Unlike conventional medicine, which focuses on attempting to treat disease once it occurs, Prairielands Chiropractic Clinic emphasizes improving your health in an effort to reduce the risk of pain and illness in the first place. Most people would rather be healthy and avoid illness, if they could. This is one of the main re
Before opening his own fitness studio, Nick Scott just liked going to the gym with his friends. After hearing about the benefits of CrossFit workouts, Nick drew from his background in training military and law-enforcement personnel to lead his crew though fast-paced workouts that were a welcome change of pace from traditional cardio and weight training. There was a problem, though: the local gyms where they would work out would kick them out either because their workouts were too intense or because they were drawing away the business’s personal-training clients. This is what inspired Scott to get officially certified as a CrossFit instructor and open Fit2Fight, where he and his fellow certified coaches lead classes up to seven days a week.
Their workouts of the day always change, though students can count on sweating through exercises that develop one or more of the 10 fitness domains target by CrossFit: cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. They fold martial-arts disciplines such as muay thai, judo, and karate into their workouts, as well as CrossFit’s requisite gymnastic and weightlifting techniques that ready participants to walk across a balance beam or throw old balance beams into a landfill. They also offer personal training for workouts that are equally as intense and target individual fitness goals.
All of Omaha Yoga School's classes help connect minds and bodies, but one does it particularly well, Hyp-Yoga. This class uses deep breathing and deliberate movements to help students focus on their life goals, whether they want to experience less stress, lose weight, or levitate.
Mind/Body Melt classes also help center the mind and release tension, and traditional Vinyasa classes rely on focused deep-breathing to power movements. And because class sizes are small, with no more than eight students, there are few distractions.
When was the last time you performed a walking lunge with a pumpkin instead of a medicine ball? Or took a cycling class with an '80s-era pop star? On Halloween of 2012, Pinnacle Fitness Club was filled with unusual props and colorful characters—and not just the typical athletic equipment or energetic personal trainers. The gym encouraged members to wear costumes to their workouts, resulting in classes filled with faux surgeons and familiar Dr. Seuss figures.
It may only happen once a year, but the lighthearted spirit of the club’s October 31st festivities embodies its continually down-to-earth, friendly environment. It offers amenities such as new cardio and weight-training equipment and a 25-yard lap pool to encourage patrons on their journies toward better health. After their workout, guests can head to the jacuzzi to unwind.
After stints in the corporate fitness world, Dustin Adams, Patty Failla, Simon Corzine, and Andrew Failla struck out on their own to create their dream gym: Fit Farm. The 9,500-square-foot facility houses a main workout area with turf and rubber flooring, which accommodates specialized sports training and intensive CrossFit workouts. Between that space and a group-exercise room whose Pavigym flooring boasts a 45% impact-absorption rate, certified trainers help guests avert intense joint strain while striking yoga poses and Pilates moves, or maintaining stamina throughout boot camps. Along with exercise, Fit Farm keeps patrons looking and feeling their best with lifestyle supplements stocked in the fitness shop and consultations with nutrition consultant Terry Shanahan, who dispenses dietary advice more comprehensive than, "Eat this, not that."
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.