At Curves, exercisers of all fitness levels move around a circuit of hydraulic-resistance machines that have been designed to work with women's bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. An experienced trainer is always nearby to help manage machine-maneuvering and muscle making. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks, filling medicine balls with medicine, and losing your momentum, the hydraulic machines account for different body weights and fitness levels to create resistance that matches one's abilities, which thereby decreases the risk of soreness or injury. Because traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
In Motion Fitness builds comprehensive programs to inject clients straight into the beating heart of their fitness goals. Its staggering roster of services surrounds pain, obesity, high cholesterol, and other blights on good health and attacks them from all angles with physical training, online nutrition programs, exercise-program prescriptions, and scientifically calibrated fitness assessments. Although the entire staff holds physical-education degrees and licenses, their wildly divergent backgrounds range from arena-football coaching to zoology, and they bring their unique perspectives into personal training, group fitness classes, physical therapy, and massage. The staff's exercise philosophy combines the principles of corrective exercise with traditional methods such as pushups or dodging meteors to create regimens that not only make the body stronger but do it safely and scientifically.
Certified personal trainer Thor Colberg refuses to define the word challenge, as he?s found through experience that one person?s molehill is another?s Mt. Everest. In any given boot-camp session, he might have to work with a new mother, a competitive athlete, and a first-time exerciser at the same time. To accommodate all of these men and women of differing ages and experience levels, he adjusts his regimens to fit each individual and makes doubly sure that no camper is ever left behind on a run or forced to act as a bridge on an obstacle course. During these 35-minute sessions, he leads calisthenics and light weightlifting routines that simultaneously accommodate and test his students. Drawing on extensive summer camp-counseling experience, he also leads boot-camp sessions for kids.
All of Colberg?s services tend to include a nutritional aspect, as he is also a certified nutrition consultant who endorses a holistic approach to health.
With an extensive background in tae kwon do, Lance Farrell knows how to take down opponents. Fortunately, his experience as an instructor helps him teach others to do the same. At Farrell's U.S. Martial Arts & Fitness, students of all ability levels immerse themselves in the world of Korea's most famous martial art, mastering graceful kicks and strikes while internalizing tenets such as courtesy, integrity, and self-control. Along the way, they also learn valuable self-defense skills, strengthen muscles and minds, and even hone leadership abilities through in-class cooperation. All of this training doesn't go unnoticed; students who show promise and progress may find themselves on the path towards life as one of the school's black belts.
Lisa Chappelle, known as Sati to her students and the yogis who taught her, opened Lahiri Yoga Center as an extension of her passion for yoga. In addition to earning a 500-hour teaching certification through Yoga Alliance, she logged more than 1,200 hours of traditional study and has even trained others to become instructors in their own right. She, and her staff, teach eight kinds of yoga classes tailored to all skill levels, with some sessions modified specifically for the elderly or injured. They also make extensive use of the teaching of Joseph Pilates, conduct mat exercise classes and using his signature apparatuses to enhance the core engagement and stretching of Pilates exercises.
Heat Fitness and Yoga Instruction emphasizes the role that exercise plays in supporting individuals' well-being. The studio opens its doors to visitors of all ages and fitness levels, encouraging them to explore the schedule of diverse fitness regimens. In addition to teaching traditional Hatha and Vinyasa yoga, the instructors introduce students to yoga styles that incorporate intense heat or aerial silks into the practice. Zumba workouts elevate heart rates and barre lessons create long, lean, toned muscles. By offering so many options, Heat Fitness and Yoga Instruction hopes to inspire its members to embrace a more active, healthier lifestyle.