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.
Anytime Fitness, which boasts more than 1,800 clubs in North America, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fitness seekers challenge themselves on cardio and Hammer Strength machines and hoist Iron Grip free weights in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they’re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness’s staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms or hop into one of the tanning booths available 24 hours a day.
At MEDFITNESS, the term "sustainability" has nothing to do with the environment. It refers to creating healthy lifestyles that clients can realistically maintain. MEDFITNESS founder Richard J. Wolf, a registered dietitian and nutritionist, knows that wellness is equal parts nutrition and fitness. That's why his regime involves safe, effective personal training as well as diet-based weight management.
Western medicine may stem from centuries of technological and scientific advancements, but Chinese medicine relies on millennia-old practices that take a broader view of health care and well-being. These practices inspire the staff members at Point Flow Acupuncture, who aim to treat their clients with personalized therapies—such as restoring balance with acupuncture, herbal formulas, or massage—and encourage the body's natural healing processes. In addition to addressing the symptoms, holistic therapies aim to improve health across the entire body by treating the underlying causes.
Point Flow Acupuncture's founder, Joyce, began her health-care career more than 30 years ago as a radiologic technologist. In addition to working closely with ob-gyn physicians and reproductive endocrinologists, she also suffered from the physical and mental trauma of polycystic ovarian syndrome. These professional and personal experiences inspired Joyce to create a studio dedicated to addressing infertility and women's health concerns. However, she chose to leave behind the medical practices from her first profession and fully commit to the natural, holistic treatment methods that first granted her relief from her own pains.
Doctor of Chiropractic Sheryar Masud puts his chiropractic skills to use combating scoliosis and other spinal conditions. He also alleviates everyday aches and pains through manual adjustments and acupuncture treatments. To help prevent further health complications in his patients, Dr. Masud dispenses lifestyle advice and nutritional counseling, such as how much protein is really needed in a diet and which color Starburst has the fewest calories.