Since 1990, Power Shack Fitness Centers have fostered a casual, low-stress ambiance at its four locations, eschewing the large crowds and intimidating vibes of many mainstream gyms. A retinue of nationally certified personal trainers is on hand to craft custom workout plans for members, acquainting them with the gym?s array of free weights, cardio machines, and functional training equipment. Group fitness classes are also led by nationally certified instructors. Offerings include barbell conditioning, yoga, spinning, dance, and power grunting. Depending on the location, you can also take advantage of tanning amenities or pick up nutritional supplements.
Shawn Augustson's path to golf was not a typical one: he served in the US Army for nearly a decade, and the injuries he incurred while serving in Iraq led him to the game. After picking up a club for the first time during his rehabilitation, Shawn turned his new-found passion into a career. At the College of Golf in Port Satin Lucie, Fl., he learned from some of the country's top instructors and PGA professionals while earning his degree. Today, sporting certification as an Impact Zone player, Shawn shares his wisdom with students during lessons at Weschester Golf Course.
Although built for exercising, you can't buy a membership to Pick Fit; instead, the staff considers their business an "environment of coaching." Customers purchase training packages to suit their needs, and Pick Fit instructors lead energetic group workouts—such as core-sculpting TRX suspension training—which break through the monotony of routines at traditional gyms. For an even more personalized experience, they work one-on-one with clients to formulate a workout that's tailored to their specific needs and goals.
CrossFit Future's high-ceilinged, 10,000-square-foot facility is anchored by kettlebell areas, ring stations, and deadlift bars waiting to be hoisted high. Trainers?each with a CrossFit Level 1 certification or better?fuel 60-minute group or one-on-one workouts with calls of encouragement. The fifteen-strong staff unites backgrounds as diverse as a mechanical-engineering degree, a fireman, and a seventh-place finish in the breaststroke in the 1996 Olympics. Using up to date equipment, the team motivates students to sprint up and down the back alley, drag sleds, or toss medicine balls.
Shape Fitness believes that since exercise is such an important part of a healthy lifestyle, people should be able to fit a workout into their own schedules. This spacious gym is staffed and open 24 hours per day, seven days per week, and clients here have access with their own key. Cardio and strength training equipment helps members stick to their fitness regimens, and group class are available for people who like to work out in a motivating, social environment. Certified personal trainers are also on hand to help train those looking to amp up their fitness routine.
A regular player in Hollywood martial arts movies, Ernie Reyes has earned membership in the Black Belt Hall of Fame, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Professional Martial Artists, and a World's Greatest Dad (Kicking Division) mug. One of Reyes' crowning achievements was training seven national champions in one year, so it's no surprise that his national martial-arts school produces disciplined and dedicated practitioners of numerous fighting styles. Programs include cardio kickboxing, mixed-martial-arts lessons, yoga classes, and children's martial arts.