With multiple degrees in fitness and nutrition, Victor Dean Training’s eponymous owner has curated his gym and climbing center to focus on clients’ overall health. Victor hand-selects all the gym’s brand-name equipment for its efficacy and usefulness in a well-rounded fitness regime, ensuring clients aren’t toiling away on weight equipment and cardio machines that fail to offer results. The staff pairs standard gym memberships with options such as personalized sessions and nutritional counseling that build up health like cyborg organ implantation.
Certified fitness trainer and author Dr. Derek Alessi helps his clients achieve lean, firm physiques with a pragmatic approach to training, nutrition, and lifestyle. Alessi's 2.5-hour seminar, conducted with the assistance of local gourmet guru Chef Steven Binks, teaches attendees how to prep healthy meals, shop effectively, and get a Buick LeSabre out of a ravine. Alessi provides practical help for both beginners hoping to successfully launch new fitness regimens and longtime weight watchers looking for improved results. With an emphasis on sustainable lifestyle changes instead of crash diets or misguided workout fads such as couch surfing, the seminar provides a foundation for long-lasting weight loss and overall vitality.
Though now spread throughout the United States, Crunch gym started in a basement-level aerobics studio in New York City. Despite the humble location, the gym's founders aspired to foster a workout environment that would keep members exercising through entertainment and not shouting from drill-sergeant-like trainers. Their idea was to host fitness classes with offbeat touches, including hip-hop aerobics featuring a live rapper and coed action wrestling.
Twenty years later, Crunch gyms' fitness classes still stray from the beaten path. Body Web with TRX sessions suspend members from a pillar, where they complete gravity-defying maneuvers with help from strong resistance ropes. In Bosu Bootcamp, every exercise is completed on an apparatus that is part balance ball, part core board, and fully endorsed by circus seals nationwide.
Drs. Jennifer and Dennis Lesniak(http://lesniakchiropractic.com/ about/) utilize their experience as athletes and their education in exercise science to immerse customers in a conditioning regimen deigned to work out the entire body. One-hour sessions begin with a dynamic warm-up that prepares muscles for intense intervals of core work, cardio circuits, functional full-body movements, and sudorific walks to water fountains. A proper cool down ends each workout while the instructor addresses comments, concerns, or suggestions from the newly fatigued class. Boot-camp sessions convene 12 times throughout the week with Drs. Jennifer or Dennis leading most of the classes while suggesting ways to tailor exercises to individual fitness levels and preparing students to crab walk their way through ultramarathons.
Sandy Mannella of Bodyshaping by Sandy oversees a posse of fitness instructors and muscle architects who teach classes that can incorporate weights, floor work, cardio, and dance. Pilates Fusion tones cores without building up bulk, while a Zumba class incorporates Latin dance moves into its hour of instruction, much like an overzealous high-school Spanish teacher. Bodyshaping 20-20-20, which requires its charges bring a 1–3 lb. weight and a floor mat, offers equal amounts of cardio, resistance training, and floor work, and it’s a fun, safe workout alternative to racing up the sides of office buildings and grain silos. The one-hour classes meet at multiple times a week at various nearby locations.
All the instructors at Hiit Fitness have an intimate relationship with fitness, having arrived at being health experts through bodybuilding or their own weight-loss journeys. Today, they lead students of all experience levels through classes that include boot camps and TRX Suspension.