Koko FitClub's automated personal-training system rockets both men and women toward fitness goals with quick custom workouts. An initial consultation determines fitness levels 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 programs take a three-prong approach to fitness. To help users build lean muscle and burn fat, Koko FitClub's 30-minute Smartraining for Strength regimens are designed with a personalized pace, exercise order, and workload that automatically adapts to daily progress. The 15-minute Smartraining for Cardio workout, meanwhile, orchestrates a careful balance of intense exercise and rest intervals for a regimen that's said to burn more calories with less stress on the joints. And no exercise program would be complete without proper nutrition, which is why Koko Fuel makes up the third portion of the club's program. Informed by your daily workouts, the Koko Fuel plan devises the exact type and quantity of macronutrients exercisers need to maximize their workouts in the long term. Along the way, users can track their shrinking waistlines and swelling muscles online by analyzing workout scores and comparing individual fitness levels to the Koko FitClub community.
In her quest to become a certified health coach, Barbara English attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where she studied under such heralded wellness experts as Drs. Andrew Weil and Deepak Chopra. From them, she gleaned more than 100 dietary theories as well as an array of coaching and lifestyle management tactics. It's with this cache of knowledge that English now ushers clients toward healthier lifestyles at BE Your Perfection Outdoor Boot Camp.
Rather than taking a one-diet-fits-all approach, English tailors her health and fitness plans to each client's body, lifestyle, and goals. This she accomplishes holistically through the Integrative Nutrition Plate?a graphic representation of a "plate" that displays proper portion sizes. And because eating habits can be affected by outside factors, the plate is surrounded by the following labels: relationships, careers, spirituality, and physical activity. For physical activity, English?an AFAA-certified group fitness instructor?schedules outdoor boot camp classes that give people the strength to pick up a deer. For the rest, she works individually with clients to help them achieve a healthier, happier lifestyle.
Great Play's myriad classes, activities, and programs operate with a single focus in mind: to spark kids’ passion for physical activity. Inside its interactive arena, the walls' projector screens, sensors, and directional sound system allow kids to "break bottles" and limbo on beaches during noncompetitive games and activities—all while boosting their motor and athletic skills. An upbeat staff monitors the arena's playing field and adheres to the SCORE training method, which teaches youngsters how to swing a baseball bat, bribe slam-dunk-competition judges, and trap a soccer ball by breaking each skill into a series of positively reinforced smaller steps.
The Great Play staff also hosts special events, tailoring birthday parties to birthday kids’ likings. Parents Night Out events, on the other hand, let caregivers drop off their children for a supervised evening of playing in the gym, feasting on pizza, and catching G-rated flicks on a 100-square-foot screen.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Top weight-loss trainers in the area. Our clients have lost over 6,000 lbs. Our rates are the best, our services are the best, and our training is the best!
Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged?
Keeping it fun, exciting, active, and always making workouts different.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I was overweight and lost 160 lbs and wanted to share what I did with others who may be struggling with losing weight.
What do you love most about your job?
Helping people, working out, and seeing the happiness on their faces when they get in the shape they always dreamed about.
Dance Trance Fredericksburg classes mix Top 40 music, a party atmosphere, and athletic dance moves that students of all levels can follow. This is what drew Tiffany Kelly to her first Dance Trance class, which she took almost a decade ago. Nowadays, with more than 15 years of dance, choreography, and instruction under her belt, Tiffany helms her own studio—Dance Trance Fredericksburg. Motivated by high-octane beats, she and her team lead dance-fitness classes in a choice of two styles. A slower one features a breakdown of each routine, move by move, and the other whips through routines at full speed, fusing dancing and cardio moves better than doing the Hokey Pokey on a treadmill.
Part hot yoga studio and part traditional yoga space, the Stafford House of Yoga welcomes students of all skill levels to experience the healing and fitness aspects of yoga. From the moment students step into the lobby, they can enjoy the calming vibe and discernible lack of laughing hyenas. Half of the studio is dedicated to hot yoga classes, such as hot Vinyasa-flow classes that build strong, flexible bodies as students detox and re-energize. The other part of the studio is reserved for nonheated classes, such as the Hatha and beginners yoga classes. The studio also hosts outdoor qi gong, meditation, and gardening classes, and healing arts workshops.