Motivations Fitness’s owner, Jameel McGregor, has earned the nickname the Reverend of Fitness for his view of the body as a temple. He and his team of certified professionals deliver their fitness sermons at a 700-square-foot studio outfitted with colorful stability balls, punching bags, and equipment such as the Smith machine, which encourages proper squat form. The studio’s signature five-component program—a cocktail of cardio and resistance training, supplements, meal planning, and professional guidance—draws on the latest fitness research to efficiently condition physiques. The Boxing Fitness Bootcamp Academy hones fighting prowess with core training, shadowboxing, and sparring rounds with a couple life-size Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots. In an effort to bolster public health, the gym’s nonprofit Move2Lose Foundation raises awareness of fitness’s importance in the surrounding community.
With a goal of sharing her love of fitness, personal trainer and fitness model Brea Sharron opened her own fitness studio, where she helps her trainees meet their wellness goals with a mix of exercise and nutritional advice. Brea’s weekly schedule of classes includes one-hour boot-camp sessions, as well as one-on-one personal training.
From one-on-one personal training to company-wide exercise outings, Traverse Trainer tailors workouts to meet every client’s needs. Outdoor group sessions, which meet three times per week, combine circuit training with plyometrics and core work, resulting 45 minutes of calorie-torching hard work. Personal training, meanwhile, not only involves completely customized routines but can also take place anywhere the client wants, including the office, the home, or the neighbor’s doghouse. And travelers who are in Greensboro for business or pleasure don't have to slack on their exercise regimen with outdoor workouts that take detours to area sights.
Since his days as a 6-year-old gym rat, Blaine Vigilante has valued the art of fitness, and his discovery of CrossFit helped focus his workout philosophy. The intense, variable system combined all the things he wanted: full-body exercises, functional movements, and a regimen that was immune to the dreaded workout rut. Now, along with two other coaches and a pair of canine buddies, he motivates visitors during group classes at Vigilante CrossFit, a self-proclaimed "no frills, down and dirty" gym that serves as clients' jumping-off point on the road to their ideal physiques.
A collection of experienced instructors staff Dancing Dogs Yoga, where they lead students in a variety of classes. They strive to create a welcoming and empowering atmosphere for stretchers of all types, offering daily selections of Vinyasa yoga for all levels.
A comprehensive and contemporary hotbed of health, The Club provides a brawny bounty of fitness amenities designed to satisfy workout goals and accommodate a wide range of lifestyle needs. Personal trainers encourage long-lasting results by educating members about proper exercise techniques and keeping them accountable to their set goals in a one-on-one or small-group setting. Emerging hard bodies can be further enhanced by an array of group exercise classes such as body step, an all-systems workout that combines aerobic action with music, or the more intense boot camp—a 45-minute regime designed to sculpt clay-like sinew and provide a competitive advantage in workplace capture-the-flag games. Members who prefer to engage in solitary self-sculpting can take advantage of everything else the luxurious facilities have to offer, such as the Oak Branch's 10-lane indoor pool, or the Green Valley location's five racquetball courts.
There's no doubt that you are a real adult when you have been an aerospace engineer for over 10 years. So for Kent Gold, it was a momentous life change when in 2001 he rediscovered his inner child and founded SoccerTots—a soccer-based program that helps 18-month to 10-year-old kids develop their motor skills and build their confidence through fun and athletic games. Now, a decade later, the program is offered at more than 150 locations, including Canada and Peru, and has expanded to include HoopsterTots and PartyTots.
Each SoccerTots program is helmed by a team of skilled instructors who engage little ones with fun activities, such as dribbling balls and playing scrimmages, that fuel their motivation to learn and challenge their athletic abilities. To ensure a supportive learning environment, classes are broken down by age and use only soft, child-size equipment. SoccerTot instructors also get kids ready to learn by sending them into super-concentration mode, which encourages little ones to concentrate and try their hardest at a task to help strengthen their muscle memory and their ability to levitate other players on the field.