Healthy living has not always been a top priority for Alexander Simmons. But after watching his father battle cancer that was too advanced to respond to alternative treatments, Alexander knew he needed to change and take a preventive view toward health. Since adopting this outlook on wellness, Alexander has gone on to establish Wholebody Systems, where he helps everyone from athletes in their prime to senior citizens strengthen their muscles while minimizing stress on joints and ligaments with low-impact bioDensity and whole-body vibration machines.
With locales dappled throughout the Southeast and Midwest, the brains behind Workout Anytime funnel more than three decades of fitness-industry expertise into filling their gyms with positive vibes and state-of-the-art equipment. The fitness gurus spread Magnum-brand strength-training machines and cutting-edge treadmills—whose frames can support up to 500 pounds—throughout their hygienic antimicrobial floors. They also provide certified personal trainers, nutritional guidance, and weight-loss plans.
Workout Anytime's doors are open to members 24 hours a day every day of the year, permitting access to public exercise zones and areas that offer tanning and massage sessions. Each gym also strives to cultivate a familial atmosphere with staffers who memorize each guest's name and carve each one's Thanksgiving turkey.
Sweet Science Fitness was founded by a competitive boxer, but the gym is equally welcoming to students who just want the fitness benefits without the contact in the ring. Trainers say their boxing boot-camp classes are designed to burn up to 1,000 calories per session. Along with forging stronger bodies and faster metabolisms, Sweet Science?s workouts help boost fast-twitch-muscle development and improve hand-eye coordination, which comes in handy when defending yourself from the shadow that?s always following you.
In the eight years that Jay Broxton has worked in the fitness industry, he's trained people from all walks of life?from young kids to professional athletes and celebrities, including Kansas City starter Tank Tyler and newscaster Pam Oliver. Backed by a personal-training certification and a lifetime of athletic experience, Jay captains his own fitness program?Body That Works?where he joins fellow fitness instructors to lead clients though comprehensive boot-camp or personal-training workouts that combine cardio with strength-training and TRX-training techniques. Committed to battling youth obesity, Jay also conducts a variety of youth athletic training programs designed to prepare students for upcoming athletic seasons or full-contact chess tournaments.
From general medicine and chiropractic treatments to testing services and physical therapy, Wellness Plus Clinic covers every base of its clients' well-being. Perhaps this is why so many programs there seem to have multiple facets. The medically supervised weight-loss programs help patients shed unwanted pounds with services such as meal plans, hCG or B12 injections, and counseling. Chiropractic regimens work in tandem with pain-management plans to ease chronic pain. The doctors also rehabilitate people after car wrecks, sports injuries, and slap fights with the governor. In addition to its health-related services, the clinic handles such medical-aesthetics procedures as Latisse, cosmetic injections?such as Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, Restylane and Perlane?and skin cryo treatments. Wellness Plus Clinic accepts Major Medical Insurance plans for most of their services.
Atlanta Fitness Diva could be described as "girly" because of its pink walls and pink exercise bikes, or because of its exercise programs designed specifically for women. In the fun, welcoming, and women's-only environment, owner Pamela Molinari motivates gals of all ages, shapes, and sizes to burn calories and build muscles—but not bulky mass—through accessible training regimens. She calls upon on her more than two decades of experience as a female personal trainer as she leads fitness regimens designed to sculpt curves and burn off the often hard-to-lose pounds. In intimate training sessions and group classes, she and her team focus more on inspiring ladies to feel healthy, rather than slipping back into their elementary school snowsuits.