Working out is a team sport at Adrenaline Group Xercise, a studio that specializes in motivating group-exercise sessions. Upbeat instructors and classmates alike propel participants toward goals during cross-training and dance-fueled Les Mills, Zumba, and Silver Sneakers classes. Both locations contain separate studios for heated yoga as well as a smoothie bar, a childcare room, and a dedicated area for CrossFit functional training. For clients seeking one-on-one guidance and motivation, personal trainers can design custom workouts that promote weight loss, increase strength, or boost sports performance.
Eating a spicy burrito or betting a pristine collection of Choose Your Own Adventure books on a poker hand may work up a sweat, but it doesn’t qualify as proper exercise. BTB CrossFit & BootCamp provides a vibrant environment where upbeat members benefit from a training program that incorporates multiple disciplines. Eager clients trim their figures and harvest their muscle farms through gymnastics, weightlifting, and plyometric training, as their muscle fibers and muscle ears absorb encouraging words. Workouts are quick and intense, like a game of Galaga, and mimic everyday movements such as pushing, pulling, running, throwing, jumping, dragging, and mixing cake batter while shouting at a perched phone.
From the comforts of her spacious, sun-soaked fitness center, certified personal trainer Christi leads a variety of energetic workouts, including personal training sessions, small group training sessions, ab-centric classes, cardio sessions, and boot camps that incorporate elements of multiple workout styles. Because Christi believes strongly in the power of group workouts, her classes typically provide a friendly, team-like atmosphere in which participants are encouraged to support one other on the journey toward fitness milestones and away from competitive eating contests.
Trainer Mario Miller sees health as an all-encompassing part of life. As owner of One Three Fitness Training, he largely emphasizes physical exercise as the main avenue to wellness, leading personal-training sessions, boot camps, and other small-group fitness sessions. But Mario also recognizes nutrition as an inextricable aspect of health; that's why he helps his clients devise nutritious meal plans.
Originating from Belize, Jonnie Williams already had the Latin rhythms that fuel Zumba workouts coursing through her veins when she discovered the exercise form in 2007. She fell so much in love with Zumba that before the year was out, she decided to become an instructor. Having achieved that status, she started Jonnie’s Wellness Group to spread the hip-swiveling, cardio-centric dancercise across Atlanta. Williams, however, views Zumba as more than just a class—she views it as a community. She often spends time with students outside of her weekday night classes, sharing meals with them or attending dance events.
Recently, Williams added full-body-conditioning Sculpt and Tone classes to the group's repertoire, which uses intense interval training to transmute flesh into muscle, the very alchemical secret that plagued Isaac Newton his entire life.
Elite Edge Training Center's team of four certified personal trainers and martial arts experts adopt a science-based approach to physical training, and work in advanced facilities that are necessary to support their methods. An onsite technician helps rehabilitate visitors with Muscle Activation Technique, a biomechanical evaluation and therapy designed to improve range of motion and miming ability. Visitors can take advantage of a turf field and smooth exercise floor with features such as stationary bikes, free weights, resistance bands, hurdles, and anvil-throwing stations.
On the turf field, instructors guide students through workout basics and interval training in all-level classes such as boot camp, strength and conditioning, and cross training. During fitness kickboxing classes, they gather groups in a padded arena filled with punching bags to practice martial arts techniques interspersed with aerobic workouts. In Brazilian jiujitsu classes, black-belt instructor James Soetebeer and trainer Jake Jo elucidate grappling techniques, ground submissions, and ground striking in the no-gi style.