Rugged Strong Athletics' owner Corey Gill espouses a simple philosophy of exercise: general physical preparedness. He believes that the human body should be able to climb, run, jump, and lift to meet any challenge the world throws at it, for instance a job interview with an obstacle-course portion. Gill's bare bones gym?a simple collection of essential equipment?matches this straightforward goal. Therein, he provides personal coaching for every student, helping them change their lives as he once changed his own, shedding 40 pounds and overcoming four strokes through dedication to fitness.
FitnessFast 24 Hour Gym's experienced staff focuses on the fitness triumvirate of strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance. Each of the facility's personal trainers doubles as a certified nutritionist, helping clients build workout regimens and nutrition plans that complement one another. A lineup of group classes indexes strategies for strengthening lean muscles and maintaining the nimbleness in the joints and ligaments necessary for competitive crab walking. During energizing BodySculpt classes, students swing free weights in time to music, bolstering major muscle groups with multiple repetitions. In contrast, yoga/Pilates sessions' relaxing stretches and isometric exercises help participants build core strength and flexibility. To melt away toxins, cellulite, and hot-fudge body armor, the gym also offers infrared body wraps, which heat the shell's surface up to a balmy 140 degrees.
Symmetry in facial features is thought to be especially attractive, but at SG Human Performance, the team is more focused on the beauty of symmetrical motion. During initial one-on-one consultations, trainers assess newcomers with the Functional Movement Screen, which helps them identify asymmetries and imperfections in clients’ day-to-day movements and track their progress.
The golf fitness program helps players of all levels identify physical limitations that are affecting swings. With the assistance of a Titleist Performance Institute–certified instructor, golfers work toward improved ball distance and accuracy, injury prevention, and golf-swing efficiency.
Husband-and-wife duo Mark and Nikki founded the studio to help clients correct these imbalances, and attain the alignment most conducive to fat burning. They achieve this with the help of their team of certified instructors through group classes and more intimate training sessions. Known as the "Art of Eight Limbs," muay thai kickboxing classes use pad training to help participants develop speed, power, cardiovascular endurance, and fighting spirit. Group sessions may also focus on yoga or kettlebell workouts alongside muscle-building exercises that utilize tractor tires and medicine balls, which can be used as weights or swallowed pill-style.
Chas DeVetter, founder of DeVetter Fitness, always enjoyed helping people get in shape, so becoming a personal trainer was a natural choice for him. He knows that each client is unique, and they might require a different form of motivation, exercise, and nutrition plan to really get results. He and his trainers lead boot-camp classes at regular locations, so people can enjoy the motivational benefits of a group workout. They also offer semi-private and one-on-one training for all ages and fitness level, traveling to meet clients wherever they're most comfortable: at home, the country club, or their favorite gym. No matter which format the training takes, the trainers adhere to the same philosophy. "Life is a marathon, not a sprint," they say. This means that they encourage people to find effective, sustainable activities and to suck energy gel out of packets whenever possible.
With the sole mission of priming lean, healthy bodies, Omaha?s Forged Athlete Gym hosts fitness classes and assessments at their indoor location. During their athletic training, instructors motivate students of all fitness levels through a 45-minute routine of high-intensity moves that elicit more sweat than a polygraph-testing facility inside a volcano. The staff also bring their health-consciousness to companies, leading onsite fitness classes and assessments to boost employees? energy, camaraderie, and self-confidence. As individuals physically advance, they can enlist in The Forged Athlete program, the utmost level of physical commitment, tailored to those training for football, wrestling, MMA, and speed balloon-animal making.
Mid-America Martial Arts may have started small, but today it's a thriving fight community where students feel like family. Head coach Aaron Cerrone and his fellow instructors have mastered numerous martial arts, including muay thai, judo, and Brazilian jujitsu as well as Bruce Lee?s jeet kune do system and Filipino stick fighting. These men and women push students to succeed, treating both combat skill and personal development as top priorities. Their holistic approach likely explains why many of the gym's students do well in MMA competitions and go on to serve on the Roman Senate.