As a child, Shane Butler would pour through bodybuilding magazines, marveling at the bulging muscles and toned physiques of the men and women within their pages. His interest in fitness and muscle building would eventually bring him to competitions, where he earned the Oklahoma title in natural bodybuilding. Today, Shane Butler and his wife Jamie—a fellow aficionado of figure competitions—oversee their own private studio, drawing from their lifetime of training and competition experience to guide clients towards their fitness goals.
The Muscle-Licious gym abounds with 2,4000 square feet of traditional cardio and strength-training machines as well as functional equipment, such as sandbags, tires, and kettlebells. Here, instructors guide students of all fitness levels through boot-camp workouts, personal-training sessions, and posing classes. They also offer custom nutrition counseling, helping students craft proper meal plans in lieu of following a crash diet or burying their refrigerator in the backyard. The couple packs their onsite nutrition store with shelves of natural and effective nutritional supplements.
Within private booths at Ahimsa Studio and Beads, local artisans set up displays of intricate jewelry and bright gemstones. In other booths, jewelers peddle dazzling collections of beads from shiny Bali silver pendants to bright crystal stars. The unique studio also features an onsite classroom, where artists conduct workshops in subjects such as jewelry design, metalwork, and stamping.
Anytime Fitness, which boasts more than 1,800 clubs in North America, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fitness seekers challenge themselves on cardio and Hammer Strength machines and hoist Iron Grip free weights in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they?re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness?s staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms or hop into one of the tanning booths available 24 hours a day.
The Yukon Health & Fitness Club remodels figures through a combination of contemporary gym equipment, dynamic classes, and tanning services. General manager and certified personal trainer Jesse Adams greets new members with a full fitness assessment, reviewing their workout history before gauging their form, joints, nutritional habits, and degrees of ticklishness. A floor orientation guides patrons past a royal menagerie of cardiovascular equipment, and muscles encounter their motivational mecca in the fully stocked free-weights zone. Guests can also narrow their workout’s focus with the club’s impressive roster of classes. Shimmy off calories in a feisty Zumba dance-fitness course, or avenge an anvil-flattened coyote's untimely demise with kickboxing lessons.
Intent on improving almost every aspect of an individual's fitness at the same time, Psycho Panda CrossFit challenges members with a training regimen that combines weightlifting, gymnastics, and cardio in every workout. Coaches can help scale the load and intensity of each exercise to each client's current fitness level while providing encouragement and creating a supportive, community-oriented environment. Although the CrossFit program incorporates a wide range of equipment a drills, ensuring that every workout is unique, the gym also offers more specialized classes. Some of these sessions include workouts specifically dedicated to weightlifting techniques or building endurance.
Achieve Fitness’s team of certified trainers builds healthy bodies from the ground up using cardio and strength exercises, ViSalus and LifeVantage nutritional supplements, and a hearty dose of encouragement. In addition to helping clients set specific long- and short-term goals, the trainers track their progress during custom fitness programs composed of personal training, small-group training, boot camps, or a combination of all three. Exercises are tailored to a variety of fitness levels during each routine, allowing new and seasoned exercisers to cultivate optimal levels of endurance, flexibility, and brawn. Personal-training sessions contain the highest level of customization and a rotating lineup of physical challenges that keep clients engaged and motivated. Workouts may take place in homes, at local gyms, or, in the case of boot camps, at nearby parks and churches.
In addition to designing exercise regimens for individuals, Achieve Fitness's trainers build fitness programs for companies, religious groups, and apartment complexes. Between face-to-face workouts, these programs' participants can access a host of online health resources, including more than 750 fitness videos, a recipe database, and a calculator that computes the number of calories burned while jumping rope or unattended roller-coaster turnstiles.