Certified trainer Johnny at JBoFitness knows teamwork is integral to achieving fitness goals, but so is individualized attention. That’s why he combines the two during group boot-camp classes that feature intense exercises such as weightlifting, sprints, and even tractor-tire flipping. To meet everyone’s fitness needs, he also offers the Latin-dance-inspired Zumba, as well as fat-burning TurboKick that incinerates up to 1,000 calories per session.
After spending nearly 15 years experimenting with fad diets and ineffective workouts, James and Stephanie Cuilty found a program to which they could commit. The nationally certified personal trainers now lead the 45-minute classes at Warrior Fit Club, encouraging guests of all ages and builds to conquer a diverse palette of exercises. Five days a week, they gather campers indoors for an ever-changing, customized medley of cardio, resistance, and abdominal-tightening maneuvers. They motivate groups with supportive mantras and dispense basic nutrition tips, such as “Don’t eat that Necronomicon,” to instill healthy habits for life.
Power Fitness is a full-service fitness center dedicated to helping its clients get into the best shape of their lives. At the spacious studio, multiples of every cardio machine help cut down on wait times and group classes and strength training equipment give clients all the calorie-burning tools they need. The classes range from the dance-based Zumba and cardio kickboxing to boot camps that add an extra degree of difficulty. But the facility doesn't just cater to adults—programs such as Power Kids help young ones get in better shape, as do martial arts programs available for all ages.
Certified personal trainer Robert Schwartz wasn't always blessed with such a rippling physique. Before he started getting serious about training, he had a hard time running down the street without his fingers and toes swelling up. That's all a distant memory now, thanks to his dedication to an intense fitness regimen that helped him lose 100 pounds and get in the best shape of his life.
At RS Fitness for Life, Robert shares his proven workout strategies with others through boot camps and one-on-one personal-training sessions. His boot camps may involve everything from weightlifting to kickboxing, but the overarching focus is always on a high-intensity workout. Robert knows that fitness isn't limited to the gym, so he also offers nutritional and lifestyle counseling to interested clients.
Inspirit Yoga and Fitness Studio was designed to uplift both the body and spirit. Classes commence between honey-colored hardwood floors and soaring ceilings as certified instructors teach Zumba, yoga, and boot camp classes. Studio owner Ravenflower Dugandzic wanted to create a welcoming space for the community to come and learn about living a balanced lifestyle and even holds regular events and workshops at the studio. To help students along on their healthy quests, her classes include a detoxifying Hot Flow yoga class during which the heated room helps students stretch. On the other side of the spectrum, Zumba classes offer a full-body dance workout set to intense Latin rhythms. Clients can also indulge in an aromatherapy massage performed by a registered massage therapist.
Vanessa Valentin knew her own health and happiness increased through practicing dance and fitness, and she wanted to help other people feel the same way. She opened RhythmX to make it happen, a fitness and dance studio focused on Latin and hip-hop grooves.
Here, Vanessa and 10 other instructors conduct three types of Zumba classes, including Zumba, Zumba Toning, and Zumba Sentao, along with Latin hip-hop sessions. Unlike most hip-hop classes, which teach students a set routine, their sessions work to arm students with a core set of moves, helping them feel more comfortable on the dance floor.
Core Speed and Agility Training’s instructors have found a simple formula for athletic success: become faster and stronger than your competition. Owner Andre Williams rarely pauses to appreciate the simplicity of this formula. In fact, he seems always to be on the move. Williams designed his innovative speed-training program to enhance foot speed and cut down on race times through a series of progressive exercises. Though runners find this program effective as a means to an end, other athletes use it to complement specialized programs that isolate the muscles used in baseball, football, basketball, and other team sports.
Speaking of team sports, Core Speed and Agility Training also offers group classes that enhance speed and movement skills in a supportive, yet competitive setting. Students sweat through 60-minute workouts that combine cardio, strength, and flexibility exercises or focus on the movements associated with a particular sport. Baseball players can find further specialization in instructor John Madden’s pitching classes, which take advantage of the facility’s four indoor batting cages and legion of animatronic batboys.