Fitness RX Studios' fitness coaches do more than lead exercise classes; they dispense what they like to think of as full-on health "prescriptions". These are not notes for medications, though, but custom fitness plans designed specifically for each member. The plans address each member's goals through a combination of nutritional and physical methods. Food and supplement guidance keeps members energized for self-led workouts and unlimited group fitness classes. The cardio camp class strengthens their endurance, and fight camp sessions build their muscles and give them the chance to beat up a blue punching bag that reminds them of a lake they always hated. Personal training sessions give members one-on-one time with coaches, and bi-weekly evaluations chart their progress so coaches can modify their fitness prescriptions as needed.
At Pinellas Krav Maga, students harness the defensive techniques used by the Israeli military to tone physiques, build mental awareness, and learn self-defense strategies. Trainers draw from real-life experiences to mold their students into seasoned defenders able to protect themselves in a variety of real-life situations.
Each class targets specific areas of self-defense and intense conditioning, including anti-carjacking courses, women's self-defense, and strength-building kickboxing workouts. Under the watchful guidance of experts, pupils kick and condition their bodies into lean, muscular machines capable of taking down an armed assailant with precise, instinctual moves or a single well-timed sneeze.
With daily programs that build skills in sports, computers, and the arts, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast improves the lives of more than 3,000 young people in the Greater Tampa area. The clubs' fun and engaging afterschool programs are lead by caring adult mentors who help kids uncover new interests and develop new skills that will benefit them in school and life. Youngsters with a variety of interests can find a comfortable place in the clubs' programs, which include a robotics course, computer-skills class, creative-writing group, and a full-court game of basketball.
Aside from its classes being only available for women, there aren't many restrictions at Superlady Fitness Boot Camp. The personal trainers who lead the classes don't care if exercisers can do one push-up or 1,000, which is the amount Wonder Woman did during commercial breaks. That support combined with a daily gamut of cardio, stretches, physio ball work, and body-weight exercises results in fun workouts.
With machines set up in rows to encourage competition, many ordinary gyms cater to men's bodies and psychology, right down to the urinals that were "accidentally" installed in the women's locker room. At Curves, you'll move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage your machine maneuvering and your muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines use your body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches your abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
The exotic-exercise instructors at Stiletto Fitness! tutor dance pupils in the fine art of provocative post-swiveling and other hip-twisting exercises in order to build strength, flexibility, and self-confidence. In the basic pole-dancing class, students master moves such as the step-around, the fireman, and the hook, then string them together to form rousing routines. Ladies can strut their stuff while reaching high enough to change light bulbs during the chair-dance class, and burlesque lessons let boa-wielders execute slinky steps with a host of glamorous accessories.