Exercisers whose idea of a boot camp involves cigar-chomping drill sergeants shouting at students might be surprised by Camp Adrenaline. Here, the certified personal trainers replace intimidation and yelling with positive reinforcement and constantly changing exercise routines. These rotating exercises not only break up the boredom of repetition, they keep the muscles guessing for more efficient workouts. During camps, campers converge in such scenic outdoor locales as the beach where they engage cardios, cores, and limbs in routines that incorporate games and challenges, which reward victors with free months of membership.
After a stint training Division I college athletes, Heath Barrow opened his own personal-training business. He works with clients of all ages, and specializes in helping those in their 40s, 50s, and beyond get into shape. His oldest client was a 92-year-old WWII veteran, while his youngest client was a 3-month-old marathoner. He also runs group circuit-training classes that combine exercises with bands, balls, and dumbbells.
Impact Fitness's personal trainer and weight-loss specialist strives to change every person he works with. He helps his clients shape and tone their bodies into the best shape of their lives with 40-minute high-intensity workouts meticulously designed to meet the needs of individuals and groups. Rather than boring themselves with endless hours on the treadmill or circuit machines, gym-goers wake up their muscles with functional exercises that employ kettlebells, Plyo Boxes, Slam Balls, Battle Ropes, and doomsday devices. The variety of workout types adheres to busy schedules and hectic lives of students, from team-building corporate training to athlete training to Muscle Up Mommy and Me sessions.
Chiropractic physician Dr. Doris Antos began as a chiropractic assistant in 2005, and was inspired to pursue her Doctor of Chiropractic degree at the Palmer College of Chiropractic. There, along with her doctorate, she earned the Virgil V. Strang Philosophy Award and graduated in 2010. She currently helps clients cope with and overcome chronic pain with a variety of chiropractic services, ranging from nonsurgical spinal decompressions to Class IV laser therapy. During her spinal adjustments, she can perform an array of techniques—including the Gonstead and Diversified methods. Based on a comprehensive initial exam she determines which technique best suits her clients’ individual conditions, be they herniated discs, muscle spasms, joint pain, or arthritis.
The instructors of Cherise’s Heavenly Fitness structure their lessons to adhere to the club slogan, “Where friendships are made and bodies are changed.” Instructors, including AFAA-certified Kelli Durrance, believe that when people have fun at the gym, they're more likely to continue their fitness regime (plus a little fun during exercise never hurt anyone). Whether sweating in a Zumba class, strengthening in a yoga session, or bench-pressing legal documents in a boot-camp class, students are surrounded by like-minded folk ready to slim their torsos and share a smile.
Cathleen Bellerose was a nurse for 20 years, and she saw the effects of pain and injury on many of her patients. She herself struggled with debilitating leg pain, and she sought an alternative to traditional medication, which she found in massage therapy. During her studies, she was able to locate and then soothe the cause of pain in her own muscles, and now at Pink Lotus Healing on the go massage, she strives to do the same for others. Cathleen offers numerous modalities, such as fibromyalgia, trigger-point, and Thai massages.