As a child, Shane Butler would pour through bodybuilding magazines, marveling at the bulging muscles and toned physiques of the men and women within their pages. His interest in fitness and muscle building would eventually bring him to competitions, where he earned the Oklahoma title in natural bodybuilding. Today, Shane Butler and his wife Jamie—a fellow aficionado of figure competitions—oversee their own private studio, drawing from their lifetime of training and competition experience to guide clients towards their fitness goals.
The Muscle-Licious gym abounds with 2,4000 square feet of traditional cardio and strength-training machines as well as functional equipment, such as sandbags, tires, and kettlebells. Here, instructors guide students of all fitness levels through boot-camp workouts, personal-training sessions, and posing classes. They also offer custom nutrition counseling, helping students craft proper meal plans in lieu of following a crash diet or burying their refrigerator in the backyard. The couple packs their onsite nutrition store with shelves of natural and effective nutritional supplements.
USA Track & Field sanctions the Muscles for Missions 5K, but don't let that intimidate you. The annual event—which kicks off with a fun run—welcomes sprinters and walkers alike. Proceeds from the run go to Mustang Church of the Nazarene and its many projects, which include upcoming missionary work in Belize.
The Yukon Health & Fitness Club remodels figures through a combination of contemporary gym equipment, dynamic classes, and tanning services. General manager and certified personal trainer Jesse Adams greets new members with a full fitness assessment, reviewing their workout history before gauging their form, joints, nutritional habits, and degrees of ticklishness. A floor orientation guides patrons past a royal menagerie of cardiovascular equipment, and muscles encounter their motivational mecca in the fully stocked free-weights zone. Guests can also narrow their workout’s focus with the club’s impressive roster of classes. Shimmy off calories in a feisty Zumba dance-fitness course, or avenge an anvil-flattened coyote's untimely demise with kickboxing lessons.
Colton Current guides people of all skill levels through highly varied,workouts at Forge Wellness. During the classes, whose small size combines the intimacy of personal training with the motivational support of group sessions, students use their own body weight and equipment such as medicine balls, TRX straps, and dumbbells, and earn bracelets while learning the Keystone Movements—the basis of a system designed to develop areas such as endurance and strength. Current spends the five-minute warm-ups and cooldowns that bookend each class sharing nutritional and stress-management advice, discussing topics such as portion control or why scheduling black-belt testing on your wedding day is a bad idea. A food-sampling day is also held once each month to complement to nutritional discussion.
Breathing and gentle stretches kick off a typical hatha-influenced yoga class at Awaken Your Senses Yoga, helping students relax and find their centers. As the class progresses, students move on to asanas—or poses—of various difficulty levels. Finally, a guided meditation and rest finishes a session.