Certified personal trainer Corey Klein sculpts clients into tiptop shape with customized, comprehensive workouts and expert lifestyle advice. Shape-shifters can attend an unlimited number of one-hour group classes, during which students conquer cardio technique, become wizards of weightlifting, and follow the age-old adage of “righty tighty, lefty loosy” to unscrew tight limbs. Group classes are currently held Mondays and Wednesdays from 7 a.m.–8 a.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 a.m.–7 a.m.
Using a method perfected by military special ops and police academies, Minor Bowens of GFMEP Fit helps students of all levels train side by side. A consummate athlete with four years of professional football and track experience, he leads students through intense CrossFit classes up to 25 times a week. The exercises change each day and are designed to be completely scalable. In addition to CrossFit, Minor offers services that include personal assessment, one-on-one coaching, and nutritional guidance.
The certified dance and fitness instructors at Euphoria Fitness Studios believe in the physical and emotional benefits of movement. Zumba and cardio kickboxing burns fat and tightens muscles, sassy n’ stiletto classes activate mid riffs through boogey routines designed to boost self-confidence. Euphoria's Kidz Zone offers a range of children's classes, such as Hip-Hop and Bounce, a high-energy class centered around hip hop choreography and movement, and Tumbling Tots, which aims to build motor skills of kids as young as 3.
There's no one approach to personal training at JD Body Sculpting. Instead, owner and certified trainer JD designs custom programs, which might incorporate elements of aerobics, core strengthening, yoga, and other exercise disciplines. In addition to one-on-one sessions, he also leads group fitness classes and boot camps.
Becca Marino fought an eating disorder for 13 years before enlisting in a six-month recovery program. During this time, mentors surrounded and supported her. Thanks to their encouragement, she broke free of the eating disorder and nourished a desire to help others do the same. Marino marched off to earn a bachelor's in health, fitness, and recreational resources, specializing in exercise science. Then, she racked up personal training certifications to start her career in fitness. But even as she went to work in gyms, wellness centers, and other fitness facilities, she felt as if she couldn't help people the way she wanted to.
In 2009, she broke down the barriers that kept her from inspiring others and opened Fitness Inspiration!. She and her team promote mindsets and beliefs that facilitate external action. This positive approach to physical and mental transformation manifests itself in every workout, from personal and small-group training sessions to group classes and boot camps. Teachers also host wellness workshops and outreach events that nourish self-worth and awaken a desire for participants to treat their bodies like temples or shrines to JTT.
Becca's powerful positive methodologies won her a 2012 Natural Memphis award for Best Personal Trainer, and her Best Me! boot-camp program was awarded the title of Best Natural Body Care Program.
All About Yoga’s resident teacher Gabrielle Louise found that a heightened state of well-being, enhanced by yoga and meditation, brought her above the physical pain she experienced on a daily basis. Since then, she's practiced what's known as StressAce yoga, a modality whose movements and breath are patterned to trigger reflex responses not unlike those from childhood. These responses are what help the body and mind release deep stress and may result in sudden, unprovoked moments of joy, increased mental clarity and awareness, and an overall sense of balance, mentally, physically, and spiritually.
The classes at Gabrielle's studio range from three yoga modalities to kriya meditation. She guides students through a variety of yoga poses and, in the process, shows them yoga's many benefits, including deep relaxation, boosted flexibility, increased body awareness, and increased overall physical wellness. In addition, she also taps into other Eastern arts, restoring balance and boosting memory with meditation, increasing peace of mind with gentle movements, and activating dormant happiness energies with focused poses.