Alliette Chignoli understands how difficult it can be to get in shape. After suffering injuries to her foot and spine, she tried to become a “gym rat,” by “pounding the gym and eating like a bird.” But this combination did not help her lose weight and gain strength. Instead, she discovered that each body needs an individual balance of nutrition and exercise. Using this knowledge, she founded Physical Revolution, to evaluate bodies for fitness, nutrition, and exercise needs to improve overall health. Her personal-training workouts target a variety of muscle goals including flexibility, endurance, strength, and core conditioning. Kettlebell and TRX suspension training use props to help burn body fat and build muscle endurance, while body transformation workouts focus on reducing overall body fat through intense exercises. Physical Revolution also helps clients plan their nutritional intake with food-shopping courses, a home nutrition makeover, and a restaurant field trip to determine healthy menu options.
The staff at Riptide CrossFit doesn't believe that fitness is only achievable for some. On the contrary, they operate on the conviction that fitness is the body's natural state, and people just need a little help to reach it. The studio's coaches strive to help clients of all abilities blast through their perceived limitations with CrossFit's adherence to constantly varied, high-intensity interval training. The program can help everyone from stay-at-home parents to marathon runners boost their strength and stamina with such functional movements as squats, push-ups, and opening a stubborn jar with one?s mind. Workouts of the day (WODs) are performed either at Riptide CrossFit's 1,500-square-foot gym?equipped with ropes, rowing machines, and kettlebells?or outside at the beach.
The instructors at The Training Pit share a simple, yet somewhat radical belief. They believe that someone working out for the first time should learn and participate in the same drills that help Olympic athletes get into shape. The only distinction worth considering is the degree of intensity.
Following this logic, they have designed a roster of CrossFit workouts that can accommodate participants at all levels of fitness. Such workouts help groups build camaraderie by stressing shared goals rather than competition. An average class might involve any number of workout activities, from weightlifting and gymnastics to sprinting and car throwing.
If you want to perform Pilates as Joseph Pilates originally envisioned it, Zoeli Pilates may be the place for you. The facility's instructors adhere to classical Pilates techniques during their Reformer and Tower classes, helping students strengthen their cores while increasing flexibility, coordination, and spatial awareness. To help personalize practice, they even schedule private, one-on-one sessions, as well as semi-private sessions, which can be made more private if both participants wear blindfolds. To complement the core-strengthening workouts, Zoeli schedules other classes such as spin, yoga, Zumba, and ballet barre.
Personal trainer Tiffany Burich doesn't want to hear your excuses. As a fitness and nutrition expert, she knows that every person has the ability to get in shape and feel great—as long as he or she is ready to put in the effort. As such, she only works with clients who are completely dedicated to the task, and in return, she puts in the same amount of effort, making sure workouts are fun and varied. She uses metabolic training, weight training, yoga, and CrossFit along with other strength and conditioning techniques to help her clients quickly see results.
After stints at Bally Total Fitness and Gold’s Gym, trainer John Nittolo founded his own exercise emporium, The Edge Fitness, almost a decade ago. Its fitness programs range from boot-camp classes held on the beach to workout sessions held at John's appointment-only training studio and are tailored like a six-and-a-half-fingered glove to suit participants’ unique skill levels. Self-defense instruction is also available for both men and women and the staff complements workout courses with wellness and nutrition education.