Although each of the seven Just Fitness 4U locations has its own distinctions?such as the Lawrenceville location's 24/7 hours or the Marietta location's 25,000 sq. ft. facility and marble lobby?they more or less share the same tools for getting in shape. For starters, each is furnished with state-of-the-art Life Fitness and Hammer Strength equipment, which can be used or lifted to increase strength. Moreover, the facilities have a team of certified personal trainers and group fitness instructors who lead one-on-one workouts and fitness classes such Pilates, Zumba, yoga, and spinning, respectively.
Hardcore workouts might look impressive on paper, but sustainable fitness routines are usually based on engaging exercises performed in a supportive environment. That's the recipe for success at At Ladies Fitness-Mind, Body & Soul, a women-only aerobic center dedicated to fostering whole-body health. Here, members join a community of like-minded ladies and build camaraderie in one of 20 group fitness classes. Of course, they can also forge a more personal workout relationship during one-on-one sessions with the gym's seasoned trainers. But no matter how they choose to exercise, members benefit from the gym's innovative construction, which includes workout areas with suspended, aerobic flooring designed to cushion and protect joints and muscles.
The story of Grand Master YooJin Kim is worthy of the greatest martial arts films. A frequent national and continental tae kwon do champion, Kim joined the Korean Army as a young man, where he served as captain and taught martial arts to servicemen for nearly two decades. After 23 years of military service, Kim decided to move to the United States to continue his teaching career. It was there that the magic happened: after only 18 months of training, Kim's martial-arts team qualified to compete in the International World Competition in Japan—the only American team to achieve such a feat. What's more, they won third place, beating out countless teams from around the globe.
It's this legacy that underpins every lesson at Kim Brothers Martial Arts. No matter the training area, teachers strive to instill confidence, discipline, self-control, and inner strength while also training the body. Children as young as 4 can learn to defend themselves and even start on the path toward a black belt in tae kwon do classes. Krav maga teaches students a practical self-defense technique used by the Israeli Defense Force that's based on instinctive movements that don't depend on size or strength, making it useful for men, women, and leprechauns of all abilities. To burn calories and build strength, students can opt for cardio kickboxing, which combines the health benefits of a fitness class with the utility and fun of martial arts.
Longtime fitness enthusiast LaTasha "Tadda" Lewis earned her nickname as a child, but today is prone to saying it like a magician at the culmination of a trick. Yet the shrinking waistlines and decreasing scale readings seen after spending time in her company are no illusion. Rather, these results are commonplace for adherents to the six-week main program the registered nurse, certified fitness trainer, and longtime distance runner has designed. Therein, participants might burn calories and carve muscles with cardio exercises, kickboxing, yoga and Pilates, and functional-fitness workouts, forging a body fit to show off at the beach or display on the fireplace mantel. Tadda rounds out this program with a thrice-weekly Run Club, which includes optional registration in 13 races over the year, as well as CPR certification courses and Vitamin B12 injections that boost metabolism.
The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.
At American Top Team of Gwinnett, students can train in the 14,000 square-foot facility with the Bellator tournament-champion mixed martial artist Douglas Lima. There Lima and other staff train pro MMA and UFC fighters as well as beginners. The gym welcomes trainees of all ages, body types, and skill sets to pummel punching bags, spar on 3,500 square feet of mats, and train like the pros in the professional-grade octagon. The knowledgable coaches here draw from experience in the ring and years in the gym to help students unlock their fighting potential in classes of mixed martial-arts, Muay Thai, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and wrestling.