Stephanie Jones began her athletic career as a bodybuilder in 2003, but it wasn’t until First Lady Michelle Obama asked communities to band together to help each other live healthier lifestyles that Stephanie decided to pitch in and start her own fitness business. With many of the training techniques that allowed her to compete as a professional bodybuilder, Stephanie designs outdoor boot camps that burn calories and tone muscles. Additionally, she gets bodies working at peak performance with meal planning and nutritional counseling. For clients who want one-on-one help, she constructs individualized regimens, or motivates people during the 90-Day Challenge that transforms them into buffer versions of themselves.
Equipment: Plyometrics, resistance training, cardio, core, and weight training equipment
Students should bring: Feel free to bring towel
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Come ready to burn calories, get results, build lean muscle, increase strength, and lose weight.
The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.
Leaping Lions' supervised playground of inflatable obstacles, slides, and jumps keep little bodies in motion in a safe, 15,000-square-foot space. With all bouncing feet capped in socks, 5- to 13-year-olds (up to $8.50 admission) can shake out sugar rushes among the vibrantly colored, air-filled jungle gyms. The specialized tot play arena provides ample room for ages 4 and younger ($5 admission for ages 2–3, up to $8.50 admission for age 4) to practice toddling and future circus aerials. Children looking for long-term commitments to fun can invest in 10 play sessions with the 10-pass play card, and youngsters who met on Internet play-dating sites can bond over admission for two (up to a $17 value) and make small talk about past ball pits over two popcorns (a $1 value each) and two juices (a $1 value each). Leaping Lions encourages adults to always keep their child or young musical protégé in sight; however, a crew of CPR-certified staffers does supervise each bouncing zone.
The instructors at Game Changers Sports Training don't just create physically fit athletes—they also mold on-the-field strategists. Their program delves into the intricacies of gameplay in addition to exercise. As far as exercise goes, though, their CrossFit routines consist of functional movements for speed and strength, tailored to suit both the season and the off-season. Players attend private and group lessons for any sport. Students of all skill levels, ages 6 and up, are eligible for the program.
Coach Lucien Luntadila conducts boot-camp classes inside recreation centers and local parks, guiding his students through energetic exercises designed to tone muscle and slim physiques. The seasoned fitness instructor infuses his workouts with aerobics, agility training, and kickboxing movements, constantly changing up routines to keep classes fun and engaging. When leading his one-hour workouts, Lucien favors challenging functional exercises such as crunches, squats, and sprints.