Paul Hafner trained as a mixed martial artist with Russian kettlebell techniques for more than a decade before sharing his methods with professional fighters. Now, the certified kettlebell instructor owns Trident Russian Kettlebell Training, where he and his fellow cannonball throwers craft challenging workouts that not only slim figures but also build strength and endurance. He also equips police officers with physical fitness instruction, defensive tactics, and punchy one-liners.
In the late '80s, Cheryl Armato was so inspired by her fitness instructor, Michelle, she became a fitness instructor, herself. Since 1988, she's been inspiring others to reach goals through many types of fitness, including Pilates, paddle-board fitness, indoor and outdoor bootcamps, and cross-training. She also understands the power of language, using uplifting phrases and anecdotes to push her charges to their limits. Today, she adds dance-fitness Zumba and yoga-Pilates fusion classes to the mix. There's even classes for kids, such as Zumba Kids Jr., preschool art and play, mommy and me sensational sensory, and KidZanity, a fitness program focused on building confidence, strength, and character.
At the Four Seasons Ballroom, veteran personal trainer and fitness instructor Tara Romano commandeers the dance floor in the name of fitness, helming Zumba classes and boot camps that fuse cardio work, plyometrics, and strength training techniques. Tara also customizes workout regimens during personal training sessions to help clients safely reach their fitness goals, debunking the myth that the only way to get in shape is to steal Jack LaLanne’s foam muscle suit. Tara also brings her fitness expertise to celebrations, helming specialized, fitness-oriented birthday parties.
At Z' Sacred Body Fitness, the instructors walk beginners through classic fitness disciplines such as yoga as well as more modern fitness disciplines such as Zumba, boot camp, and MMA-style training. As an added bonus, exercisers can complement their workouts with nutritional counseling. For pampering at home, guests can visit the adjoining shop, Sacred 91 Natural Body Care, and browse its signature line of products.