For the past 11 years, Robert Cassity has channeled a passion for fitness into his personal bodybuilding pursuits and his training business. His boot-camp classes torch calories and tone muscles with a high-energy cardio and strength-training routine performed by a group of exercisers who motivate each other to work hard and keep their shoelaces tied tightly. For a custom-crafted workout regimen, Robert also serves as a personal trainer and will travel to peoples' homes. Those interested in enlisting in either program can call ahead to reserve a spot in class, schedule a training slot, or ask Robert how to do a no-handed pushup.
There are few places that see the exercise potential of swinging a sledgehammer or dragging a palate full of weight across the parking lot. But the instructors at Extreme Fitness, which includes King Owens and Jon Hickman, don't wear blinders when it comes to what helps the body. Alongside such out-of-the-box techniques, these pros use ropes, medicine balls, boxing pads, barbells, and cardiovascular machines to help every committed person find his or her ideal body.
Big Time Results's meat and potatoes is regular exercise and healthy eating, both of which are served up by ACSM-certified trainer Noah Alldredge and his staff. For the former, the team schedules everything from personal training to group-fitness classes. For the latter, Alldredge, who is also a registered dietician, coordinates medical nutrition-therapy sessions and creates eating plans that adhere to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Body-Weight USA trainers Dave Norberry and Piper Lee empower students to sweat, train, and dance their way to health with intense, focused strength training and exhilarating cardio workouts. Each class revolves around the principles of Definition 30, a fitness ethic that fuses the custom individual goals of personal training with the support and encouragement of like-minded classmates. Piper's Zumba courses aim to burn excess calories with fun, Latin-inspired dances, and Dave employs his background in training Special Forces soldiers and gold medalists to tailor custom resistance and flexibility routines for his clients.
CrossFit Provision's team of CrossFit Level 1-certified coaches welcomes newcomers to their sprawling fitness facility with open, chiseled arms. In fact, three of the coaches dedicate all their time to introductory classes that teach exercisers how to speak the native CrossFit language as well as how to safely perform typical CrossFit exercises such as squats and pull-ups. Once up to speed, exercisers can sign up for the real thing: one of CrossFit's intense daily workouts.
Ernest, a certified personal trainer, leads small groups of students through challenging boot-camp classes. Focusing on high-intensity metabolic exercises, the classes aim to help students build strength and muscle. In addition to getting students fitter, Ernest also aims to strengthen the community by donating a portion of his profits to charity.