To help women achieve their fitness goals, the certified personal trainers at Get In Shape For Women focus on four areas: weight training, cardio training, nutrition, and accountability. In small group sessions, trainers modify exercises to suit up to four ladies' fitness levels, beginning by calibrating strength-training sessions—such as free weights, lunges, and squats—to each client's abilities while still ensuring they are challenging themselves. Then comes high-intensity cardio interval-training sessions in which trainers encourage exercisers to achieve optimal results on the treadmill or elliptical.
The trainers supplement the group workouts with nutritional planning centered around the concept of eating six small, balanced meals six days a week. They set aside the seventh day as a "free day" for a bit of indulgence, be it eating a favorite sweet or lusting openly after bacon. To hold their women accountable, trainers talk nutrition on the floor during scheduled appointments, and the ladies' progress toward reaching their goals is measured by trainers each week.
Courtney and Corey Nappa complement each other’s skill sets well. Courtney has a wealth of business experience and a passion for beauty, and Corey has years under his belt as a personal trainer and fitness-center manager. They realized that they could combine their skills into an ideal health-club experience, and Ten X Club was born.
On the fitness end of the business, instructors hold group Pilates, yoga, and spin classes. Cardio and weight-lifting rooms feature equipment from manufacturers such as Nautilus and Precor. A kids’ playroom keeps tykes entertained while parents shed sweat. On the other end of the spectrum, the sleekly appointed salon features hair services, mani-pedis, and spray-tanning services in a quiet environment, the air perfumed with the scent of hair products. Here, too, members can send their kids to the playroom while they enjoy grownup relaxation time with beautifying services, adult conversation, and the freedom to eat animal crackers any way they choose.
Answer is Fitness invites its members to take charge of their health and wellness with a spacious, well-equipped gym and a diverse schedule of classes ranging from yoga to body pump and muscle inferno. Certified personal trainers help clients maximize their workout efficiency and build strong, lithe musculature, while spinning, PIlates, and yoga group classes train mind and body with tests of physical endurance and flexibility.
A CrossFit devotee since 2007, head coach Kevin Foley leads a team of fitness instructors in motivating their students through reps of CrossFit’s functional exercises. They keep their classes interesting by centering each on a different workout of the day (WOD) designed to boost endurance, flexibility, strength, agility, and all-around fitness.
ARX Training—the adult cross-training division of Athletic Republic—is designed to increase lean muscle mass, decrease body fat, build functional strength, and boost sports performance through high-energy, challenging group workouts. Experienced coaches create routines that vary from session to session, helping clients achieve personal fitness goals while instilling proper technique.
Planted in Norwood, Athletic Republic's 14,000-square-foot sweat factory exceeds the requirements of a standard fitness center. Inside, trainers mix sports with science, studying the need, function, and payoff of each workout to quickly—and safely—improve the performance of athletes, including football, soccer, and hockey players. The facility's dozen different training programs are complemented by an equally impressive collection of equipment, ranging from a hockey treadmill to resistance cords.
Emily, the owner and coach at CrossFit Automile, boasts a handful of CrossFit certifications. She uses these certifications and extensive knowledge to design new Workouts of the Day (WODs) every day. The workouts are never the same, and draw from CrossFit?s vast collection of exercises designed to promote varied, functional fitness. Though the exercises are always rotating, they may include Olympic weightlifting, bodyweight exercises, cardio, running, plyometrics, and gymnastics.