Fitbella's exclusive fat-loss sessions begin with 30 minutes in a FitCapsule, a specially designed, heated enclosure. A trainer guides clients through movements to limber up muscles and stimulate metabolism. The workout session is followed by a relaxing 20 minutes in the FitBath. This steam bath soothes muscles and gently moisturizes skin.
Throughout the one-on-one treatment, personal fitness counselors share weight-loss pointers, such as tips for healthy eating and the best method for subduing an aggressive refrigerator.
At Busy Body Fitness Center, members take advantage of a full slate of modern and old-school training techniques. Certified instructors lead sessions in modern fitness trends such as TRX suspension training, P90X, and Zumba, as well as the centuries-old practices of Hatha and Vinyasa yoga. Students can sculpt stronger arms during Extreme Boxing classes, build a rock-hard core with Pilates, or dance their way to tighter thighs during Zumba and Dance Jam sessions.
As he guides clients through one-on-one workouts, Abacoa Fit proprietor Marc Napoliello draws from more than two decades as a professional personal trainer and a passion for helping everyday people feel better about themselves. The seasoned fitness expert travels to homes, private gyms, parks, and beaches as he leads both men and women through brief, personalized exercises, supplemented with trips to the grocery store for nutritional guidance.
Like a prince fitting a slipper onto Cinderella, the trainers at Forever Fitness Studio make sure workout routines fit snugly and seamlessly. Head trainer Matt Goodrich and his staff collaborate to craft programs unique to the individual, and they're able to work with older clients, the blind, or individuals recovering from an injury. Members pound out sets on blue-colored strength equipment or work up a healthy sweat at the gym’s cardio theater.
To help women achieve their fitness goals, the certified personal trainers at Get in Shape for Women focus on four areas: weight training, cardio training, nutrition, and accountability. Each of their small-group sessions are tailored to each exerciser. The trainers modify exercises to suit up to four ladies' fitness levels, beginning by calibrating 30 minutes of strength-training drills—such as free weights, lunges, and squats—to each student's abilities. Then, they do 25 minutes of cardio—the trainers might start beginners with a walk on the treadmill or light elliptical training, and challenge more advanced exercisers to high-intensity interval-training sessions for increased results.
The trainers supplement group workouts with nutritional planning centered around the concept of eating six small, balanced meals six days a week. They set aside the seventh day for a bit of indulgence, be it eating a favorite sweet or lusting openly after bacon. To track ladies' progress toward reaching their goals, the trainers measure their weight and body-fat percentage every two weeks.
Sisters Sara and Leah are on a perpetual scavenger hunt. They live in pursuit of shri, which translates to sweetness or loveliness—a peace that can stem from practicing yoga and meditation. Alongside several other instructors, they combine flowing postures with inward reflection, hoping to achieve a more serene outlook both on and off their mats. To that end, they welcome students of any experience level to join them.
Their 75-minute group classes tend to synchronize breath with movement during alignment based yoga sequences. The classes stress proper alignment and self-awareness, meeting under names like Align & Flow and Flow & Let Go. Special workshops hone in on a specific aspect of practice, like how to do a proper headstand, and a bi-weekly session called The Conversation elicits discussions on life, personal challenges, and yoga philosophies. Those who desire a more personalized approach can also sign up for The Shri Life. This six-week program supplements private yoga tutoring with group lessons and journal writing, the purpose being to develop a person's physical practice and mindfulness simultaneously.