Within the expansive, red-floor studio, groups of boot campers huff and puff during intense, 45-minute sessions designed specifically to burn off weight. Certified personal trainers and profoundly confused lion tamers roam the floor, leading exercisers through strength training with kettlebells and heavy ropes to amp up muscles, and interval cardio that gets rid of calories. A suite of 21 morning classes a week fits nicely into busy schedules. For more focused attention, personal coaches take clients under their rippling wings, creating menu plans, taking measurements, and giving out personal email addresses and phone numbers.
Hard Exercise Works helps clients improve their physical health with intense total-body workout regimens for all fitness levels and sage nutrition advice within a supportive fitness community. Dedicated coaches push attendees to reach their goals in classes that accommodate up to 50 students, ensuring pupils' safety by demonstrating proper technique. Each workout consists of an ever-changing sequence of intense exercises, intended to improve strength and stamina over a five-week period. In addition to a vigorous fitness regimen, the gym's nutrition philosophy promotes well-being outside of class sessions by either prescribing a five-week diet for students or teaching them how to photosynthesize their own food.
Allison Gorman, a full-time trainer at Extreme Conditioning & Fitness, loves to push herself, competing regularly in obstacle course races and training to compete in kettlebell lifting, as well as a 3rd place finish in both the 2012 Spartan Race and 2012 Metro Dash in Atlanta. She strives to help her clients both set and achieve fitness and health goals and practices, and is currently taking collegiate courses in anatomy and physiology to complement her previous experience in the health and fitness industry.
The method that lends this studio its name is founded on three pillars: classic Pilates, optimal nutrition, and cardiovascular exercises. The instructors earned their certification through at least 600 hours of training each on Pilates’ various apparatus, from the reformer to the 12-pound spoon. Among them is Mike Roeser, who boasts more than seven years' experience as a personal trainer and a second career as a professional golf instructor. Mike specializes in combining fast-paced cardio with slow-motion, high-intensity muscle-burning exercises. Private and group exercise classes take the form of body-molding Pilates, heart-pumping workouts, and ballet barre sessions. The gym also functions as a health-food outlet, packed with superfoods, verve-pumping juices, and farm-fresh eggs available for preorder.
At Golightly Fit, what many might consider the bleak expanse of a warehouse shines as a beacon of hope for struggling exercisers. Here, trainers urge clients toward their fitness goals––whether they be to lose weight, bounce back from pregnancy, or improve their sports performance––with compact boot-camp and personal-training sessions that jump-start metabolisms and process calories efficiently. They also provide complimentary 30-minute assessments to help clients pin down their fitness goals and outline a plan for achieving them.
Damon Hartley, the founder of Body by Damon, uses certifications from the American Council on Exercise and the National Federation of Professional Trainers to design custom workout plans for his clients. Damon specializes in a variety of areas, ranging from weight-loss management and body sculpting to general fitness, corrective exercises, and nutrition. Along with custom workouts, Damon also holds regular boot camps for groups of athletes of all fitness levels.