The Mom 2 Mom Fitness program was created by moms to help women find a community and workout regime that is catered to their lifestyle. The expert instructors lead women through steap aerobics, core strengthening, and Zumba classes. They also offer a variety of programs such as personal training, group training, boot camp, nutritional counseling, and life coaching.
When Annie Federoff played volleyball in college, she realized she wasn't just making it through the workouts?she was pushing her teammates, too. She recognized her own ability to motivate others and founded her own personal-training business after graduation. In her 13 O'Clock Adventure Boot Camp she helps even more people live healthier lives. She leads campers through four-week sessions that get them into shape with a constantly varied cycle of activities, such as Pilates, weight training, and obstacle courses. On any given day, she might lead groups through jumping rope and doing yoga or taking off for a hike. Annie ensures that her students of all ability levels can safely do each exercise but still be challenged by the workout. As her athletes do functional-training and core-conditioning exercises, Annie watches to make sure everyone is using proper form to avoid injury and get the most out of each exercise.
Annie called the camps 13 O'Clock to refer to the mythical time when you plan to do something, but never actually get around to it. She helps her campers finally find time to get in shape, and the changing nature of each session keeps bodies from getting bored and falling asleep mid-pushup.
Born as the Greentree Racquet Club, Greentree SportsPlex underwent extensive renovation to emerge as an 80,000-square-foot, multi-sport facility. Free weights, kettlebells, and Legend Fitness weight machines line the bright red walls. Meanwhile, a batting cage comes in handy during onsite lessons that cover the fundamentals of playing baseball and softball, as well as surviving the uprising of pitching machines. During boot camps, instructors lead their groups through obstacle courses, core work, and whole-body exercises on the indoor turf. They also motivate clients during personal-training sessions and group fitness classes, including Zumba dance aerobics and spinning sessions set to energy-packed music.
Doctor of Chiropractic Tony Chappie is the perfect motivator for exercisers, as he’s been an athlete his entire life. He devoted 25 years to rugby, but when one too many injuries made traditional training impossible, he turned to kettlebells. As a chiropractor and owner of his own practice, he understands the rehabilitative effects of the bulbous weights and incorporates them into classes at his gym, Pittsburgh Kettlebell & Performance.
He defies the traditional gym formula of deploying exercisers onto rows of boredom-inducing machines, instead filling the fitness studio with Russian kettlebells, battle ropes, medicine balls, and sledgehammers. The unusual tools tone bodies at classes ranging from explosive kettlebell training to a Navy SEAL course—taught by retired SEAL Daniel Toth—that is more grueling than teaching a seal to stand at attention.