The professional trainers at Grit Gym take a no-nonsense approach to their job: they want to get athletes into peak physical form and have fun while doing so. Before starting personal-training sessions, a staff member assesses each individual's condition by checking their mobility and taking note of their fitness goals. Then, the trainers devise a tailored workout regimen that focuses on building your personal strengths; they'll work on giving you explosive energy if you're a linebacker or help you achieve long-distance stamina if you must run on a hamster wheel to power your house. Above all, the training team emphasizes a positive attitude and a sense of determination during classes and boot camps—instructors are quick to dish out positive feedback and constant support to keep clients motivated.
The certified trainers at Sweat, A Body Transformation recognize that boredom is one of the biggest reasons people give up losing weight. To keep workouts fresh and interesting, they have developed rigorous boot camp?style classes in which students get to sample a smorgasbord of workouts. Each morning and evening session has participants flipping tractor tires, toning cores with kettlebells, or honing functional strength by painting Mr. Miyagi?s fence. The expert trainers eschew shouting and intimidation, opting instead for positive reinforcement. After classes, students can cool down inside the center?s fully equipped locker rooms.
A good gym should provide its members with plenty of challenges, as long as none of them involve getting to the gym itself. The trainers at 319 Fitness work one-on-one with clients at their easily accessible downtown location. As an added convenience, the facility adjoins an ample parking lot where members can leave their vehicles or flip tractor tires still attached to tractors. Inside, trainers teach clients how to operate equipment in personalized training sessions geared toward helping each member realize their individual fitness goals.
The personal trainers of Drive Fitness, each equipped with at least five years of experience and certifications through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, customize workouts based on clients’ needs during at-home personal training and group fitness classes. During either form of lesson, the instructors make use of services such as punching mitts, jump ropes, stability balls, and TRX Suspension Training.
The coaches at Fit2Live—which include a former college-football conditioning coach and certified personal trainers—have watched more than 411 of their members lose more than 5,791 pounds as they went from leading a sedentary lifestyle to running a road race, competing in a triathlon, or completing a Tough Mudder. The motivating crew leads adult fitness programs including highly varied CrossFit classes and workouts designed specifically for men or women.
The certified therapist and experienced yoga instructors at Martha's Studio unbundle bodies and relax minds with massages and yoga courses. During 30-minute massages, a therapist tailors treatments to the needs, wants, and rhythmic-jazz preferences of each client before employing a skilled set of hands to knead away stresses and deep-seated fears of other peoples' hands. Though not included with today's deal, patrons can upgrade to a Swedish, shiatsu pressure-point, Esalen, or hot-stone massage by paying the difference in cost.