Certified personal trainer John Maravelas calibrates his exercises specifically to boost metabolism for long periods after the workout has ended. He coaches clients through interval training regimens that get hearts hammering for short bursts followed by brief rests. Once clients get going again, they engage their cores and limbs with a totally different workout, which keeps the body off-kilter while staving off boredom.
Learning to fly doesn't have to require a pilot's license. At Rent Flyboards, the team allows visitors to experience the adrenaline rush of rocketing as high as 30 feet into the sky and cruising at speeds up to 18 miles per hour. Powerful jets of water shoot out from beneath the board while a pair of boots keep riders safely fastened in place. All it takes is a subtle lean or tilt to turn the board and handheld nozzles help provide even more stability as riders become accustomed to the thrill of effortlessly hovering at a comfortable level. From these heights, people have the opportunity to see their surroundings from a vantage point normally reserved for birds and fish plucked from the water by hungry birds.
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Pure Hitting Fitness' head trainer Jeff Brummett helps students of all ages exceed their personal fitness goals and promote a healthy self-confidence with martial-arts training and intense conditioning. Professional instructors guide both the experienced and novice student in mixed martial arts, muay thai kickboxing, wrestling, judo, boxing, or thumb wrestling, helping their pupils develop both mind and body with discipline-boosting exercises and sparring. Circuit training and boot-camp sessions force participants to face down their limitations and wrestle them into submission with strength-building exercises and cardiovascular conditioning intended to increase energy levels and boost fat oxidation.