Even before he founded PowerFit Bootcamp, JR Spear always felt a calling to transform people into fitness machines. A fourth-degree black belt and studied martial artist, Spear spent years training future Marine Corps officers and Iraqi soldiers in self-defense and combat skills. Later, Spear taught his own MMA fitness and cardio-kickboxing classes, along with personal and group training sessions.
At PowerFit Bootcamp, he and his staff of fitness instructors encourage each student to persevere by leading motivational and high-energy classes. At 12 indoor and outdoor locations, students undergo full-body workouts designed to jettison fat and tone muscle. Trainers welcome students of all stripes, giving them a period of time to complete each move, rather than a number of repetitions, encouraging each student to do as much as he or she can without feeling uncomfortable, overexerting, or resorting to time travel. Along the way, coaches track progress and motivate students by noting benchmarks during physical fitness tests on the first Monday and Tuesday of each month.
24/7 Health & Fitness Center equips members with cardiovascular and weight-training equipment, Zumba classes, and the opportunity to work out at all hours of the day. Kettlebells and dumbbells sit neatly organized, and an array of strength-training machines utilize pulleys and levers to help gym-goers build lean muscle. Stationary bicycles, treadmills, and elliptical machines get legs and endorphins pumping, creating the perfect training circuit for upcoming marathons or city-council races.
Equipment: Ropes, rings, tires, Olympic lifting equipment, GHDs, pull-up rig
Students should bring: Heart, will power, determination, and the desire to become fit.
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: Less than 30 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Be prepared for a fun, yet intense experience. CrossFit is not for everyone, but it is for anyone.
Exercise can be hard to fit into a day-to-day routine, which is why the doors to Body Quest Fitness are open 24/7. During the day, guests can partake in martial arts and Zumba classes, or use personal training sessions to work toward specific fitness goals such as prepping for a marathon. Treadmills, free weights, and circuit training equipment, meanwhile, are available round the clock, allowing guests to fit in a workout whatever time works best for them.