainer Joey Huber does just what his business name implies: personalizes workout plans to help clients achieve the bodies they envision. Amid a new spacious, light-green studio, Huber and his team of seven personal trainers lead exercisers through completely custom personal-training sessions and small- and large-group training, as well as larger-scale boot-camp classes that use high-intensity interval training to tone the body. The team also brings their services to office environments for corporate training to help slim down overstuffed filing cabinets.
At Reiki Of Brookfield, Reiki Master Matthew lures clients into a deep state of relaxation by using therapeutic Reiki energy healing. A natural stress-reduction technique, Reiki aims to decongest the body's clogged 'life-force' pathways which may cause muscular tension, stress, and depression. The Reiki of Brookfield staff also improves the community's energy by donating services to families in need.
Fluent in Romanian, English, and German, holistic practitioner Eugenia Otilia Mariana Paul worked in veterinary medicine and medical research for years before graduating magna cum laude from the Midwest College of Oriental Medicine. With degrees in Chinese nutrition, acupuncture, and Oriental medicine, she founded Blue Lotus Acupuncture Clinic to provide preventative treatments to patients of all ages, lifestyles, and aura colors.
Inside Blue Lotus's relaxing space, decorated with coral walls, swaths of colorful fabric, and scads of flourishing plants, Eugenia helps relieve common bodily ailments. She restores inner balance using acupuncture, herbal therapy, and other techniques that include sound therapy, foot detoxification, and Chinese body work.
When 9Round founder and IKF Light Middleweight Kickboxing Champion Shannon "The Cannon" Hudson isn't dominating combat rings across North American and Europe, he is taking care of his two children. It was with his kids in mind that the seasoned black belt crafted his signature workout¬—a challenging professional fighter's training regime compacted into a hectic, schedule-friendly 30 minutes.
Today, certified trainers in 9Round gyms across the nation lead students in Shannon's workout, guiding classes through its nine rounds of aerobic, anaerobic, and resistance-training exercises. Instructors vary the rounds each day, supplementing body-weight exercises with jump ropes, punching bags, and free-weights. Coaches also encourage diets of fruits and lean meats and counsel students against common dieting pitfalls, such as skipping breakfast or storing smoothie surplus in unmarked laundry-detergent bottles.
The techniques that Lauren Birkel imparts to her trainers are the same ones she used on herself while preparing for and completing the rigorous Ironman World Championships in 2005 and 2011, as well as the France-held International Triathlon Union Long Course World Championships in 2007. With this history of achieving difficult goals, Birkel knows how to inspire students without commissioning a band of rabid coyotes to chase them while they run.
She and her many cotrainers use these thoroughly tested methods of motivation to push students toward healthier lives in one-on-one, small-group, and large-group training sessions. She decks out her indoor studios with all the necessary equipment for personal-training sessions and isn't afraid to lead all-outdoor boot-camp academies in the heat or rain.