The fitness instructors at 2 B Fit Training Studio hail from diverse backgrounds. Some have spent most of their lives stretching into the core-strengthening poses of yoga and Pilates, while others have earned certifications in physical therapy and wellness counseling. These specialties translate into a long list of classes held seven days a week, as well as a Young Athlete program that helps teenagers conquer the boulder toss that traditionally marks the end of puberty. Between fitness classes, students can keep up their commitment to health thanks to the studio’s nutritional programs.
The team at Biggest Loser Bootcamp taps into a variety of techniques to help their clients drop pounds and get healthy. Whether they're encouraging competitive spirits by offering prizes, fostering camaraderie during Fuzion Bootcamps, enlightening minds during nutrition classes, or keeping them accountable during one-on-one coaching, the purpose remains the same: to achieve fitness goals.
Franchise owner JT Trimper says that the programs attract everyone from "very, very fit" exercise lovers to people who need to get in shape—and they range from 18 to more than 70 years old. She says that the Fuzion Bootcamp program, for instance, can even help those who hate working out lose the pounds they need to. "We do have a large part of the population that doesn't want to exercise," she admits. Rather than surreptitiously super gluing dumbbells to their palms while they’re sleeping, she and her staff help these clients focus on their nutrition as a pathway to health, exemplifying the franchise’s client-focused philosophy.
Wooden accent panels line Fitness Connection's entryway, welcoming guests to burn fat and build muscle with the spacious studio’s rows upon rows of equipment. Guests melt stress in group classes or on cardio and weight-training equipment while joggers torch calories on treadmills as they step in time with playlists via the machine-mounted iPod docks or tune into TV shows on personal viewing screens. In one-on-one sessions, guests can glean toning tips from certified personal trainers, who calculate target heart rates and demonstrate how to use the exercise equipment. A modern locker room invites post-workout relaxation with a eucalyptus steam room, which is unfortunately free of baby pandas, and a juice bar restores energy levels with fresh fruit smoothies.
At Vitality Vibe Whole Body Vibration, there is a lineup of Whole Body Vibration machines, whose vibrating plates can help bodies minimize pain, boost energy levels, and experience weight loss. To further their clients' results, they also administer ultrasound cavitation treatments designed to reduce cellulite and tighten skin with visible results using a Cavi-Lipo Ultrasound machine, the only one of it's kind in Ontario. They also maintain infrared sauna and massage beds, where clients oust toxins via sweat.
The trainers at Bodies Unlimited don’t identify the business as a gym. Instead, they regard it as a wellness facility where teachers unite fitness seekers, massage therapists soothe muscles, and baristas refuel athletes with shakes and espresso. As complements to these services, coaches support weight-loss programs, counsel clients on nutrition, and facilitate athletic development for specific sports or competitions. Coaches and clients also pursue physical fitness outside the facility with a variety of outdoor activities, such as rock climbing, kayaking trips, and cart races through empty grocery parking lots.
The founders of Fitness 4 Success established their business as a family-fitness facility so that they could help provide solutions to the growing instances of obesity among Canadians, especially children. In addition to physical-fitness programs designed for adults and kids and teens, the staff trains athletes in developing agility and endurance for specific sports such as hockey, basketball, and soccer. Because the staff trainers see themselves as ambassadors for all aspects of healthy living, they conduct educational programs for kids in elementary and secondary schools as well as full-day summer camps filled with activities such as Zumba, hiking, and meditation.