The trainers and health experts at Personal 1 Fitness push exercisers to achieve their fitness goals with programs that include one-on-one attention, continual tracking and evaluations, and personalized workout routines. The team members, who are well-versed in disciplines such as kickboxing, strength training, and martial arts, devise 30-minute workouts that combine strength repetitions and heart-pumping cardio tailored to each client’s fitness level. An onsite licensed nutritionist also helps shrink waistlines and feed muscles the proper nourishment with tips on developing healthier eating habits.
Further Fitness trainers Jamie Dreyer and Maribel Torres have made it their mission to "dispel . . . myths and old-wives tales" about fitness. Inspired by their backgrounds in youth sports, exercise-science studies, and a chance encounter with fitness godfather Jack LaLanne, they have created an effective, challenging, and exciting program focused on the fundamentals of boosting metabolisms and muscle mass. Their stripped-down studio builds bodies with simple tools, such as kettlebells, battling ropes, and sandbags. To stimulate the cardiovascular system, Jamie and Maribel might have students haul a weight sled and pull in equal amounts of physiology and anatomy knowledge. Sessions are held in semiprivate and group settings, and an athletic-strength program devotes itself exclusively to training high-school-level athletes and any toddlers that can run a decent 40-yard dash or live in the requisite angst in which high schoolers often live.
D-Fine Fitness's facility is abuzz with motion as fitness expert Craig Hatchett and his staff of 14 certified trainers captain fitness classes and personal-training sessions, helping patrons to bolster their physical and mental well-being. Beyond rooms of cardio and weight-training machines lie private training rooms, where instructors elucidate weight-loss and toning strategies during one-on-one sessions. The trainers offer specialized sessions for teens, during which they learn to reduce body fat and build enough muscle to finally defeat their principals in games of hopscotch.
For group sweat sessions, the instructors lead classes including Pilates, Pilates for Golf, Zumba, and kickboxing. The center's massage therapists enhance athletic performance and flexibility through restorative massage, and the registered dietitian designs programs to help patrons to make healthy eating choices and learn to trap and butcher their own asparagus.
The Center Street Club offers boutique-style private training and relaxation in an uncrowded urban oasis. Like reality-TV contestants, the club's attentive trainers come out of their shell and start to reveal exercise secrets during one-on-one personal training sessions. Private Pilates gets solo stretchers reaching for the remote without leaving the sofa, and stressed souls slough off tension with a Swedish massage. When the 50 minutes in heaven is complete, mettle-testers can roam over 10,000 square feet of amenities and slick workout equipment, growing guns with free weights, raising heart rates with the StairMaster, and drafting home-sauna blueprints on the fogged-up walls of the steam room.
For more than 30 years, Donny Golden has trained Irish dancers, ranging from beginning to championship-level students, in traditional jigs and reels. That includes Riverdance's lead performer, Jean Butler, along with other championship Irish dancers. In addition to world-class students, Golden and his eponymous school, The Donny Golden School of Irish Dance, have also received countless other honors, such as a 1995 National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and the opportunity to perform on the national stage in a variety of venues, from Carnegie Hall to the White House.
Revolution Athletic Club specializes in TRX suspension training, interval-circuit training, and RealRyder indoor cycling. During cycling classes, students pedal atop RealRyder indoor bicycles that react with the body's natural cycling motion, tilting left and right up to 18 degrees. No matter the class, the club's knowledgeable instructors provide continuous direction and motivation with their own personalized music soundtracks.