A personal trainer with multiple certifications, Bruce Davis makes no bones about how his clients can achieve their fitness goals. Bruce is clear: they must be responsible for achieving their results—but he will be there to help every step of the way. In boot-camp sessions, he uses kettebells, which are user-friendly and efficient, and, depending on clients' needs, can focus on sport training and weight loss. Personal-training sessions are also offered and can take place at home, where clients can train in comfort while trying to solve the mystery of what cats do all day.
Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores with Pilates and amp up heart rates along to the pulsating soundtracks of Les Mills routines.
Only lightning or torrential downpours will stop the dedicated instructors at St. Pete Boot Camp from holding their outdoor boot-camp classes. Their commitment to fitness shines through in other places, too, especially in the high-intensity workouts that they devise. Each one combines exercises such as tire flips, sprints, resistance-band workouts, and pushups in order to engage multiple muscles at a time, helping to burn more calories. They partner these intense sessions with nutritional tips and at-home exercises for clients to teach to out-of-shape imaginary friends. Those in search of a more relaxed workout also can enlist in their yoga classes, which boost flexibility while reducing one’s chances of suffering from muscular injury.
Reflective Moment Massages' owner, Lynne Wetherell, spent 20 years working in the medical industry before translating those skills into a career in massage therapy. Today, she works with two colleagues to provide clients with the benefits of skilled kneadings in a variety of massage modalities. Massages?from classic full-body relaxation and deep-tissue treatments to sessions that focus solely on the hands and feet?can have a great impact on stressed-out moms, achy athletes, and people tired from blinking for an entire day.
Tour de Pizza reimagines a traditionally hearty comfort food as a part of a healthy diet, with chefs creating mouthwateringly fresh pies from wholesome veggies, olive oil, and roma tomatoes. The restaurant takes its name from owner Matt McClellan's 2008 bike journey from St. Petersburg to New York, which saw him stopping at pizzerias on the way to prove that pizza can be part of a health-conscious lifestyle and not just the food of choice for couch potatoes or rebellious cartoon teenagers. Diners can sink their teeth into pizza that McClellan ate on his diet such as the traditional margherita pizzas topped with slices of roma tomato and slivers of fresh basil, or sample a Pearsciutto pie crowned with pears, prosciutto, and gorgonzola cheese.
In addition to supping on the handmade breakfast and dinner pies that constitute McClellan's 30-day pizza diet, guests can munch on stuffed strombolis and meatball subs, or jump-start their appetites with savory garlic knots and cheese bread.