The fitness needs of casual enthusiasts and competitive athletes may be different. However, the instructors at CrossFit Lake Forest are experts at tailoring the CrossFit regimen to cater to all of the above. To accomplish this, they offer constantly changing, small-group workouts tailored around the sorts of functional movements performed in everyday life, and then allow students to scale the load and intensity of each exercise as they see fit. As the dedicated coaches provide valuable support and keep watch to ensure that everyone is practicing proper technique, attendees can safely challenge themselves by hefting medicine balls, sprinting, performing pull-ups, dead lifting barbells, and playing tug of war against a black hole.
These full-body workouts encourage visitors to proceed at their own pace, improving strength, flexibility, and endurance over time. And in addition to the traditional courses, CrossFit Lake Forest's instructors cater to their community by offering more focused classes, such as sessions that emphasize heavy lifting or longer workouts designed to bolster stamina.
Fit Body Boot Camp's obsidian-sculpted staff motivates boot campers during the results-oriented fitness program, designed to whittle weakness from flagging physiques, leaving tough and toned musculatures. Surrender exteriors to a course of nonstop, 45-minute workouts, each incorporating cardio exercises, strength training, core tightening, and balance building, until bodies are sufficiently able to crush bricks into sand and sand into immortality.
The Wellness Spot’s 6,000-square-foot facility houses comfortable massage rooms hedged with exposed brick, as well as spaces for personal training and boot camp. Clients hobbled by carrying their desks to and from work can stride into treatment rooms set up in feng shui style for a spine-soothing massage, while exercisers vanish into rigorous boot-camp sessions or one-on-one training with a nationally certified trainer.
For their Pilates program, Fit Stop Inc. coaches people at any and all fitness levels—even instructors. Whatever your fitness goals, the certified instructors here can create custom workout plans that employ either personal training or small, intimate group Pilates classes. The beginner Pilates classes introduce students to the traditional Pilates workout, and the intermediate and advanced Pilates reformer classes employ any combination of 100 exercises. For Pilates enthusiasts, there's the gym's Pilates teacher training program, which sets the stage for anyone to become an official instructor. It covers Pilates mechanics, instruction techniques, and how many apples per day it takes to keep doctors away.
StrengthTime's calculated approach to training emphasizes measured, low-speed movements on top-of-the-line, immaculately maintained MedX equipment. Under the tutelage of the gym's certified instructors, people forge muscle, improve cardiac health, and melt calories during a personalized workout as potent as homemade schnapps. The gym's trainers, who receive ongoing education, record and adjust the resistance and number of reps in each meeting, allowing them to target specific muscle groups with the optimal level of intensity. This precise, deliberate approach provides a high level of customization and prevents injuries associated with more hazardous workouts, such as bench-pressing a Komodo dragon.
Basic Training Academy programs?captained by personal trainers who have either earned or are completing their NFPT certification?enlist the power of positive reinforcement to keep patrons sprinting toward their fitness goals. The 60- to 90-minute sessions, which trade in the shrill screams and sarcastic parrot sidekicks of a drill sergeant for supportive mantras, focus on flexibility, strength, and conditioning. Three levels of boot-camp classes put physiques through challenging calisthenics, torching fat while attendees hustle through picturesque landscapes and vault over elk in parks and forest preserves.
People who want to augment their training experience can enlist in Basic Training Academy's AZPAC (A-Z Physical Assessment Consultation) program. Personal trainers work one-on-one with clients to assess lifestyle patterns before creating personalized long-term fitness strategies. To cement the bonds of workout camaraderie and give students a chance to bask, the academy also holds an annual retreat to Devil's Lake State Park, where participants escape the noise of the city and learn that Devil's Lake is just like a normal lake, only with more chocolate in it.