As he was growing up, Isaac Ho wore a sweater outside for all seasons in hopes of disguising a heavy frame. When he did shed his unwanted pounds through exercise, he still felt somewhat unfulfilled—the routines to which he had devoted countless hours didn't strike him as efficient or fun. He began to experiment with fitness techniques, amassing a list of methods that produced results without sacrificing safety or endorsing quick fixes, such as wearing water wings under your clothes. His research led him to become a certified personal trainer and weight-loss specialist, and his drive to educate others has inspired doctors, gym owners, and fellow fitness experts alike. Today, Isaac runs BeFit Tacoma as the culmination of his trials and subsequent discoveries. He enlists other personal trainers based both on their skills and their personalities, believing that charisma goes a long way toward encouraging clients. Inside the private facility, programs from boot camp to semi-private training spark a metamorphosis in guests. Isaac receives clients at any initial fitness level and guides them on their quest to lose weight, tone muscle, and eat healthily, assuring them that "it's not where you start, it's where you finish."
As payback for every “No Girls Allowed” sign that ever hung outside of a men’s restroom, Total Woman Health Studio caters strictly to the ladies in its 7,100-square-foot facility. Supplying the space and equipment for members to work out in peace, Total Woman Health Studio initiates these members with a general health and fitness assessment to measure body composition, flexibility, muscular strength, and aerobic capacity. From there, a cast of certified personal trainers and yoga and group fitness instructors help women of all ages and abilities reach their goals through one-on-one training, group Zumba and yoga classes, and sound nutritional guidance. Clients can fly solo and pick up a set of free weights or climb aboard a cardio machine, all while their children—if they have any—quietly grow centimeters taller inside the onsite nursery.
comprehensive training from beginning to advanced levels in Classical Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Dance Exercise and Stretch and Tone. Promoting wellness, longevity and sports conditioning, injury prevention, strength and flexibility training.
Innovative Fitness is a private personal training studio that offers one on one personal training, group training, nutritional services, retail juice bar and supplements. We individualize each clients program based on there individual health and fitness goals.
To help women achieve their fitness goals, the all-female staff at Figures stocks the always-open gym with Life Fitness cardio and strength-training equipment. Within the deep cream and mauve group fitness studio, the trainers lead two to ten group fitness classes each day. Belly dance helps patrons slim down with ab-toning shimmies and hip drops, and PiYo lengthens and strengthens muscles with Pilates’s core-strengthening movements and yoga’s full-body-toning poses, and Barre uses both ballet and mat exercises to improve balance and strengthen the core. The instructors can also supplement fitness routines with nutritional guidance and help gals bust through plateaus during personal-training sessions.
Two spas converge at Figures: Day Spa Adriana, which offers skincare and massages, and The Bronzed Lily, in which staffers airbrush bodies with all-natural tans. Further pampering patrons, the balmy airs in the infrared sauna inspire members to relax or try to count to googolplexian in their heads as infrared rays help boost circulation and ease pain.
In 2004, a group of skilled climbers and experienced route setters married their expansive knowledge of the sport to create Edgeworks Climbing. The gym is an indoor paradise that expertly match the dynamic challenges that athletes face outdoors, boasting 10,000 square feet of climbing area with 25-foot top-rope routes, 35-foot lead routes, and 3,500 square feet of bouldering. The team of setters draws on years of experience outdoors to create hundreds of challenging, satisfying routes for climbers of all skill levels. Most of the setters are teachers as well, leading classes for beginners or advanced climbers, as well as heading outdoors to help the class appreciate the adrenaline rush of an outdoor climb ending in a fistfight with a bear.
Additionally, the passionate staff realized that alternative workouts are needed to push through plateaus in climbs, so they created a fitness area to complement the climbing gym. Classes such as yoga, Pilates, and cycling further exercise muscle groups that are useful when trying to finally ride a bike up your favorite route.