The instructors at U.S. Shuai Chiao Kung Fu Academy are rightfully proud of their educational lineage—most can trace their line of training back to the founders of the fighting styles they teach. Students as young as 4 years old can join in this illustrious tradition, learning from masters of northern shaolin, yang-style tai chi, seven star praying mantis, and pao ting shuai chiao. Whether they focus on the kicks and punches of kung fu or the grappling and wrestling of shuai chiao, students practice an elite sport that demands nothing but the best through tireless training and, unlike baseball, specifically forbids horses from playing in the rulebook.
The trainers at Fit Body Boot Camp Beachwood don't bark orders at campers or demand military precision, but they do make sure that no one is left behind. By cultivating a supportive atmosphere for their indoor boot-camp workouts, they motivate campers of all skill sets to power through cardio drills, TRX suspension maneuvers, and core-strengthening exercises at their own pace. They also shepherd each client on a fitness journey that transcends the gym, delivering nutritional guidance that shuns fad diets in favor of lasting healthy eating habits.
Fit Body Boot Camp instructors guide clients toward their fitness and weight-loss goals at locations throughout the world. They lead group workouts that integrate cardio exercise with resistance training and weight training, keeping sessions varied in order to avoid disheartening plateaus. Nutritional guidance supplements tailored fitness programs to ensure that clients are properly fueled to lose, gain, or maintain their weight.
Heidi Braun discovered the concept for Thank Dog! Bootcamp in Fitness magazine, and thought it the perfect fit for herself and her high-energy border collie, Maggie. She traveled to beautiful downtown Burbank to check out the program in person, and decided that she wanted to become its ambassador in Ohio. She got her ISSA personal training certification, and began recruiting humans and dogs to join her on her new mission.
During a class, Heidi teaches her students an entire suite of circuit-training exercises designed to be performed outdoors in the natural beauty of parks. Simultaneously, she instructs their canines, training them to respond to nine different commands as issued by their owners. This regimen has the added benefit of teaching pooches to be calm in the presence of other dogs without feeling the need to growl, mark territory, or play poker.
After 20 years of college athletics, triathlons, and personal training, Yana Salwan discovered that her high-impact workouts were ravaging her back and joints. Barre workouts, inspired by moves from classical ballet, helped Yana transform her body, striking a balance between strength and flexibility. Now Yana shares this restorative workout in her intimate, female-only boutique studio. Each precisely choreographed barre workout employs muscle-sculpting movements, yoga stretches, and Pilates core work to create long, lean muscles and sculpted bodies. Among the many health benefits of barre workouts, they can help exercisers improve posture, increase range of motion, and finally beat the rival summer camp in the annual ballet dance-off.
The personal trainers at AMP Fitness believe that all workouts should be catered to each individual guest based not on personal experience but on anatomy. With that philosophy in mind, they offer 30- or 60-minute completely customizable one-on-one sessions with guests according to their fitness goals. They also use MyZone, a heart rate and calorie-based monitoring system that utilizes cardiac telemetry combined with online accountability and feedback, to help clients track their progress.