Impact Fitness's personal trainer and weight-loss specialist strives to change every person he works with. He helps his clients shape and tone their bodies into the best shape of their lives with 40-minute high-intensity workouts meticulously designed to meet the needs of individuals and groups. Rather than boring themselves with endless hours on the treadmill or circuit machines, gym-goers wake up their muscles with functional exercises that employ kettlebells, Plyo Boxes, Slam Balls, Battle Ropes, and doomsday devices. The variety of workout types adheres to busy schedules and hectic lives of students, from team-building corporate training to athlete training to Muscle Up Mommy and Me sessions.
The instructors of Cherise’s Heavenly Fitness structure their lessons to adhere to the club slogan, “Where friendships are made and bodies are changed.” Instructors, including AFAA-certified Kelli Durrance, believe that when people have fun at the gym, they're more likely to continue their fitness regime (plus a little fun during exercise never hurt anyone). Whether sweating in a Zumba class, strengthening in a yoga session, or bench-pressing legal documents in a boot-camp class, students are surrounded by like-minded folk ready to slim their torsos and share a smile.
After a stint training Division I college athletes, Heath Barrow opened his own personal-training business. He works with clients of all ages, and specializes in helping those in their 40s, 50s, and beyond get into shape. His oldest client was a 92-year-old WWII veteran, while his youngest client was a 3-month-old marathoner. He also runs group circuit-training classes that combine exercises with bands, balls, and dumbbells.
"Chiropractic chose me," says Doctor of Chiropractic Wendy Edwards of Be Well. After struggling to recover from an injury sustained in a car accident, Wendy found that chiropractic care not only relieved her pain, but stopped the chronic sinus infections and headaches that had plagued her all her life. She now helps her patients find wellness by focusing on four pillars of health: chiropractic care, eating right, staying active, and thinking well. Like actual pillars, these metaphorical pillars lend stability to the structure of one's life, but unlike actual pillars, they aren't self-aware.
Believing that people need 24/7 access to a gym in order to work out around their busy schedules, Anytime Fitness offers a reliable spot to work up a sweat and take group classes. Everything clients need to burn calories and build muscle can be found at the fitness center, from cardio and weight-training machines to free weights and certified personal trainers. Members can dance into a Zumba class, or hop into an onsite tanning booth to add a sun-kissed glow to newly bulging muscles.
Bernadett Matassa discovered her passion for fitness at a young age, when her parents signed her up for kickboxing, gymnastics, and soccer classes to keep the mischievous youngster out of trouble. This passion for fitness followed Bernadett into adulthood, and she went on to become a trainer, powerlifting champion, and professional bikini model. Today, she brings her dedication and years of experience to her own fitness program—BE #1. Through boot-camp classes and personal-training sessions, the expert instructor helps her students slim physiques and tone muscles.