Villari's Family Centers aim to bring families together. To do this, the martial-arts studio offers classes for children and adults that take a modern approach to self-defense and fitness. Little ones and parents are also encouraged to bond as they explore and imagine amidst an indoor playground, or refuel at the WiFi-friendly café, which serves up healthy eats, such as rice bowls, skewers, and gourmet soups, seven days a week. The center also offers a variety of classes for both children and adults, including self-defense fitness, arts and crafts, and music.
No Pain No Gain's certified personal trainer, Christian, lives to help people get in the best shape of their lives. His excitement and enthusiasm about fitness, combined with a knowledge of the best way to work out, create energetic and effective personal and small-group training sessions. Gym-goers burn fat and build lean muscle rapidly under Christian’s tutelage—his mixture of cardio, strength training, and CrossFit moves shred calories and produce measurable results. As well as personal training, Christian offers gait analysis, nutritional counseling, and a friendly, familiar face, ready to motivate clients and push them toward their goals.
Derek Price, owner of CrossFit Preferred, has a unique understanding of the human body's physical limits. He played professional football for the Detroit Lions and has a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Life University. At CrossFit Preferred, he and his fellow CrossFit Level 1–certified coaches introduce clients to their own limits during daily CrossFit workouts. The workouts, which are designed for everyone from kids to seasoned athletes, consist of quickly performed squats, pull-ups, push-ups, and other functional exercises.
The word "insidious" implies something sneaky—a change that creeps up on you so gradually that it might go unnoticed. It's a bit of a misnomer for a strength-and-conditioning facility that specializes in CrossFit, an intense workout program that achieves fast, noticeable results with exercises that vary constantly. At CrossFit Insidious, students of all fitness levels push, pull, squat, and lift their way through workouts that leave them with empty gas tanks and rippling abdomens. What's remarkable is that they do this without any of the conventional equipment you might expect to find at a big-box gym. To facilitate functional movements that target various muscle groups at once, CrossFit coaches encourage their students to run away from treadmills and toward free weights such as kettlebells, barbells, and Liberty Bells.
Question Silas McCracken about a typical workout at Body Artist FIT Club, and the fitness trainer would describe the gym's signature boot-camp class, listing its challenging exercises and tummy-toning effects. Throughout the week, Silas and the other instructors captain these beginner-friendly boot-camp sessions as well as an intensified version for more experienced fitness seekers. When they aren't overseeing boot camps, the versatile trainers lead lively small-group workouts—including no-impact classes for active seniors—and custom personal-training sessions. A nutritionist also provides dietary guidance to help clients assess their needs and develop personal meal plans.
While most kids his age were building dexterity in the thumbs they used to play arcade machines, future Impact founder Steve Fischkin was building his muscles. At the age of 16, he was a national title-holding body builder. But shortly thereafter, an injury led to a loss of motivation, and Steve gained more than 100 pounds. On the long road back to health and fitness, he had an epiphany: The real goal should be staying fit for life, not relying on fad workouts and diets to lose weight quickly.
The program he developed balances sweat and dedication with lighthearted activities. Steve believes that if people don’t find a way to enjoy working out, they’re going to stop doing it. A typical boot-camp-style workout at his studio balances intense kettlebell swings and core work with agility training that involves foam projectiles from a Nerf gun. In addition to group training, Impact members enjoy private coaching sessions, goal-setting strategies, personalized nutritional guidance, and a personalized message sent back in time from a future president.
On a typical bike ride, you might feel soreness in your legs, but spinning classes on RealRyders spread the effort around—even to your abs. In just this fashion, the expert trainers at My Fitness Studio, LLC find ways to help guests train harder to reach their fitness goals, whether during spinning instruction or in group fitness classes that focus on full-body exercises. RealRyders work their cycling magic by dipping and tilting during class in a way that engages the core and simulates urges to do the electric slide. Trainers also make use of TRX bands during group fitness classes, which help stretch and strengthen muscles with techniques developed by Navy SEALs.