Revive Fitness, LLC co-owners Robert Jones III and Amie Adcock know a thing or two about fitness. Jones has been featured on Comcast's Fitness On Demand TV-based workouts, and Adcock is a National Figure Competitor and fitness model who previously struggled with her own weight, and can readily relate to her clients' desire to get healthy. Together with their team of personal trainers, Jones and Adcock eschew the typical machine-based routines popular in some gyms in favor of dynamic workouts that rely on functional equipment and exercises. The staff leads fat-burning group classes that utilize cycles, kickboxing moves, and exercisers' own body weight, building coordination and endurance more effectively than a dance-off between rival dodge-ball teams. The fully packed schedule accommodates any age or ability level, ranging from intense, suspension-strap-based TRX workouts to an all-level yoga class where breathing techniques and postures are used to enhance relaxation and flexibility.
A postclass massage soothes aching muscles and fulfills each student's recommended daily allowance of heated stones. To promote clean eating, the center also offers nutrition counseling and a juice bar that blends up tasty protein shakes made with fresh fruit and fortifying add-ins such as vitamin C or chutzpah.
Trainer and Fuse Fitness Studio founder Jason Zawodniak strives to help his patrons overcome their mental and physical obstacles to looking and feeling awesome. His high-intensity express workouts motivate beginners to sculpt lean physiques and fuel fitness diehards with the fire to blast past their fitness plateaus. Although they offer co-ed programs, Zawodniak and his team of nationally certified trainers specialize in women's fitness. Their programs help gals burn fat and build muscle in intensive group fitness classes paired with one-on-one training sessions, which are customized to each individual's goals and needs. In addition to exercise sessions, Jason and his staff keep students on the path to chiseled physiques with ongoing nutritional support, regular fitness seminars, and at-home motivation through emails, phone calls, and telepathy.
Though calories flee despairingly from the long lines of weight racks and cardio equipment that stretch across FitQuest Fitness’s expansive gym, a friendly staff escorts first-time guests on tours of the 10,000-square-foot facility and expansive hardwood fitness rooms. Independent-minded patrons can huff and puff their way through solo workouts on Magnum Fitness circuit-training machines or show off their biceps to dashing mirrored counterparts during free-weight curls. Hearts pump in communal harmony during more than 10 group fitness classes that blend muscle confusion to prevent plateauing, interval training, and quick intensity changes into a fat-busting cocktail. Students sweat out their inner children in 45-minute Fitness Toy Box classes that obliterate torpidity by way of sandbags, medicine balls, and resistance jack-in-the-boxes, and 60-minute Zumba classes melt away calories with fiery Latin dance moves. After the high-intensity presses, curls, and squats of the Get Pumped class, a relaxing hour of yoga can foster a frame of mind conducive to composing mature breakup letters to lovehandles.
With an arsenal of workout regimens and classes, Willie Blanks—brother of Tae-Bo creator Billy Blanks—carries on the family tradition as he and his team of trainers lead healthy hopefuls to their goals. Students of the Wil-li-netics program are instructed in positive thinking and self-motivation as well as physical strength, giving them the mental wherewithal to pursue their fitness ambitions and telekinetically deflect cannon-propelled hot dogs. Individual attention comes in the form of a series of personalized routines, which may feature step aerobics, kickboxing, dance, or hand-weight workouts. An approximately one-hour massage (a $50 value) softens tight tendons, and a series of 15-minute life-coaching sessions (a $12.50 value per session) tones thought patterns into sleeker, more positive outlooks. Each gym membership entitles trainees to as many classes as their de-jellified limbs desire (up to a $60 value).
As an associate Baptiste Vinyasa yoga teacher, studio owner Linda Zogas strives to develop personal relationships with each of her students as she guides them in their yoga practice. She draws upon previous teacher training with celebrated yogi Baron Baptiste and continues to deepen her knowledge through boot camps and workshops. With help from her three fellow certified instructors, Linda leads a schedule of heated Vinyasa-based classes designed to help beginner, intermediate, and advanced students sculpt long, lean muscles, increase flexibility, and tame restless spirit horses.