Certified personal trainer Todd Beattie has worked to save lives as a US Navy search-and-rescue swimmer, spends his spare time competing in Ironman triathlons, and continues to train in a variety of martial arts that he's been doing for 22 years. The lifetime fitness guru channels each of these experiences into his dynamic aerobic and plyometric workouts, which marry functional fitness with techniques garnered from his time in the martial arts and military. Todd and his dutiful instructors, both of whom are black belts, help clients shape up during customized, one-on-one personal training and 20 weekly fitness classes. They motivate small groups of fitness-seekers with boot camps, kettlebell strength-training classes, and boxing sessions while keeping a watchful eye to ensure students don't overexert their muscles. These encouraging trainers also help women to protect themselves through self-defense seminars, during which they teach participants how to identify, avoid, and escape from suspicious people, attackers, and door-to-door used-car salesmen.
To further assist clients in reaching their fitness goals, Downtown Boot Camp posts weekly meal plans complete with online calorie counts that keep diets on track and strengthen wills against guilt trips from jilted chocolate cakes. Every month, the generous instructors donate a portion their profits to a rotating roster of charities.
Another class is winding down at Indy Boot Camps and owner Tod Esquivel informs the group that they are going to finish with group sit-ups. Some people groan, others laugh, but everyone ultimately squeezes together, locks arms, and begins doing sit-ups in unison. This exercise exemplifies the challenging but fun exercises at Indy Boot Camps. Esquivel is a fan of bodyweight exercises, interval training, partner exercises, and the aforementioned group exercises, and amplifies their results with physio balls, heavy ropes, and BOSU balls. His facility stages indoor and outdoor boot camps and features a children’s play area that is in sight of the workout area, so parents can keep an eye on their kids and kids can keep on eye on their parent’s alarmingly expanding biceps.
The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.
Circle City Boot Camp owners and trainers Tony Lindauer and Arin Ralstin both hold degrees in exercise science and will guide aspiring in-shapers through a rigorous but rewarding one-month boot camp. After conducting a fitness assessment to pinpoint body-fat percentage and determine which areas of the bodyz need strengthening, Tony, Arin, and their affable, savvy staff will plan the best way to achieve your unique fitness goals. Feel the burn of the camp's scientifically calculated aerobics and drills, which specifically target the body's major muscle groups while boosting metabolism, burning fat, building lean muscle, and improving Slavic language dexterity. During the month-long training montage, dedicated exercisers will stretch, jump, hoist, and teach a medicine ball who's boss—developing a healthier, sexier constitution that can be shown off on the beaches during next month's cement exposition in Greece, ConcreteCon Crete. Throughout the process, Circle City's trainers and class participants will motivate each other to reach their personal goals, creating a comfortable, high-fiving environment.
Aside from its prevalence in Church of Iron’s collection of dumbbells and kettlebells, iron symbolizes the strength and toughness that the results-oriented facility strives to instill in its athletes. Certified strength and conditioning coaches oversee each of the facility’s programs and individual workouts, propelling their disciples toward newfound levels of power, stamina, and speed by refusing to let them give up. The coaches emphasize safety as much as they do intensity, making sure that shoulders stay even during weightlifting moves such as snatches and jerks and gently reproving students when they attempt to shot put each other across the room.
Mike Holman, a staffer for the U.S. Olympic track-and-field team, designs the facility’s endurance programs, which incorporate training masks that simulate running at various elevations. Sports-performance programs help teens and college-level athletes build speed with plyometrics, weighted sprints, and agility drills, and CrossFit programs welcome all ages and fitness levels with scalable workouts that incorporate bodyweight exercises, intense bursts of cardio, and heavy objects such as kettlebells and Liberty Bells.
Though the coaches at Integrated Academy hail from widely varying backgrounds—from firefighter to professional football player to military and law enforcement agent—they share a common goal: to teach students how to fight and defend themselves. They push men, women, and children of all abilities toward toughening up in a variety of combat classes, including boxing, MMA, and Muay Thai—also known as the science of eight limbs, as it incorporates striking with the elbows and knees. To help pupils pump up their strength and self-confidence, they also teach the art of self-defense, which can help you escape assailants and boring fencers at parties. They slow down the pace a bit for little ones, teaching them to effectively grapple and dodge hooks during kids-only MMA classes. In addition to combat-style classes, the coaches also lead boot camp classes to help clients whip into shape without directly confronting aggressive punching bags.
A haven of learning by day, Integrated Academy moonlights as a boxing arena on select evenings, during which a group of esteemed fighters enter the ring to duke it out.