Kevin Ellis doesn't believe in lost causes. His philosophy at Parker's Place Fitness is that anyone can improve, whether they're struggling to lose weight or work past muscle-building plateaus. He and his staff of certified personal trainers strive to connect with members and steer them toward their wellness goals with a holistic approach, one that could encompass nutrition advice, group classes, and one-on-one workouts. Visitors utilize the gym's free weights, Nautilus equipment, and cardio machines as they pursue their unique milestones, signing up for courses such as Zumba and circuit training for boosts of camaraderie.
Now in its 10th year, Soleil Lune Yoga Center was born from the minds of two passionate yoga instructors, Trisha Washburn and Robin Philips. In 2003, Trisha quit her corporate job and took the helm. Since then, the center has served as a haven from the outside world where yogis of all experience levels come to improve their bodies and calm their minds. Inside the studio, certified instructors guide students through a set of unique classes. Rather than jostle for a spot at the bar or water cooler at the end of the workday, patrons can head to a Happy Hour flow class, a 75-minute session of medium-paced movements set to fun and modern music. In addition to workshops and retreats, the studio also offers balance-improving gentle flow sessions, power yoga, and specially designed courses for deaf or hard of hearing individuals that are lead by a yoga teacher and ASL interpreter.
Created by fitness trainer and life coach Dr. John Spencer Ellis and led by owner and certified fitness professional Doug Krueger, the Lake Country Adventure Boot Camp program shepherds women to physical fitness with motivational workout regimens and nutritional counseling. Before the camp starts, trainers take your measurements and body-fat percentage before hopping into a curious pod, leaping into the future, and comparing them to those of the trimmer post-camp you. In the interim, the four-week or three-day workout regimen cycles through circuit training, jogging, kickboxing, and yoga to surprise and challenge muscles. During winter months and unforeseen Renaissance festivals, sessions move to spacious indoor facilities.
Snap Fitness, bustling with cardio and strength-training gear, throws open the doors to its facilities 24/7. Before exercisers put sneakers to treadmills or lift their first weights, staff meet with them to talk about their fitness goals before suggesting personalized fitness plans based on clients' strength, cardio condition, and bionic-limb manufacturers. The gym keeps members motivated with regular check-in calls and demystifies healthful eating with custom online meal plans designed by nutritionists. Staff also forestall exercise-routine boredom by working individually with clients on a routine basis.