As you learned while playing with your Creepy Crawlers set as a child, unexpected combinations can lead to satisfying results. Today's deal adheres to that theory, combining elements of modern dance, Pilates, yoga, and deep stretching into a fitness fusion known as Barre Sculpt. For $22, you get five sessions of this powerful routine at Seren Motus Fitness Studios in Franklin.
Koko FitClub’s automated personal-training system rockets both men and women toward fitness goals with 30-minute custom workouts that incorporate cardio and strength training. An initial consultation determines fitness level and baseline measurements, which Koko’s computerized equipment uses to design a tailored workout plan that precisely measures the weight, pace, and rest time appropriate for each exerciser.
The patented Smartraining machines guide exercisers through each workout and adapt as the user’s fitness needs change, to constantly challenge the body. Exercisers can track their results and body composition measurements online and even compare individual fitness levels to others in the Koko FitClub community.
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
Through encouragement and constant motivation we give clients the ability to continue their training. We challenge clients with exercises that are tough but doable and show the respective client that they can do these workouts.
Do you believe in the maxim, "No pain, no gain”? Why or why not?
Not at all. When a client experiences pain or excessive problems with the exercise, cessation of the activity is required.
Do you run your gym according to a particular exercise philosophy?
Peak12Sports is devoted to hard work and scientific design workouts. We focus on developing strength, speed, and power as our emphasis. Working out should be fun but hard.
Equipment: We specialize in body-weight plyometric exercises.
Students should bring: Bottles of water, eagerness, and willingness to train
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
To help women achieve their fitness goals, the certified personal trainers at Get In Shape For Women focus on four areas: weight training, cardio training, nutrition, and accountability. In small group sessions, trainers modify exercises to suit up to four ladies' fitness levels, beginning by calibrating 30 minutes of strength-training drills—such as free weights, lunges, and squats—to each student's abilities. Then comes 25 minutes of cardio: the trainers might start novice exercisers with a walk on the treadmill or light elliptical training, and challenge more advanced exercisers to high-intensity interval-training sessions for enhanced results.
The trainers supplement the group workouts with nutritional planning centered around the concept of eating six small, balanced meals six days a week. They set aside the seventh day for a bit of indulgence, be it eating a favorite sweet or lusting openly after bacon. To track ladies' progress toward reaching their goals, the trainers measure their weight weekly and body-fat percentage monthly.
Nicole Larossi stumbled upon yoga when she was pregnant with her first child. It was love at first sight. Amazed at how the practice could lift her mood, focus her mind, and strengthen her body, Nicole studied the art for years and eventually earned certifications to teach aerial and traditional yoga.
A decade removed from her first yoga class, Nicole now owns and operates Una Bella Yoga. She draws on her passion and years of training to conduct yoga classes in both aerial and traditional Vinyasa styles. She even teaches a yoga class for children, leading poses and stretches that build healthy bodies and enable youngsters to fold under their school desks before their teachers can call on them.
As the daughter of Tae Bo founder Billy Blanks, Shellie Blanks Cimarosti was born into the world of martial arts and started training at age 2. Along the way, her prowess and dedication earned her a jujitsu world championship, a Junior Olympics gold medal, and a sixth-degree black belt in tae kwon do. Joined by her husband, Mark, Shellie imparts the secrets of her father’s unique fitness regimen through lively, rigorous workouts. Students can talk shop with Shellie before or after classes.