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.
At Family Karate Center, fifth-degree black belt sensei Elida Wagner employs her three decades of martial-arts experience to teach the self-defense skills, sportsmanship, and discipline inherent in karate. In her 26 years as an instructor, she has coached many students to victory in national and international competitions. But her dojo also welcomes novices of all ages, offering youth karate classes for practitioners as young as 3.
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.
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.
At Fit4Mom, the staff knows that it's not easy to find the time or the energy to workout when you're a mom. That's why they offer classes that cater especially to mothers, whether they had a few kids a decade ago or are just bouncing back from their first pregnancy. Energetic instructors help motivate moms to regain their old fitness level in Body Back classes that focus on rapid results. Stroller Strides sessions incorporate exercise tubing and the stroller itself, letting moms bring their little ones along as they socialize and engage in a full body-toning workout.
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.