CrossFit South Chattanooga is chock full of barbells, climbing ropes, kettlebells, giant tires, plyometric boxes, gymnastics rings, and pull-up bars?all equipment that encourages users to mimic functional movements. The CrossFit workout is based on high-intensity exercises?though, customizable for all fitness levels?to help members burn fat and build muscle mass. Coaches oversee individuals in classes to ensure everyone is using the correct form and making the proper grunting noises.
Owner Heather Simmons Alexander applies her 11 years of certified experience to personally educate students about the fitness-boosting art of Pilates. Designed to strengthen the body and increase flexibility, Pilates consists of a series of strengthening movements and low-impact resistance exercises. During 55-minute individual lessons available Monday–Friday by appointment, students tighten cores while keeping an astute, corrective eye on form. Since Pilates focuses on control and body-weight exercises, impeccable form helps students build muscle and increase their fitness with swifter celerity. Individual lessons are built to bestow individuals with a sturdy foundation of skills before they graduate to one of Heather’s semi-private mat classes, in which they may continue to build balance, flexibility, and strength with up to six others.
B.U.S.Y. Body Fitness founder and police officer Tonya Ransom tones, tightens, and toughens bodies of all shapes and sizes with challenging, motivating, and supportive boot-camp classes. In each one-hour class, which is limited to 25 students, certified B.U.S.Y. body trainers lead boot campers through spontaneous, creative, and playful workouts, such as impromptu high-five competitions. Tone muscles with full-body resistance training, burn calories in cardio drills, dodge through obstacle courses, race through relays, and beat your best time in personal challenges.
Personal-training mavens Rob Hatch and Rhonda Swaney mold their clients into versions of their chiseled selves with 60-minute Buns & Abs Fitness sessions. During classes, these seasoned trainers will shepherd students through a fitness regimen designed to bolster muscles and evict excess fat cells taking up space on their protoplasmic couch. They'll target the lower body with an arsenal of high-intensity interval training and strength exercises designed to define glutes, abs, and legs much more effectively than dictionary-themed calisthenics.
Fitness studio owner and licensed Zumba instructor Monica James wants to share her passion for Zumba with everyone she meets. Having lost 60 pounds with Zumba and gained renewed energy and a zest to help others along the way, she opened JIGY Monica's Fitness Studio, where energetic Latin beats fuse with simple-to-learn cardio dance moves to make each Zumba class feel more like a dance party than a workout. During each session, clients dance off calories and unwanted inches in a vibrant, party-like environment of nightclub. Students can take classic Zumba, or parents can bring kids ages 4–12 to ZumbAtomic sessions for introductory fitness sessions. Little ones may also sit on the sidelines and explore the Kid Cave area while parents bring on the burn. Within viewing distance of the class space, the Kid Cave brims with toys, games, and puzzles to keep them occupied throughout parental workouts. All students are reminded to wear comfortable workout clothes and bring plenty of water to class.
Koko FitClub’s automated personal-training system rockets both men and women toward fitness goals with 30-minute custom workouts that incorporate cardio and strength training. An initial consultation determines fitness levels and baseline measurements, which Koko’s computerized equipment uses to design a tailored workout plan that precisely measures the weight, pace, and rest time appropriate for each exerciser.
The Koko machines guide exercisers through each workout and adapt as the user’s fitness needs change in order to constantly challenge the body. Designed by professional trainers, workouts maximize the body’s lean-muscle mass, which can boost metabolism and help fight off disease by challenging viruses to kickboxing matches. Exercisers can track their shrinking waistlines and swelling muscles online by analyzing workout scores and comparing individual fitness levels to the Koko FitClub community.