For the past years, the professional staff at Ronnie G's Fitness have helped clients achieve their health fitness goals. One of their greatest assets is the vibrating Power Plate machine, which Ronnie G's Fitness has been using for over 10 years. It enhances workouts by making muscles contract and easing the strain on joints.
Likewise, the studio's Range of Motion machine accommodates brief but high-intensity exercises with its various pedals and extensions. A session on the ROM machine might run as short as four minutes?the amount of time it takes a giant to bend down and fasten his velcro tennis shoes?and covers strength, flexibility, and cardio maneuvers, burning up to 800 calories throughout the rest of the day.
Missy Balsam had tried yoga off and on for years, but once she started practicing yoga every day, she realized exactly how big of an impact it made on her happiness. In fact, it made her so happy that she wanted to share that with others, so she completed her yoga-teaching training and started teaching full time. She now teaches a variety of yoga classes throughout the week, including yoga nidra, which combines deep relaxation with guided meditation.
The staff at Naples Fit outfits the gym with sets of medium to light weights that prevent injury while building muscle mass. One-hour group workouts encourage a supportive, energetic environment, much like a pride of super-nice lions on a hunt. At the cornerstone of each workout is high-intensity interval training, which combines short periods of intense exercise with less intense recovery periods.
During coach Celia Fellows's boot-camp classes at Outdoor Fitness, benches and trees are transformed into fitness equipment as clients work to improve their strength, balance, and posture. Early-morning sessions bring a higher level of intensity, whereas afternoon classes are more relaxed but still challenging. Classes may include everything from cardio workouts to exercises with resistance bands.
Fight Sports Naples was founded by Marcel Goncalves, a Brazilian jujitsu black belt who has won medals in world competitions. Along with his fellow instructors, Marcel teaches sessions focused on mixed martial arts, judo, and Brazilian jujitsu. The classes accommodate all types of students, including those who want to master a new martial art or those who simply want to get in shape.
West Coast Boot Camp is a gym with no walls. Trainer Stacey Lins eschews stagnant air and clanging machines for wide-open spaces, turning clients into all-terrain exercisers. Groups take to sandy beaches and synchronize crunches with the waves or pour into empty parking garages to bang out pushups on cool concrete.