Certified personal trainer Randy "Fit Fury" V'Estres isn't bashful about his strength. On his website he demonstrates an array of fitness feats, including one where he assumes a pushup position, propels himself onto two table ledges, and returns gracefully back to the ground. Equally impressive is the confidence needed to attempt these feats in the first place without fear of being grounded. That same "I can do this" mentality is what he strives to instill in each client at his training studio, Vbody Power Fitness, where he motivates exercisers through personal-training sessions, couples training sessions, and his signature Circuit of Fury boot camps.
40 years ago, the initials heading C&D Towing stood for the Cicero & Devon Texaco gas and service station, founded by brothers Val and Joe Strumberger. Today they've come to stand for "Capable and Dependable," the values carried by the tow truck drivers who rescue cars and trucks of all sizes from a future spent trying fruitlessly to hitch a ride from passing semis. Along with gently rolling vehicles onto a fleet of handsome red trucks, C&D's technicians can protect and resuscitate them with services including jumpstarts, tire changes, seasonal safety checks, and electrical work.
Since 1998, Know No Limits has afforded Andersonville, Edgewater, and the surrounding communities a clean, safe environment to summon a sweat and get in shape. Owner and founder Karla Shelton leads the facility's muscle-coaxing contingent of trainers, each of whom shares fitness knowledge by leading group classes and conducting one-on-one workouts. High-energy sessions of Zumba, cardio boxing, and body cycling compel exercisers to shed calories in concert, and a wide range of fitness equipment lures muscle tone from its subdermal hideaways. The gym also boasts a sauna for postworkout pore-cleansing sessions and towel service for soaking up tears from the face of a defeated stairmaster.
With more than 16 years of experience, Jorge Bezerra founded Bezz Training to combine the focused attention of personal training with the motivational environment of a class setting. His innovative fitness sessions also run the gamut of exercise setups, from intensive plyometrics, olympic-style lifts, and bodyweight training to rope drills, water-log pressing, and rickshaw flipping. With such a breadth of styles, Jorge's programs maintain the vision that training like an athlete can lead to weight loss, bolstered flexibility, and optimized coordination.
When Michael Morrison moved to the U.S. from Jamaica in 2001, he came with a love for fitness and a determination to help others reach their goals. To that end, he started Auspicious Fitness, an intimate fitness studio packed with free weights, kettlebells, and cardio machines. He leads group boot-camp classes and personal training sessions that incorporate cardio and strength-training drills customized to each guest’s fitness level. Unlike middle-school bullies, he uses body-fat assessments and constructive nutritional guidance to help patrons.
The intensely heated practice space and 26 standing and seated asanas used in Bikram Yoga Andersonville's 90-minute classes may intimidate newcomers at first. However, the instructors enthusiastically welcome yoga practitioners of all ages and fitness levels, helping them progress at a comfortable pace. As attendees learn established sequences of deep stretches, twists, bends, and mindful breathing exercises, they can experience the rejuvenating benefits of having oxygenated blood systematically pushed to muscle groups and organ systems throughout the body. Additionally, the sweat-inducing temperatures help loosen tight joints and ligaments and challenge students to pay closer attention to the connections between their minds and bodies. Practicing these asanas improves strength, stamina, and flexibility over time. Throughout each class, instructors are on hand to demonstrate proper technique, offer support and guidance, and teach you how to give effortless high-fives with your feet.