My Tactical Advantage's experienced trainers help their pupils build up a strong sense of self-worth and hone their bodies into shape. A former U.S. Marine Sergeant draws from his experiences bodyguarding presidents and defending embassies to teach his students about fitness and close combat. During aerobic boot camps, he helps them put their doubts and self-judgments in a crippling suplex with kettlebells, stretching, toning exercises, cardio and strength training, cardio kickboxing, and mitt work.
Far more than a mere gym, My Tactical Advantage helps its students build all-important self-esteem. The identity-reconstruction program helps people adopt new personas for themselves by emphasizing positive character traits, such as bravery and the ability to chew through iron bars. In addition to empowering individuals, the fitness and training center aims to improve the community by nipping violence at its root with the pro-responsibility and anti-bullying TRUST youth program.
From not chewing with your mouth open to abstaining from sniffing strangers, human beings are constantly encouraged to quell most of their animal instincts. During Animal Behavior classes at RetroFit LLC, however, instructor Shana Byas encourages ladies of all fitness levels to tap into their inner beasts. Students strengthen and sculpt with exercises inspired by the animal kingdom, crawling, crouching, pushing, and pulling their way to increased fitness and confidence.
When she isn't indulging her animalistic side, Shana leads classes through calorie-burning dance routines scored to old-school tunes from '70s disco to '90s new jack swing. Along with retro music, she incorporates retro toys into her exercises during hula-hoop aerobics, which burns more calories than a tug of war with Stretch Armstrong.
Students file into the expansive studio at Bikram Yoga Midtown Detroit, lining up their mats amid the natural light spilling in from oversized windows and checking their form in the mirrors that line two walls. Here, they assume and hold 26 different yoga poses during each 90-minute class. Along the way, certified instructors check their form and help them stretch muscles, a feat that is all the more easy due to the studio's temperature of 105 degrees with 40% humidity, which also promotes detoxification. Classes are held daily––from as early as 6 a.m. to as late as 7:30 p.m.––and are open to all fitness levels.
Muscular instructors help exercisers of all fitness levels slim silhouettes and chisel muscles with motivating boot camps, one on one personal training, and fat-evicting nutrition plans. During boot camps, a certified fitness coach draws on more than 15 years of experience to build up bodies with a series of high-intensity interval and metabolic resistance training. The encouraging trainer conducts a symphony of grunts as students strain to lift sandbags and tires within the indoor gym before hitting the fresh air to hurdle over motionless freeze-tag players and other outdoor obstacles. They’ll also compliment their rigorous workout regimes with nutrition guidance that equips students with grocery lists and recipes that ensure balanced meals.
Windsor Squash & Fitness Club adds oomph to serves, volleys, and heart rates in a squeaky-clean, family-friendly facility. Members can slay fitness goals in a panoply of body-buffing annexes, including two rooms of resistance equipment, two rooms of free weights, and a wormhole to one's past life as a high-five. Group fitness classes, a cardio room with more than 50 pieces of equipment, and a cardio theatre create a perfect storm for productive sweating, and his-and-hers dry saunas, steam rooms, and locker rooms with complimentary towel service foster the mental oozing of postworkout relaxation.
Absolute Fitness for Women offers a supportive environment for ladies as they whip their bodies into shape. Workout options include chair yoga, Pilates and dance classes, and personal-training sessions. The gym also has tanning services that result in sun-kissed skin, a private saltwater pool for Aqua Fit classes, and a spa. Babysitting services are available six days a week.