The expert trainers at Bodyshop Athletics X approach their fitness sessions as a dynamic, ever-changing science, and to that end, they constantly change up their routines and create full-body functional workouts. They lead intense boot camps, youth training for athletes aged 6 and older, and soccer-training camps.
Voted Lexington’s Best Personal Training by Lexington Life Magazine in 2011, Bodyshop Athletics elevates muscles to a higher plane of buffdom and strengthens the core with repetitive, weight-bearing training exercises. Created by a former Marine, Bodyshop Athletics uses the Marines-inspired mud-run training method, where fitness-fitters run elaborate obstacle courses through nature’s unforgiving slop. In addition, varied workouts consisting of free weights, jump roping, sit-ups, and more will enhance runners’ speed, endurance, strength, and agility. Sessions can occur either inside or outside depending on the weather. This deal is valid toward four sessions, which must take place within 30 days of one another.
Members at Curves, a fitness center designed exclusively for women, rotate around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with female bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage participants’ machine maneuvering and muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use your own body weight, fitness level, and aerodynamic water bottle to create resistance that matches abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
Dr. Edward Carpenter and his staff at Lexington Spinal Care are dedicated to their patients’ lifelong spinal care; in fact, they count everyone from infants to seniors as clients. They use noninvasive testing methods to inform a treatment path that may include spinal adjustments, nutritional support, and health-related classes wherein patients learn how to speak the spine’s language and command it to straighten itself up.
The minds behind Doms Fitness want to get one thing straight: this is not a gym. Rather, the expansive indoor facility is home to a group-fitness and personal-training studio. Here, instructors lead pupils through non-intimidating sessions, where a small class size allows them to focus on form and technique. Weight benches, plyo machines and boxes, jump ropes, tires, kettlebells, and stability balls fuel the workouts, designed to cater to each client's individual needs and goals. On occasion, weight-loss and health challenges take clients outdoors where they take in the fresh air and push their bodies to new limits. And once the workout is over, the talented trainers turn their sights toward nutrition, counseling on dietary choices and introducing students to the principles of intuitive eating.