The experienced instructors at Arizona Elite Bootcamp understand that not everyone can do a one-handed pushup or bench-press a Fiat. Instead, they embrace each of their students’ individual abilities in boot camps, which combine the benefits of a strength and cardio workout with a motivational group mentality. In three outdoor locations, campers use both designated equipment and their own body weight to work their entire bodies. After workouts, clients can log in to the website’s fitness-tracking feature to view detailed reports and graphs that show their progress.
At Upper Echelon Personal & Group Fitness Training, experienced, certified trainers work one-on-one or in small groups with clients to help them make the most of their workouts. In addition to helping guests build muscle at the 1,800 square-foot gym (complete with a shake bar), the space beautifies bodies with an attached spa that includes tanning, waxing, and high-tech micro-needling collagen treatments.
Expressing yourself is encouraged at lovelife studio, where instructors lead yoga, art, and movement classes. They welcome students to explore and discover new passions while building a sense of community. The studio also hosts bazaars, spotlights local artists, and stages live music events. All of this serves lovelife's mission: to inspire the community to live well and love life.
At CrossFit Black Storm, trainers forgo boring, repetitive bouts on treadmills and ellipticals for intense strength and endurance exercises that push students to perform at the peak of their ability. The workouts are led by a staff of knowledgeable coaches who draw from an extensive range of training and experience that includes certifications in CrossFit, weightlifting, personal training, and CPR/first aid. The ever-changing regimens feature exercises tailored to the abilities of each student, and on any given day, participants might find themselves hoisting heavy weights, swinging kettle bells, and leaping onto boxes, all for the sake of building strength and boosting speed, coordination, and power.
Whereas your typical CrossFit gym might promote three workouts in a row, followed by one day off, the trainers at Made in CrossFit view fitness a bit differently. They suggest powering through an intense CrossFit workout only three times a week in total. That way, the body has ample time to rest between exercise sessions. And on the journey to better health, recovery is just as important as custom workouts and proper nutrition.
TenPoint5's founders, Sarah Carlstrom and Christa McCormick, don't believe in the mythical perfect 10. Rather than focusing on attaining a certain weight or dress size, they stress the importance of constantly challenging yourself. This very idea is what prompted them to create their barre fitness workouts in the first place. Based on the Lotte Berk method, TenPoint5 classes blend barre moves with Pilates and yoga, intensifying the classic barre workout without setting the barre on fire. The intensity remains customizable, however—students can tailor moves to fit their fitness level.