The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.
With a staff of trainers made up of former professional and collegiate athletes, Extreme Fitness Boot Camp motivates both men and women to take on healthy habits for life. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, the troupe hosts rigorous boot-camp classes at three different locations. During the sessions, these experienced trainers push boot-camp attendees of all fitness levels through plyometric circuits, strength and agility drills, and plenty of cardio exercises. The company can also provide nutritional tips that—when coupled with these vigorous workouts—can help clients shed fat on tummies, sculpt muscles in arms, and sprout smart second heads from necks.
Yusuf Clack's passion for fitness is evident in every word he writes about ClackFit. He has created a gym for those who have encountered setbacks or frustrations with traditional workouts. With a focus on proper form, he helps clients who experience joint pain or aches to work out properly and without pain. Yusuf uses his infectious enthusiasm to motivate guests of all levels during workouts, which are tailored to each student.
With the motto “train insane or remain the same,” trainers at Silicon Valley Athletic Club pride themselves in helping their students undergo physical transformations. In daily boot-camp, spinning, and Zumba dance-fitness classes, they work one-on-one with clients, ensuring each one gets the most from the group workouts. Classes are held in the club's 35,000-square-foot space.
The certified instructors at CrossFit ESV empower clients of all ages and abilities to reach their fitness goals with a strength and conditioning program used by tactical operations teams, military special-operations units, and champion martial artists. Within the renowned American Kickboxing Academy, instructors coax out their clients' inner athletes, challenging perceived limitations with customized regimens of intense functional movements such as weightlifting and opening a stuck jar with just your mind. These exercises are tailored to optimize physical performance in the 10 most important fitness domains—cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy.
During his eight years of service in the Marine Corps, Montique Williams led an effort to whip soldiers into shape and to maintain weight standards. The experience made him realize that despite a heavily regimented setting, workouts can affect bodies in different ways. When he helmed his own cross-training program, he applied that lesson to his classes, adjusting drills and motivational strategies to suit each student. Likewise, he tailors his nutrition coaching to different goals and body types, drawing from detailed questionnaires, food journals, and trips to the grocery store to formulate dietary plans.
The NESTA-certified trainer has identified support as the second integral part of an effective exercise regimen. That's why his 45-minute sessions take place in a group environment, where positive encouragement trumps boot-camp-sergeant behavior such as yelling and forcing recruits to take timeouts for not tying their shoes properly.
Hura Atua Nui's staff believes exercise should be as fun as possible, as evidenced by its Tahitian dance fitness classes. During the 90-minute romps, exercisers follow instructor Michelle Tarleton's lead as she flows through a series of Tahitian dance numbers set to frenetically pounding Polynesian drum patterns. Keeping up with Tarleton requires ample energy and a willingness to part ways with calories.