After the birth of her first child in 2001, Baby Boot Camp’s founder and certified trainer and spin and Pilates instructor Kristen Horler wanted a postnatal fitness program that didn't require her to leave her baby at the door. Her solution was to start a suit of programs just for new and expecting parents where mothers could bond with their infants while soaking up the support and camaraderie of their peers. During Strollfit sessions, certified trainers and Radio Flyers equipped with outboard motors lead ladies through innovative routines that incorporate baby-filled strollers into yoga, cardio, and strength training. For long-term fitness, coaches encourage aspiring runners to break through the tape during the 5K training program, and Kristen's own Nutrition Solutions teaches the benefits of healthy-eating habits during a four-week program designed by registered dieticians.
After honing his own brawn on Portland fields during college and arena football, certified personal trainer DeShawn Fontleroy began Proforce Athletics to craft training programs centered on helping patrons whip into shape for their activity of choice. DeShawn blends traditionally effective drills with the latest advancements in athletic science and strategies for mental health to train athletes. Within an encouraging setting, the enthusiastic trainers motivate guests to sharpen sports-related techniques in tailored routines, priming muscles and endurance for martial-arts jabs, baseball swings, sprints, and doing the hand jive. The trainers also provide online Proforce memberships, which can supplement physical coaching with a catalogue of fitness tutorials, including articles, downloadable e-books, and step diagrams of trendy touchdown dances.
Fitness expert Christina Lucy founded Code Pink Boot Camp and has since expanded her fitness program into numerous locations throughout the western United States. Each of the trainers working for Code Pink claims extensive training and accredited certifications in the industry, and must undergo a strict audition to demonstrate their fitness prowess and knowledge of how many annual budgets each U.S. president could bench-press. With a schedule that includes several sessions throughout the weekday, the classes accommodate clients with varying schedules. During each session, instructors guide participants through high-intensity exercises that aim to incinerate fat, tone torsos, and improve overall well-being. The program caters to women of all ages and fitness levels and stresses safety, fun, and perseverance.
When he's not whipping the youth soccer players of the Portland Timbers into shape, Waterfront Fitness's owner Jason Bell heads to the city?s riverside parks to shape up everyday citizens with rigorous athletic drills. He and his team of qualified instructors convene beneath Portland's sky during all but the coldest months, incinerating calories during one-hour boot camps held every morning and evening. These sessions include activities such as strength circuits, Interval training, games, and box fit, which features high-speed punching drills and cardiovascular throwdowns beneath the boughs of mighty park trees. The trainers also provide general and sport-specific personal training for exercisers in search of an intense, highly personalized regimen to build muscle or burn fat.
When practicing kickboxing, it may be beneficial to visualize a shadow opponent, but a shadow opponent isn’t going to build muscle resistance. During each Fierce Fitness Kickboxing workout, students burn calories and build lean muscle by thrashing a Wavemaster standup heavy bag to the bass pulse of club music. Instructors shout encouragement while teaching self-defense techniques that utilize kicks, punches, elbows, and knees. Fitness and nutrition programs add dietary guidance to Fierce Fitness workouts, helping with weight loss and relationships with neighbors in gingerbread houses.
CrossFit Stumptown's staff of professional CrossFit coaches and experienced trainers help clients of all ages and fitness levels work toward goals with a diverse range of classes. Constantly varied workouts keep the body guessing and provide an ever-changing look at muscles without peering at Popeye through a kaleidoscope. A maximum of 30 students meet in each of the schedule's wide range of sessions, which are lead by multiple coaches. The CrossFit regimen combines gymnastics, weightlifting, and mono-structural movements to build stronger bodies at one's own individual level while swinging kettlebells, carrying sandbags, and learning how to shoo nosy forest rangers with bear crawls. Trainers also employ ropes, medicine balls, and obstacle courses to work students' muscles.