At Centre Pointe, the staff members take a holistic approach toward health. That much is evident from the center's meditative yoga classes. Sessions help increase flexibility as well as give students time to unwind and reflect on all of the websites they've visited that day. At the end of each session, instructors hope students will feel not just relaxed, but that their spirits, relationships, and energy have been renewed.
At CrossFit Shift, the mission is simple: promote CrossFit methods while helping others reach their goals, no matter their age, ability, or physical needs. Throughout the year, the facility maintains a full schedule of workouts, including Foundations classes for beginners. In line with CrossFit's philosophies, CrossFit Shift challenges members and visitors alike with compound movements and short, high-intensity cardiovascular sessions.
A master’s degree in kinesiology and certification as a personal trainer from the National Academy of Sports Medicine were just the beginning for Steve Sherer. He coached himself to the USA National Championships race in 2006, ran the fastest indoor mile by an American in 2008, and later that year, competed through the third round of Olympic trials for outdoor track. He is now a published author who has made it to four national championships.
Steve relays his self-starting techniques to students during boot-camp classes. One boot camp focuses on boosting heart health and blasting fat, especially through high-intensity moves and running; the other works to bulk up bodies all over. He also uses his extensive knowledge of nutrition and injury prevention to help his pupils improve their own athletic prowess.
Rejuvenation Fitness's founder Terry Pratt started his gym more than 20 years ago after discovering that the standard membership model offered by most gyms didn't generate the results he wanted. The problem, as he saw it, was that most people simply weren't doing the right kind of training. After research and education, he determined that metabolic resistance training?combing plenty of cardio with pushing, pulling, climbing, tossing, and lifting?not only toned the body, but consumed fat more quickly than any one form of exercise on its own. He continues to evolve his perspective on fitness with modern trends, incorporating everything from perennially popular push-ups to kettlebells and TRX suspension harnesses into his ever-changing regimen.
Drawing on the latest work in sports psychology, the coaches at Zonifi clinic enrich the three main components of a high-school athlete's mental performance: energy, attitude, and focus. During drills and exercises, they present strategies for generating and conserving stamina, maintaining a positive outlook, limiting distractions, and staying clearheaded under pressure.
The Dirty Dash isn't the kind of race where runners try to set a new record. There are no ribbons or trophies for the first runner across the finish line either. That's because the real fun of this race isn't in winning, it's in the actual running itself. And watching groups of costumed adults play in the mud, of course.
Part light-hearted race, part military-style obstacle course, The Dirty Dash challenges runners with a course strewn with muddy obstacles with a focus on fun. In order to reach the finish, runners will have to hop over hay bales in mud pits, navigate rows and rows of tires set in wet soil, and even launch themselves down a foamy, 175-foot slip-n-slide. Besides the ultimate reward?the opportunity to spend a day in the mud?each participant also gets a t-shirt, pig tattoo, bandana, and pig decal, as well as a perfect excuse to visit their favorite dry cleaner.