Dedicated to promoting overall well-being through personal training, nutrition counseling, and stress-management programs, Absolute Wellness Group's staff consists of professionals including fitness instructors and a licensed massage therapist. Clients can swing by one of two locations for fitness boot camps alongside therapeutic services such as reiki, acupuncture, and massages. Absolute Wellness Group also regularly hosts an assortment of programs, including running programs designed to help runners of varying experience levels improve their cardiovascular endurance without actually having to spell "cardiovascular."
Personal Trainer Josh Wolfe aids clients in conquering their fitness goals during intense boot-camp sessions. Participants shed pent-up sweat droplets through a varied regimen—which may include push-ups, crunches, jumping jacks, and hopscotch—in order to relieve workout monotony. Wolfe reports that within 16 days of dedicated body development, customers can lose 4 to 12 pounds and develop at least one pound of lean, toned baboon muscle.
Certified strength-and-conditioning specialist Dave Brixius defines his success by that of his athletes. To that end, he need only look to Marques Colston of the New Orleans Saints, Mike Cox of the Atlanta Falcons, or the Harrisburg Heat—the professional indoor-soccer team that he coached to become the American Conference champions—for proof of his training's efficacy. He has been teaching clients to tap into their potential at Explosive Sports Performance for 10 years, crafting programs that amp up speed, endurance, and strength. At his side is Ashley Brixius, whose group classes and personal-training sessions build female-specific workouts.
Their facility has been featured on news networks such as CBS for its supportive yet no-nonsense setting, where NFL players swing kettlebells beside high-school students and senior citizens. Though their services aim to improve the physical aspects of each visitor's game, Explosive Sports Performance also focuses on mental and academic achievements—David has led more than 15 football players to full athletic scholarships and spots on the U.S. Olympic tackle-spelling-bee team.
Once upon a time, Topher Young was overweight and unhealthy. One day, Topher decided to lose some weight. He bounced from diet to diet and downed supplements and other remedies that promised weight loss. Nothing worked. So Topher took another approach. He spent hundreds of hours researching weight loss, nutrition, and exercise, eventually becoming a certified personal trainer. Topher made the choice to lose weight the right way—with a combination of healthy eating habits and exercise.
Now he spends his days helping others that face the same roadblocks he once did. Topher guides clients through personal training and group boot-camp classes that combine fun exercises with an extra push when clients need it. He also complements workouts with nutritional advice, such as the best forms of protein or which type of shellacked fruit has the most calcium.
A training space of 4,200 square feet. Fifty feet of AstroTurf. Custom squat racks. Pull-up rings. 13 Stripes CrossFit is clearly outfitted for serious workouts. Their trainers lead the gym's namesake CrossFit workouts, slinging an ever-changing routine of high-intensity moves, which participants perform while carrying as much weight as they can. The gym also has its own workout style, Burner X, which matches CrossFit's intensity level but focuses on fat loss; as such, exercisers perform more reps while holding less weight.