A good kettlebell swing engages the arms, core, and legs in a single action, not only strengthening them, but teaching them to work together. It's from this idea that Bob Garon takes his business's name: Synergy Kettlebell Training. At each of his four locations, he helps muscles synergize with new and different kettlebell regimens every day—instead of isolating specific body parts—usually themed around a specific workout principle that changes every two weeks. Each class lasts 30–45 minutes, the same amount of time it took the kettlebell's creator to come up with a name for his invention.
Hristo Hristov?an ACE and NASM certified trainer?believes that there are three pillars to a well-rounded fitness regimen: complexity conditioning, premium nutritional fuel, and a mental edge. Drawing from this three-tiered philosophy, he aims to help women achieve their fitness goals and adopt healthy lifestyles during highly orchestrated boot camps. His trademarked complexity conditioning utilizes nuanced movements to engage muscle structures both large and small, squeezing fuel from every cell in the body. Then, using his own meal and supplements guide, he helps clients recharge and continue to lose weight with premium nutritional fuel. Finally, the coach reveals the pregame thinking strategies high-level athletes use to coax wins out of themselves. Outside of the gym, he encourages students to use these psychological rev-ups before facing any of life's challenges, from interviewing for a job to penetrating an NFL defensive line in order to reach the restroom.
Nicholas Patrick has nearly a decade of experience as a personal trainer under his belt, but it's his training as a Marine Corps sergeant that help give classes at Corps Fitness Midwest an extra bit of discipline and intensity. Marine Corps techniques influence the group boot-camp and mini-boot-camp classes. Participants hoist kettlebells and lift weights as trainers provide motivation.
In addition to attentive personal-training sessions, the fitness center offers partner training that clients can participate in with a significant other or sentient Teddy Ruxpin. Athletes can take advantage of athletic-development training that helps hone endurance and focus through speed drills, strength training, and plyometrics.
Edgar Torres, the owner of Out of Body Fitness, draws on clinical studies and multiple fitness disciplines to help his clients achieve their fitness goals. They team up with South Elgin Budokan to offer mixed martial arts taught by MMA experts and real UFC fighters. Out of Body Fitness also specializes in private training, boot camps, and fitness classes the blend principles of yoga, kettlebell training, and Olympic weightlifting.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We are the first and only Jiu-Jitsu school in the Tri-City area of Geneva, Batavia, and St Charles.
Is your location strictly for adults, or can kids participate as well?
16 and up
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
The owner is a native of Geneva and his goal is to bring his passion for Jiu-Jitsu to his local area and share the benefits of the art with others.
What do you love most about your job?
Helping people learn a valuable and effective self-defense system while getting in shape and having fun while doing it.
Armed with a degree in kinesiology and experience as a health-club manager, Solution Fitness’s instructor converts personal training into a social activity. In outdoor boot camps, he keeps the atmosphere light and encouraging, guiding clients toward their fitness goals with a new workout each week.