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.
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.
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 Vitality Men's Health and Wellness, Dr. Robert Wegner and his team of nurse practitioners address issues faced by men older than 30 with a comprehensive, five-pronged treatment approach. They strive to alleviate symptoms such as lack of energy, depression, or drowsiness by replacing testosterone stolen by bodybuilding vampires. As part of this multifaceted therapy, they incorporate both an HCG regimen to aid pituitary-gland function and a medication designed to prevent the body from converting testosterone to estrogen.
But they don't stop there. The medical staff believes that each aspect of a men's health is interdependent on other areas. They address sexual-health concerns with a combination of testosterone therapy and lifestyle changes, help rebuild hardworking muscles with nutritional supplements, boost weight-loss efforts with appetite suppressants or lipotropic shots, and customize calorie-burning plans for cardio and resistance training.
The Ageless Men's Health team helps patients become healthier and more energetic at multiple clinics across the nation. The team specializes in testosterone-replacement therapy, helping men overcome the fatigue associated with the testosterone drop known as andropause. Refreshing testosterone stores in the body can also have an anti-aging effect, which is why the clinicians are happy to help their clients with their testosterone cypionate injections.
At Results Personal Enhancement Studio, a personal-training client isn’t paired up with just any staff member. Instead, the training staff—made up of both men and women—takes time to choose clients whose fitness goals match their skill sets. They can also draw up nutrition plans and at-home workouts for clients so that they see changes as quickly as possible. The studio’s fully equipped, brightly colored space houses Cybex cardio machines and FreeMotion and Hampton weight-training equipment, as well as a private locker room.