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.
A joint venture between a professional boxer and a team of successful kickboxing-equipment tycoons, Title Boxing Club maintains a network of dozens of studios spread across more than 20 states, winning over a devoted clientele with its invigorating and engaging boxing- and kickboxing-themed classes. Each workout uses the heart-healthy exercise of cardio training to satisfy people’s innate desire to punch and kick something other than a broken jukebox. Participants build lithe, strong muscle tissue by delivering powerful blows to punching bags, and build flexibility and agility by practicing roundhouse kicks and hooks. Students can build their core strength and endurance with medicine balls and burpees, enlist a qualified personal trainer to practice their newfound skills in the ring, or just torch calories during intense full-body Power Hour workouts.
When owners Tom and Kristie Kiper decided to open a gym, they were determined to make it accessible to everyone of all fitness levels. Today, they and their team of trainers teach the CrossFit system to fulfill that goal, as the system can be scaled and customized to suit all levels, from elite athlete to someone brand new to the world of fitness. They also offer continuous encouragement during intense sessions of ever-changing daily workouts that utilize functional-movement exercises, such as tossing medicine balls, jumping on and off plyometric boxes, and lifting weights. It’s a system, too, that rewards participants with enhanced agility, strength, and speed while prepping them for all work, sports, and daily activities.
The supportive teachers at Yoga Palm Beach pursue the studio’s mission to improve each student’s overall well-being with a schedule of yoga classes that accommodates all skill levels. Founder Karen Burnett and Studio Manager Lizzy Moore lead the way as visitors stretch out their bodies during Vinyasa sessions that synchronize breath and movement; Vinyasa Power Hour sessions that improve strength, flexibility, and stamina; and free Connected Warriors sessions for active, inactive, and retired members of the military.
Designed in Switzerland in the 1970s and refined in Italy, the Figurella weight-loss method is a natural way for women to get in shape all over the world. The program combines exercise inside a transparent dome called the Bubble to reshape specific body areas and oxygen baths inside the SpaShell to accelerate fat metabolism, improve circulation, and hydrate skin. In addition, clients will get dietary advice that is personalized to their body, lifestyle, and fitness goals. A team of health professionals, including dietitians, supports each Figurella therapist with the knowledge necessary to help each individual.