Doug Schwaberow was sick of the personal-training industry—the repetitive exercise programs, the competition between trainers, and the outdated, even dangerous techniques he saw some trainers using. So he decided to open Achieve Fitness as a better alternative for fitness and sports conditioning. He took a hands-on approach to designing each program, from two types of boot-camp classes to semiprivate fitness sessions. He and his team also lead Sports Performance training for kids from third grade to high school, helping them become stronger, more agile, and less prone to injuries.
Opportunities for exercise are everywhere within Valor Performance. The private gym contains large tires, TRX machines, an AstroTurf area, and free weights that are 100% fat free. The facility is rarely without another essential component: owner and trainer Jeremy Diamond. Mr. Diamond boasts a degree in sport and exercise science and a friendly nature that helps him work easily with pretty much any client. Diamond uses his vast expertise to help clients achieve their personal goals, whether that means losing weight or bulking up with muscle. When not training others in the gym, Diamond regularly posts fitness tips and videos on his Facebook page, including humorous takes on common workout issues such as grunting in the gym.
Juana Williams knows not only what it takes to lose weight, but also to keep it off: she lost more than 45 pounds and has maintained her newfound figure for more than six years. To share her passion for fitness with others, she opened BodybyJuana, where she and five other instructors lead boot-camp, yoga, Zumba, and Piloxing classes, as well as personal-training sessions. They also curate an extensive list of healthy recipe ideas and fitness tips on their website so that clients can maintain their routines at home or when stranded on a dessert island that has an inexplicable Wi-Fi signal.
Peak Performance of Dublin believes in results. That’s why this no-nonsense gym is staffed by dedicated personal trainers who work one-on-one with clients to help them achieve their personal fitness goals. Whether the goal is weight loss, muscle building, or sports conditioning, exercisers will find what they need in either personal-training sessions or small-group classes.
Andy and Michael, the co-owners of Infinity Fitness, lead a team of devoted trainers who help clients work toward their fitness goals. They lead personal-training sessions in a one-on-one and group setting and circuit training and boot-camp classes at varying intensities. The staff specializes in a variety of fitness realms, including weight loss, lifestyle management, sport-specific training, and fitness for kids and seniors.
As a former collegiate football player on scholarship, Corey Logan knows firsthand the importance of physical fitness. He decided to put this knowledge to use by coaching others on athletic fitness and weight loss, earning his ACE and NASM personal training certifications and opening Punch Fitness. He strives to bring the same explosive energy that he used on the field to his boxing-themed classes and one-on-one sessions. Along with his team of trainers—all of whom have completed college degrees and hold at least one national certification—Corey cultivates a demanding yet non-judgmental atmosphere, pushing for fast-paced punches while at the same time respecting the learning curve of each client. Regardless of the classes, the team consistently doles out encouragement as students swing kettlebells, suspend their limbs from TRX cords, or throw jabs in sync to hip-hop beats.
Children can also practice their air-crushing punches during classes designed for 4–15 year olds, which aim to develop coordination and strength of character.