Green grass and blue skies bookend the boot-camp classes at Bulldog Bootcamp. Leading the outdoor workouts, owner Greg Major and his team of seasoned fitness instructors spur their students on by shouting words of encouragement and tearing Chicken Soup for the Soul books in half. Major—a decorated bodybuilder and inline skater—has been a certified personal trainer since 1989, and has since picked up the credentials to teach CrossFit’s Level 1, Football, and Kids programs. He and his staff stage CrossFit classes at Bulldog Bootcamp’s training facility in Forest Park.
Starting a fitness routine can be intimidating, but the trainers at Evolution Fitness believe that it’s something everyone should do. That’s why they strive to make exercise easier for every one of their members by supplementing gym visits with their wealth of fitness knowledge. To guide guests on their own paths to health, they conduct one-on-one yoga, Pilates, and custom-training sessions. Group classes, meanwhile, add a social aspect to the mix with boot camps, step aerobics, and Zumba, which turns exercise sessions into freewheeling dance routines like a treadmill on a Broadway set.
The certified trainers at Elite Fitness meet with guests to determine a personalized fitness routine that utilizes the number of gym equipment and the skills of the trainers. They lead guests through one-on-one training sessions or lead groups through body-sculpting and boot-camp fitness classes.
We are a mother and daughter one-stop shop fitness facility. We offer the ultimate in strength training and functional fitness accompanied by cardio kickboxing in extreme. Our center is small but effective. We offer a one on one group fitness training.
Rock Solid is a private fitness studio that wants to help its clients gain rock-hard muscles and good health through small group yoga and boot-camp classes and personal-training sessions. In this intimate brick space with soaring tin ceilings, members use instability balls, kettlebells, rowing machines, and free weights, burning fat and building muscle on their way to achieving their fitness goals.
When coach Martize Gregory talks about exercise, nutrition, and accountability, he's drawing from his own life experience. He bases his workout programs on the education he received at the National Federation of Personal Trainers, and his nutritional plans are informed by a bachelor's degree in hospitality. Perhaps most important to clients' success, however, is Martize's philosophy of personal responsibility, a lesson he learned in the US Navy. By teaching his students to master these three realms of physical and mental well-being, Gregory is helping them achieve the bodies of their dreams.
When he began lifting weights as a young athlete, Jason Lee's goals were centered on winning. However, the training process soon appealed to him more than the promise of glory on the field. He grew fascinated with the physics of the human body and how one's physique could be reshaped, so much so that he earned a degree in exercise science and nutrition at Florida State University. His experience as a fitness instructor in college led him to the position of head bariatrics counselor at the Miami Heart Institute, where he advised doctors and patients on weight-loss methods.
Now an NSCA-certified strength and conditioning specialist, Jason owns his own personal-training business and leads classes at NorthSide Adventure Boot Camp. His four-week camp program draws from diverse exercise disciplines—including Pilates, yoga, kickboxing, and circuit training—to help women of all ages and builds achieve greater wellness. He typically hosts classes outdoors, encouraging groups to conquer obstacle courses and calisthenics exercises through the motivating power of teamwork. With modifiable exercise routines, he ensures that no one is overwhelmed by the routines. He also ups workouts' intensity by a small degree at each successive class, challenging guests to lift dumbbells a little higher or to jog on their hands instead of their feet.