CrossFit St. Augustine helps athletes build overall fitness with classes that focus on varied, high-intensity workouts to improve functional-movement training and core strengthening. The CrossFit 101 course teaches the 12 movements fundamental to the program, emphasizing client safety, community building, and terminology. In a clean, family-friendly environment stocked with experienced personal trainers who offer group classes and individual training, seekers of sweat who've lived in fear of machines since the release of Terminator can relax because the CrossFit program relies on exercisers' own bodies and simple equipment to build buffness. Constantly changing workouts of the day can be scaled to any fitness level and might involve an intense 800-meter run, followed by 10 handstand pushups, 15 front squats, a walking ab twist, and another 800-meter run, which keeps things from getting locked into a boring routine while building endurance, strength, flexibility, speed, and balance. CrossFit’s goal is to make exercise part of a daily routine, like checking email or drinking coffee in the shower, to help people achieve optimal health and fitness.
At Florida Get Fit, a variety of fitness classes entreat participants to kick, dance, and exercise towards their goals of healthy living. To help encourage customers, the facility holds specific classes geared towards weight loss, creating friendly competition that draws inspiration from the show The Biggest Loser. And in addition to a slate of classes—which includes bootcamp, kickboxing, and yoga, to name a few—diet planning is available to all members.
Equipment: Precor, Cybex, Life Fitness
Students should bring: Just bring yourself. We have towels, water, and lockers.
Average class length: 30–60 minutes
Number of Staff: 5–10 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
We keep our members motivated by constantly coaching and encouraging them.
Do you believe in the maxim, "No pain, no gain”? Why or why not?
No, pain is not always to answer to reaching your goal. Consistency gets better results with fewer injuries.
The trainers at Transformation Fitness aren't just there to set clients loose on one-size-fits-all gym machines—their boot-camp programs and wellness advice lay the foundation for a new, sustainable lifestyle. A blend of strength, cardio, and core-toughening drills populate their camp sessions to slim down physiques of all ages and builds. Versed in exercise science and spotting techniques, the teaching team emphasizes proper form to ward off injuries. Personal training appointments and other classes, such as Zumba and kickboxing, can add variety to the workout regimen.
Sweat, however, is only one part of the fitness equation—instructors also craft realistic nutrition plans and track each client's progress with measurements, body-fat assessments, and paid treadmill informants. This all-around approach leads clients to become totally self-sufficient at setting and meeting their holistic health goals.
The trainers behind LevelUp Fitness eschew repetitive, dull workout sessions for a constantly changing routine of engaging exercises to help patrons of all fitness levels look and feel like they could wrestle an alligator into submission. During one-on-one personal-training sessions, they steer patrons away from weight machines, instead challenging them with new physical tasks performed in unexpected durations. They tailor routines to each client's fitness goals, helping them trim pounds, increase muscle mass, or train for a 5K on the moon. For group sweat sessions, patrons can enlist in boot camp, in which the trainers push them toward fitness with intense, constantly varying exercise regimens focused on cardio and strength training.
Before he became a certified personal trainer in 2008, Daniel Cone served in the US Army for two years in an infantry division that specializes in parachute operations. Today, he uses his military training to lead boot-camp classes and personal-fitness programs at Xtreme Fitness. The indoor and outdoor boot-camp classes incorporate weight training and a range of exercises such as lunges, jumping jacks, and shoulder dips. Daniel or another certified instructor performs individual body adjustments throughout the class and modifies exercises in order to accommodate all fitness levels. Xtreme Fitness enhances personal-fitness programs with cross training, fitness evaluations, and nutrition and lifestyle coaching. For a more relaxing workout, clients can take a morning yoga class or do pushups during a bubble bath.