Fitness Together is all about synergy. Specialized in one-on-one training, the center’s certified trainers design fitness programs that unite strength training, cardio routines, and nutrition plans that work together to catalyze weight loss. The plans’ strength-training component, dubbed Aspire 8, fuses resistance training and cross training to build solid core muscles without ever having to tear a phonebook in half. During Cardio Together regimens, the trainers get patrons’ heart rates pumping with a mix of aerobic workouts. Finally, the education-oriented Nutrition Together programs teach patrons how to make more healthy food choices, leading to a lifetime of nutritious eating habits.
From general medicine and chiropractic treatments to testing services and physical therapy, Wellness Plus Clinic covers every base of its clients' well-being. Perhaps this is why so many programs there seem to have multiple facets. The medically supervised weight-loss programs help patients shed unwanted pounds with services such as meal plans, hCG or B-12 injections, and counseling. Chiropractic regimens work in tandem with pain-management plans to ease chronic pain. The doctors also rehabilitate people after car wrecks, sports injuries, and slap fights with the governor. In addition to its health-related services, the clinic handles such medical-aesthetics procedures as Latisse, cosmetic injections—such as Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, Restylane and Perlane—and skin cryo treatments. Wellness Plus Clinic accepts Major Medical Insurance plans for most of their services.
Atlanta Fitness Diva could be described as "girly" because of its pink walls and pink exercise bikes, or because of its exercise programs designed specifically for women. In the fun, welcoming, and women's-only environment, owner Pamela Molinari motivates gals of all ages, shapes, and sizes to burn calories and build muscles—but not bulky mass—through accessible training regimens. She calls upon on her more than two decades of experience as a female personal trainer as she leads fitness regimens designed to sculpt curves and burn off the often hard-to-lose pounds. In intimate training sessions and group classes, she and her team focus more on inspiring ladies to feel healthy, rather than slipping back into their elementary school snowsuits.
Marty P. Hill, bit by the boxing bug at age 25, started training and fighting while balancing a full-time job in corporate America. When a severe shoulder and back injury sidelined his competitive career he refused to leave the game, instead earning his training certification from USA Boxing and he now helps others get in fighting condition at Sweet Science Fitness. Here, he and his trainers proffer pugilistic skills in the form of one-on-one sessions, small-group classes, and group cardio sessions that eschew contact in the ring.
Along with forging stronger bodies and faster metabolisms, Marty’s workouts help boost fast-twitch-muscle development and improve hand-eye coordination, which comes in handy when defending yourself from the shadow that’s always following you. Having overcome his injuries, Marty can now often be found training alongside his students, and is competing in the 35-and-over level of USA Boxing’s Masters division.
Helmed by a power couple of experienced trainers, CrossFit Indulto welcomes students into a tribe of athletes that lunge, lift, sweat, and run their way to strong, healthy physiques. Coaches Ryan and Laura Hart draw from years of experience in personal training and jiujitsu and have spread the benefits of CrossFit to clients, high-school students, and their daughters. During classes, pupils keep their bodies fit and minds entertained with a constantly varied regimen of functional workouts, including power lifts, gymnastics, and metabolic conditioning.
In tribute to its commitment to intensity and athleticism, CrossFit Indulto takes its name from the rare pardon granted to especially courageous bulls at a bullfight⎯whereupon a presiding officer would reward an animal's fierceness in battle by allowing it to graze freely in pastures and work out in peace with a free lifetime gym membership.
At Formwell, owners Rami and Heather Odeh and Andy Berman keep their mission focused on personal training by seeking out credentialed trainers—including elite trainers who have worked at Formwell for at least five years and who possess a combination of a master’s degree in exercise science and advanced training certification. Throughout the indoor and outdoor facilities, they lead clients through tailored workouts that may incorporate traditional fitness equipment, such as free weights and cardio machines. They may also draw upon alternative exercises, such as lifts on Olympic rings, kettlebell swings, and tug-o-war with a horse.
Beyond personal training, Formwell’s team leads partner training and small-group classes, such as CrossFit, plus a weight-loss program that extends to nutritional education. Tiled bathrooms with showers let guests transition between work and the gym, and a children’s room entertains young ones with a television, DVD player, and video games.
With a resume that includes ballet and rock-climbing experience, Amber Monson took naturally to the graceful art of aerial silks. She founded Sky Gym as a place to train herself and others in her most beloved pastime, and ultimately, her venture paid off.
When she's not training and performing with other aerialists all over the world—including some from Cirque du Soleil—she passes on her skills to new students, helping them discover new levels of strength and grace. Besides aerial silks, she keeps students elevated with classes such as trapeze, sky yoga, and lyra—a ceiling-mounted hoop in which students spin after being dunked by their favorite NBA player. “I can’t decide which is more fulfilling to me, performing aerial or teaching it," she says on her website. Nonetheless, she continues,"I am incredibly grateful to my students and my trainers for allowing to make aerial dance my life."