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.
The staff at Yoga Bala believes that true yogis perform each move with all of their attention focused on the body and that this level of inner peace that can be achieved by students of all experience levels. They help participants free their minds in all of their classes, which range from restorative yoga, to strengthening ashtanga yoga, to posture clinics, during which students learn the proper form for extra-challenging arm balances, inversions, and twisting postures. Through yoga, one can tap into a wealth of bodily benefits, including a boosted metabolism, prolonged endurance, and improved pliability.
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.
At Bikram Yoga Ormond Beach, instructors trained and certified under Bikram's Yoga College of India lead steamy 90-minute sessions that challenge both body and mind. Temperatures exceeding 100 degrees consume the facility's state-of-the-art hot room, where groups twist, breathe, and bend through Bikram's 26-step series of asana poses. Outside the sultry classroom, the 4,000 square foot facility indulges visitors with a boutique yoga shop and spacious changing rooms.
At Z CrossFit, certified trainers guide members of all ages, body types, and fitness levels to break through personal goals and achieve a newfound sense of strength, health, and well-being. Although the gym's training methods were honed through founder Keith Zumar's years of service in elite positions in the Navy, each boot-camp and personal-training session motivates students through positive encouragement in a family-friendly atmosphere.
Black-and-white photos of bodybuilders and athletes gaze down from their frames on the walls at The Body Exchange, inspiring gym goers as they heft free-weights, travel the strength circuit, and lift medicine balls. While running or training on the gym’s elliptical machines and treadmills, exercisers can look out the expansive windows and watch as the sun feeds on clouds. Five certified personal trainers help members achieve their fitness goals, whether they’re building competitive muscles or trying to slim down and stay healthy.