A quick breather. Just a few seconds. Then boom—it’s back to punching, and kicking, and dedicating whatever is left in the tank to the next exercise. That’s how the intense, full-body workouts at Adventure Mixed Martial Arts go down. They’re fast, and they’re a constant challenge. At the same time, though, those workouts build self-confidence and camaraderie between participants in addition to strength and endurance. The facility’s instructors go a long way in helping that happen, too, through personalized attention. They take care to recognize that mostly everyone is there not to compete, necessarily, but to simply look and feel better.
AOK! Fitness's expert trainers and instructors keep clients engaged and active with their signature slate of unlimited group fitness classes. Within the expansive 8,400-square-foot gym, guests find everything they need for a well-rounded workout, from nationally recognized programs such as Zumba, Insanity, and Ab Lab to the gym's own schedule of unique classes. An extensive TRX suspension training program blends core-strengthening resistance workouts with the benefits of yoga and cross-training, and an indoor cycling gym helps clients spin their way to peak form atop one of 20 state-of-the-art stationary bikes.
In addition to providing the workouts that made them a success, the trainers at AOK! Fitness also have their eyes on the future. They've upgraded their Ultimate 36 Auto-Fit program to include Barre-Pilates Core, and continue to oversee a running program that takes newcomers on a journey from "Couch to 5K" and engages experienced runners with group meetups throughout the year. They've also got one more expansion in the works: a 1,200-square-foot studio with a 20-foot ceiling that will give AOK! Fitness room to further expand their Barre program, incorporate additional types of yoga, and increase their TRX Yoga Flow offerings.
Running, gymnastics, and weight lifting find common ground at CrossFit Strongville, where instructors lead high-intensity functional CrossFit workouts. Though routines always change, they typically incorporate a slew of moves, such as pull-ups, lifts, and squats—moves that can be scaled to challenge exercisers of all levels. And these moves are performed at a high intensity for a reason: CrossFit Strongville's trainers want to whip their clients into shape as fast as possible, not only so that they are healthy, but also so they feel confident in their bodies.
Paul Scianna surveys his 5,000-square-foot boxing Xanadu, flashing his Hollywood smile at his team of expert trainers and muscle-building students. The professional boxer, who jabbed his way to reality-TV fame on The Next Great Champ with Oscar De La Hoya, puts clients through their paces, whether they’re sparring with him in the gym’s prominently displayed boxing ring, shedding pounds in group sessions, or getting nutrition advice. He schedules more than 30 weekly classes that teach students the fundamentals of boxing and slim profiles with high-cardio exercises. For aspiring pugilists, Paul starts his troupe of boxers young with empowering youth programs that teach kids the discipline and self-defense necessary to evade bullies and only punch their way to the top of the competitive chess circuit.