Drawing from more than 20 years of experience, certified trainer Bobby Spindell doesn’t rely on intensity alone to draw calories from his clients—he also uses rest periods as a fitness tool. Recognizing that fitness is a process that occurs in phases, he motivates clients during boot camps and training classes to complete the full number of reps before giving their muscles strategic rest periods. He advises clients on how to help their bodies recover for the next workouts with low-resistance training, proper sleep, and what to eat after workouts.
In Robby Blanchard's biography photo on his website, he prepares to lift a heavily stacked barbell. The determination is clear on his face—the same determination that carried him through a bachelors of science in exercise, an MBA in Business Management, three CrossFit-training certifications in varying styles, not including the fact he's a USA Weightlifting-Certified Sports Performance Coach. Today he shares his determination and all his fitness knowledge with at his training camp, CrossFit Reach.
During workouts, Robby and two other resident coaches push students through an array of exercises that change every session to boost the body's ability to perform in the 10 domains of fitness, which include power, speed, flexibility, and agility. To do so, students might perform exercises requiring them to run, jump, weightlift, and eventually perform all of those elements at once, immediately qualifying them for a life in the circus.
Double jab, straight right, left hook, straight right. Fists fly and feet dance across The Fitness Asylum floor during boxing classes that turn in-the-ring techniques into full-body workouts. Boxing is just one of several different classes offered at The Fitness Asylum?a boutique fitness studio created as an alternative to mainstream gyms, which are often crowded, and at-home gyms, where the only spotters are pets. Many of these classes incorporate workouts using dumbbells, kettlebells, and even tires that add variety for optimal results. The Fitness Asylum's Signature Body Challenge bootcamp program offers exercisers a bounty of educational tools and support from others on the same journey.
After earning her NFPT certification and conquering her own weight-loss goals, fitness aficionado Mercedes founded Rogue Motivation and Movement to offset mainstream and monotonous exercise regimens. Her boot-camp programs encourage clients to "Go Rogue!" and combat dreary routines with rock climbing, mud obstacle courses, and lifts that replace dumbbells with fidgety dachshunds. Fit Fusion classes combine cardio with a sampling of techniques from popular fitness schools including Zumba, Pilates, and kickboxing and private training and nutritional guidance help clients tackle overall wellness goals.
Calories, wooden boards, and pairs of left feet are sent into the great beyond by Marlboro Fitness and Martial Arts' lineup of classes. Whether they want to learn the grappling arts of Brazilian jujitsu or just get in better shape, students of all ages can find a style that suits them in the studio's schedule of dance, fitness, and martial-arts classes. Its signature program is capoeira—a Brazilian martial art that seamlessly blends kicks, sweeps, and takedowns with dazzling acrobatics. Capoeira classes for adults of any age or physical condition follow instruction from Contra Mestre Marquinho Coreba. Children's classes teach fundamental capoeira moves, which can improve kids' overall coordination and ability to get on the dance camera during professional sporting events.
Equipment: Sparq speed ladders and hurdles, weighted medicine balls and sleds, and Woodway Force specialized power treadmill
Athletes should bring: Bottle of water and gym/workout clothes, [including] sneakers
Average class length: 60?90 minutes
Number of Staff: 5?10 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Parking lot
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