Becca Marino fought an eating disorder for 13 years before enlisting in a six-month recovery program. During this time, mentors surrounded and supported her. Thanks to their encouragement, she broke free of the eating disorder and nourished a desire to help others do the same. Marino marched off to earn a bachelor's in health, fitness, and recreational resources, specializing in exercise science. Then, she racked up personal training certifications to start her career in fitness. But even as she went to work in gyms, wellness centers, and other fitness facilities, she felt as if she couldn't help people the way she wanted to.
In 2009, she broke down the barriers that kept her from inspiring others and opened Fitness Inspiration!. She and her team promote mindsets and beliefs that facilitate external action. This positive approach to physical and mental transformation manifests itself in every workout, from personal and small-group training sessions to group classes and boot camps. Teachers also host wellness workshops and outreach events that nourish self-worth and awaken a desire for participants to treat their bodies like temples or shrines to JTT.
Becca's powerful positive methodologies won her a 2012 Natural Memphis award for Best Personal Trainer, and her Best Me! boot-camp program was awarded the title of Best Natural Body Care Program.
Opening doors for 24 hours a day, seven days a week is an exhausting proposition for any doorman, unless he's a robot. That's why Anytime Fitness—having redirected its robot budget into tanning beds, cardio equipment with built-in TVs, and Precor weight machines—installed a keycard-activated security system instead. The electronic guardian keeps gym members secure while admitting them at any time of day or night for their workouts.
During daylight hours, certified instructors incinerate calories with Les Mills–designed group fitness classes or Latin-inspired Zumba dancercise. Personal trainers coach clients in one-on-one sessions, tailoring regimens to each individual's level of fitness, past injuries, or number of tentacles. To relax after workouts, staffed tanning beds stand by to bronze bodies, while water-jet-powered HydroMassage beds blast away tension.
Having originated as an indoor class held at a local YMCA, River Workout has moved outdoors, inspiring fitness-minded Memphibians to literally get in touch with nature by touching plants and other things found in nature alongside the scenic riverfront. The hour-long classes are taught by personal trainer and Memphis native Stacy Chick, who will guide you through stretches, strength and agility exercises, cardiovascular training, and building core strength through the time-honored art of human origami. Fitness assessments, nutritional plans, and boot-camp-success guides are provided as well. The thrice-weekly workouts are structured to work within the fitness levels of each member of the group and offer a motivating, team-oriented environment and a disciplined boot-camp experience, as well as gorgeous views of the mighty Mississippi.
"Fitness for the Everyday Person." Used by other gyms, that slogan might seem gimmicky, but Right Now Fitness does its best to live up to that ideal. For one, the fitness center offers both morning and evening classes, as well as 24-hour access so people with busy schedules can fit in a workout on its cardio and strength-training equipment. And clients who are just embarking on their journey to fitness can learn a challenging yet doable cardio circuit from an instructor free of charge, while personal trainers help others do a deep dive into various exercises.
Personal trainer and NBS Fitness founder David Allen operates under the philosophy that fitness is not merely an exercise regimen but a mindset, a lifelong pursuit of self-improvement. NBS Fitness seeks to instill a hard-working ethos in its clients—regardless of age, weight, or abilities—through personal and group fitness training sessions. The facilities outfit visitors with equipment such as dumbbells, tires weighing up to 1,000 pounds, and bars.
At Beyond Fitness, personal trainers with more than 30 years of combined experience take the guesswork out of getting into shape by working one-on-one with clients. They evaluate individuals and devise a workout plan and nutrition program suited to each client's unique body type and fitness goals. Similarly, instructors guide and motivate small groups?usually no more than four people?during circuit and resistance training.