Personal training is much more than detailed instruction on how to be an actual person. Today’s Groupon gets you a holistic approach towards achieving your fitness goals in a one-on-one setting. For $40, you get three one-hour personal training sessions at Life Fitness Academy, a $195 value. Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
Amy Walsh, an energetic certified fitness instructor, leads boot-camp classes designed to help participants burn fat and build muscle rapidly while increasing strength and agility. With a constantly changing roster of exercises and activities that combine cardio and strength moves, Amy combats workout boredom in each group class, motivating and encouraging clients to push past their mental and physical boundaries for tangible results. Nutrition tips are offered during class, and Amy also offers personal training for a more customized workout.
Tac Force Challenge tests the strength of racers by putting them through the rigors of an adventure 5K obstacle course designed by power lifters, martial-arts experts, and special-operations professionals. The muddy, muscle-straining course houses 31 obstacles, such as rope walls, river dashes, unbalanced beams, log trips, and tunnels that force runners to use all their strength and jet-pack fuel to reach the finish line. Participants begin their first race ranked as a Private and advance closer to General as they complete each run. This progress is saved in the Tac Force database, which catalogs completion dates so that the government knows whom to call in the event of a sweaty-bicep shortage.
Xtreme Fitness and Performance hosts a wide variety of fitness programs in one 25,000-square-foot space. Those who want to chisel their muscles can work out during CrossFit classes or push a sled across turf during a personal-training session. Members can also boost flexibility in a yoga class, torch calories in an indoor-cycling class, or learn new skills in a Brazilian jiu-jitsu or boxing class.
When they're not working out, members can consult with a nutritionist, sip a smoothie from the smoothie bar, or relax in a tanning bed or sauna.
At No Payne No Gain LLC, certified trainer Shomari Payne understands that toned muscles serve a purpose beyond just looking good. During his one-on-one adult and youth training sessions, he emphasizes strengthening big primary muscles as well as smaller secondary muscles that seldom get enough exercise. His workouts, which incorporate floor routines, cardio drills, and suspension ropes, are designed to build useful, functional strength for performing real-world tasks, such as lifting groceries or pushing a car off the road.
Ashley Wentzel, a former Division I soccer MVP, and Jared Alexander, an avid athlete and business-school graduate, combined their industry savvy and passion for physical health to cofound Star Fitness Solutions. As an ACSM-certified personal trainer, Wentzel works as the chief fitness offer, harnessing positive energy and exercise know-how to rally and push her students in Star's boot-camp and small-group training programs. Certified trainers also helm sports-performance and personal-training sessions, relying on more focused routines to reshape physiques based on each client's desire to first throw and then crush a basketball. By building a rapport with their trainees, the team at Star Fitness avoids the detached atmosphere of giant gyms and hopes to successfully inspire lifestyle changes for lasting wellness.