No two days are the same at Pure Form PFT. One day it's dumbbells and sandbags, the next it's resistance bands and slam balls. But this much is always true—the trainers are going to get muscles working to capacity. Each session focuses on core, strength, and interval training regimes that cater to each student's fitness level and ultimate goals. Sessions involve short bursts of explosive activity, which keeps metabolism and conversational wit working in overdrive for several hours after each workout.
When Julius Jones isn't in the gym, he's talking about it, as he helps guests make long-term health and fitness adjustments. He leads guests through intense classes in his sprawling black-and-red gym, teaching students of all fitness levels kickboxing, aerobics, and boot-camp exercises. Julius also works one on one with guests to help them create the foundations for healthy habits during personal-training sessions.
Fifth-degree black belt Hank Valadao has taught numerous students throughout his more than 25-year martial-arts career. At Fit Force, that number continues to grow with each martial-arts, kickboxing, or boot-camp class scheduled. The driving force of Valadao's passion is his energetic, upbeat demeanor, which rubs off on his staff, students, classes, and sweat towel.
Equipment: TRX bands, free weights, plyo boxes
Students should bring: Water bottle and towel
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 30?60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Attend the orientation (which is required) to review safety before beginning.
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
We have experienced, highly energetic trainers who motivate our clients to reach their fitness goals.
What's the most radical physical transformation you've seen a client make?
A client lost 18 pounds in 30 days. Another client (in her 50s) lost 5.5 inches in our six-week summer challenge.
What is the biggest mistake you see people make when trying to get fit on their own?
With no accountability or positive group motivation, individuals tend to give up.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We also provide nutrition advice.
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