CrossFit Tukwila?s coaches make sure that no one is left on their own while exercising. Not only do the coaches lead classes through daily workouts, but they also stop and make adjustments so people of various fitness levels remain equally challenged. The gym stocks kettlebells in different weights, barbells with a medley of weighted plates, plyometric boxes in different heights, and equipment that can be executed with modifications, including gymnastics rings, climbing ropes, and sleds. Classes can also move outside during the warmer months. CrossFit Tukwila has a pathway within feet of its backdoor with direct access to the Green River Trail. Members need not worry about fast moving cars or busy roads while enjoying their runs.
Highline Athletic Club offers more than 50 group classes every week in a safe, clean, and cobra-free gym environment, and Groupon customers will get to take any 10 of the club’s hour-long classes on its Group-X aerobics schedule. During Group Ride, cyclists mount stationary bikes in the cycling studio and burn their calories to ashes while pretending to climb impossible inclines and treat Lance to a mouthful of their back wheel's gravel in the Tour de France. Group Centergy combines yoga, Pilates, and uplifting music to help participants reduce stress and organize their bodies’ unalphabetized energy, whereas Group Power uses simple yet challenging squats, lunges, presses, curls, and triple back flips for a complete workout that addresses all the major muscle groups. Finally, let your sweaty hair down with a dance-happy hour of shaking, shimmying, popping, locking, and Charlestoning in Group Groove.
Every Hot Feet Fitness class shares one important feature: a practice space heated to more than 90 degrees with 40% humidity. These sweltering conditions present an additional challenge during workouts, although the heat is also responsible for some valuable benefits. In addition to raising heart rates and boosting circulation throughout the entire body, the high temperatures help loosen tight muscles, which increases ranges of motion and reduces the risk of injury due to strain.
The studio hosts three types of classes within its sauna-like setting. High-intensity 21-minute HFF Workouts use body-weight exercises to tone and strengthen muscles while increasing cardiovascular endurance. Stretching classes similarly last 21 minutes, although the slower-paced sessions use deep, sustained stretches to loosen joints and gently engage muscles. During the 50- to 90-minute hot-yoga classes, students learn to increase mind-body awareness as they develop greater flexibility and balance.
A certified health specialist, Shane Yama longed to provide people of all ages and incomes access to affordable and effective workouts. So, with a degree in exercise science, he founded For U Fitness. Today, Shane and his team of a dozen or so certified personal trainers travel from Seattle to Spokane to Portland to residents custom training plans. Taking into account the client's age and fitness abilities, the trainers design sports performance, strength training, and even “mature adult” workouts to help customers meet their goals.
Nationally certified personal trainer Luka Hocevar turned to fitness tutelage after 20 years of shooting hoops, which took him to the NBA Summer Pro League and Europe's premier basketball leagues. Since then, he has applied his exercise expertise to help fitness newbies and UFC, NBA, and NFL athletes alike whip into shape, making his way into the top five best personal trainers named by KING5 Best of Western Washington in 2010. He doesn’t just dive right in, though. After a friend revealed to him that “people don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care,” Hocevar has made a commitment to get to know his clients before building an expedited fitness program around their goals and needs.
Hocevar leads a diverse team of passionate, experienced trainers that includes a seasoned martial artist, a soccer player, and a kinesiologist. They motivate clients in both mind and body with customized exercise regimens during group personal training and athlete-performance training, a strength and conditioning program designed to enhance sport-specific movements and improve recovery time. The 4,600-square-foot facility brims with Olympic platforms, kettlebells, dumbbells, and strongman equipment, as well as functional implements to ensure that each workout is varied and challenging.
Vigor Ground Fitness and Performance also serves as home base for the award-winning Renton Results Boot Camp. Hocevar designed this results-driven program that mixes cardio and strength training with vigorous interval workouts to trim fat from physiques. To help students best burn fat, trainers constantly rotate drills to keep different muscles engaged, and nutritional manuals outline wholesome meal plans. With Bootcamps-to-Go media in the form of videos, mp3s, and self-destructing scrolls, students can continue to hone their flab-blasting moves at home. Hocevar also strives to make each boot-camp endeavor a personalized one, providing unlimited email support to all of his clients.