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Garrett Wade and Timothy Capra, the coowners and coaches of Cutting Edge Fitness, both grew up playing sports. Their love of athleticism and competition was so strong that they decided to make a career out of helping others hone their physical abilities. They now lead small groups through intense CrossFit classes and push individuals during one-on-one personal-training sessions.
In order to serve students of all levels, Garrett and Timothy ensure that all exercises remain rigorous while being scalable to suit both professional athletes and newcomers. They also specialize in weight management through resistance training and by pairing meal plans with exercise programs to help clients reach specific goals.
The team of certified health specialists at Python Fitness Center welcome athletes of all ability levels to their brightly lit, 24-hour facility. There, cardio and strength-training equipment abounds, along with racks of free weights. In private training rooms, they also lead a range of fitness classes, including yoga, spinning, and boot camps, as well as custom personal-training sessions that build accountability, nutrition information, and the client’s specific goals into a comprehensive program. In addition to fitness instruction, trainers provide clients with advice on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle, doling out nutrition tips, drawing up healthy meal plans, and listing the lean meats and veggies least likely to attract killer bees.
Life Fitness Academy - Nashville's fitness consultants take a holistic approach to health. That means that they when they're not helping clients cultivate tight abs and toned physiques, they're offering dietary tips and faith-based life guidance. Nutritionists create custom diets for individuals, and trainers lead group workouts in a studio with high ceilings and natural light. Personal training is available for those who desire one-on-one attention.
“This is not a gym,” Kelly Barbera told Southern Exposure Magazine in 2010. “This is a boutique-style studio where everybody knows everybody.” Kelly, a former acrobat, and her husband, Joey—a former wrestler and magician who, with the help of his twin brother, performed a successful disappearing act in Las Vegas—run Temple Fitness. In their cozy orange-and-highlighter-green space bedecked with inspirational quotes, the two line the walls with everything comprehensive fitness programs need, from kettlebells to a room dedicated to TRX equipment. The studio wears many hats, with the two designing an assorted handful of fitness and health modalities: women's-only FEM Method classes, personal training, CrossFit, men's strength camp, and nutritional planning.
Together, they push exercisers through routines characterized by an abundance of positive feedback and motivation, a hallmark of their gym. Periodically, the two open the facility to host Able Youth nonprofit boot camp for kids confined to wheelchairs.
CrossFit-affiliate gyms usually aren't referred to as gyms. Instead, they're known as boxes, which speaks to the average CrossFit gym's spartan, stripped-down look. They house the most basic equipment—such as barbells, boxes, medicine balls, kettlebells, jump ropes, and pull-up bars—for performing fundamental, yet challenging, exercises, such as such as kettleball swings, squats, and burpees.
The coaches of CrossFit Hendersonville welcome their members to a similar setting, where they uphold the CrossFit mission of offering a balanced health-and-fitness program. Each workout of the day, or WOD, is different from the day before to constantly vary the demands on participants bodies, which develops all aspects of their personal fitness rather than favoring one over another. In addition to the WODs, coaches lead specialty programs, such as foundation classes for those new to CrossFit, ladies-only boot-camp classes, and nutritional guidance for those prone to eating their jump ropes after class.