At Real Athletics & Wellness, trainers have two settings: low and high intensity. But the physical results they help clients achieve fit into a single category: striking. Whether instructors—including a triple-threat college athlete and a former professional volleyball player—head up RAW Elite Training, a challenging mix of running, TRX, and other exercises, or Shape-Up Training, a scaled-down version of RAW Elite, they use functional movements to shape bodies quickly. That same method is put to use in athlete training, personal training, and programs for youth and seniors.
In addition to his combat experience, Shifu Mario Salazar has coached numerous students to victory in the kickboxing ring. Inside his training space, he customizes Chinese-style kickboxing classes that incorporate elaborate throws and takedowns versus more traditional knee and elbow techniques. Comprehensive classes push participants to lose weight, gain lean muscles, and achieve fitness or fighting goals through varied routines.
Since Joe Gold opened the first location in 1965 in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 700 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength.Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members?which include professional athletes and celebrities such as Tiger Woods, Faith Hill, and Jessica Alba?chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers in cycling sessions.
At the Tampa location, the owners team up with an expert crew of trainers to help clients achieve their fitness goals. The gym floor corrals modern equipment such as low-impact ellipticals and treadmills outfitted with individual TVs, and the spin room showcases Livestrong stationary bikes. Instructors also lead dynamic group fitness classes that include disciplines such as yoga and boot camps.
Equipment: Kettlebells, dumbbells, and jump ropes
Students should bring: Mat, towel, and water
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
BAM Fitness specializes in transformation. Clients work one-on-one with a personal trainer who is dedicated to getting them in the best shape of their lives, no matter where they're starting from. Along with personal training sessions, BAM Fitness offers group fitness classes, circuit training, and cross training. Students who can't make it to the gym in person can even follow along with live online workouts.
Though the result is always the same—a lean, fit body—Tampa VIP Training’s instructors use varied methods to achieve it. There’s boot camp, an aggressive way to burn calories and strengthen cardiovascular systems. Or there's cardio boxing, which sometimes shows up in boot camps but also stands alone as a powerful full-body workout. Personal-training sessions round out the fitness offerings, with custom-tailored routines that both motivate and challenge.