MemFit Boot camp creates an atmosphere and workout routine that caters to clients of nearly any athletic condition. Participants sweat away fat and strengthen muscles doing pushups and crunches in the gym or condition outside in the fresh air alongside motivational peers, trainers, and woodland creatures. A series of ever-changing anaerobic and cardio workouts keeps participants both engaged and energized, helping each of them to reach their personal goals. Broken into six-week increments, boot camps are held in the early morning or evening to accommodate 9–5 schedules.
The inspiring trainers at MetaBody lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening Shaolin kung-fu class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.
The Art House at the MJCC is a sanctuary for creative expression, providing space and materials for budding artists to practice their craft. During a one-hour open studio session, visiting crafters can pluck beads, buttons, feathers, and other materials from rows of supply bins, or experiment with paint, markers, and other mind-matter transference devices. Families can attend and work together to craft a collaborative sculpture, a group self-portrait, or a wax figurine of Donald Trump made from melted crayons. Over the course of 10 sessions, handmade masterworks can be polished, finished, and brought home to accumulate on previously bare walls and empty mantels.
Certified personal trainers Jaime Jones and Matt Freeman team up at Bragging Beauty Fitness to motivate individuals of all shapes, sizes, and fitness abilities through group- and personal-training sessions. Boot-camp participants meet five times per week at Audubon Park for a series of sprints, lunges, pushups, and other cardio and strength-training moves, and “buddies” and individuals receive some private attention during custom personal-training sessions. Brides-to-be can enlist in Bragging Beauty’s Bridal Boot Camp, 12 weeks of high-intensity workouts to whittle the waist and clear the mind.
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.