CrossFit Blythewood, CrossFit Vista and CrossFit 1732 have joined forces to create Warrior Fitness. Warrior?s trainers guide athletes through traditional CrossFit classes, which tackle a new Workout of the Day (WOD) every day. Exercises vary, though they often include moves such as weight lifting, running, rowing, and unconventional moves such as tire flipping. Warrior Fitness also conducts outdoor boot camps and special fitness classes for kids.
Even before he founded PowerFit Bootcamp, JR Spear always felt a calling to transform people into fitness machines. A fourth-degree black belt and studied martial artist, Spear spent years training future Marine Corps officers and Iraqi soldiers in self-defense and combat skills. Later, Spear taught his own MMA fitness and cardio-kickboxing classes, along with personal and group training sessions.
At PowerFit Bootcamp, he and his staff of fitness instructors encourage each student to persevere by leading motivational and high-energy classes. At 12 indoor and outdoor locations, students undergo full-body workouts designed to jettison fat and tone muscle. Trainers welcome students of all stripes, giving them a period of time to complete each move, rather than a number of repetitions, encouraging each student to do as much as he or she can without feeling uncomfortable, overexerting, or resorting to time travel. Along the way, coaches track progress and motivate students by noting benchmarks during physical fitness tests on the first Monday and Tuesday of each month.
Fit 4 Life's bootcamp instructor Ronnie Stewart truly understands how maintaining one's fitness can improve their life. As an Army Ranger, he spent hours training his mind and his body to conquer a variety of challenges while serving his country. Though no longer in active duty, Ronnie still employs the techniques taught to him in the service by leading fitness and bootcamp sessions that push physical limits. Ronnie and his instructors break the 45-minute sessions into two different cycles, the first focusing on warm ups and upper body exercises, and the second directed and lower body and core movements. In addition to their bootcamp regimen, Fit 4 Life also offers nutritional counseling to help clients work toward their goals in the healthiest way possible. His approach to teaching, leading, and motivating others through fitness helps participants achieve their desired fitness goals. Ronnie's ability to help others has also gained the attention of local newspapers, radio, and TV stations alike, including ABC Columbia and ROCK 93.5.
Outside of Ronnie's bootcamp sessions, Fit 4 Life's staff also helps others nurture their bodies in personal training classes that bring all the focus solely on the client and the invisible friend they brought with them.
Stronghold Gym, a full-service climbing and training facility, helps budding rock-scalers hone their abilities on a 45-foot climbing tower and two onsite bouldering caves. Climbers can scamper up the walls like a man with incredibly long legs and rubber-cement hands with the help of friends or opt to drop by from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and noon to 5 p.m. on weekends when staff members are present to help with belaying. After ascending to the rocky heights, individuals can hit Stronghold's cardio and weight training equipment to continue their workouts post-climb. Yoga and fitness classes are also offered onsite in its two fitness studios.
As visitors walk through Brickhouse Gym's 12,000-square-foot facility, they see something different happening in every room. One door opens to reveal a forest of professional cardio equipment, and another uncovers a flurry of spinning stationary cycles. Further into the expansive gym, specialized practice rooms host circuit training, agility equipment, and free weights, as well as innovative turf-floor and open-air workout rooms. In private training rooms, spirited instructors help students cultivate flexibility, increase endurance, or prepare for cage matches with stubborn garden weeds with a variety of fitness classes in disciplines such as yoga and mixed martial arts.
Four simple letters sum up the training at The Train Station: HIIT. When broken apart with a firm karate chop, that acronym translates into high-intensity interval training. In other words, the trainers here lead exercisers through intense bursts of activity followed by lighter periods of rest and recovery. This type of training is designed to get hearts pumping, and it can burn more fat and calories than many aerobic exercises.
The certified trainers, Jeremy Whisennant, Kristen Nunn, and Melody Lown, also lead other exercise programs, including personal training, yoga, and tae kwon do for ages five and older. Jeremy can help people recover through physical therapy, as well.