At Venture Personal Training, the staff believes that the human body is capable of anything—it’s the mind that gets in the way of success. To overcome this roadblock, Venture supports and encourages clients as they work through personal-training regimens. Personalized plans can pursue a number of goals, such as increasing strength and muscle tone, boosting speed, and reconciling with estranged bike shorts.
When David and Sheila Bath founded Leading Edge Gymnastics in 1990, they did so with a simple goal: to help kids build character through the sport they themselves were so passionate about. As their student base expanded and their programs flourished, that character-building mission remained. And along with self-discipline and positive thinking, the gym's students take home physical strength, agility, and really cool party tricks. The program now offers three levels for gymnasts, a competitive team for serious athletes, preschool programs such as Mommy and Me, and even birthday parties. Thus far, LEGA has five athletes attending college on full-ride college scholarships.
Although the certified trainers at Bold Bootcamp push exercisers to achieve their fitness goals, they also maintain a positive, no-pressure environment that allows for plenty of fun. Sweating side-by-side with their peers, guests can shed inches, build muscle, and ask each other "Which way to the beach?" during intense yet rewarding group boot-camp classes. For one-on-one attention, the trainers also perform physical assessments that gauge the client's fitness level and influence personalized exercise regimens. Clients can see proof of tangible results with before-and-after photos that are included with each assessment.
Kerri Almaas, CrossFit BB's trainer, likes to stay active?not only is she certified in CrossFit Level 1, kettlebells, and Olympic lifting, but she also loves to camp, cook, snowboard, and play around with her two dogs. At CrossFit BB, she designs a new Workout of the Day, or WOD, each day, designed around CrossFit?s tenets of functional, varied fitness. Though the exercises rotate constantly, they often feature moves such as weightlifting, running, rowing, kettlebell exercises, calisthenics, and plyometrics.
Rijo Athletics?founded by former Mets player, current St. Louis Cardinals scout, and the author of the popular Creating Winning Relationship Through Sports Jose Rijo-Berger?helps baseball and softball players, teams, and coaches polish up their craft with a variety of skill drills, camps, and hands-on practice sessions at reasonable prices. Pitchers perfect not only their form and speed, but also their techniques for reducing injury risk, and batters develop their own unique swing pattern in the state-of-the-art batting cages, whether they're a power hitter, contact hitter, or telekinetic hitter. Batting cages are 20 feet high and 15 feet wide with white tops for maximum performance fit for baseball, fast pitch, and slow pitch softball, and simulated video pitching system ProBatter help fast pitch and softball pitchers hone their delivery. Players perform their feats of athleticism in one of six indoor batting tunnels and on pitching mounds.
The Little Gym fosters the healthy growth of children by allowing them to progress at their own pace in a nonthreatening, nurturing environment. As wee ones from 4 months to 12 years-old tackle challenges, overcome fears, and learn to confidently express their opinions about Platonic theory, The Little Gym's original music graces their ears and supports their lessons. The month includes four classes that let tots develop through weekly, age-specific curriculum, with programs including pre-school/kindergarten gymnastics, dance, sports-skills development, and karate.