As the owner of AnyWhere Fitness and a certified level-one CrossFit trainer, Brianna Bailey cuts through excuses with no-nonsense boot camp sessions held at local parks. She guides students through conditioning exercises used by police academies and military personnel, and posts daily workouts to her site so students can catch up at home. When she isn't leading groups through pushups and planks, she trains students individually with constantly varied exercises that include weight training and bear juggling.
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.
Though she prefers to work out in the studio, Hilary Pekin has probably been in thousands of homes. That's because, in her work for STEP company, she performed in their at-home workout video—one of many contributions that she's made to the industry since becoming a certified fitness trainer in 1986. Today, she takes on clients at Fit Chicks and Dudes, helping them to lose fat, gain muscle, and improve their athletic performance with customized training programs. She has a diverse set of tools at her disposal, including weights, rowing machines, and suspension straps. By combining strength and cardio exercises into challenging routines, she keeps her students from plateauing and growing bored. And, as a perk of membership, they can return to the studio at their own schedule to practice their form.
Fitness Together is all about synergy. Specialized in one-on-one training, the center’s certified trainers design fitness programs that unite strength training, cardio routines, and nutrition plans that work together to catalyze weight loss. The plans’ strength-training component, dubbed Aspire 8, fuses resistance training and cross training to build solid core muscles without ever having to tear a phonebook in half. During Cardio Together regimens, the trainers get patrons’ heart rates pumping with a mix of aerobic workouts. Finally, the education-oriented Nutrition Together programs teach patrons how to make more healthy food choices, leading to a lifetime of nutritious eating habits.
Sports A Rama East Cobb’s multisport facility encompasses 30,000 square feet of batting and pitching cages, a 3,000 square foot indoor turf field, and a half-court basketball gym. Athletes can train with the facility’s coaches to fine-tune sport-specific skills in baseball, basketball, football, softball, and lacrosse, or focus on all-around speed, strength, and endurance for improved cow-tipping techniques. Two large party rooms, an inflatable moonwalk, and an arcade create a welcoming, family-friendly environment for birthday parties or youth athletic teams.
Trainer Michael Ware heads up challenging group classes at CrossFit Breaking Boundaries, leading high-intensity interval routines and varied workouts that help clients avoid falling into a rut. Ware's CrossFit-style classes incorporate weightlifting, tire flipping, and speed and agility exercises, and he can adjust exercises to suit the fitness level of each participant.