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.
Ever since he was a kid, JC Charles has been bursting with boundless energy. Throughout high school and college, he spent all of his free time playing on football and basketball teams. As an adult, this abundance of energy would eventually land him a career in the fitness industry, fueling him through years of personal training and fitness management in gyms throughout California.
Today, JC continues to pull from his mighty athletic spirit at his own fitness studio—Elite Fitness and Performance. Amidst the studio's exercise machines, mats, and free weights, JC and his team of certified trainers lead personal-training sessions, boot camps, and sports-conditioning classes throughout the week. Through their creative and challenging classes, the instructors aim to improve students' level of fitness and overall wellbeing, as well as help them achieve goals such as losing weight, toning muscles, and scaling Mount Everest in a single back flip.
Yoga Loka co-founders Bill and Sandy McCauley, inspired by the centering benefits of Bikram yoga, worked to achieve Bikram teaching certification and open their own yoga studio in 1995. Now supported by a talented team of instructors, the McCauleys welcome students of all experience levels to discover the 90-minute Bikram style. During each class, instructors lead students through a set of 26 postures and two breathing exercises, and the studio's balmy temperatures, like South American vacations, induce sweating to help rid the body of toxins and build an appreciation for winter.
The instructors at H.I.I.T Fitness stay upbeat and energetic as they inspire and motivate students through intensive H.I.I.T camp and boxing classes. NASM-certified owner Michael Ortega, a former professional boxer and MMA fighter, alongside NSCA certified personal trainer Matthew Reiswig and ASFA certified personal trainer Emily Smith, specialize in tailoring these fun and innovative fitness regimens to help clients meet all kinds of personal goals, whether it be to trim down, improve strength, or tone up until you can stay late at the museum by being mistaken for a marble statue. Clients can see their progress first-hand in the studio's mirrored walls.
Sham Sanghera's team leads students of all levels through intense fitness regimens within his intimate, wood-floored studio. He offers both personal training and boot camps, integrating his extensive fitness education into personalized sessions.
Curves encourages women to take the reins of their physical health with positive, supportive fitness classes and gym sessions. Pioneering the circuit-training regimen, the gym's trainers crafted a 30-minute workout that accommodates women of all fitness levels with a combination of strength training and cardiovascular exercises. For maximum benefit, workout sessions operate in tandem with the trainers' encyclopedic knowledge of diets, nutrition, and gravity.