Coaches of Renewal Body Bootcamp coaxes hard work, discipline, and buckets of sweat from fitness-seekers during her intense, full-body workouts. One of her specialties is TRX resistance training, which involves suspending students by their arms, legs, and torsos from straps and harnesses dangling from the ceiling. Exercises require participants to fight gravity and their own body weight to build muscle. Coaches sometimes combines TRX with Pilates core-strengthening work or a rigorous plyometric regimen, mixing up workout routines daily to maximize effectiveness. In addition to physical training, she supplies students with nutritional counseling that measures appropriate caloric intake by the day, creating balanced diets that supply ample energy without extra carbs, fats, or whatever compound butter is made of.
Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable visitors to fortify their physical well-being with a cornucopia of advanced fitness equipment and certified personal trainers. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man or one of his many secretaries tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength-training gear or top-of-the-line cardio machines, which feature televisions and other media diversions. A friendly, unintimidating atmosphere provides a refreshing change of pace from aloof gym employees and ear-splitting pump-up jams. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling.
At the Funky Buddha Yoga Hothouse, yogis of all levels practice within a space maintained at a balmy 95 degrees, a temperature ideal for releasing toxins, warming leftover lasagna, and boosting flexibility. Seventy-five-minute cardio-heavy classes tone muscles and keep hearts steadily pumping blood through the body. Senior instructors lead Absolute Beginners classes, teaching the fundamental poses and terminology of Vinyasa sequences so pupils can eventually move on to more advanced Power Vinyasa courses.
CrossFit uses a variety of strongman-style functional-movement exercises that are designed to carve out muscles and boost fitness including speed, agility, and power.
CrossFit Flight?s coaches know that CrossFit can be intimidating, so they also offer Flight Fit boot camps, which focuses more on cardio exercises and core drills, rather than CrossFit's strength-building movements and complex gymnastic skills. The camps also utilize various work-to-rest ratios to maximize fitness results and get clients back in shape. They are even used by some as a gateway into the CrossFit program.
There's no question the instructors at Baila Cardio share a love of movement. Jenny Richards has a bachelor's degree in exercise science, for instance, and Rachel Price has been studying dance since her first ballet class at age three. Still, they stress that you don't have to be an expert in order to benefit from the studio's classes, which include a gentle form of yoga and three kinds of Zumba programs.
The instructors at Fabiano's Karate specialize in Matsumura Seito Shorin-ryu, a style of karate that focuses on targeting pressure points rather than using sheer strength. During classes, children and adults learn to disable opponents with blows to these key pressure points using striking, kicking, and punching techniques. In addition to these standing techniques, pupils take to the ground to learn grappling and floor skills as well as show off a perfect Curly Howard–style spin.