Lady of America Women's Fitness Club spreads female-focused wellness across the nation by furnishing each of its franchise locations with equipment and classes designed with women's bodies in mind. Each locale stocks a strength-training area with machines sized specifically for the feminine frame, and ellipticals and stationary bicycles help to chisel gams without transporting users across state borders. Instructors conduct such group classes as kickboxing, belly dancing, and Zumba aboard a floating aerobics floor, whose softened surface diminishes stress on joints. Throughout each facility, personal trainers patrol public zones to acquaint guests with exercise gear or host one-on-one sessions. Depending on the location, clubs might also include complimentary onsite childcare, brow dabbing, and amenities ranging from infrared saunas to manicures.
As a certified personal trainer and sports nutritionist, Armando Parets at BFit helps clients approach fitness from the angles of exercise and diet. He helps design programs catered to guests' goals—whether losing weight, developing muscle, or rehabilitating after injuries—in which workouts dovetail with dietary plans. He also offers programs for children that help instill the importance of fitness and exercise from a young age.
The Health Joint is a welcoming gym with strength training and cardio equipment, offering daily classes as well as gym memberships. Classes such as kickboxing, Zumba, and Spartan 300 help clients reach their fitness goals, from increased strength or weight loss to better overall health.
To the coaches at CrossFit Doral, CrossFit is a lot like playtime. And their gym is a lot like a playground––its multicolored weights, red functional rigs, and red, orange, and yellow striped walls exude vibrant energy. The toys they use look like fun, too. There are kettles to move, boxes to jump onto, giant tires to flip, and gymnastics rings to swing from.
But while the bootcamp workouts can seem like a game, the results are serious. Each day, the trainers welcome members with a new bootcamp workout that features a series of intense functional exercises. The ever-changing routines ensure all muscles are worked and that students don't grow tired of the program. Not only are the moves scalable to all fitness levels, they also help prep followers for all manner of physical activities. CrossFit can help train runners for marathons, basketball players for games, police for a day on the job, and moms for the challenge of rocking another human being to sleep for the next 18 years.
Certified personal trainer Les Bradley has fitness in his blood. In school, he participated in virtually every sport available. He ran track, jumped hurdles, and played the full triple crown of team sports: football, baseball, and basketball. Today he harnesses that boundless physical energy and can-do spirit to help clients in tailored personal fitness programs or through boot camps that torch calories with metabolic resistance exercises.
In this no-frills fitness space, members work out the CrossFit way, performing varied functional movements at max intensity to burn fat and rapidly build lean muscle. Those workouts are performed using items such as chains or kettlebells along with cardio, gymnastics, and endurance challenges. The center keeps things fresh by always introducing a new Workout of the Day, with challenges such as performing 30 pull-ups or completing a long-division problem during a 1000-meter rowing session. To help people of all fitness levels get in the game, members can train at their own pace amid the relaxed, team-centric environment.
Firefighter, paramedic, and certified personal trainer Kamil Escobar has been helping his clients achieve their fitness goals for more than 14 years. His energetic outdoor boot camps incorporate calisthenics, muay thai, cardio, and strength training, and he strives to make each class challenging as well as interesting, with new activities each time. All his students need to bring are a mat and a bottle of water—he brings an entire gym's worth of equipment to the camps' park setting, arming classes with kettle bells, barbells, dumbbells, and other gear. To keep students motivated, Escobar mixes up his fitness regimens with exciting games, such as dodgeball, football, and tug-of-war.