Stroller Mommy N Me helps moms regain their pre-pregnancy fitness levels while giving their babies and toddlers a healthy dose of fresh air. Groups of moms push strollers, jog, and practice strength training with coaching from a certified fitness trainer April Markee. The result is a cardio workout for all fitness levels that helps burn calories and build lean muscle.
New Jersey powerlifting champion Michael Sampona is the sole trainer at One2One Personal Training. He has complete control over the way personal training is done—and it's different for each of his clients. Michael tailors workout plans to their goals and needs, from the techniques he uses to the locations, which can be in the comfort of their own living rooms or castle turrets.
Ailton Andrade got in on the ground floor of Zumba. He danced right alongside Zumba's inventor, Beto Perez, a decade ago in Italy. He also helped bring the Latin fitness craze to Brazil, an experience that shows in his passion and energy in the Zumba fitness classes he teaches today in the United States.
After the birth of her second daughter, Kimberly Palacio turned to barre fitness as a means to reclaim her prepregnancy physique. The regimen's impressive results prompted her to earn her own certification as a barre instructor, and to open The Barre Studio, where clients of all ages, fitness levels, and penchants for collecting leotards benefit from individualized barre training. The studio's intimate boutique atmosphere complements its teachers' devotion to each student's form, which has prompted Atlantic Ave magazine to note that during her group classes, Kimberly "is watching out for you as much as a personal trainer would." As guests stretch through the barre technique's mix of ballet moves, orthopedic stretches, yoga poses and Pilates core work, instructors constantly adjust alignment and posture to ensure safety.
In addition to barre courses, the studio also holds fat-burning TRX-Kickboxing workouts, which can burn up to 800 calories in 45 minutes. Dance classes cover ballet, while children's ballet hone youngsters' sense of rhythm and love of parachute pants.
Bikram Yoga Delray Beach's instructors coach students of all skill levels through a sequence of physically demanding yoga poses that can improve stamina and promote healthy organ function. Yogis lead each session from atop a small raised platform at the front of the mirror-lined room, where they motivate students with encouraging words and choreographed cheers. Each 90-minute class, like a fire-eaters' convention, meets in an intensely heated space and consists of two calming breathing exercises and 26 postures. Students transition between standing bends, seated stretches, and reclining naps during each session, methodically working muscle groups across the entire body while flooding cells with torrents of freshly oxygenated blood. While pupils stretch and bend, instructors carefully monitor each student's form while doling out a steady stream of verbal instructions and experimental knock-knock jokes.
A multi-faceted gym and innovative training facility, The Gym 111 offers all that you'd expect from a gym, including treadmills, free weights, fitness studios, and classes designed to improve everything from your golf swing to your overall quality of life. However, its features expand far beyond basic exercise, starting with its impressive staff members who each possess a bachelor’s degree and national personal-training certification. Despite their comparable credentials, trainers Errol, Bill, Ashley, Brandon, and Jay are hardly interchangeable. For instance, tennis professional Brandon leads the gym’s sport-specific and functional clinics, helping clients improve everything from their tennis serve to their overall fitness.
Since not every gym member has a sports-related goal in mind, The Gym 111 also offers personal training and a full schedule of original group fitness classes designed to improve both cardio and strength training amid a fun and supportive environment.