Certified personal trainer Connie Power makes fitness a fulltime commitment at Passion 4 Fitness. Fellow trainers Angie and Krista heed Connie's call, leading soccer Moms and serious fitness buffs through a schedule of up-tempo boot camp, boxing, and kick boxing workouts. The triumvirate of ladies at Passion 4 Fitness also helps bolster results through personalized, one-on-one training sessions.
Getting into shape typically requires a significant lifestyle change, something Gwinnett County Adventure Boot Camp's owner Montrell Wallace knows all about. He had been working as an electrical engineer for nearly four years when he decided to become a fitness instructor. His degree and years of schooling surely made the decision difficult, but he was committed to his passion, ultimately becoming an NSCA-certified personal trainer and an NESTA-certified adventure boot-camp trainer with specialties such as women's weight loss.
At Gwinnett County Adventure Boot Camp, he and his team of supportive coaches secure a fun and noncompetitive environment where students can make significant lifestyle changes of their own. Wallace and company's outdoor boot camps blend core exercises, sprints, jump roping, hiking, and obstacle courses into one constantly changing workout that is designed for all fitness levels. In addition to toning torsos and turning abs into tic-tac-toe boards, they also offer nutritional counseling.
Clients that workout with Mega WorX Training don’t have to feel like they’re stuck with just one exercise, because the program’s boot camps explore more than 10 separate disciplines of fitness. The boot camps, demand athletes to sweat through workouts that blend moves ranging from interval running and strength training to core work, circuit training, yoga, and distance training.
Fitness 19's founders launched their first family-oriented gyms in 2003, hoping to splash the exercising experience with local flavor and familiarity. At each of seven Georgia locations, Life Fitness cardio machines—including treadmills and ellipticals—unite with strength-training machines and free weights to help members to build leaner physiques as certified personal trainers patrol the deep-red-carpeted workout area. The expert staff can also guide clients through yoga-, martial-arts, and weight-loss-centric personal-training sessions. Every location also hosts a kids' room, where youngsters can craft macaroni kettlebells under the supervision of a full-time staff member.
Helmed by personal trainer Marquis Wright and certified nutritionist Tonya Khan-Wright, CrossFit Sponsored by Sculpting Results LLC takes a multipronged approach to well-being. At their fitness studio, the team hosts CrossFit classes, personal training sessions, and nutritional consultations, instilling their clientele with the mindset that fitness is equal parts exercise and healthy eating.
From the comforts of her spacious, sun-soaked fitness center, certified personal trainer Christi leads a variety of energetic workouts, including personal training sessions, small group training sessions, ab-centric classes, cardio sessions, and boot camps that incorporate elements of multiple workout styles. Because Christi believes strongly in the power of group workouts, her classes typically provide a friendly, team-like atmosphere in which participants are encouraged to support one other on the journey toward fitness milestones and away from competitive eating contests.
For Chaunda Walls, weight gain was a slow, sneaky process. In college, she gained the freshman 15, and then she put on some weight after having each of her three children. She stopped exercising, started eating poorly, and soon found herself tipping the scales at 227 pounds. Despite all of this, it took a warning about her increasing blood pressure from her doctor for Chaunda to decide to take her life back.
To lose weight and reclaim her health, she would have to slowly alter her lifestyle. She shifted her diet to center on whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. She began to exercise, first by walking on the treadmill, then by adding weight training, and finally by bench-pressing the treadmill. Gradually and with an emphasis on long-term health over quick results, Chaunda felt less like someone on a diet and more like someone with a new way of life. Her transformation was featured in Oxygen Magazine.
Today, Chaunda is owner and head trainer at The Bella Fitness Group, where she helps others feel healthy, energetic, and lean. With other trainers at Bella Fitness Group, she leads boot camps, Zumba, and other group-fitness classes. She even dispatches her personal trainers right to clients’ houses. Those hoping to jump-start their weight loss can request a pantry makeover to reform their eating habits.