Regardless of the fitness level of the client they’re training, J&M Strength and Conditioning owners Jim Laird and Molly Galbraith work to instill the fundamentals of their well-rounded training style. Rather than overloading their clients with lengthy daily workouts or forcing them to push a little engine up and over a hill for the symbolic impact, the duo suggests that clients come in two to three times per week for a high-energy boot-camp session. To maximize the effectiveness of each workout, the trainers give each student personal attention, tweaking their techniques and exercises when necessary to accommodate clients’ fitness level. Regardless of how much experience they have with boot camp training, clients learn to perform routines designed to burn body fat, strengthen muscles, boost energy and mood, and mute bodily aches and pains.
Leigh-Ann Mims, the owner of Elle Fitness, brings her knowledge of BarreAmped directly from her studies with Suzanne Bowen, the creator of the BarreAmped method. During classes, she and her students stand at a ballet barre as they perform challenging poses and small, isolated movements, which are inspired by modern dance, yoga, Pilates, and deep stretching. These movements are designed to strengthen the entire body, and lengthen muscles to work toward dancer-like lean gams and arms. The method sometimes takes students away from the barre to the floor to perform ground work and stretching, or outside where they can photosynthesize sun into muscle fiber, like a body-building fern. In addition to the traditional BarreAmped classes, Leigh-Ann also leads the more advanced BarreAmped Fire and the six-week BarreAmped Boot Camp series.
Tim Rogers couldn't shake the sense of injustice he felt when he walked into a sporting-goods store. He witnessed too many parents loading up on expensive gear for their kids under the direction of a store employee who possessed about as much sports knowledge as a blind referee. So the chiropractor, sports physician, and personal-training expert took matters into his own hands and founded Lax Haus. Along with partner and former military official Corey Flannery, Tim and his team of coaches bring their in-depth lacrosse knowledge to a storefront of lacrosse gear and clothing, as well as a 5,000-square-foot training space. That's where they teach lacrosse players of all abilities at group classes or custom-tailored private lessons.
The coaches at XCEL Sports Science & Fitness mold aspiring athletes into all-star players with some of the same training regimens they provide to sports professionals. In their 11,000-square-foot facility, the team hosts camps and one-on-one sessions that help athletes gain the speed and conditioning they need to rise above their competition. The encouraging staff helps develop muscles with tools that can include anything from free weights and medicine balls to tractor tires and sledgehammers. Athletes can also work on the fundamentals for their individual sport, whether it be football, baseball, or running. The center’s adult fitness classes keep bodies fit with intense, boot-camp-style workouts tailored to each participant’s fitness level.
Equipment: Kettle bells, battle ropes, TRX], bands, slam balls, jump ropes
Students should bring: Optional: Bottle of water, towel. Non-optional: a postive attitude.
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Guests allowed: Yes
Pro Tip: Prepare to love it. Bring a friend to any camp it always unique to have that accountability
Originally founded by a group that includes retired pro boxer Danny Campbell, Title Boxing Club offers total-body workouts that blend boxing, kickboxing, and fitness. After donning tape and gloves, students can greet a 100-pound heavy bag with a barrage of kicks, jabs, crosses, hooks, and unkind words. Each of the club's trainers focuses on a different area, such as technicality, core and balance, or moderate- to high-intensity training. Other equipment around the facility includes a boxing ring, speed bags, and double-end bags, as well as free weights and cardiovascular machines.