Reliance Auto Body & Paint's ASE-certified technicians seem to be able to turn back time. Their services help vehicles look as though they just came off the assembly line?restoring dents and cracks from collisions and refinishing paint jobs dulled by prolonged mud baths with a dealership-strength spray booth and baking facility. They can even transform dowdy wheels into shimmering beauties and lackluster front ends into sparkling facades with a complimentary detail following any paint work.
Master trainer Grace De La Rue understands the difficulty of losing weight. Even as a proficient martial artist with a third-degree black belt in tae kwon do and several championship titles, she still carried around a bit of extra weight. It wasn’t until she studied nutrition—and eventually garnered an APEX nutrition certification—that she was able to drop the pounds and understand the ins and outs of weight loss. Today, Grace puts her expertise to use in developing Fatfighter Fitness’s boot-camp programs, through which she and certified personal trainer Erick LeVell guide her clients. In addition to challenging workouts at Fatfighter’s indoor facility, she provides trainees with meal plans and tips to help them shed weight and maximize their fitness.
Snap Fitness 24-7, bustling with cardio and strength-training gear, throws open the doors to its state-of-the-art facilities 24/7. Before exercisers put sneaker to treadmill or lift their first weight, personal coaches meet with them to talk about their fitness goals before suggesting a personalized fitness plan based on each client's strength, and cardio condition. The gym keeps members motivated with regular check-in calls and demystifies healthy eating with custom online meal plans designed by nutritionists.
Weak bodies are whittled into lean, muscular fighting machines as instructors at American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) teach the martial arts styles used for UFC competition, self-defense, and overall conditioning. Men, women, and kids train in the company of students such as professional fighter Cain Velasquez and instructor Daniel Cormier, a former Olympian. AKA splits its MMA, jujitsu, and muay thai kickboxing classes among four facilities, with group-training sessions and private professional sessions taking place in modern training studios with heavy bags, speed bags, and Olympic-grade mats. The Hillside location also features a professional-size ring for sparring or marriage-proposal practice, and the two-story AKA headquarters on Realm Avenue highlights an MMA cage, TRX suspension room, and cardio theater stocked with StairMasters and Jacobs Ladder machines.
Equipment: Airdyne Bikes, TRX suspension bands and rip trainers, weights, boxing equipment
Students should bring: Bottled water, towels, comfortable tennis shoes.
Average class length: 30?60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
We help our students set goals and work with them individually until their goals are achieved.
Do you believe in the maxim, "No pain, no gain?? Why or why not?
No, exercising should not be dreaded. It should be something you want to do to achieve ultimate goals. Of course it is not always fun, and it's sometimes painful. However, at D.A.S.H we make sure our students are challenged enough to feel good about their workouts and progress toward their goals.