There are four essential components to The Peoples Trainer: a prominent support group, affordable access to training, guaranteed results, and rewards for achievements. With these elements, the founder outfits clients with the tools and motivation needed to change their bodies. Exercisers of all fitness levels can sign up for The People Trainer’s fitness packages, complete with monthly access to group classes, one-on-one training, accountability calls, and nutritional supplements. Then, if clients meet their goals, The Peoples Trainer will pay them for a job well done.
Owner and black-belt Donna Middendorf of Sumner Taekwondo Academy leads a team of instructors who share their expertise in Korean hand-to-hand combat with kids and adults. And while the classes spend time with the more martial aspects of the art, they're really not about fighting. For Donna and the team, Taekwondo promotes peace through learning self-respect and gaining confidence—it's the heart of the discipline. At the same time, the instructors help students hone their punching and kicking skills and they engage with their peers in safe, supervised sparring sessions and fully-padded staring contests.
A certified health specialist, Shane Yama longed to provide people of all ages and incomes access to affordable and effective workouts. So, with a degree in exercise science, he founded For U Fitness. Today, Shane and his team of a dozen or so certified personal trainers travel from Seattle to Spokane to Portland to residents custom training plans. Taking into account the client's age and fitness abilities, the trainers design sports performance, strength training, and even “mature adult” workouts to help customers meet their goals.
Get Hot Yoga's certified instructors help students burn calories and sweat out toxins in hot-yoga classes, available seven days a week in a heated studio. Choose the 90-minute Hatha class, which emphasizes proper pose alignment and breathing exercises, or master dance-like postures and sinister belly laughs in the 60-minute Vinyasa power class. Get Hot Yoga also hosts a Wild Card class, an open-ended 60-minute session that flows to the rhythm of each instructor's imagination by incorporating Hatha, Vinyasa, or a mixture of both. Instructors work with each student's abilities during all classes by modifying poses or upping the level of difficulty as needed.