Like any good personal trainer, Get Fit Sacramento's staffers relentlessly pursue their clients’ fitness goals, but they don’t limit themselves to one-on-one sessions to do it. Instead, they supplement individual training with group fitness classes, Zumba, and R.I.P.P.E.D. workshops, all held within their fully equipped facility. They toss in even more benefits for members that work outside the gym, such as supplying an e-cookbook full of healthy recipes or teaching pet dogs to say “Feel the burn!” Inside the facility, students whip around jump ropes, use BOSU balls to deepen pushups, and grunt in time with the clangs of weight-training machines. Slate gray equipment punctuates the expanses of teal blue walls along with motivational posters picturing sweating, smiling exercisers being chased by a sleuth of bears.
A few years ago, Matt Weaver came down with a serious case of Type-2 diabetes. He needed to get into shape. After much searching, Matt realized that no gym in the area could help him with the kind of intense, focused regimen he needed. He started putting together his own fitness curriculum, wrangling his health into a manageable headlock. With that sorted, Matt set out on a mission to open a facility like the one he'd searched so hard for but was unable to find.
That's where Results the 24 Hour Gym comes in. There, Matt and his business partner have avoided common industry pitfalls, such as throwing clients at a gauntlet of workout equipment, or hiring toned mannequins to lead fitness classes. Instead, they've assembled a team of trainers to spearhead various high-energy group-training programs. Boot camps, for instance, are packed with motivation and little dose of the competitive spirit to help exercisers squeeze the most out of every minute. Meanwhile, the R.I.P.P.E.D. program combines resistance, interval, and plyometric training techniques, all of which exercisers perform to the motivating beat of up-tempo tunes.
Upon entering HAVUK Fit 2 Fight Training Center, visitors get in the zone as they glance at phrases such as “If u haven’t sweat an ounce, time for u to bounce!” and “Pain is weakness leaving the body!” scribbled on the wall. These motivational words hint at the no-excuses mentality that instructors work to instill in their students as they lead MMA, wrestling, self-defense, and muay thai kickboxing classes for youngsters and adults alike. For less combative workouts, they also schedule boot-camp sessions that improve one’s chances of winning their family’s Thanksgiving Day arm-wrestling contest.
Members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard come together at the starting line of The Armed Forces Day – Five-Mile Mud Run. It pays homage to military men and women at almost every turn—it takes place on Armed Force Day, and it is designed to support military charities. Participants will even barrel through boot camp-style obstacles such as mud pits, tunnels, walls, and a push-up station. And while the first wave of the first wave is reserved for military men and women, subsequent waves are open to everyone else, including kids and Swamp Things.
Born from a desire to optimize fitness through a balance of training and support, Elite Performance and Fitness harbors a team of certified trainers dedicated to designing individual programs that achieve measurable results. Like a staring contest with a colossal squid, effective fitness training relies on constancy and intensity, which is why each of the 12 one-hour sessions will innovate new approaches to reaching your fitness goals. Before beginning a regimen, clients receive a comprehensive physical evaluation to determine flexibility, body-fat percentage, caloric expenditure, and montage style preference: Rocky II or Rocky IV. Included nutritional counseling identifies self-sabotaging habits and helps evaluate the effectiveness of healthier alternatives through a diet-and-exercise journal.
Having adapted his training philosophies over the years, Austin Gwaltney quickly realized that there is no substitute for intensity. At Innovative Strength & Conditioning, hard work pays off as exercisers test their limits with a bevy of traditional and innovative routines. Gwaltney’s highly efficient workouts use full-body, multi-muscle movements to simultaneously ramp up the metabolism, burn fat, and build muscle. Gwaltney and his team also work with students who haven’t worked out in weeks, getting them up to speed after a winter spent on the couch or a spring spent in a Fluffernutter cocoon.