In the 15 years since she competed at the national level in track and dance in high school, certified trainer Jennifer Labonte hasn't slowed down. Now as owner and head instructor of Adventure Boot Camp, Labonte motivates her students by sharing her own experiences and helping students work through common daily obstacles to weight loss. Even though she’s an experienced athlete, she doesn't expect her students to run a 100 miles or dead-lift her entire collection of gym shoes. Instead, her boot-camp classes are designed for women of all fitness levels, and she strives to leave no one behind during the one-hour sessions.
During one-hour morning and evening boot-camp classes, Labonte engages students with a range of endurance and old-fashioned strength-building exercises, such as jump roping and sports drills. To ensure each student experiences the full benefit of the class, the instructors take confidential measurements of midsections and body fat and consult medical history. This information allows them to conduct workouts accordingly and lets students track their progress.
With decades of professional experience, founders Danny Marshall and Mark Randall lead a medical team that clears clients' vision with designer eyeglasses and shades. Resident optometrist and competitive blinker Dr. Jason Iannarelli can peer into the eyes of patients and pinpoint their prescriptions. Once he finishes exams or clients bring in a valid prescription from home, high-tech, custom-made lenses?carved in the sophisticated onsite lab?focus eyesight through a wide range of optical enhancements, such as glare prevention, transitional UV protection, and heat vision. Frames from top labels, such as Lindberg, Salt, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Gucci, encircle lenses, gifting patients with both clear vision and stylish faces.
In addition to banishing fuzziness with lab-manufactured light refractors, Eye Design Eyewear equips pupils with chic sunglasses from brands such as Kate Spade and Michael Kors, deftly blocking harmful UV rays and cleverly shielding the eyes during heavyweight staring contests.
With his forays into acting and politics, many people forget that Arnold Schwarzenegger was once a professional body builder and former Mr. Universe. Arnold Kolozsvari didn't forget?it was Schwarzenegger's superhero-like physique that influenced him to join the world of fitness training in the first place. Born in Hungary, Kolozsvari competed in the body-building sphere in Romania, armed with nothing but the diligence, drive, and metallic Skynet endoskeleton he borrowed from his idol Schwarzenegger. Fueled by a desire to train others, he eventually made his way to the United States, where he teamed up with the Revive?s other half, Danny Legault, a 13-year hockey veteran who devoted seven years of service to the United States Marine Corps. The duo joined forces and opened up their own fitness center, where they?ve since trained a client base that includes the Bethune-Cookman University baseball team and numerous Miss Florida and Miss America pageant contestants.
Kolozsvari and Legault happily adapt the functional movements in their boot camps and group cardio classes to suit students of any skill level, age, or physical ability, welcoming anyone ranging from teen athletes to senior citizens. To offer a rounded approach to physical fitness and overall well-being, they can also supplement group workouts with nutritional plans and one-on-one personal-training sessions.
At Transformational Yoga Studio, compassionate instructors—led by multicertified yoga teacher Nirinjan Kaur—strive to balance the bodies and minds of individuals seeking renewal. Skill-level-specific yoga classes introduce beginners to postures and breathing techniques, and Kundalini yoga focuses on mending the body by stimulating the nervous and immune systems, leaving arms flexible enough to fully embrace a sequoia. The center promotes healing and overall well-being with relaxing massages and sound-healing sessions using a gong that has been precisely tuned and blessed by Drepung Loseling monks. The caring crew also coordinates charitable service projects that aid the community's less fortunate. The studio's bright-yellow walls and shiny wood floors reflect the abundance of natural light spilling in from the windows, creating an ambiance that promotes peacefulness and the cultivation of Chia pets.
Registered at the 200-hour and 500-hour level, yoga instructor and studio owner Karen Cutrona-Underwood leverages abundant experience when leading the staff in helping others find peace and power through heated, Vinyasa-based yoga classes. She raises the temperature of her 3,600-square-foot facility to a detoxifying 95 degrees through an infrared-radiant-heat system balanced with an ionic fresh-air exchange to keep the air as hot and fresh as the royal family of Bel Air. Karen also outfits her studio with anti-microbial Z-mat flooring to support joints as students flow through sequences of strengthening twists, binds, and balances. Blue Moon's certified instructors modify these sequences to help accommodate practitioners of all abilities. When the team isn't guiding yogis through exercises, they can be found supporting local nonprofits through efforts such as canned-food drives.
Elite World Class Fitness populates its well-stocked, 28,000-square-foot gym facilities with welcoming employees, whose energy and attentiveness help each guest realize his or her full fitness potential. Yellow walls reflect the club's sunny atmosphere and deflect free-floating thunderclouds as mounted televisions cast a warm glow over a fleet of cardio machines. After toning muscles on strength-training equipment, guests can make their way into studios especially designed for spinning, yoga, boxing, and group fitness classes such as Zumba, sass jazz cardio, and belly fitness.