When Josh and Kelsey Elmore ended their athletic careers in mixed martials arts and cheerleading, respectively, they needed a new outlet for their physical activity. Given the MMA-esque intensity and cheerleader-esque support of CrossFit, it's no wonder why Josh and Kelsey were compelled to open CrossFit Eternal. There, the duo and their team of fellow CrossFit Level 1–certified coaches guide groups through CrossFit's Workout of the Day, a continually changing hodgepodge of functional exercises such as pushups, pull-ups, and jumping to high-five a cardboard cutout of Dikembe Motumbo. Because the workouts extract so much energy, the team offers nutritional counseling to ensure that exercisers replenish themselves adequately.
New York native Kenneatha Grimes has had—and overcome—her own struggles with weight, so she knows what it takes to get in shape and live a healthier life. Through BSB Fitness, this AFAA-certified group fitness instructor and wellness coach offers classes such as the Latin-flavored Zumba and high-energy Hip-Hop Hustle that are designed to get participants up and moving. Turbo kick, PiYoStrength, and boot camp further fuel the caloric burn. She also offers nutritional tips combined with plenty of encouragement.
At YourWay2Wellness LLC, exercise and nutrition experts help clients of all backgrounds and body types exceed personal fitness goals and achieve a newfound sense of health and wellness. Three-month and year-long boot camps guide students toward sleek, toned shapes, and Zumba classes and group training sessions establish fun, healthy exercise routines.
Helmed by Doug Brafford, who has more than 30 years of martial arts training, Ultimate Gym teaches its members with a deep authority and pool of expertise. They guide clients through efforts to build muscle, improve self-defense skills, and increase their self-confidence with a wide variety of fitness classes. A skilled team of trainers and teachers draws from training ranging from invitation-only jiu-jitsu circles to hundreds of hours of aerial-silk instruction. They leverage that surfeit of experience to help students hone their minds and bodies through functional Qi Gong, or the cardio and strength-training of a boxing regimen.
Between the gritty brick walls of the lofty gym space, the staff teaches students the diverse selection of drills, kicks, and blocks movements. These practices range from the hyper-accurate kicks and knee-strikes of Muay Thai to Russian Systema's weapon disarming, spatial awareness, and physically exhausting literary masterpieces.
It's the love of family that keeps Christine Kozachuk passionate about fitness. That's because she believes that fitness and family time should go hand in hand. She's created a variety of family fitness programs to help parents and children keep active and eat well. She also offers personal training for individuals.
Sports & Fitness's seven locations facilitate calorie-burning activities with free weights, cardio equipment, and group fitness classes, while pampering clients with relaxation-inducing amenities. Members perspire and tone bodies while meeting the demands of a certified personal trainer in one-on-one training sessions, or while pedaling next to fellow fit-seekers during group cycling classes. The group fitness classes also include yoga, Pilates, kickboxing, and Zumba, varying by location and the whims of Cratus, the god of strength.
As parents scorch calories with weight- and circuit-training equipment, they can rest assured that their youngsters are in responsible hands in the child watch area; a playfully decorated room filled with toys and 5 pound rattles.