At Fitness Together, getting fit involves getting focused and fired up to achieve. Here, certified personal trainers guide clients of all skill levels through motivating programs designed to meet goals loftier than a giraffe’s basketball hoop. To help their charges torch calories and tone muscles as efficiently as possible, the trainers incorporate evidence-based training methods, such as intervals, tempos, and fartlek, into each fitness regimen. Filled with cardio challenges and resistance training, workouts are tailored to individual needs and paired with nutrition tips that help the body build lean muscle. These sessions take place in a private, spa-like studio, flush with energizing red walls and functional training tools such as medicine balls, kettlebells, and gymnastics rings.
Dr. Steven J. Ryan ventured into chiropractic medicine after experiencing its healing effects firsthand, overcoming a slew of athletic injuries that didn't improve with conventional treatments. Today, he takes a holistic approach with each patient, often combining chiropractic care with services such as acupuncture, cold-laser therapy, and nutritional counseling. In addition to his work helping clients overcome pain, regain function, and restore alignment, Dr. Ryan takes a great deal of pride in his supervised weight-loss program.
The vertebral virtuosos at Mid-America draw from a physical-therapy mindset to remedy sources of spinal discomfort and boost patients’ overall health. During the hydro-table massage ($35 value), water jets volley aqua streams to relieve back muscles of tightness and improve general joint mobility without wetting patients' shirts or temporary tattoos. Back repairees are then free to enlist one of Mid-America's trained professionals to perform an optional digital analysis of their spine, which peeks at patients’ bone buttress for mechanical faults, potential health issues, or missing Jenga pieces.
Treatment tables, treadmills, stationary bikes, and open-mat space serve as the stomping grounds for Omni Physical Therapy’s therapists and patients. Physical-therapy and personal-training sessions help clients get into better shape, and find relief from chronic pain and injuries from football and foosball.
Even before he founded PowerFit Bootcamp, JR Spear always felt a calling to transform people into fitness machines. A fourth-degree black belt and studied martial artist, Spear spent years training future Marine Corps officers and Iraqi soldiers in self-defense and combat skills. Later, Spear taught his own MMA fitness and cardio-kickboxing classes, along with personal and group training sessions. At PowerFit Bootcamp, he and his staff of fitness instructors encourage each student to persevere by leading motivational and high-energy classes. At 14 indoor and outdoor locations, students undergo full-body workouts designed to jettison fat and tone muscle. Trainers welcome students of all stripes, giving them a period of time to complete each move, rather than a number of repetitions, encouraging each student to do as much as he or she can without feeling uncomfortable, overexerting, or resorting to time travel. Along the way, coaches track progress and motivate students by noting benchmarks during physical fitness tests on the first Monday and Tuesday of each month.
Trek Bicycle Store's team of passionate cyclists outfits customers with the same brand-name clothing, accessories, and bikes they know and use themselves. Firsthand knowledge of road, mountain, and city bikes from top industry brands such as Trek, MirraCo, and Gary Fisher means cycling specialists can fit each client with gear that best suits their needs. They help protect riders with helmets from Bontrager and guard them against inclement weather or hitchhiking bugs with jackets and gear from Pearl Izumi.
Trek Bicycle Store also offers repairs, tune-ups, and free maintenance services during the first few months after the purchase of a new bike. Driven by all things cycling, they also host in-store events such as socials and tech clinics.