Though they didn't always know it, Katie Maclaskey and Noelle Bertram have been complementing each other's fitness interests for much of their lives. As children, they sharpened their motor skills on the slopes and by the surf, respectively: Katie tackled snow sports while Noelle jogged, rollerbladed, and steered soccerballs across California's beaches. Their families owned neighboring restaurants, yet the girls didn't personally connect until they met on a run and realized their shared enthusiasm for exercise. When they both moved to Portland years later, they decided to combine their knowledge and drive to lead other women toward better physical health.
As certified personal trainers and owners of Adventure Boot Camp, Katie and Noelle invent their own workouts within the renowned franchise. They might craft outdoor obstacle courses, cardio circuits, or core-tightening drills for their students, but the encouraging spirit of their lessons never varies—the Lake Oswego Review lauds the "atmosphere of enjoyment and achievement" that pervades every camp session. In their leadership roles, the girls also continue to play off of each other's strengths for their clients' benefit. Katie has earned her ISSA certification as a nutritional consultant, and Noelle is a Sivananda-certified yoga instructor, which means they can show students how to simultaneously cook and balance atop a head of cabbage.
Fitness expert Christina Lucy founded Code Pink Boot Camp and has since expanded her fitness program into numerous locations throughout the western United States. Each of the trainers working for Code Pink claims extensive training and accredited certifications in the industry, and must undergo a strict audition to demonstrate their fitness prowess and knowledge of how many annual budgets each U.S. president could bench-press. With a schedule that includes several sessions throughout the weekday, the classes accommodate clients with varying schedules. During each session, instructors guide participants through high-intensity exercises that aim to incinerate fat, tone torsos, and improve overall well-being. The program caters to women of all ages and fitness levels and stresses safety, fun, and perseverance.
After the birth of her first child in 2001, Baby Boot Camp’s founder and certified trainer and spin and Pilates instructor Kristen Horler wanted a postnatal fitness program that didn't require her to leave her baby at the door. Her solution was to start a suit of programs just for new and expecting parents where mothers could bond with their infants while soaking up the support and camaraderie of their peers. During Strollfit sessions, certified trainers and Radio Flyers equipped with outboard motors lead ladies through innovative routines that incorporate baby-filled strollers into yoga, cardio, and strength training. For long-term fitness, coaches encourage aspiring runners to break through the tape during the 5K training program, and Kristen's own Nutrition Solutions teaches the benefits of healthy-eating habits during a four-week program designed by registered dieticians.
CrossFit Stumptown's staff of professional CrossFit coaches and experienced trainers help clients of all ages and fitness levels work toward goals with a diverse range of classes. Constantly varied workouts keep the body guessing and provide an ever-changing look at muscles without peering at Popeye through a kaleidoscope. A maximum of 30 students meet in each of the schedule's wide range of sessions, which are lead by multiple coaches. The CrossFit regimen combines gymnastics, weightlifting, and mono-structural movements to build stronger bodies at one's own individual level while swinging kettlebells, carrying sandbags, and learning how to shoo nosy forest rangers with bear crawls. Trainers also employ ropes, medicine balls, and obstacle courses to work students' muscles.
For the last 14 years, the team of TSFL-certified health coaches at the head of Results Driven Fitness don't just ask their clients to show up to every session, they also ask that they have a great time. Thanks to a range of fitness certifications, they're able to shock clients' bodies into giving up calories through intensive interval-training programs conducted in a fast-paced and entertaining atmosphere as well as therapy and nutritional programs. Blending the core-training elements of boot camp with flexibility-enhancing yoga poses and pulse-pounding MMA instruction, these sessions follow a program designed to mimic the full range of body movements. Sessions also use a veritable playground of quality equipment, such as ropes, tires, and TRX suspension-training rigs.
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