Tampa Fit Club Inc.'s trainers strive to break through the monotony of a traditional gym workout with a combination of motivation, personalization, and efficiency. Aside from personal-training sessions, the staff brings their expertise to agility training and workouts tailored to those with osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson's disease. They also do group training and metabolic-conditioning classes, which focus on calorie burn and fat loss.
Crossfit Unleashed’s personal trainers, Jose Lubrano and Macho Barrios, tone bodies with the rotating regimen of strength, flexibility, and cardio movements designed to keep trainees engaged and adaptive. The duo often asks their clients the same three questions: what do you want, why are you here, and are you giving it your all? These questions—designed to help focus the mind—allow trainees to make the most of each one-hour workout.
In addition to his combat experience, Shifu Mario Salazar has coached numerous students to victory in the kickboxing ring. Inside his training space, he customizes Chinese-style kickboxing classes that incorporate elaborate throws and takedowns versus more traditional knee and elbow techniques. Comprehensive classes push participants to lose weight, gain lean muscles, and achieve fitness or fighting goals through varied routines.
BAM Fitness specializes in transformation. Clients work one-on-one with a personal trainer who is dedicated to getting them in the best shape of their lives, no matter where they're starting from. Along with personal training sessions, BAM Fitness offers group fitness classes, circuit training, and cross training. Students who can't make it to the gym in person can even follow along with live online workouts.
Being an exercise-science major and a certified personal trainer, Shore Fit's owner, Phil Gilchrist, knows how the body needs to move for it to get in shape. Using that knowledge, he and his staff motivate exercisers through one-on-one personal-training sessions. For those who prefer the rhythmic chanting of a group setting, the staff also schedules boot camps and fitness classes throughout the week.
Equipment: Kettlebells, dumbbells, and jump ropes
Students should bring: Mat, towel, and water
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot