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.
If you put in 30 minutes of nonstop effort, GRIT class can reshape your body faster than squeezing into the spice cupboard. High-intensity interval training is at the core of each GRIT class, which focuses on strength, plyometrics, or cardio. The intervals trigger optimal calorie burning by pushing bodies to their breaking point in brief spurts of energy. At FLY Fitness Inspiration Studio, GRIT classes are one of the freshest additions to the group fitness schedule. But they're far from the only option. Spinning, barre fitness, TRX suspension training, and Sh'bam (a dance workout) all promise the same energetic environment and quick calorie burning.
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.
At Creative movement's spacious studio, sunlight streams onto the hardwood floors as certified instructors lead adults and children through tap, ballet, jazz, and lyrical dance classes, as well as Vinyasa-style yoga sessions. Upbeat Zumba classes incorporate easy-to-follow cardio movements done to hypnotic Latin rhythms, while the Tiny Tots class gets little kids interested in the fun and physicality of dance. With morning and noon-time yoga classes, Creative movement is a rewarding place to get a great workout without having to spend your lunch break chasing the office bullies who took your sandwich.