Melissa McGarvey tried diets. She tried long-distance running and exercising for hours at a time. But she didn't get the results she wanted until she found the individualized program that was right for her—she began training as an all-around athlete. Today, she helps guests find the right fitness regime for their own body type and lifestyle through intense personal-training sessions.
There's more to taking care of yourself than bathing, sleeping, and changing your brain's batteries. That's why Total Fitness offers comprehensive, results-oriented fitness packages to help clients by way of exercises and nutrition. These private sessions can also help with things such as toning your abs or removing the quarters your uncle keeps hidden behind your ear.
Instructors at Seventh Circle Fitness lead daily workouts designed to increase metabolism. Each short, intense session—modified according to each student's skill level—combines Olympic lifts with cardio and plyometric training such as rowing, running, and jump rope. No two workouts are the same within a 75-day period.
Anytime Fitness, as the name suggests, is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year with nonstop security. Novice calorie burners and ripped Michelangelo models alike can take advantage of unlimited access to the facilities, which equip bodies with enough treadmills, cycles, elliptical machines, weights, and TV-topped cardio machines to train them to run a marathon inside of a swimming pool filled with mud. Highlight the results of fat-frying and muscle-mass-magnifying sessions with unlimited tanning, which is included with memberships, in a bevy of beds that paint ripply physiques a brilliant shade of bronze.
For more than 35 years, guests of Courthouse Fitness have conquered every hindrance to personal health, taking advantage of a multilayered approach that addresses fitness, diet, and broader facets of well being. Beyond basic features such as weight training, cardiovascular equipment, and immobile floors that force walking, membership grants access to more than 320 group fitness classes that populate each week's schedule, integrating practices such as Pilates and yoga along with aqua Zumba and Jazzercise. Courthouse Fitness's follow the philosophy that being fit means being empowered to embark on any kind of adventure you want. A core tenet within that philosophy is the belief in fun. The staff does not emphasize a rating system or hierarchy, instead evaluating progress in terms of whether clients become more able to experience an enjoyably active life. Onsite childcare providers take care of young ones while parents work out, and many youth activities also keep kids busy, including swimming and special-needs dance classes. Courthouse Fitness is also part of a network of 70 clubs in the Pacific Northwest; members can work out at those facilities as guests when on the road.
Writer Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” This sentiment inspires Evan McDaniel, the certified personal trainer who own Fitness Inspired Training Studios. To propel clients toward their goals both inside and outside the gym, he infuses small-group workouts with a hearty dose of motivation, encouragement, and excitement. McDaniel draws upon fitness-oriented bachelor's degrees and experience working for WebMD to devise an ever-changing lineup of workouts that challenge patrons with bodyweight exercises, cardio challenges, and a variety of functional training tools.
His signature boot camp, Total Training, zeroes in on participants' goals, from slimming down for weddings to gearing up for marathons or thumb-wrestling tournaments. During these 30-minute sessions, exercisers of all levels feed on the moral support of their classmates to heave sandbags, swing kettlebells, jump onto sturdy boxes, and stretch resistance bands. In addition to absorbing fitness and safety tips from the trainers, exercisers receive nutrition coaching, which teaches them how to make healthful food choices and to differentiate between a banana and a Twinkie.