Today they’re playfully dubbed “The Boot Camp Guys,” but Jaron Eliopoulos and Jeffrey Sears were merely students of kinesiology when they met in 2005. After bonding over a shared passion for fitness, the two began to move toward their current nickname by leading boot camp on the side of personal-training jobs. But when their camp spread to two cities and more than 100 patrons, the amount it takes to overthrow a tyrannical couch potato, Jaron and Jeff could ignore their calling no more and LiveFit Boot Camp was born.
Accountability is the glue that holds campers together at the sessions, which are held at parks all over the region. Jeff and Jaron dream up a new workout each day and turn it over to trainers who not only encourage the clients that attend, but also check in with no-shows to make sure they’re staying on track. Through combinations of sprinting, suspension training, kettlebell moves, and other exercises, the routines keep muscles guessing and attendees engaged.
At Evolutionary Fitness, NASM- and ISSA-certified personal trainer Gerard Pommier presents a warm and personal gym atmosphere with one-on-one and group training programs that meet your needs. Groups of four or more convene three days per week for a high-intensity interval boot camp class focused on full-body moves and muscle-toning. Beyond group classes, Gerard customizes personal and small-group training workouts, focusing first and foremost on flexibility to help clients avoid injuries and perform better during charades.
Created by fitness pioneer John Spencer Ellis, the Adventure Boot Camp method combines the physical boon of varied exercise with the invigorating effects of teamwork set in the great outdoors. The program incorporates strength-training and cardio drills into constantly changing classes, which are paired with expert nutritional guidance to streamline physiques. Pre- and postcamp evaluations summarize the progress of each participant and highlight evolutionary changes such as sprouting a third arm to pump more iron.
In Petaluma, campers heed the daily directives of certified personal trainer Jayme Larson, whose drive to enhance the health of others stems from an impressive fitness history. His competitive experience in karate, football, and wrestling augments his boot-camp routines with martial-arts and sports-conditioning moves, and his Level 1 kettlebell-instructor certification has led him to replace his hands with the bulky weights. Jayme specializes in guiding clients of all ages and abilities, welcoming inexperienced campers as well as accomplished athletes to his classes.
TRX suspension training was originally developed to whip Navy SEALS into peak physical condition. Inspired by their chiseled physiques, everyday civilians have taken to the regimen, aided by the group classes at Inspired Fitness Training Center. Helmed by trainer Jennifer Fujii, a three-time USA National Aerobic Gymnastics gold medalist, patrons of all fitness levels work their bodies on the portable suspension-training machine to build strength, flexibility, and balance. The SPINNING-certified studio also hosts pedaling sessions on a fleet of more than 20 stationary bikes, and boot camps challenge guests with a total-body workout proven more effective and safe than playing tug of war with a tank. A spacious independent workout area, chock full of free weights, weight machines, and cardio equipment, complements the classes, along with personal-training sessions and nutrition counseling.
Making use of the motivation provided by friends and the beauty supplied by local parks, the duo of instructors behind ecoFit takes troupes of women outdoors for calorie-busting exercise in the sunshine. Wendy Welling, who is an ACT-certified personal trainer, and Stephanie Evans, who studied exercise physiology and nutrition at UC–Davis, lead their workouts multiple times a day, varying routines throughout the week to provide quick results in increasing their clients' general levels of fitness and ability to tell the difference between Monday and Tuesday while blindfolded. As a grateful gesture to the community spaces that make this type of exercise possible, ecoFit gives 2% of its annual revenue to Santa Rosa city parks and California State Parks organizations.
Trainer and bodybuilding competitor [Audra Thrush] http://fitfabbody.com/about/bio/) knows firsthand what it's like to struggle with your weight. During college she regularly hit the gym, but it wasn't until she got help from personal training and nutrition classes that she started to get results. After seeing her success, Audra's friends and family sought her help in reaching their fitness goals, driving her to earn several fitness certifications such as National Academy of Sports Medicine certifications in personal training and corrective exercise.
At FitFabBody boot camp, she teaches others the same methods that helped her reach her personal goals. Using balance balls, hand weights, and suspension systems, clients can work themselves back into shape, or build a rudimentary yet functional car. For those who have equipment and a webcam at home, she leads personal-training sessions over Skype as well. Audra also holds outdoor boot-camp classes, leading calisthenics, interval training, and body-weight exercises that she adjusts to suit clients of all abilities.