As she struggled to surmount issues with her own weight, Boogie Box Fitness creator Dede Barbanti drew from her professional dance background, martial-arts training, and enthusiasm for exercise to pioneer the gym's rigorous yet fun workout routine. The calorie-flaming moves, which have been featured by Dr. Oz and publications such as Dance magazine, have since spawned BBX Kids and the more vigorous BBX Hardcore. Behind the regimens' popularity lie easy-to-follow steps culled from kickboxing, strength training, plyometrics, and Latin and hip-hop dance. In addition to motivating patrons to shimmy into fitter physiques, Dede channels her expertise as a certified personal trainer and sports nutritionist into the BBX Body membership site. Here, visitors can peruse custom menu plans, exercise tutorials, and life-coaching advice given by the world's smartest biceps.
GlucoFitClub acts a hub for overweight people who want to lose weight, with diabetes, or with pre-diabetes, drawing together different companies, products, and resources to assist in health and education. It partners with YMCAs across the nation to encourage those with diabetes to remain active, as the disease is exasperated by conditions that include high body-mass index and hypertension. Members with diabetes may also receive a glucometer that can upload their fitness-test results and blood-glucose levels to an online database, helping them become more knowledgeable about their own condition. Access to nutrition and diabetes classes at the Y educates members and helps them make good health decisions.
Fit Pilates classes at here have a lot in common with traditional Pilates classes?but they're more intense, as you might guess from the high-octane soundtrack. Based on the fitness principles of celebrity trainer Sebastien Lagree, these sessions build core strength with moves on a Megaformer?Lagree's take on the Pilates reformer?but they also incorporate interval training, strength training, and cardio elements.
Other butt-kicking fusion sessions abound at the studio, too. Fit Booty Blast does so pretty literally, with Pilates-style moves geared towards toning the glutes, thighs, and abs. Fit Barre, on the other hand, mixes a ballet barre workout and Megaformer, toning participants' physiques into a dancer's form more effectively than an hour of the Macarena.
Before Steve Hochman was a ripped fitness trainer, he was a portly pizza delivery guy, and before that he was a weakling infant who could barely do one pull-up. After revamping his appearance with hard work and plenty of exercise, he founded Orange County's Fit Body Boot Camp, an encouraging and inspirational gym where members shed pounds and build muscle. The secret is one sweat-manufacturing workout. For 45 minutes a day, groups power through an intense regimen designed to deliver fast results with cardio, weight training, and kickboxing techniques.
The Sierra & Montanoso Recreation & Fitness Centers lavish local residents with dual facilities boasting outdoor pools and tennis courts, plus an overflowing calendar of group fitness classes. Here you can play tennis or basketball outside, or head indoors to strengthen muscles on weight machines and cardio equipment. Each facility's classes include options for various fitness levels, from the Aquacise program at the Sierra location to the high-energy Turbo Kick and R.I.P.P.E.D. at Montanoso.
Colleen Bordages's athletic background is as varied as her classes. She has two dozen years of softball experience, a Golden Glove boxing victory, and certifications as a TRX and boot camp instructor. She combines all of this into one endeavor with MBS Conditioning, where she leads aquatic training, softball training, and athletic conditioning classes.