Body Mechanix’s talented personal trainers, including a nationally ranked strongman and a Harvard grad, didn’t get buff all by their lonesome. Believing that encouragement and camaraderie make as much difference as weight and reps, they cook up ever-changing routines through collaboration with their fellow fitness gurus, a practice that allows them to share ideas and show off their ability to bench-press other bodybuilders. Individual lessons send clients sprinting across indoor stretches of turf or hiking heart rates with cardio and weight machines, whereas group classes help them sweat off inches with fast-paced boot-camp exercises or teach them how to jab out aggression with circuit boxing.
Although the coaches at Kimura CrossFit all teach the same functional workouts, they each bring different experiences to their craft. For example, founder Eugene has worked under the strength and conditioning coaches of the Oakland Raiders, in addition to playing college baseball. Co-founder Bernabe, on the other hand, has worked as an LE/MIL defensive tactics instructor in the U.S. Coast Guard. The rest of the staff follow with an equally athletic background, which enables them to properly coach members through Olympic weightlifting, gymnastics, and plyometric exercises. They oversee every session, challenging exercisers by tailoring the weights and repetitions, whether the workout involves swinging kettlebells, climbing ropes, or flipping and eating giant tires.
With a degree in personal training and plenty of experience working in fitness studios, Carlos Hurtado knows exactly what it takes to stay in shape. He founded Iron Core Fitness to share this knowledge via indoor boot camps and personal-training sessions, both of which are as effective as they are vigorous. If Hurtado takes his job seriously, it's because he takes a personal stake in his clients' wellbeing. "My goal is to help my clients reach the highest level of fitness possible," he says, whether their goal is to lose weight or merely to experience the thrill of throwing a car for the first time.
Treadmills, step classes, and free weights were making Joy Poulsen feel boxed in at the gym. She wanted a fun, up-tempo workout in the fresh air—that's why she created Inspire Fitness Boot Camps. Joy and her fellow coaches lead women in workouts that
never let campers stop moving, for fear they'll freeze that way. An emphasis on exercises that emulate real-life movement means bodies can fall into the workout naturally, which makes it both safe and effective.
Dance Co. was created to spread passion for dance. Today, Dance Co. is about more than just dance. Along with traditional dance programs like tap, jazz, and hip hop, Dance Co. also offers cardio kick boxing, total body boot camp, Irish Dance, Zumba, Pilates, and personal training. Children can begin dancing at Dance Co. from age 3 years through adolescents. Dance Co. also welcomes adults of all ages, believing that you are never too old to start dancing. Whether you're looking for some new dance moves or a fun way to lose weight, Dance Co. is the place for you to visit. Call the friendly staff at Dance Co. today to get started.
At Bay Area Fight Academy, a blocky and modernist exterior of white stone and glass contrasts with the graceful, organic craft practiced within. Under a pair of United States and Filipino flags, students might perform the simultaneously brutal and beautiful dances of kickboxing, jujitsu, or muay thai. A mixed-martial-arts class for children helps increase fitness and self-confidence, unlike a mixed-culinary-arts class, which only results in hamburger-flavored ice cream.