At Karate Atlanta, students as young as 4 develop physical coordination and build deep stores of self-confidence during Tiny Tigers and Juniors classes.?Once they've graduated to adult classes, students aged 13 and older learn to protect themselves through ancient martial-arts?techniques.?All classes take place in a?safe,?positive learning environment, and the school even offers specialty programs that focus on goals such as dealing with bullying or developing awareness of strangers.?
Beginning in 2001 as a small fitness operation in the basement of an office building, Pure Barre has since blossomed into a widely acclaimed, widely publicized approach to exercise with a nationwide following. Dancer, choreographer, and fitness buff Carrie Rezabek Dorr founded Pure Barre more than a decade ago in Birmingham, MI. Since then, Carrie has traveled around the country, hopping from gym to gym demonstrating the innovative program that draws techniques from ballet. Much like angering a witch with a penchant for frog spells, performing the Pure Barre technique can be a fast and effective way to transform your body. Motivating music slices through the 60-minute workouts, each of which utilizes a ballet barre and small isometric movements designed to burn fat and tone muscles.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Don't let the boot camp tag fool you. I'm not a real boot camp instructor with all the yelling and screaming. If you are intimidated by the gym environment, this might just be the place for you.
Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged?
Accountability and camaraderie.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
The general apathy of personal trainers and fitness instructors towards their clients. Keeping smaller groups means that you're not just a number in a gym exercise class.
What do you love most about your job?
When I hear the words "I fit into those jeans from such and such time ago!"
Healthy living has not always been a top priority for Alexander Simmons. But after watching his father battle cancer that was too advanced to respond to alternative treatments, Alexander knew he needed to change and take a preventive view toward health. Since adopting this outlook on wellness, Alexander has gone on to establish Wholebody Systems, where he helps everyone from athletes in their prime to senior citizens strengthen their muscles while minimizing stress on joints and ligaments with low-impact bioDensity and whole-body vibration machines.