Certified personal trainer and all-around fitness buff Trevor Hoha sculpts bodies into Renaissance-worthy works of art in group boot-camp classes and one-on-one personal-training sessions. Calories begin to spontaneously combust as Trevor and his fellow trainers shout words of encouragement to push small groups of students through one-hour workouts that combine weightlifting and functional cardio movements. As students burn calories and gain muscle cycling through push-ups and rapid plyometric exercises, the hawkeyed trainers keep sentry for half-hearted efforts and the use of weights that look suspiciously like balloon animals.
With more than 30 years of kid-entertaining experience, The Little Gym provides a safe and fun locale where kids can stay active in a nurturing and non-competitive environment. Visiting youngsters glean skills and confidence from professionally developed programs while participating in hands-on activities that help enhance emotional, intellectual, and social skills. A bevy of gymnastic-based activities and crafts will keep the indefatigable energy motors of little tikes revving, while also boosting listening skills, attention spans, and confidence. The three-hour class is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., with sessions beginning on June 14.
The certified personal trainers at Anytime Fitness teach clients how to magnify their muscle mass and purge excess pounds. In each one-on-one 45-minute training session, fitness gurus help exercisers set new fitness goals, revise and personalize workout programs, and correct their form during strenuous pinkie lifts. A gauntlet of cardio and weight equipment assists trainers in shaping and molding their students. Guests can ascend a stair climber, burn calories on an elliptical cross-trainer, or prepare for a marathon on a treadmill equipped for iPod and iPhone adaptors. In the free-weights area, patrons can pump up biceps to prepare for wrestling a golem as it emerges from the mud.
To better help clients begin living healthier lifestyles, the trainers at ReVibe Fitness and Wellness design personalized fitness regimens intended to complement each individual's particular needs and goals. This flexibility allows the team to develop approaches that can help people lose weight, overcome health challenges, or improve their athletic performance, although the universal mission is to improve each person's quality of life. Regardless of the specific goal, the center's regimens tend to rely on the transformative power of the 3G WBV whole-body-vibration machines. This technology facilitates workouts by having clients stand atop a small platform that causes small, rapid muscle contractions by vibrating and sending waves of energy throughout the body 30?50 times per second. When combined with personalized sequences of exercises and postures, these vibrations can help improve muscle tone, bolster metabolisms, or build bone mineral density over time, all without placing major strain on the joints, tendons, and muscles that hold the eyelashes steady. The nature of each body-vibration session also ensures that workouts can achieve similar results in a fraction of the time when compared to traditional gym visits.
One of yoga's best qualities is its ability to give inner peace to the practitioner, who in turn is better prepared to connect with others and build community. At Platinum Yoga, this quality spills out of classes and into the post-class period as practitioners gather to share tea, coffee, and conversation about whether or not Downward is a good name for a dog. This sense of community isn't limited to yoga students, either?those who partake in fitness classes such as Zumba, Cardio Pump, and Nordic Walking also build camaraderie during and after high-intensity sessions.