Tired of the endless seas of cardio machines, impersonal client relations, and superfluous membership fees that often characterize commercial fitness centers, friends Aj, Chet, Patrick, and Celita took their common passion for athletics and opened their own private training studio: Warrior Fitness Center. Amid the studio's kettlebells, sleds, and sandbags, they lead a variety of fitness programs, including energetic Fit Camp classes and sports-specific training sessions. The coaches open their classes to students of all skill levels, from the expert athlete to the everyday working professional, who doesn't literally work every day, because there have been billions of them.
At Fearless Fitness, head coach and personal trainer Laura Schwartz and six-time Golden Gloves champion Dino Salcedo motivate everyday people to achieve the best shape of their lives through circuit training and boxing. After a healthy warm-up and stretch, students strengthen their bodies with a barrage of high-intensity exercises designed to burn fat and build muscle.
Aspen Athletic Club furnishes workers out with weight and resistance machines for bulking up and a spin room for burning calories and raising heart rates. Group classes at the Aksarben and Shadow Lake locations let pupils choose from five different exercise types, from choreographed cardio sessions to yoga classes that challenge both the body and the mind. The Turbo Kick class sets kickboxing techniques to up-tempo music, and students of The Tone Zone session build muscle using dumbbells, stability balls, and disobedient wolfhounds tied to their arms. Class schedules run from morning to night, Monday–Saturday, allowing students to fit workouts into busy schedules. During the 50-minute personal-training session, members meet with trainers in order to fashion fitness plans customized to meet individual goals and the state's stringent requirements for collecting lotto winnings. After working out, exercisers retire to stress-melting steam baths before changing in pristine locker rooms.
Rugged Strong Athletics' owner Corey Gill espouses a simple philosophy of exercise: general physical preparedness. He believes that the human body should be able to climb, run, jump, and lift to meet any challenge the world throws at it, for instance a job interview with an obstacle-course portion. Gill's bare bones gym—a simple collection of essential equipment—matches this straightforward goal. Therein, he provides personal coaching for every student, helping them change their lives as he once changed his own, shedding 40 pounds and overcoming four strokes through dedication to fitness.