At Kaia F.I.T., working out is a team sport rather than an individual undertaking. Women of all ages and fitness levels cheer one another through functional training programs that challenge the body and mind. Designed to build strength, endurance, and flexibility, many programs adopt a boot-camp-style format, which includes a health assessment and a review of fitness goals. Armed with this information, coaches devise a custom regimen of cross-training exercises that intensify as participants grow fitter. Body-sculpting moves are culled from disciplines such as kickboxing and weight lifting, and barre exercises and yoga make muscles strong and flexible. Nutrition counseling facilitates healthy choices on days marked with temptation or a sudden storm of Sno Balls.
The certified spine tenders at Family First Chiropractic work in tangent as partners of physicians by applying gentle, hands-on techniques to treat a wide range of conditions from headaches and auto injuries to asthma and ear infections. Healing regimens kick off with a 45- to 60-minute consultation and exam, during which the chiropractic doctor thoroughly combs through medical history and listens to concerns from patients of all ages. In lieu of twisting and popping, an x-ray exposes the hidden goings-on between lumbar and disc, and helps the doctor tailor a treatment plan. Clients then recline for half an hour as dexterous fingers coax tension out of subdermal tissue with soothing strokes, easing muscles into sublime submission.
The staff at Eagle Fitness understand that getting fit shouldn't be a huge hassle. Not only is the fitness studio open 24/7 to remain flexible for all members, it also boasts more than 40 pieces of cardio equipment, from treadmills to recumbent bikes. That way, gym time is always well spent, rather than wasting time waiting for a machine. Along with cardio and strength-training equipment, Eagle Fitness also offers a variety of group classes, including Zumba, kickboxing, Pilates, and yoga.
For exercisers, BodyFuel Fitness has everything they need, no matter when they need it. The 24-hour facility's floor is stocked with a full compliment of Cybex, Precor, FreeMotion, and Nautilus machines to torch calories and sculpt muscles. And, when clients need encouragement or motivation, they'll be able to easily find a group fitness class in which to enlist, including spin, Pilates, and boot-camp sessions.
Freedom Fitness Unlimited owner Jared Page and his team of professionally trained and certified instructors restore rusty bodies with their expertise in weight loss and management, sports performance, nutrition, and flexibility. Outdoor Freedom boot camps at the Sparks Marina bypass the confines of the gym's four walls and disorienting entrance labyrinth so that sweat donors can soak up the vitamin-D-fortified rays of sun, build muscle in sight of mirrorlike water, and boost cardiovascular endurance with aerobic butterfly catching. A surprise array of fun games and obstacle courses keep mental triggers firing and lungs a-billow with fresh air.
As a matter of principle, the trainers at Liberation Athletics aim to help their clients avoid tedious circuit training, constant high-intensity workouts, and catch-all exercise programs. Instead, they lead them through several dynamic strength and flexibility-building workout regimens. Programs incorporate circuit training and boot-camp exercises, as well as nutritional counseling and advice on the best screams to frighten away hot-dog vendors. Monthly seminars broaden the gym's focus on body health with topics ranging from fitness goal setting to permaculture. And yet Liberation Athletics' fitness programs also extend beyond the gym: a private online support group connects members with suggestions for healthy recipes and workouts as well as daily progress check-ins.