Certified personal trainer and running coach Jennifer Reid founded LiveWire Fitness to help make positive changes in peoples' lives. One way she and her staff accomplish that is by offering fitness services like boot camps, one-on-one personal training, and a running club, the latter of which meets each Saturday morning at Arbor Hills Nature Preserve. Of course, hard work is only half the battle?to really affect change in others' lives, the company strives to establish a nurturing culture where guests can foster positive relationships with one another and their environment. The all-for-one, one-for-all attitude is reflected, not only in group classes, but in wellness services like group grocery store tours, during which, a trainer will lead guests around their local grocery store, highlighting the healthy foods.
Former professional football player LaDairis Jackson has turned his sports experience into a personal training mission. Believing that a good attitude and a willingness to work hard are vital factors in his clients’ journey to better fitness, he offers intense one-on-one sessions, group boot-camp classes, nutritional counseling, and sports-specific training to everyone from gym beginners to athletes. LaDairis’s friendly motivation and encouragement have helped many of his clients lose weight and build lean muscle.
Certified personal trainer Wendy Hajik hosts one-on-one workouts inside I/Systems Gym, a fitness facility dedicated to those who are serious about exercise. Wendy's experience includes fitness competitions, but her training sessions aren't just geared toward people who want to bulk up. She also devises workout routines that slim and tone muscle throughout the body. As an added bonus, Wendy's massage therapy license means she can alleviate aches from freshly-worked muscles.
Equipment: Free weights and functional equipment including tires and ropes
Students should bring: Bottle of water and a towel
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
The instructors at Core Group Fitness understand that getting buff doesn't happen by simply visiting the gym; rather, they see it as a process inextricably linked to camaraderie and community. This team-based approach comes out in their group classes and boot camps, where cohorts of exercises grunt their way through TRX suspension training or build lean muscle and improve flexibility with functional workout regimens. They pair strength training with cardio work during their interval training sessions, which torch fat thanks to metabolism-boosting exercises. In addition to group classes, instructors also build rapports with individual students during personal training sessions, helping clients prep for their first marathon or last street fight with the meter man.
Though they're all in enviable shape, you shouldn't feel intimidated by the highly accomplished certified trainers at Performant Fitness & Core Group Fitness. The team?which includes pro fitness competitors, marathon runners, and Tae Kwon Do black belts amongst its ranks? works hard to foster an encouraging atmosphere in the gym, motivating patrons of all ages and fitness levels to work together to tackle the workout of the day.
But that doesn't mean the sessions are easy. Each day, the trainers lead a routine that combines interval, strength, cardio, and flexibility training into one high-intensity, functional workout. And no two workouts are the same. One day, it might incorporate kettlebell drills and TRX band exercises, while the next might challenge patrons to toss medicine balls or heave bags of sand. Meanwhile, those who prefer to exercise at their own pace can gain 24-hour access to top-of-the-line fitness equipment, including cardio machines equipped with personal TVs that always remember your name.