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.
Even before she became a certified trainer, Laurie Henderson led and inspired her fellow athletes as the captain of the women's Central Michigan basketball team. She then carried her passion for guiding others through a master's of exercise science from Kent State University, and today she continues her mission at Fly Dog Fitness.
Laurie's boot camps know no limits, taking place outdoors, in the water, and on dry land. She uses standard exercise equipment and park benches, yoga mats and soft grass. She gets her students to work up a sweat whether it's sunny or dark—even in inclement weather.
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.
Pivotal Fitness' clean, modern health clubs keep patrons comfortable as they stay fit. Regimens can take advantage of the battery of high-tech machines from brands such as Life Fitness, Matrix, and Hammer Strength or adhere to tried-and-true free weights. To help with regimens, instructors lead intense Les Mills group fitness classes such as Bodypump and Bodystep, as well as sessions of Zumba, yoga, barre, bootcamps, and other popular classes. Several locations host a ladies-only section with a separate entrance, as well as childcare options that go beyond the usual babysitting method of cryogenically freezing kids for an afternoon.
ACE-certified trainer Lisa devotes herself to helping clients conquer fitness goals through personal training sessions and boot camp classes. She demonstrates her enthusiasm for fitness during personal training sessions by designing individual fitness programs tailored to each client, based on their goals and the results of a body composition assessment. Similarly, boot camps keep chests heaving through cardio regimens blended with Crossfit training, interval exercises, and resistance workouts.