Master trainer and former Cincinnati Red Jerymaine Beasley has been recognized by MTV as one of the top 16 trainers in the nation. At Antidote Fitness & Nutrition, he and his staff of master trainers strive to make workouts fun, even hosting monthly events to create a sense of community and support. Jerymaine's team designs personal training programs to address each client's goals and physical abilities, often combining some form of cardio-conditioning, muscle-conditioning, flexibility, and nutrition. At Saturday morning boot camp, fitness seekers engage in group workouts that incorporate a variety of exercises. Camps for kids help little ones realize the importance of exercise and allowing mommy or daddy enough time to fill their three-nap quota for the day.
Fitness expert Christina Lucy founded Code Pink Boot Camp and has since expanded her fitness program into numerous locations throughout the western United States. Each of the trainers working for Code Pink claims extensive training and accredited certifications in the industry, and must undergo a strict audition to demonstrate their fitness prowess and knowledge of how many annual budgets each U.S. president could bench-press. With a schedule that includes several sessions throughout the weekday, the classes accommodate clients with varying schedules. During each session, instructors guide participants through high-intensity exercises that aim to incinerate fat, tone torsos, and improve overall well-being. The program caters to women of all ages and fitness levels and stresses safety, fun, and perseverance.
Snap Fitness's around-the-clock gyms enable members to work on their physical well-being with a cornucopia of fitness equipment. With 24-hour access, members don't have to let The Man tell them when to help themselves to Snap's strength and cardio equipment, which features built-in TVs and other media diversions. For those who exercise during conventional hours, Snap's friendly, unintimidating atmosphere welcomes patrons of all ability levels, unlike schoolyard dodge-ball squads. Members also enjoy nationwide access to all Snap Fitness locations, ideal for working out while traveling. For a dose of custom advice, patrons can seek out a personal-training session with a certified coach, who helps them assess and address their fitness goals. Clients reap the benefit of individual attention as a personal trainer helps them tackle weight loss, prepare for an arm-wrestling competition, or unveil the mysteries of arcane cable-weight machines.
Kate Dessommes has traveled the world in search of techniques to further her knowledge of yoga. She began with a five-year apprenticeship under Luciana Proaño in Portland before packing her bags for New Zealand to study with instructor and author Donna Farhi and John Friend, founder of Anusara yoga.
At Portland Yoga Studio, Kate and her team of instructors fold those globe-gathered techniques into classes that incorporate Ayurveda, asanas, meditation, and relaxation techniques. They also offer special classes for students who otherwise might not be able to participate, such as those with MS, fibromyalgia, arthritis, or problems balancing. Classes for children and families round out the curriculum, giving parents and their kids a new way to bond that’s more active than watching television and safer than traveling to the future by falling into a coma together.
No treadmills, no ellipticals, and definitely no ancient vibrating belts. In fact, at Twist Sport Conditioning, you won't find any machines. Because the trainers work primarily with athletes, they eschew boring, repetitive machine work for functional movements that translate into real results on the court, field, or Mario Kart track. Trainees gain strength, flexibility, and agility with classes like Adult Functional Fitness, and Twist even offers a convenient 60-minute session that makes the most out of your lunch hour. The center also hosts programs specifically for kids and young adults, plus sports camps that offer a longer, more intense experience.
Between the red and white walls, and under the high ceiling of CrossFit Boones Ferry’s gym, certified trainers Trevor and Derek lead groups through the functional movements and exercises of the CrossFit system. Through the use of everyday motions such as lifting, pushing, and pulling, they prep patrons to safely engage all manner of enterprises, from sports and work-related activities to daily routines such as carrying groceries. By changing the workout each day, they also target each muscle group for full-body fitness, using a wide variety of equipment, including kettlebells, plyometric boxes, and pull-up bars. For those in need of more individualized attention, they also offer personal, one-on-one training.