At MimsFit, certified personal trainer Chris Mims nudges exercisers toward their fitness goals during boot-camp classes and personal-training sessions. Whether his clients want to lose weight, build strength, or run through the grocery without being caught by the store manager, Mims’s full-body workouts include body-weight, kettlebell, rope, tire, and sledgehammer exercises. To fortify newly formed muscles, Mims also sheds light on what to eat during nutritional-counseling sit-downs.
We are a 30 thousand squer foot club that has been remoduled to fit all levels of our members fitness needs, we are also the only club in south Florida with private TV and IPOD conections on all our cardio machines. (never be bored doing cardio again)
Broward Dance Academy offers excellent technique training in a warm, encouraging environment. BDA trains students of all ages and levels in many different styles of dance. Classes start as young as 2 years old and continue through to adult technique and professional classes. Zumba, Stretch, and Adult Fitness also available.
Equipment: Reformer, Chair, Ped-o-pul, Mat, Tower
Students should bring: Towel, water
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Parking: Metered street parking
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
Our small classes allow us to work with YOUR body even within a class format.
What's the most radical physical transformation you've seen a client make?
[The] best improvements happen in people who are working with special conditions such as back pain/injury, shoulder/hip problems. Besides that, for those on the lean side the body becomes very toned and posture improves significantly.
What is the biggest mistake you see people make when trying to get fit on their own?
Most people don't have a plan or structure. Also, they do not adjust their food intake.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We have a small and intimate studio. We know everyone's name, special needs, goals, and how to get them there. We do not however give "workouts." We teach you how to move efficiently, get you strong internally, and aim for a lightly moving body.
On any given day, Push Fitness’s 4,000 square feet of workout space are filled with people swinging kettlebells, curling free weights, and running on treadmills. But that doesn't mean the center has no room for variety. In fact, the gym's personal trainers spend their days creating custom workouts for individuals, couples, and small groups. Depending on what clients are trying to accomplish, they might end up in Body Blast classes that emphasize weight loss, or they could try yoga classes, which help build lean muscle and improve flexibility. Some might also benefit from POZ fitness sessions, which are designed for people with HIV-related metabolic conditions.