Tony Pearson and TJ de Angelis don't lean on their college educations to train athletes. Instead, they draw on years of competitive athletic experience ranging from Division I football at Oklahoma State University to Division II baseball at New Mexico Highlands University. When they offer advice on dealing with a sports-related injury or disability, they know it from firsthand experience. Together, the two trainers help young athletes and their families find a balance by creating a training platform that addresses every aspect of the athlete, including the part of them that wants to fit into their high school-prom tux again.
Omnibalance's trainers mostly work to design functional exercise programs to improve exercisers’ mental and physical strength. By creating regimens that improve endurance and physical capabilities, the team of trainers can prepare their students for specific sports or provide all-around athletic training for young athletes or anyone seeking to gain a greater degree of wellness.
Armed with equal parts passion, dedication to the practice, and wisdom gained through teaching certifications, Blissful Yoga Studio's instructors help students achieve lithe, flexible bodies with classes catering to all activity levels. Introductory classes help beginners pay special attention to their alignment and breathing, and hot Vinyasa-flow classes challenge the mind as well as the muscles with a continuous series of empowering postures performed in a room that's heated up to 97 degrees. Instructors also incorporate the studio's specially outfitted wall, using its system of straps to sink students into deeper supported postures during yoga wall stretch sessions, which help them better impersonate the lowercase letter q. In addition to classes, the studio hosts workshops for seniors and those recovering from injuries that cover the basics of the yoga sutras.
The trainers at Ultimate Body Boot Camp forage through the workout wilderness to curate a fitness omnibus. They pull from multiple exercise styles—including Pilates, plyometrics, kickboxing, yoga, and core work—to build workouts that combine the benefits of cardio and resistance training. This earned the program a top spot on Arizona Foothills magazine's Best of Our Valley list for 2012.
To keep clients' muscles from hitting the wall, getting bored, or taking off in the dead of night to pursue a career as an anatomy textbook model, coaches change the routine each class and give campers personalized tips to fuel individual journeys. Body-composition tests and nutritional plans augment the sessions, inspiring long-lasting habits for healthy physiques.
Blue Phoenix Yoga is a heated, humid studio that hosts a sequence of postures designed to work every organ, muscle group, and ligament in the body. Though the balmy temperature and strict posture regimen are certainly challenging, the heat actually helps students of all ages, body types, and fitness levels sink into the deep, healing stretches and detoxify their bodies from the inside out. And for those who can't stand the heat, Phoenix Blue Yoga also offers a warm yoga class where students can reap many of hot yoga's benefits without the extra sweat.
There isn't such thing as a cookie-cutter workout at Underground Fitness. Instead, the trainers at each location)put together private and semi-private training programs appropriate for all fitness goals, whether they're helping clients improve flexibility, put on muscle, or train for an upcoming chess match. Putting even more distance between it and other gyms, Underground Fitness also offers month-to-month contracts and complimentary nutritional coaching.
Allison Gorman, a full-time trainer at Extreme Conditioning & Fitness, loves to push herself, competing regularly in obstacle course races and training to compete in kettlebell lifting, as well as a 3rd place finish in both the 2012 Spartan Race and 2012 Metro Dash in Atlanta. She strives to help her clients both set and achieve fitness and health goals and practices, and is currently taking collegiate courses in anatomy and physiology to complement her previous experience in the health and fitness industry.