Kathy Stewart-Bronson is a clinical exercise specialist, Titleist-certified golf fitness professional, and licensed massage therapist. Jennifer Beeler is a certified personal trainer with specializations in TRX and nutritional counseling. The women spend their workdays inside Ultimate Fitness, dispensing personal-training sessions that benefit beginners, athletes, and post-surgical patients. Kathy also helps golfers perfect their swing during a 9- to 12-week program, and offers massages for pain management.
Be Best Wellness's staffers supply exercisers with an array of services for getting in shape. To name a few, they stage initial training sessions at International Fitness, where gym staffers lead group classes, such as Zumba and yoga, at their facility. Be Best Wellness then creates personalized nutrition plans, recipes, and weekly shopping lists.
Skaters glide and twirl across the smooth surface of Springfield Skate World's vast roller rink. With a 10-session skate punch card, roll patrollers have a license to enjoy eight-wheeled excitement any time during regular public hours. Skaters can circle the rink to the sounds of music they request from the DJ, or they can blade to throwback tunes while doing the Nixon Hop during retro night every Sunday. After famishing public-skate sessions, the wheel toed can head to the snack bar to put away a large popcorn, a large cotton candy, and a large soda. All 10 skate sessions include complimentary quad-skate rental, with the option to upgrade to in-line skates for a $3 fee or to a 1956 Chevy Thunderbird for a $35,000 fee.
There’s never enough time to exercise, which is why instructors at Hard Core Yoga help customers tone bodies quickly with fast-paced, one-hour yoga classes incorporating cardio, stretching, and muscle-sculpting exercises. Upbeat rhythms from hip-hop and R & B soundtracks fill the spacious studio, brightened by floor-to-ceiling windows. During each signature class, open to all skill levels, the instructors power through core-strengthening poses in addition to full-body toning poses. They also take time to include exercise modifications for students with injuries or who are allergic to savasanas. The classes range in ability level from intro sessions, which emphasize correct postures and alignment, to level two classes, which include challenges such as inversions and binds.
The trainers at International Fitness have one goal: to help their clients achieve healthy lifestyles with internationally influenced exercise routines. The roster of classes includes Indian yoga, Brazilian-influenced Zumba dance classes, and Western weightlifting. In addition to leading group fitness classes, the instructors can map out training and nutrition plans to help clients meet their fitness goals. The sessions can include climbing the gym's rock wall to build lean muscle mass or demolishing the gym's rock wall to prepare for a career as a bulldozer.
To support the pursuit of a leaner physique, the certified instructors at Fitness Link look to the "three pillars of health": performance, movement, and nutrition. Group classes heighten the performance of the whole body as students jab at punching bags, dangle from Trx cords, and cycle through cardio intervals.
To address the mechanics of movement, the studio's experts examine the body as a single unit, rather than an unruly flock of bones tied together by rubber bands. They aim to correct unsustainable movement patterns to prevent injury as bodies work themselves into shape.
Fitness Link's nutrition programs bolster fitness efforts with counseling, shopping guides, and food journals; supplements from Hammer and HealthForce deliver neatly packaged nutrients from muscle to muscle.