At iBoot Camp Orlando, exercisers don’t have to fret with complicated gym equipment or exercises to lose weight. Instead, nationally certified trainer Rich Massa opts for functional movements such as push-ups, sit-ups, jumping, and flipping oversize tires end over end across the state of Iowa. Though difficult, the classes are made easier with the support from other exercisers and Massa’s upbeat, encouraging “Champmaker” persona.
Orlando Fit Body Bootcamp's trainers, Kerry Girona and Andrea Laing, both discovered a passion for sports at a young age and translated their hobbies into careers as fitness coaches fueled by the international Fit Body Bootcamp phenomenon. Each 30-minute boot-camp session coalesces cardio, resistance, core, and flexibility moves that together conduct the kinesthetic symphony of the entire body. Kerry and Andrea design a new workout for each class, detouring muscles away from the plateaus that often come with traditional workouts or glacial hiking trips to Antarctica. Workouts convene indoors, where fit-centric accouterments such as suspension trainers and battling ropes intensify workouts, and cushy foam floors keep joints happy and mute.
Along with classes, boot campers better bods with meal plans that can hasten exercise results by promoting internal fettle or by blueprinting a coup to unseat the Twinkie that controls the brain's cravings. With regular attendance, participants often note a slimmer physique highlighted by lean musculature.
Eric Dendy, a personal trainer for almost 20 years, opened Lift of Lake Mary as a private training studio where degreed and certified trainers work one-on-one with clients to encourage ongoing fitness development. The studio stockpiles free weights, machines, stability balls, and resistance bands. In each one-hour session, trainers change routines while honoring clients’ goals, from losing weight and reducing everyday aches to increasing energy and improving their ability to touch the top of Shaq’s head. Workouts can be tailored for any fitness level, including routines for those with injuries, those with special medical conditions, or for those whose natural strength crushes most workout equipment. For best results, Lift of Lake Mary recommends clients do a cardiovascular workout before or after each session.
Though Alberto Buckeridge has been a personal trainer for 15 years, he has also played football, competed as a body builder, and even earned a degree in physical therapy. So he understands how the human body works. As owner and head trainer at Lake Mary Fitness By Alberto, he lends his expertise to clients of all fitness levels, from novice exercisers to professional hockey players, footballers, and WWE wrestlers.
Over time, Alberto has developed an affinity for certain methods and equipment; he makes use of TRX suspension harnesses in almost all of his classes. He cautions clients, though, that their exercise regimen only constitutes a part of what they need to do to improve their bodies. The rest of their efforts should be devoted to eating properly, which includes cutting unhealthy fats, keeping protein intake high, and always chewing before you swallow.
"This place is going to change the way I play the game," said professional tight end Vernon Davis about D1 Sports Training and Therapy. And he's not the only pro football player who subscribes to the studio's program of athletic-based group training. There's also University of Florida phenom Tim Tebow, who co-owns three D1 locations and does his off-season training at D1 Tampa.
These guys are no strangers to working out, so what is it about D1 that makes them so excited? Well, it starts with expert coaching that takes advantage of the latest developments in sports therapy to quickly build strength and agility. But it's not just the coaches. D1's trademark group sessions give athletes a supportive environment in which to push themselves, whether that means completing a ropes course or finally reaching Mach 3 in the 40-yard dash.
Jen Corbett, proprietor of Lake Mary Fit Body Boot Camp, understands how frustrating it can be your body just seems to insist on adding pounds. But as a physical fitness educator and registered nurse, she also knows how to thwart the downhill spiral that makes the formerly shapely become out of shape. Led by an accomplished team of trainers, Jen's indoor boot camp motivates students with fun and time-efficient exercises that combine intense cardio and resistance training for fast results. As part of the Fit Body Boot Camp franchise, the Lake Mary branch also adheres to a mission called the "2020 Vision," which is a plot to make 20% of the world's population fit by the year 2020, before scientists finally discover a way to make bacon cook itself.