When 9Round founder and IKF Light Middleweight Kickboxing Champion Shannon "The Cannon" Hudson isn't dominating combat rings across North American and Europe, he is taking care of his two children. It was with his kids in mind that the seasoned black belt crafted his signature workout¬—a challenging professional fighter's training regime compacted into a hectic, schedule-friendly 30 minutes.
Today, certified trainers in 9Round gyms across the nation lead students in Shannon's workout, guiding classes through its nine rounds of aerobic, anaerobic, and resistance-training exercises. Instructors vary the rounds each day, supplementing body-weight exercises with jump ropes, punching bags, and free-weights. Coaches also encourage diets of fruits and lean meats and counsel students against common dieting pitfalls, such as skipping breakfast or storing smoothie surplus in unmarked laundry-detergent bottles.
Brimming with Matrix fitness equipment, free weights, and muscle-toning cable machines, Nova Gyms inspires guests to build well-rounded workouts that incorporate strength training and cardiovascular conditioning. Friendly staffers welcome exercisers of all levels with gratis equipment orientations, teaching them how to board stair-steppers safely and reason with surly dumbbells. Fitness seekers customize presses and lifts at the functional trainer, which lets them add or subtract weights at their convenience. A half-dozen elliptical machines help members trace low-impact circles with their feet, and three recumbent bikes simulate rickshaw-based limbo contests. Guests can also gallop on treadmills equipped with 15-inch personal TVs to keep their minds occupied while their bodies get sweaty.
With a pro card from the World Natural Bodybuilding Federation and CrossFit Level 1 certification in his pocket, it's not hard to believe that Corey Paszkiewicz, owner of CrossFit Oak Creek, is a two-time competition winner for Best Abs. His life is rooted in staying fit, and his lifelong pursuit of that goal has made him an expert in the tenets and practice of regular exercise.
Their curriculum at CrossFit Oak Creek incorporates variable, high-intensity workouts that keep muscles on their toes but are scalable to students of any level of experience or physical strength. Their Body Smash classes incorporate circuit training, challenging participants to 35 minutes of high-intensity exercises and short breathing breaks, like the ones swimmers and landfill managers get.
Anytime Fitness, which boasts 2,398 clubs in North America, makes it easier for average folks to etch out time for exercise by doing one simple thing: staying open 24 hours a day for 365 days a year. As fitness seekers challenge themselves on cardio and Hammer Strength machines and hoist Iron Grip free weights in clean, well-stocked facilities, security monitoring ensures they?re safe and producing enough sweat to meet official government standards. Members can also ramp up their exercise regimens with the help of Anytime Fitness?s staff of personal trainers, who demonstrate moves and sling motivating tips. After workouts, guests can shower in the private restrooms or hop into one of the tanning booths available 24 hours a day.
Equipment: TRX, Kettlebells, Resistance Bands, Med Balls, Battle Ropes
Students should bring: Water bottle, clean athletic shoes and appropriate workout clothes.
Average class length: 30-60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Send us an email and let us know what class day and time.
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
We have close relationships with each and every member. Our members often comment that the camaraderie between members and staff keeps them engaged in their fitness plans. The quality instruction and challenging classes provide variety in workouts and equipment keeping each class fresh and energetic. The music is fun and fast paced to keep up your heart rate.
What's the most radical physical transformation you've seen a client make?
Many of our members have joined to lose weight, and the average weight loss is around 50-100 pounds depending on starting weight. We also have members who are looking for strength training and toning.Those members have the least dramatic reaults but often see results quicker.
Besides working out, what else can clients do to spend their time at your facility?
We provide nutrition counciling and have performance and weightloss supplements available for purchase.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Our best attribute is our compassion. We know and understand how challenging weightloss and fitness training can be and we want to help. Our trainers have 14 years of experiance between the two of them. Brandon has a bachelors degree in Exercise Science from Carroll University and Jenny has a bachelors degree in Exercise and Sports Science from UW Lacrosse. Both Brandon and Jenny are Certified Personal Trainers.