A lifelong athlete, Terra Michelle Frost is no stranger to pushing her body to its limits. So when she gained close to 50 pounds with each of her two pregnancies, she decided to take on the challenge of getting back to her pre-baby weight. Terra accomplished this formidable task—twice—and now she uses her own experience slimming down to lead a variety of entertaining fitness classes, such as four types of Zumba and yoga.
Physique Personal Training's owner/CEO Heather Polan draws from a superabundance of experience to motivate her students into shape. Backed with certifications as a personal trainer and nutrition specialist, Polan welcomes aspiring athletes of all ages, body types, and IQ levels to take charge of their health with a suite of services that fortify the body, including nutritional counseling, personal and group training, and high-intensity bootcamp sessions. Students can hoist barbells or boost cardio endurance amid the machines and freeweights of the indoor gym, while outdoor training builds functional strength with vigorous workouts such as flipping tires, schlepping fire-hoses, or making super guttural monster truck noises to tone the thoracic diaphragm.
Simply Fit trainers conduct fitness sessions in a colorful studio, with bright blue walls, glittery mirrors, and leafy potted palms. The expert instructors stand atop a vibrant orange platform as they guide students through Zumba, kickboxing, and boot-camp workouts. The trainers also offer personal-training sessions, crafting exercise routines tailored to each client's unique abilities and goals. After workouts, their students can replenish with beverages and nutritious snacks at the smoothie bar.
The team at Total Wellness Medical Care works hard to put its patients back on a healthy path using drug-free therapies and holistic techniques. The methods include osteopathic manipulation and myriad modalities of massage, in addition to nutrition advice and life coaching. The aesthetics branch of the practice tends to dermal concerns such as wrinkles and sunspot graffiti with microdermabrasion and Obagi facials.
Intent on helping individuals of all fitness levels discover their hidden reserves of self-motivation and inner strength, personal trainer Wade Wiley leads boot-camp sessions that safely push participants and help them unleash their untapped potential. His workouts foster an upbeat, deeply supportive sense of community amongst the attendees, inspiring them to break their daily routines and begin living healthier, more fulfilling lives. To help visitors work toward this goal, Wade combines cardio work, strength-building exercises, interval training, and other fitness methods into his boot camps. This ever-changing regimen of functional exercises ensures that attendees never fall into a rut; instead, they consistently find new ways to challenge themselves without resorting to arm-wrestling matches with marble statues.
Jason of J Nichols Fitness is a mobile gym. A certified trainer with a psychology degree from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, Jason transports his workouts and the accompanying equipment to his clients. Clients then have the freedom to receive a professional-quality work out in their homes, outdoors, or at another location of their choice. For personal-training sessions, he designs a 30-minute workout for each client, which he customizes with diverse exercises based on each client’s fitness level and goals. He also specializes in small-group and boot-camp training, as well as other fitness areas such as flexibility training, sport-specific training, and nutrition and meal planning.