The instructors at Pendleton Pilates’ four locations teach 125 classes each week, showing students how to elongate and strengthen their muscles on mats, inflatable exercise balls, and the studio’s reformer machines. During each group or private session, instructors customize workouts that use a rotating selection of 500 core-focused movements developed by Joseph Pilates in 1945. Additional classes include sessions in which students use parallel ballet barres while performing Pilates exercises, as well as spinning classes at the Westchester location.
Over the past 63 years, Thoma & Sutton Eyecare has crisscrossed Ohio and Kentucky, planting 20 eyewear outposts across the region. At each optical stronghold, teams of talented opticians examine peepers, determine prescriptions for glasses and contacts, and fit faces with thousands of stylish specs flown in from fashion capitals around the world. Clients can peruse the up-to-date displays, which feature frames from designers such as Coach, Calvin Klein, and Kenneth Cole, before trying on a pair and slipping past a parole office.
Tier 2's trainers design fitness regimens for everyone from competitive athletes to first responders, although they are equally capable of designing programs intended to help visitors make progress toward their individual fitness goals. Group classes can provide general fitness training or focused instruction tailored to improve athletic performance. Yoga lessons allow students to find a heightened sense of balance and calmness as they learn mindful breathing exercises, develop a greater awareness of mind-body connections, and generally improve their flexibility and endurance. Additionally, Tier 2 offers self-defense instruction, including martial arts classes that explore disciplines such as aikido and jujutsu, but not the controversial curl-up-in-a-ball method.
Convenience is also a priority for Tier 2's staff: the main gym area is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Members can develop their own workout schedule while taking advantage of the facility's arsenal of exercise equipment. As further proof of its commitment to making gym visits convenient, Tier 2 also offers child-care services while parents are training.
Dwayne Wilson doesn’t teach people how to exercise. Instead, he teaches students how to live healthier lives by routinely exercising and monitoring their diet. As a sergeant for the City of Cincinnati Police Department, he lends his passion and his talents to the police academy, helping recruits meet the state-mandated fitness standards, as well as their own personal fitness goals. This commitment to results-oriented training inspired Dwayne’s vision for 1 More Rep Cincinnati, which provides a supportive group setting for members of the general public who desire a healthier, happier, and more active lifestyle.
The challenging workouts combine high-intensity interval training with strength-building exercises. In addition to raising heart rates and jump-starting metabolisms, the sessions’ functional movements provide a full-body workout, which even manages to work the oft-neglected muscles that humans use to wag vestigial tails. For a truly holistic approach to well-being, 1 More Rep Cincinnati also provides online nutritional guidance with consistent dietary feedback.
Modo Yoga's signature 40-posture hot-yoga series blends standing poses with prone poses—such as corpse pose—on the studio's cork floors. That doesn't mean the classes are all identical, though. Some encourage a meditative silence, while others focus on flowing transitions between postures. Each instructor brings a personal flair to teaching, too, often setting a session-specific goal, such as building students' awareness of their breath or strengthening their core muscles.
Students should bring: Mat, dumbbells, bottle of water, and towel
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
We believe that fitness should be fun and inspiring. We believe that every woman should be healthy and fit, full of energy and enthusiasm for life, and look and feel fantastic! We believe that in order to get fit and healthy, all you have to do is ask your body to do just a little bit more than what it?s accustomed to doing, regardless of your current shape, size, age or ability. Adventure Boot Camp provides workouts that foster fun, support, community, accountability, inspiration, and teaches women how to look, feel, and perform their best in life.
Do you believe in the maxim, "No pain, no gain?? Why or why not?
I do not. In fact, I think in the context of today?s ?box? gyms, pushing intensity beyond capability, is completely stupid and entirely unnecessary. Does that mean exercise is easy? Of course not. Exercise must be smart in that it meets the participant at her level, and it progresses at her pace, based on her unique characteristics. Because the opposite is true too. The same ole routine, day in and day out, leads to stagnation, boredom, and no results. There?s a fine balance between exercise that is too hard, and workouts that are too easy in that they are a waste of time. Adventure Boot Camp has perfected that balance, we call the sweet spot in fitness.
Besides working out, what else can clients do to spend their time at your facility?
Clients come to our facility for workouts that are fun. They come to our facility for leading edge education on fitness, health, and nutrition. And they build lifetime relationships within our community.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
My approach to fitness has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, and I have been honored as one of the nation?s top 50 personal trainers by the American Association of Personal Trainers. I have been a local media consultant in the area of health and fitness for the past 8 years.