Designed to keep everyone motivated and on track to meet their goals, the Mike George Fitness System is three-pronged and personalized. It incorporates cardiovascular and strength training, as well as holistic nutritional coaching to complete the fitness trifecta. Instructors keep classes at six or fewer to ensure individual attention, hosting them in their gym stocked with everything from medicine balls and weight machines to kettlebells and dumbbells. Indoor and outdoor classes include Elite cross training, downhill skiing, hand-to-hand combat, Pilates and flexibility, and more.
When the wellness experts at Renuil noticed that the common health concerns of stress, poor diet, and toxin exposure were exacerbated by life in the city, they created an entirely new wellness program devoted to urbanites. The result was Urban Renuil, which centers its efforts on purging toxins from the body while boosting nutrition with antioxidants and superfoods. The juices, for their part, eschew preservatives and incorporate solely organic fruits and vegetables, often from local farmers. When clients drink the juices as part of their personalized meal plan, the cleanse provides a complete nutrient profile to keep bodies going strong and vitamin tablets forming picket lines.
Dr. Jeremy Leimback, D.C., tends to the muscles and spines of his patients at Back Works Chiropractic. Leimback performs treatments that range from the traditional, such as chiropractic adjsutments and exercise rehab therapy, to more specific, as in the myofascial release technique. Myofascial release, a form of deep tissue massage, can help to quickly release tension from muscles, relieve inflammation, and alleviate spasms.
Inside the Atlas Performance facility, climbing ropes hang from the ceiling, squat racks line the walls, and ERG rowing machines dot the floor. Each apparatus awaits the scores of committed clients who call the space their home gym and use the equipment to rocket toward fitness goals such as improvements in strength, balance, power, endurance, and agility. Atlas Performance offers a variety of classes for all skill levels, including Fit360, TRX Suspension Training, and CircuitFit classes in addition to Crossfit. A crew of certified coaches, including some with a masters degree in Exercise Physiology and Sports Nutrition along with CSCS, PES, CPT, and CF1 certifications, preside over the class proceedings, correcting technique, shouting encouragement, and snatching away cheeseburgers while clients perform their workouts.
There's a lot of solid muscle and experience behind Train With Ron, whose crew includes Ron Potocnik, a former Valparaiso University footballer and a frequent Masters Track and Field contender; Dale "DB" Barr, a triathlete with an Ironman 70.3 under his belt; and Matt Ulrich, who spent two years with the Indianapolis Colts. With the aid of licensed dietician Laura Bleiman, these trainers set calories on fire and awaken slumbering self-esteem, tailoring always-changing workout routines to match the fitness levels and personal goals of their clients. A 5,000-square-foot facility gives them ample room to work—the space, which features 40-yard turf runways, is dotted with enough exercise equipment to sink a small battleship. In addition to tempering the human body, Ron and company also temper the human spirit by organizing running challenges for charity.
Doctor of Chiropractic Jeffrey Haynes combines chiropractic care with a number of other services to help his clients reach total wellness. Manual adjustments and corrective exercises put spines back in order and alleviate joint pain. He specializes in treating athletic injuries, musculoskeletal conditions, and neck and lower-back disc herniations. Nutrition counseling will cover such issues as proper nutrition, dieting, and which Flintstone vitamin tastes the best, and lifestyle advice rounds out the package by introducing ways to lessen stress.