Trainer and fitness guru Justin Bradshaw modeled SGT. H20's CombatSwim after the rigorous training he received as an Army diver. His challenging exercises encourage full-body fitness, using workouts that build stamina, boost metabolism, improve swimming skills, and promote weight loss. Incorporating the best of land-based cross-training systems, CombatSwim includes plenty of high-intensity interval training and pulse-hiking calisthenics. In the pool, water adds extra resistance that amplifies the effects of the exercises, which include swimming sprints, endurance swimming, and treading water with weights. Designed to sharpen the mind as well as the body, CombatSwim leaves exercisers with the same confidence and conditioning as some of the world's elite military warriors.
Strength of Mind and Body and Strength of Mind Behavioral Health share more than just a campus and half a name. Founded in the belief that balance requires psychological and physical fortitude, the two wellness centers partner together to help clients achieve happier, more peaceful lives. Led by owner Teresa McIlroy, the team behind Strength of Mind and Body step up to the plate with four distinct services?Pilates, personal training, yoga, and wellness coaching. In Pilates classes (both mat and Reformer), instructors help students strengthen cores, improve alignment, and look really serene, and yoga sessions increase flexibility and improve balance.
Wholesale Nutrition’s staff seeks to pair the business’s award-winning selection of supplements with clients seeking specific answers to workout woes. Specialties from Dymatize, MuscleTech, NuCare, and Top Secret include fat burners, weight gainers, liver-support products, vitamins for men and women, cold protein boosters, and energy drinks, which can serve as a refreshing treat before and after training.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing with the Stars' multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 600 calories with each go-round.
With an all-access pass to a full class schedule and all exercise components in the Just for Ladies facility, gentlewomen will glisten and gleam as they sculpt their upper and lower bodies using the Shapemaster toning system. These silently motorized toning tables use repetitive isokinetic motion to flatten abdominals, improve posture, and increase one's range of motion—working both sides of the body equally rather than just the one used to dangle perilously from cliffs. Otherwise, sweat it out on a variety of cardio machines, including stair climbers, stationary bikes, treadmills, yackety saxes, and ellipticals—all equipped with TVs to keep boredom at bay. To keep sweat donations social, Just for Ladies' expert instructors blast groups of bodies with classes in aerobics, Pilates, yoga, and Zumba (classes vary by location).
Equipment: Free weights, plyometric boxes, battle ropes, suspension ropes
Students should bring: Bottle of water, a towel, and a smile.
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 30?60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Call and schedule for an orientation before your first workout.
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
The encouragement of the certified personal trainer leading every class keeps the clients motivated, and so does the group setting. Participants motivate and encourage each other. And of course, the results that each client will see are motivating, as well.
Do you believe in the maxim, "No pain, no gain?? Why or why not?
Not all pain is a good sign that means it's working. You have to listen to your body. If it hurts, it may be a sign you are using the wrong form. But there will be muscle tightness. As you exercise, you are tearing down the muscle to build it up again, shape it, and make it stronger. This muscle in turn burns fat.
When and how did you first develop a passion for fitness?
I have always enjoyed being physically active, but I really became passionate about it after having children and discovering the struggle of getting my "before baby" body back.