A certified life coach and fitness trainer, Lorri Ann Code has been in the fitness industry since she was 17. Her female-focused boot camps are effective, intense, and supportive. The program features a personalized exercise program, nutritional counseling, before and after body tracking, and life coaching.
When the staff of Performance Science Training Institute attests to being team players, they mean it literally—every one of them is a current or former Division I athlete. From founder C.J. Easter, whose professional football career took him to international competitions, to his certified boot-camp instructors, all the coaches bring personal experience to their fitness lessons. To instill fitness and high performance early on, the staff helms youth programs that encompass team training and one-on-one sessions, which strive to optimize on-the-field skills with an emphasis on speed and explosive, self-aware movement.
Of course, they also help adults get into shape during boot-camp classes, which follow the CRC system—cardio, resistance, and core work. Instructors couple their courses with nutrition resources and individual mentoring to boost the chances of long-term success and adapt their drills to suit all experience levels along the way.
The programs also extend into the community at large with fundraising efforts that allow coaches to give local and school teams a competitive edge by offering discounted boot-camp classes instead of donating old dumbbells that players can lob at unsuspecting goalies.
As a gymnastics coach, Kaia F.I.T. founder and owner Nikki Warren always noticed how children in motion tumble and play with ease. They were effortlessly agile and flexible, and yet many of them would grow into adults who would struggle to stay active. Kaia F.I.T. sprang from this realization with the goal of restoring female physiques to the adolescent pliability everyone enjoys before they grow their rock-hard exoskeleton after sixth grade. The expert coaches retrain bodies with dynamic workouts designed to strengthen muscles, boost energy, and vanquish fat. They root the sessions in functional training, a method that enlists athletes' own body weight and movement to stimulate fitness.
Programs range in intensity and length, from six-week BRIK boot camps, which debut a fresh workout regime for each season, to Saturday Power Hours, which blend interval, strength, and endurance training. Core Session boot-camp classes unfold in five-week intervals between BRIK camps and use muscle-confusion techniques to keep bodies in better shape than fad diets or preserving them in amber for swimsuit season would.
The boring conventionalism that plagues traditional gyms does not find a home at Try7Fitness. Instead, a slate of boot-camp workouts that keep clients guessing manage to be both challenging and fun, like playing a sport or tickling the president. In the name of variety and constant fitness progress, boot camps present workouts such as free-weight exercises, calisthenics, ab and core training, jump-rope drills, and speed and strength training.
At the helm of this program is certified personal trainer Karen Johnson. She makes the obliteration of the sibling fitness scourges—boredom and stagnation—her first priority. Karen also partners Try7Fitness with Max Muscle, a local sports nutrition business that offers assessments, nutritional counseling, and supplements.
The certified personal trainers at Rock Solid Fitness don’t think of exercise as a chore, or even as a hobby. They’re passionate about the transformative power of fitness, and they believe that everyone should be able to experience this power regardless of their busy schedules. That’s why they’ve devised workouts that can be completed in short, intense bursts, and it’s also why they supplement these workouts with easy-to-follow nutritional programs. Their group classes change every day and draw on everything from Zumba to kickboxing for inspiration, though they almost always combine some form of cardio and strength training. For clients who need a more customized approach, they offer personal-training sessions and elegantly monogrammed sweat towels.
At Premier Fitness, personal trainers and exercise gurus help clients build muscle, burn fat, and bump up stamina with a wealth of private lessons, boot camps, classes, and high-tech equipment. Members work out at any time of day or night with 24/7 access to the gym, while trainers and fellow members push each other past fitness goals with friendly, positive motivation. You can fuse fun and fitness with an extensive schedule of group classes such as Hot Hula, which isolates glutes, abs, and arms with Polynesian dance styles, or TRX, which builds balance and core stability through suspension, like tightrope walking or learning to levitate.