After witnessing his father struggle with health problems, as well as fighting his own war with diabetes, trainer Jason Grantham has come to realize firsthand the importance of physical fitness. This understanding has blossomed into a full-time passion for helping others to train to their peak and achieve overall well-being. Grantham wields 12 years of personal-training experience and a motivating, failure-is-not-an-option attitude while leading intense 60-minute boot-camp sessions, which mix core-strengthening calisthenics with suspension-band workouts and other body-toning techniques.
When not bustling with the strength- and cardio-focused boot camps, Grantham's well-equipped facility houses Pilates and yoga classes as well as athletic training that equips athletes of all ages with game-enhancing conditioning.
Peek into Expressions Studio’s deep-red space, and you'll spy ladies of all stripes—cheerful friends trying something new, plucky mothers hoping to get into shape, and confident businesswomen seeking to let off some steam after work. The instructors welcome women of all ages and athletic ability into their private pole-dancing studio, where they offer classes and private instructional parties for beginners and seasoned dancers alike. They lead students through basic spins, climbs, and transitions before moving onto more difficult moves, such as tricky sit-ups where you use your elbows and graceful twirls where you must name 10 US presidents before your feet touch the floor. During Vertically Fit classes, they shift the focus of the lesson from erotic dancing to pole exercises that tone abs, legs, and arms. The instructors also offer open pole sessions, where students can utilize the studio's six stationary, professional-grade Lil' Mynx poles and three petite poles to practice moves on their own.
Lisa Arendell has been leading Zumba classes for over two and a half years, but she has been in the fitness industry much longer. A certified personal trainer, Lisa holds a Master’s Degree in exercise science, and has owned and co-owned fitness centers and sneakers over the span of her 16-year career. Now she leads large-group Zumba classes for people of all experience levels, helping clients tone up and sweat off excess pounds with a fusion of Latin rhythms and dance moves. She lead one class daily Saturday through Wednesday.
Fit Nation's BootyBarre classes brim with unusual ballet barre moves. Backward high kicks, for instance, and squats paired with resistance band work. These isometric movements, all together, build lean muscle, lift seats, and teach students barres are good for more than hanging laundry out to dry.?That's just one of the fitness center's many classes, which number in the dozens. Others hinge on high-intensity interval training, stationary biking, or Pilates, and the facility boasts plenty of
cardio and strength equipment for solo workouts, too.
Clients working out with a personal trainer at Body By "O" receive custom cardio and diet plans that suit their lifestyles, fitness goals, and zodiac signs. Alternatively, boot-camp classes provide individuals with a supportive group environment as they tone and strengthen their bodies over a four-week period.
At the age of 34, Lynnette decided to overhaul her life. She changed her diet and started working out, yielding a loss of 84 pounds. Feeling both physically and emotionally lighter, the certified ISSA and IMPACT group trainer's new passion became helping others achieve their own fitness goals.