The Fat Trainer—whose real name is Laura—is a title that comes from a mantra she used to remind herself to persevere: "Not all trainers started out thin." Laura once weighed 270 pounds, and she began sharing her knowledge with others when she saw results. At 225 pounds, she became a certified personal trainer and, after losing another 10 pounds, started leading fitness boot camps. With this knowledge of weight-loss struggles, she continues training others at The Fat Trainer, where she also arms clients with nutrition plans and home workout regimens. Through all of these activities, Laura accomplishes what she says is the most fulfilling part of her job: helping clients feel happy and healthy.
Kosama's eight-week Complete Body Transformation program embraces the power of variety, perplexing muscles with six distinct workouts throughout each week. The combined conditioning effects of kettlebell swings, kickboxing jabs, and yoga poses, among other exercises, banish calories as they streamline the body "from the core out" during group sessions. Instructors take an all-inclusive approach to health, building physical strength, mental focus, and wholesome eating habits such as adding a parsley garnish to Cadbury-creme omelets. They welcome participants of every age and build to their many Kosama locations.
The yoga instructors at Live, Laugh, Love Yoga Studio bend bodies into flexible, toned paragons of physical vivacity in private and group classes. Because the studio limits its class sizes, trainers can spend plenty of time working with each exerciser to help them perfect their mountain pose and achieve more striking postures. Yogis slough off excess pounds and send care packets of oxygen throughout the body in cardio yoga, or they sweat out the toxins that naturally accumulate from air pollution, unhealthy diets, or not sleeping in an iron lung in detoxifying hot yoga, performed in a room heated to 90 degrees.
At Fitness Fix, LLC, seasoned instructors propel exercisers toward pinnacles of wellness and confidence. Floor classes such as Pilates mat and piloxing teem with isometrics that sculpt the limbs, core, and lower back, and spring-powered reformers target the same muscles during Pilates equipment classes for all levels of fitness. The studio also specializes in TRX training, whose scalable bodyweight exercises build enough strength, coordination, and balance to putt Saturn’s moons through its rings. The studio also offers private and semiprivate sessions, in which instructors tailor workouts to goals such as weight loss and sports performance.
For NASM-certified personal trainer Dan Wells, health isn't just defined as exercising and eating healthful foods. It also means managing stress, getting enough sleep, watching Jurassic Park at least once, and making other essential lifestyle choices. Along with lifestyle choices, Dan Wells offers a number of fitness classes including the kettlebell-instense Buns 'n Guns, kickboxing, and tabatas. He offers the whole shebang at his wellness studio, Real Results Fitness and Health, including chiropractic care, massage therapy, and a vitamin-D tanning bed.
TC's Strength and Conditioning is helmed by owner Tim Collins, a master trainer, corrective-exercise specialist, and CrossFit Level 1 trainer with more than 12,000 fitness sessions under his belt. He leads strength and conditioning classes that combine strength-training, core-training, and metabolic-conditioning exercises for groups and individuals, helping them lose weight or gain muscle.