Guiding Fitness’s staff doesn’t believe in quick fixes or fads. Instead, they’re partial to the simple approach of informed exercise and eating. The team of certified personal trainers do their part during private and small-group personal-training sessions, and the team of fitness instructors schedules month-to-month in-studio and online fitness classes.
Susan Jansson, the owner of Lincoln Fit1, wants to spread fitness to the entire world, and her 10 different fitness clubs in California and Oregon are an impressive start. Along with her bodybuilding, martial-arts-practicing, ACE- and ACSM-certified head trainer, Herb Tanton, she designs and teaches a variety of programs to help clients achieve their fitness goals. Susan and her team offer group fitness classes that range from cycling and Zumba to boot camp, Pilates, jeet kune do, and body-sculpting classes.
A certified life coach and fitness trainer, Lorri Ann Code has been in the fitness industry since she was 17. Her female-focused boot camps are effective, intense, and supportive. The program features a personalized exercise program, nutritional counseling, before and after body tracking, and life coaching.
At Gut Check Fitness Sacramento, each ever-changing workout leads participants into the great outdoors, where they discover the true meaning of ?gut check,? a military term used to denote a test of courage, character, or physical resemblance to Santa Claus. With the help of several talented trainers, the Sac-Town location's owner Ryan propels athletes through a gauntlet of fitness drills that torches dozens of calories and fortifies muscles throughout the body. Though many of the maneuvers involve dumbbells, the classes? main piece of equipment is the earth, which provides hills for climbing, gravity for resistance, and solid ground for sprints and bodyweight exercises. In addition to basking in the trainers? shouts of encouragement, the group cheers one another toward each milestone, fostering friendships while creating an ongoing incentive to achieve.
Joe Decker, the founder of Gut Check Fitness, isn?t your ordinary fitness trainer. He might just be the planet?s buffest human, at least according to Guinness World Records. He earned the title of World?s Fittest Man in 2000 after mastering a 24-hour challenge comprising a 100-mile bike ride, a 10-mile run, 1,100 pushups, and other exhausting feats. Today, his boot-camp program, Gut Check Fitness, helps exercisers tackle goals that are just as lofty with outdoor workouts that have won top honors from CityVoter.
As a gymnastics coach, Kaia FIT founder and owner Nikki Warren always noticed how children in motion tumble and play with ease. They were effortlessly agile and flexible, and yet many of them would grow into adults who would struggle to stay active. Kaia FIT sprang from this realization with the goal of restoring female physiques to the adolescent pliability everyone enjoys before they grow their rock-hard exoskeleton after sixth grade. In a welcoming environment, the expert coaches retrain bodies with dynamic workouts designed to strengthen muscles, boost energy and confidence, and vanquish fat. They root the sessions in functional training, a method that enlists athletes' own body weight and movement to stimulate fitness.
Programs range in intensity and length for exercisers of all ages, fitness levels, and goals, from six-week BRIK boot camps, which debut a fresh workout regime for each season, to Saturday Power Hours, which blend interval, strength, and endurance training. CORE Session boot-camp classes unfold in five-week intervals between BRIK camps and use muscle-confusion techniques to keep bodies in better shape than fad diets or preserving them in amber for swimsuit season would. The various regimens invite women to join a community where they dedicate themselves to maintaining their health and fitness.
David Skultety knows firsthand the day-to-day benefits of having all-around fitness—he's a firefighter. While the average person typically isn't faced with the possibility of carrying people out of burning buildings, Skultety knows there are countless other benefits to overall fitness, such as prepping for athletic competition, rehabilitating injuries, preventing injuries, and more. He and partner Amy Ball-Skultety, both certified trainers, combine their more than 25 years of fitness experience to imbue clients with strength and energy they can use in the real world, such as when you must lift a car that has parked in your favorite parking spot.
To achieve this goal, David and Amy integrate cardio and strength training into their boot camps, group classes, and personal training sessions. They combine conventional routines—such as treadmill sessions—with cross-fit elements, such as flipping tires and floor workouts. The goal is to gradually beef up each person's raw physical power.