Born from a desire to optimize fitness through a balance of training and support, Elite Performance and Fitness harbors a team of certified trainers dedicated to designing individual programs that achieve measurable results. One-hour group fitness classes meet on a six-day schedule, and each fosters the camaraderie needed to push exercisers through tough routines or unexpected patches of studio-floor quicksand. Zumba torches calories with a high-energy, Latin dance-inspired routine, and BodyPump sets a weightlifting routine of squats, lunges, and chest presses to a soundtrack of bumping tunes. Settle feuds with your imaginary friend during noncontact Turbo Kick classes, or follow a female instructor through fat-blasting routines during Boot(y) Boot Camp sessions.
With more than 10,000 pounds of free weights, brand-name equipment, top-notch entertainment systems, tanning beds, spacious locker rooms, and extended hours, Chenal Health & Fitness—which has been featured on KATV—provides customers with everything they need to get fit or survive a zombie apocalypse. Rows of cardio and weight machines occupy huge rooms with flat-screen televisions and lime-green or bright-blue walls. In the cardio theater, patrons burn calories and build muscle on treadmills, elliptical trainers, or stationary bikes as they watch new releases in high-definition on a 120-inch screen with surround sound.
The FastFit Training & Fitness tale begins more than three years ago, when Jeff McDaniel—named Fitness Business Owner of the Month by FitBusiness Insider in March 2012— started holding energetic boot-camp classes at a local park. Today, Jeff conducts classes within his own professional fitness studio, where he continues to lead the high-intensity workouts of metabolic exercises that have been lauded on NBC. Amid towering mirrors, dangling TRX Suspension trainers, and rows of colorful dumbbells, Jeff and his staff of trainers guide students of all squares through a diverse array of functional exercises, from crunches to climbers to handstands. Jeff has also designed an online fitness program with nutritional counsel and exercise videos, providing students workouts they can practice from hotels when traveling or from beneath neighbors’ backyard shrubbery when spying on tiki parties they weren't invited to.
Led by former college football player and Master Drill Instructor Delnorte Chunn, the crew at Fitness Bootcamp Inc. shows its clients how to boost endurance, increase muscle, and lose weight using only their bodies as resistance. Over the course of the outdoor boot camp, which combines strength and cardio training in functional exercises, participants track their daily deeds in food and workout logs. In turn, the staff keeps them motivated with daily support and nutritional education, as well as a survival party at the end of the camp.
Certified trainer and W.O.W. Fitness founder Kameelah Wesley was never into athletics. But she did want to live a long and healthy life, so she enlisted the services of a personal trainer. The transformation she witnessed was beyond anything she ever imagined. It was this intense personal experience that opened her eyes to a greater social epidemic: obesity. That’s when she decided to begin her war on excess weight, and W.O.W. was born.
Kameelah’s fitness programs emphasize functional strength training with a focus on proper form and stability. These principles are carried out in four-week boot camps, personal-training sessions, and cardio dance classes performed with a host of free weights, stability balls, ellipticals, and heavy bagpipes. In addition to fitness training, Kameelah and her team assist students with diet plans and lifestyle coaching.
At Legit Fit Boot Camp, there are no machines. There are no televisions. There aren't even mirrors. The center's certified instructors take a no-nonsense approach to building strength and endurance by using simple weights, balls, and bars atop a stark rubber floor in each of their diverse fitness routines. Though the staff strives to stave off needless distractions, they detest boredom as well. That's why they keep muscles guessing by combining numerous exercises from different workouts and varying those exercises each day. The curriculum of jumping jacks, squats, and hopscotch games on hot coals ensure students never know what to expect, and the staff's enthusiastic demeanor keeps them focused on their calorie-burning mission.