Rommel Acda pursued a career in physical fitness to help his parents deal with their metabolic disorders and lead healthier lifestyles, but he found his passion for helping people went beyond his family. Element 5 Fitness offers personal training and classes such as boot camp, athletic conditioning, and kettlebell training taught by Willie Woods, a certified strength and conditioning specialist. The training facility houses traditional equipment and utilizes protocols focused on getting results.
Fuerte means "strong" in Spanish, and if anyone knows the strength required to stay fit, it's Fuerte Fitness owner Adriana Medina. Having completed an impressive transformation herself, Adriana founded Fuerte as a way to reinvigorate a dedication to health and fitness in others.
A brightly lit, brightly colored facility, Fuerte separates itself from big-box gyms with its friendly, intimidation-free vibe. But make no mistake: the focus here is on fitness, as evidenced by the gym's army of cardio machines, weights, and cross-training equipment, including heavy bags and agility boxes. Fuerte also hosts a rotation of more than 10 fitness classes, plus other events, such as hiking trips, cooking classes, and outings at sporting events so members can get to know each other face-to-face instead of grunting their hobbies between every rep.
All right, grunt, drop, and give me 50—that’s all you need to purchase today’s Groupon, which gets you one month of hardcore training at Seattle Rock Body Boot Camp, valued at $99. Attend your choice of up to five intense, 45-minute sessions a week during your month of training. Ryan Riley and his team at Riley Athletics will build your body and your character with a rigorous regimen of exercise, nutritional guidance, motivating support, and deep, passionate eye contact. Coach Riley knows fitness: formerly a professional baseball player for the Tampa Bay Rays, he has worked with hundreds of athletes of all abilities over the last decade.
Being fit is a necessity for Ian Weinberg, as he regularly runs marathons and climbs mountains. At Ian Fitness, he and his fellow certified personal trainers share their passion for fitness during indoor boot camp workouts. They spice things up each day by introducing new exercises that range from body weight exercises to kettlebell lifts. To help students make the most of their efforts, they also offer nutritional counseling to answer food-and-exercise-related questions such as “What should I eat to augment my workout?” and “How do I whittle a dumbbell into a fork?”