At Punch Kettlebell Gym, owner and certified fitness trainer Rob Santarossa leads a team of instructors who lead group and private exercise regimens and nutritional coaching to help each client achieve a slim physique and healthier lifestyle. Rob’s dedication to fitness stems from his own early weight-loss struggles, an experience that allows him to coach with empathy and enact appropriate levels of motivation. About 12–15 students partake in the group and boot-camp classes, which stress weight-and-cardio combinations using diverse exercises, each scalable to fit individual needs or allergies to jumping jacks. Kettlebells and other forms of resistance are added along the way to round out the focused 30-minute routines. To help maintain a healthy lifestyle, fitness seekers will also be equipped with online nutritional software, which helps lay out customized meal plans, charts nutritional progress, and shouts warnings of falling anvils.
At Yoga Shelter, you won't hear esoteric chants echoing through the halls or meditation music reverberating from rock-shaped speakers. That's because founder Eric Paskel wants to make yoga accessible for all students, whether they're searching for inner peace or a more toned bod. Hip hop, dance, soul, chill, contemporary, and classic music accompanies all classes, ranging from Yoga Rocks, which focuses on sequenced postures, to Fusion, a blend of faster- and slower-moving classes. There is no hierarchy of classes; each 60- to 75-minute session is open to all skill levels. As Paskel himself puts it on his about page, “What's different about us is that we admit we have issues, we know we have work to do—if you can relate to that, you'll love this place.”
Muscular instructors help exercisers of all fitness levels slim silhouettes and chisel muscles with motivating boot camps, one on one personal training, and fat-evicting nutrition plans. During boot camps, a certified fitness coach draws on more than 15 years of experience to build up bodies with a series of high-intensity interval and metabolic resistance training. The encouraging trainer conducts a symphony of grunts as students strain to lift sandbags and tires within the indoor gym before hitting the fresh air to hurdle over motionless freeze-tag players and other outdoor obstacles. They’ll also compliment their rigorous workout regimes with nutrition guidance that equips students with grocery lists and recipes that ensure balanced meals.
The experienced yogis at Bikram Yoga Grosse Pointe lead students through 26 poses and two breathing exercises in a heated room, a practice designed to prompt a cleansing sweat as pupils center, strengthen, and lengthen muscles. In classes held seven days a week in the morning, afternoon, and evening, students sweat out toxins and test the authenticity of their Hypercolor T-shirts while performing body-bending exercises under the watchful eye of Bikram Yoga Grosse Pointe's skilled instructors. Sessions last 90 minutes, and Bikram Yoga Grosse Pointe welcomes all students in spite of age, skill level, body type, or history of unpaid parking tickets. Students who don't have their own yoga mat can rent, purchase, or weave one at the studio.
The educated trainers at BodyX Fitness Solutions are focused on getting their clients results. Which is why they offer one-on-one sessions, group strength training classes, and nutritional coaching inside their 2100 square foot private facility.
At Total BodyWorks, located inside Prevail Fitness, licensed massage therapist Nicole Masterson melts away clients’ tension with massages, facials, and herbal body wraps. As soft music plays in a warm, quiet room, Nicole customizes each treatment to clients’ needs, often fielding requests to focus on specific areas or help with fifth-grade science-fair projects. Always flexible, Nicole unfurls her massage table by appointment Monday–Saturday and for two Sundays every month, and clients may use Prevail Fitness’s childcare services during their visits for no additional charge.