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.
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.
At Snap Fitness’ 24-hour gym, guests come and go armed with their access keys and are able to work out at their convenience. Around the gym, rows of cardio machines and stacks of free weights stand by as personal trainers show guests the most efficient ways to pump iron and bench-press their old refrigerators.
Fit 4 Life's bootcamp instructor Ronnie Stewart truly understands how maintaining one's fitness can improve their life. As an Army Ranger, he spent hours training his mind and his body to conquer a variety of challenges while serving his country. Though no longer in active duty, Ronnie still employs the techniques taught to him in the service by leading fitness and bootcamp sessions that push physical limits. Ronnie and his instructors break the 45-minute sessions into two different cycles, the first focusing on warm ups and upper body exercises, and the second directed and lower body and core movements. In addition to their bootcamp regimen, Fit 4 Life also offers nutritional counseling to help clients work toward their goals in the healthiest way possible. His approach to teaching, leading, and motivating others through fitness helps participants achieve their desired fitness goals. Ronnie's ability to help others has also gained the attention of local newspapers, radio, and TV stations alike, including ABC Columbia and ROCK 93.5.
Outside of Ronnie's bootcamp sessions, Fit 4 Life's staff also helps others nurture their bodies in personal training classes that bring all the focus solely on the client and the invisible friend they brought with them.
At Gyrotonic Columbia, certified instructors take full advantage of gyrotonic's circular, natural motions to help her clients get the most out of workouts. While seated on the machine, participants arch, curl, bend, and twist, using spine and pelvis to engage core muscles through a series of fluid, rhythmic, circular movements. These motions not only strengthen and tone, but also enhance flexibility and agility. As movements progress, hips and knees get in on the circulating action.
The cyclical activity also creates a particular breathing pattern that stimulates the nervous system and oxygenates blood. It's this comprehensiveness that makes gyrotonic effective, and it's why the instructors believe it is the ideal exercise. And, being able to scale workouts to beginners and veterans ensures that instructors can continual progress her clients toward their fitness goals.