Since its inception, Parisi Speed School has trained what would become more than 150 NFL players and 5,000 scholarship-holding college athletes in its youth programs. Parisi consistently churns out all-stars with its Jump Start program, which trains youngsters at the time when their motor skills are most malleable. Outfitted with a 40-yard artificial-turf field, a three-lane track surface, and a weight room, the center hones agility, endurance, and coordination in future athletes aged 7–18. Using the center’s signature speed and strength training methods, supportive staffers not only infuse muscle memory with a suite of opponent-lambasting skills, they also teach them how to avoid injuries without hiring a stunt double to take tackles.
After more than two years of doing Zumba, Toni and Stacy launched Mix It Up Fitness in August 2012 to share their style of instruction with more people. They added a weight-training component to Zumba—a high-energy workout inspired by latin dance and other international moves—and also offer a hip-hop toning class where students dance with light weights. Both Toni and Stacy have Zumba B1 and B2 certifications, as well as certification from the International Fitness Association.
Mike Bradley used to coach from the sidelines of high school football games. Now, he coaches exercisers at Crossfit Elation. Instead of X's and O's, he and CrossFit Level 1-certified instructor Sue McClain design a game plan around CrossFit's functional exercises, creating ever-changing daily workouts that might include everything from pull-ups to squats to dead lifts.