For Adam Farrell, college wasn’t a time of personal enrichment, but of unhealthy living. Once the young undergraduate student became dissatisfied with the party lifestyle he was leading in college, he began exercising regularly. He found that, unlike the quickly dissipating pleasures of pizza dinners and games of donut-glaze pong, exercise helped him cultivate the overall happiness and confidence he sought. He soon realized that he had both a passion and knack for personal training.
Ten years later, Farrell is a certified strength and conditioning specialist, a well-established personal trainer, and the owner of his own fitness facility. Aided by a staff of fellow fitness aficionados, he conducts boot-camp programs and athletic-performance-enhancement camps, leading high-intensity, circuit-style workouts that aim to slim physiques, tone muscles, and boost metabolisms. The trainers scale these workouts to accommodate clients of all athletic abilities and accommodate restrictive issues, including injuries and deep-seated fears of working out in mismatched gym socks.
Trainer and fitness guru Justin Bradshaw modeled SGT. H20's CombatSwim after the rigorous training he received as an Army diver. His challenging exercises encourage full-body fitness, using workouts that build stamina, boost metabolism, improve swimming skills, and promote weight loss. Incorporating the best of land-based cross-training systems, CombatSwim includes plenty of high-intensity interval training and pulse-hiking calisthenics. In the pool, water adds extra resistance that amplifies the effects of the exercises, which include swimming sprints, endurance swimming, and treading water with weights. Designed to sharpen the mind as well as the body, CombatSwim leaves exercisers with the same confidence and conditioning as some of the world's elite military warriors.
When Barron Jackson craves beauty, he doesn't always seek out a colorful sunset or a dramatic thunderstorm. For him, one of the most stunning sights to behold is a lifestyle that's changed for the better. As a certified personal trainer, Barron knows lots of people who embody this type of beauty. Many are his clients, who he coaches in boot camps at X-Train: A Fitness Community. During his indoor and outdoor camps, exercisers of all levels chase their fitness goals through intense workouts that pair motivation with cardio challenges and functional strength training. In addition to sculpting muscles with kettlebells and TRX suspension straps, participants forge friendships as they cheer one another on toward personal bests. A certified trainer supervises each session, stressing proper technique as the group performs core-toning bodyweight exercises such as push-ups and calorie-torching plyometrics such as jumping jacks. To help clients achieve a healthy BMI, Barron's team also provides free measurements, weigh-ins, and body-fat assessments along with nutrition classes.
The P90X workout system has been featured everywhere from US Weekly to Men?s Health. The technique is designed to work by pummeling muscles with a varied range of high-paced exercises, but it requires equipment and dedication. The team of P90X-Certified Trainers at Studio X provides the equipment and practice space for anyone up to the challenge of the innovative workout. Students of all ability levels explore the philosophy of muscle confusion, which expedites results by constantly changing routines in an attempt to prevent plateauing. At the gym, trainers lead numerous diverse and intense routines utilizing weights, kickboxing, yoga, stretching, and boulders that want their good sides turned toward postcard photographers.
With locations in 13 states across America, Stanton Optical helps clients from Georgia to California achieve better vision with prescription glasses, sunglasses, and contacts. Its shelves are stocked with more than 3,000 frames and sunglasses from high-end brands, including Coach, Calvin Klein, and Armani. Full-service onsite labs help optometrists immediately craft glasses and clone monocles without the delay of sending eyewear elsewhere. Eye exams are performed by independent eye doctors conveniently located within or adjacent to Stanton Optical stores.
The knowledgeable staff of physical therapists and massage therapists at Affiliated Therapy Group Practice, Inc. treat their clients’ muscular afflictions with traditional massages and alternative services such as aquatic therapy. Well-versed in Swedish, hot-stone, and prenatal massage techniques, the massage therapists work to increase circulation, relax muscles, and rehabilitate injuries from the comfort of a private treatment room. In addition to soothing kneads, the staff also nourishes skin with seaweed wraps, moisturizes hands with paraffin dips, and exfoliates feet with a salt scrub harvested from the region of the Atlantic with the most well-groomed dolphins.