Intent on helping individuals of all fitness levels discover their hidden reserves of self-motivation and inner strength, personal trainer Wade Wiley leads boot-camp sessions that safely push participants and help them unleash their untapped potential. His workouts foster an upbeat, deeply supportive sense of community amongst the attendees, inspiring them to break their daily routines and begin living healthier, more fulfilling lives. To help visitors work toward this goal, Wade combines cardio work, strength-building exercises, interval training, and other fitness methods into his boot camps. This ever-changing regimen of functional exercises ensures that attendees never fall into a rut; instead, they consistently find new ways to challenge themselves without resorting to arm-wrestling matches with marble statues.
Jason of J Nichols Fitness is a mobile gym. A certified trainer with a psychology degree from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Jason transports his workouts and the accompanying equipment to his clients. Clients then have the freedom to receive a professional-quality work out in their homes, outdoors, or at another location of their choice. For personal-training sessions, he designs a 30-minute workout for each client, which he customizes with diverse exercises based on each client’s fitness level and goals. He also specializes in small-group and boot-camp training, as well as other fitness areas such as flexibility training, sport-specific training, and nutrition and meal planning.
ACE-certified trainer Lisa devotes herself to helping clients conquer fitness goals through personal training sessions and boot camp classes. She demonstrates her enthusiasm for fitness during personal training sessions by designing individual fitness programs tailored to each client, based on their goals and the results of a body composition assessment. Similarly, boot camps keep chests heaving through cardio regimens blended with Crossfit training, interval exercises, and resistance workouts.
“Sisters in sweat” Mary and Mandy approach fitness with a philosophy of cooperation. They believe that when one works out in pairs or groups, they are more willing to push themselves harder because they will, in a sense, be succeeding for those motivating them. Together, Mary and Mandy captain boot camps and fitness classes designed for women and men of all fitness levels, including beginners, parents, and mothers-to-be.
The Charleston JCC creates an inclusive atmosphere where neighbors can learn about area arts projects, workout in a state-of-the-art facility, and take part in sports programs. Families can swim together at the pool and kids can make friends at the summer camp. There are also a variety of programs for seniors including fitness and scrapbooking classes and weekly mahjong games.
Missi Wolf, the founder and owner of BLAST900, once weighed 206 pounds at a height of 5 feet and had a body-fat percentage of 34%. Her doctor informed her that she was morbidly obese and almost diabetic. Determined to lose weight, Missi started with baby steps—walking to the mailbox and back—and after two years she had lost 100 pounds. Her transformation inspired her to return to school to study kinesiology and physiology in pursuit of the ultimate workout: BLAST900. Blast classes involve cardio intervals on a treadmill and strength-training exercises on the floor. Missi and her team of trainers combine personalized fitness education with nutrition information to help clients sculpt their bodies, shed pounds, and build muscles.