There are all kinds of reasons people avoid the gym, from having to share a musty locker room to waiting for equipment to open up. That’s why Express Fit is not your typical gym. In fact, it’s not a gym at all, it’s a personal-training studio where changing rooms are private, sessions are individualized, and every workout takes place under the guidance of a personal trainer. Yet, what makes Express Fit even more unique is the efficiency of its 12-minute method.
Knowing that the gym experience can be a time-consuming maze of machine clutter, and that most fitness seekers don’t have enough time for proper exercise, Express Fit’s system aims to pack the equivalent of a week's worth of hour-long workout into its weekly 12-minute sessions. Express Fit’s method focuses on strength training and building muscle tone to trigger the chemical reactions that cook off undesirably stored energy. Using advanced Nautilus One equipment and the FlexTech fitness-tracking system, personal trainers specifically customize workouts for the needs of each patron, monitoring fat loss and tracking personal progress as they go.
Jahaira Oritz-Olowe isn't just a licensed Zumba instructor, she's a Zumba success story. Six weeks after giving birth to her second daughter, she began helping students of all ages and fitness levels shimmy toward their fitness goals. And she hasn't just been teaching others to lose weight, she's been working out with them—she's lost 40 pounds since gaining her certification, which is great for her because she's not a London banker. During group and private sessions, she leads Zumba's easy-to-follow dance moves—inspired by salsa and merengue—set to high-energy Latin tunes. Jahaira also hosts master workshops to help her community get in shape and support such charitable causes as the Susan G. Komen foundation.