Tac Force Challenge tests the strength of racers by putting them through the rigors of an adventure 5K obstacle course designed by power lifters, martial-arts experts, and special-operations professionals. The muddy, muscle-straining course houses 31 obstacles, such as rope walls, river dashes, unbalanced beams, log trips, and tunnels that force runners to use all their strength and jet-pack fuel to reach the finish line. Participants begin their first race ranked as a Private and advance closer to General as they complete each run. This progress is saved in the Tac Force database, which catalogs completion dates so that the government knows whom to call in the event of a sweaty-bicep shortage.
Amy Walsh, an energetic certified fitness instructor, leads boot-camp classes designed to help participants burn fat and build muscle rapidly while increasing strength and agility. With a constantly changing roster of exercises and activities that combine cardio and strength moves, Amy combats workout boredom in each group class, motivating and encouraging clients to push past their mental and physical boundaries for tangible results. Nutrition tips are offered during class, and Amy also offers personal training for a more customized workout.
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Ashley Wentzel, a former Division I soccer MVP, and Jared Alexander, an avid athlete and business-school graduate, combined their industry savvy and passion for physical health to cofound Star Fitness Solutions. As an ACSM-certified personal trainer, Wentzel works as the chief fitness offer, harnessing positive energy and exercise know-how to rally and push her students in Star's boot-camp and small-group training programs. Certified trainers also helm sports-performance and personal-training sessions, relying on more focused routines to reshape physiques based on each client's desire to first throw and then crush a basketball. By building a rapport with their trainees, the team at Star Fitness avoids the detached atmosphere of giant gyms and hopes to successfully inspire lifestyle changes for lasting wellness.
The experienced team of trainers at Explosion Fitness Solutions focuses on efficiently training everyone from youth athletes and seasoned weightlifters to fitness novices just signing up for boot camp. Rigorous personal-training sessions focus on losing weight and building strength by incorporating diverse movements cribbed from daily life, such as lifting, pushing, climbing, and twisting. For moms, pre- and postnatal programs help clients deal with the stresses of pregnancy, following guidelines set out by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
The trainers at Wave Effect Boot Camp use their daily contact with members to instill in them new ideas about fitness and nutrition, much like tossing a stone into a pond and watching the ripples spread. They lead three boot camps a week—an approachable commitment level for even the busiest of busy folks—packed with workouts that can cause the body to continue to burn fat even after the pushups have ended. The trainers strive to cultivate a fun and motivational atmosphere while they introduce fitness challenges ranging from sprints to calisthenics, and eschew angry sea shanties in favor of peppy modern music.