Black heavy bags suspended from the ceiling swing forcefully as they absorb a flurry of kicks and jabs. The students delivering the blows put their all into the cardio workout, working to build stamina and reduce stress during Ephrata Fitness's boxing and kickboxing classes. The sessions are all designed by trainers Tyler Trettin and Chad Stauffer, who tap into Tyler's degree in exercise science and Chad's mixed-martial-arts training. The duo also leads boot camps, strength training, and workouts for kids aged 8–15, as well as sports-focused training for middle-school, high-school, and college athletes. During these group sessions, the two trainers motivate participants to swing kettlebells, heave weights, and do synchronized crunches to the hokey pokey. All the programs are designed to burn fat and improve strength, speed, and agility. In-studio or at-home personal training delivers personalized sessions that can accommodate one person or a whole family, customizing fitness routines to each client's fitness levels and goals.
Certified strength-and-conditioning specialist Dave Brixius defines his success by that of his athletes. To that end, he need only look to Marques Colston of the New Orleans Saints, Mike Cox of the Atlanta Falcons, or the Harrisburg Heat—the professional indoor-soccer team that he coached to become the American Conference champions—for proof of his training's efficacy. He has been teaching clients to tap into their potential at Explosive Sports Performance for 10 years, crafting programs that amp up speed, endurance, and strength. At his side is Ashley Brixius, whose group classes and personal-training sessions build female-specific workouts.
Their facility has been featured on news networks such as CBS for its supportive yet no-nonsense setting, where NFL players swing kettlebells beside high-school students and senior citizens. Though their services aim to improve the physical aspects of each visitor's game, Explosive Sports Performance also focuses on mental and academic achievements—David has led more than 15 football players to full athletic scholarships and spots on the U.S. Olympic tackle-spelling-bee team.
At No Pink Dumbbells co-ed boot camp you get the instructional benefits of personal training along with the support and camaraderie of a group, at a fraction of the cost of individual personal training.
The training sessions will be challenging but will be adapted for the fitness level of the participants.
Once upon a time, Topher Young was overweight and unhealthy. One day, Topher decided to lose some weight. He bounced from diet to diet and downed supplements and other remedies that promised weight loss. Nothing worked. So Topher took another approach. He spent hundreds of hours researching weight loss, nutrition, and exercise, eventually becoming a certified personal trainer. Topher made the choice to lose weight the right way—with a combination of healthy eating habits and exercise.
Now he spends his days helping others that face the same roadblocks he once did. Topher guides clients through personal training and group boot-camp classes that combine fun exercises with an extra push when clients need it. He also complements workouts with nutritional advice, such as the best forms of protein or which type of shellacked fruit has the most calcium.
Down Under Sports and Fitness founders and personal training duo Samantha and Stephen, who hail from Australia and the United States, respectively, use their diverse backgrounds to help push exercisers toward their fitness goals. The other members of their training team also boast their own specific specialties, be it strength training or improving posture.
Personal training has been the cornerstone of Max Fitness ever since the gym opened in 1998—a fact that was reinforced when owner Bentz Tozer Jr. was voted Best Personal Trainer by readers of Harrisburg Magazine in 2012. Bentz and his staff mock up blueprints for each client—which include thoughtful touches such as meal plans and online recipes—and pave the fitness way for people who want to build muscle mass, lose weight, or develop sports-specific skills. Supplementing the training, the staff leads fitness classes such as Fit Box, which weaves martial-arts techniques into full-body workouts. For lone wolves and humans who like to work out on their own, the gym also maintains a fleet of strength-training machines, cardio equipment, and free weights.
Dedicated to promoting overall well-being through personal training, nutrition counseling, and stress-management programs, Absolute Wellness Group's staff consists of professionals including fitness instructors and a licensed massage therapist. Clients can swing by one of two locations for fitness boot camps alongside therapeutic services such as reiki, acupuncture, and massages. Absolute Wellness Group also regularly hosts an assortment of programs, including running programs designed to help runners of varying experience levels improve their cardiovascular endurance without actually having to spell "cardiovascular."