RAW Fitness co-owners John Jackson and Dani Guerrero understand the challenges of losing weight, as both had struggled with obesity. But through hard work and training, they lost the weight and got in shape, and they hope to help others do the same in a workout space that is a far cry from traditional. Their boot-camp classes forgo treadmills, machines, and mirrors in favor of high-intensity interval training and lifting and moving objects such as giant tires, enabling exercisers to serve on monster-truck-race pit crews.
NKC CrossFit's dedicated coaches lead students through intense, constantly varied functional movements, which build cardiovascular and respiratory endurance as well as strength. Coaches strive to help each client surpass their personal best during workouts that change daily, which may include exercises such as lunges, weightlifting, or opening pickle jars using only your teeth.
Though the CrossFit program is well known for its intense exercises, NKC’s coaches ensure that no participant gets left behind. They help each client slowly build up their strength and skills, and thoroughly explain each workout to avoid injuries. They also bolster the effects of their training programs with nutritional counseling, keeping clients from backsliding into old, unhealthy habits.
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Impact Fitness helps customers build stronger and healthier bodies by providing access to a spacious facility filled with state-of-the-art equipment and an expert staff. Speed toward cardiovascular fitness on a True Fitness CS800 elliptical, equipped with a 15-inch touchscreen television to provide inspiration in the form of Alex Trebek’s chiseled upper half. Curl biceps, sculpt triceps, and strengthen shoulders with Hampton Fitness free weights, or pump up with a strength-training machine, such as the XXL-2930 Power Rack, part of Impact Fitness’s arsenal of TuffStuff equipment. Members can check their form and posture in the mirrored walls of the spacious exercise areas, or relive their Star Search days by crooning into a 2-pound free weight. Every cardio machine is equipped with a television with dedicated cable access and an iPod outlet, and 42-inch flat-screen LCD televisions placed throughout the gym ensure that workouts are as entertaining as they are effective.
At most gyms, patrons do the same workouts on the same cardio and weight-lifting machines over and over again, but at Hybridfit, exercisers are challenged with constantly varying routines, such as suspending from gymnastics rings, heaving barbells, and flipping tractor tires end over end. All the coaches at Hybridfit are very experienced and outfitted with the unique ability to recognize clients’ personal struggles and motivate them toward success. They lead up to 12 exercisers in the high-intensity routines, which are divided into three progressive tiers. The levels begin with the fundamentals of weight lifting, boxing, body-weight drills, and aerobics, and build up to intense workouts for advanced athletes training to outrun the Mississippi River. Though the routines are designed to challenge clients, they can each be adapted to fit individual levels of athleticism.
At Rox Extreme Fitness, exercisers are part of the family. Fortunately, this family bonds through hauling mammoth truck tires and works out frustrations with speedy jump rope reps. This unorthodox approach to fitness--you won't find cushy locker rooms or flashy stair machines here--incorporates brawny gear including sledgehammers, bricks, and chains. It also pays serious dividends. The gym's six instructors see to that. Adhering to goal of 1% improvement from one session to the next, they help students buff up gradually no matter their fitness level or goals.
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