Excuses aren’t an option at From Flab 2 Fab Fitness, where experienced trainers create programs that aim to accommodate as many personalities and schedules as possible. Group boot-camp classes take form in both adult sessions and Mommy & Me workouts, where mothers can bring along and engage kids aged 2 months to 4 years. The trainers' running classes are goal-oriented to help pupils achieve milestones, be they 1 mile or 5 kilometers. For DIY types, they fashion online programs, which include custom workout plans, weekly phone consultations, and meal planning for the whole family.
At Fit Body Boot Camp Menifee, certified trainers lead classes through a battery of exercises designed to burn fat and build lean muscle. The coaches leverage group camaraderie to spur their charges on toward fitness goals, encouraging them to never give up even when cardio, resistance, and muscle-building exercises seem overwhelming and a nap in the corner seems like a good idea. If students commit themselves to the fitness regimen and make good nutritional choices, they can expect serious strides toward accomplishing their fitness goals, whether that includes losing weight or just getting into shape.
Dede Barbanti is a go-getter. The former professional choreographer and dance director found herself a single mother of three and weighing more than she wanted. So she dove head-first into researching fitness and created her own workout, Boogie Box, which combines cardio and strength training during sports-endurance drills, martial arts, latin and hip-hop dance, plyometrics, and resistance-training exercises. A 70-pound loss in fewer than seven months put Dede back on the right track, along with a strong urge to share her success with the masses. She's developed more workouts, and even released a DVD that follows a 90-day workout program. At Boogie Box Fitness, students find a supportive environment as they blast through Dede?s workouts, burning calories without gym equipment.
In Block Crossfit's 5,000-square-foot gym, certified trainers create a motivating and welcoming environment while teaching a system that anyone can learn. The inclusiveness of CrossFit is what drew owners Joe and Chris to CrossFit in the first place. They wanted to create a place where a sense of community could blossom, as well as fitness. As they perform functional movements at a high intensity, encouragement to reach finish lines and meet goals abound from both trainers and students. Besides that positive reinforcement, they keep everyone engaged by changing routines daily and avoiding the boredom of repetition.
Originally developed by the Soviet Union for cosmonauts, whole-body vibration and its health benefits are now accessible to anyone in short, 10-minute sessions. The device consists of a small platform that clients can stand, sit, or lay on as it vibrates. As muscles contract and work to keep the body in position, clients may see greater muscle tone over time, as well as possible improvements to arthritis, circulation, and flexibility. No change of clothes is necessary, as there tends to be no sweating during sessions, and use of the machine is appropriate for clients of any fitness level.
Combining the individual attention of personal training with the supportive environment of a group class, CrossFit Awaken's instructors lead workouts designed to provide an accessible challenge for students of all fitness levels. They provide feedback throughout each session, ensuring that everyone practices safe, proper form while allowing attendees to scale the load and intensity of each exercise as they see fit. Each high-intensity workout is designed to help patrons improve their functional movements in every-day life?such as lifting, running, throwing, and jumping?with a combination of exercises to enhance their strength, stamina, and flexibility. And although every workout begins with stretching and a brief warm-up, no two workouts are ever the same. One day, a workout might include squats to help guests travel quickly up stairs, and the next it might include medicine-ball tosses to help them toss loads of puppies into a snuggly pile.
However, the CrossFit regimen doesn't focus on physical fitness alone. The workouts also promote healthy minds and bodies by helping students push themselves to new heights and develop the mental fortitude needed to make healthy lifestyle changes.