Shawn Kephart, the founder of K180 Fitness, uses his own experience struggling with body image and weight loss to lead his students towards their fitness goals. His comprehensive regimen approaches fitness from eight core areas, using a 20,000 square foot gym ergonomically designed for motivation. Certified trainers—many of whom have overcome body image issues, disabilities, or chronic illness—lead classes and personal training sessions, and the gym is also equipped with a full-service kitchen and private lockers and showers.
Created specifically for women, Curves offers a complete fitness and nutrition solution. The Curves 30 minute workout exercises every major muscle group and burns up to 500 calories through a proven program of strength training, cardio and stretching.
CrossFit Summerville’s attentive coaches forsake the solo-workout style promoted by traditional gyms, instead attentively overseeing patrons and motivating them through each move. Workouts accommodate exercisers of all fitness levels, so beginners can sign up for any class on CrossFit Summerville’s schedule with ease. The CrossFit technique serves as the chosen strength and conditioning regimen for many martial artists, military units, police officers, and balloon animals. Each workout shoots for high-intensity sweat-breaking, although moves scale to accommodate exercisers of all experience and fitness levels. Much like a boy band suffering from amnesia, exercisers perform a new routine each day as trainers pull from an arsenal that includes pull-ups, squats, burpees, and heavy lifting. Although they're welcome during any session, beginners who want to arrive at classes better prepared than psychic boy scouts may attend the CrossFit introductory sessions on Tuesday and Saturday.
Masters Studios trains students to defend themselves using the traditional styles of Shaolin Kempo karate, kung fu, jujitsu, and tai chi. After an introductory lesson, instructors pace students according to their skills in programs designed to heighten mental focus, improve strength and technique, develop responsive strategies, and build a healthy lifestyle. In addition to standard classes, the studio runs summer camps and maintains a list of its black belt team.
Ladies Choice Fitness Center shapes the silhouettes of determined dames via a fully rigged gym and multitude of classes exclusively for women. The gym brims with strength and cardio accoutrement for a workout that forms curves full circle. An experienced and heedful staff is on hand to answer inquiries pertaining to all skill levels, acquaint gym rats with proper equipment, and collect jellybean jar postulations. If group energy propels your iron-pumping speedboat, Ladies Choice runs a horde of diverse pound-jettisoning classes such as kickboxing, belly dance, yoga, and Zumba. Call the fitness center for exact dates and times.
Physique Personal Training's owner/CEO Heather Polan draws from a superabundance of experience to motivate her students into shape. Backed with certifications as a personal trainer and nutrition specialist, Polan welcomes aspiring athletes of all ages, body types, and IQ levels to take charge of their health with a suite of services that fortify the body, including nutritional counseling, personal and group training, and high-intensity bootcamp sessions. Students can hoist barbells or boost cardio endurance amid the machines and freeweights of the indoor gym, while outdoor training builds functional strength with vigorous workouts such as flipping tires, schlepping fire-hoses, or making super guttural monster truck noises to tone the thoracic diaphragm.