During 20 years of industry experience, Nick and Sharon Osborne have witnessed countless gym members lose interest in monotonous workouts and detached trainers. To combat exercise lethargy, they founded Go: Fitness, a center that focuses on functional training and attentive service. Either Nick or Sharon is always onsite to oversee their coaching staff during group classes and free monthly one-on-one sessions for members.
The gym's equipment—kettlebells, battling ropes, sledgehammers, and machines such as the Power Plate—complements routines that mimic real-life movements and strengthen muscles through natural actions. To round out their wellness goals, members receive access to nutrition and fitness software that helps them plan healthful meals without going to the trouble of hacking into the Food Network's mainframe.
The encouraging shouts of Nathan Jordan and his band of fellow certified trainers echo off the bright-green walls of the Jackhammer Strength Training studio, overpowering the clatter of weights and the huff of exercisers. Pulling from their own unique styles and approaches to exercise, each of the five seasoned instructors lead boot camp and personal-training sessions, guiding students of all fitness levels as they grapple with free weights, kettlebells, and suspension straps. The trainers encourage healthy lifestyle beyond the studio by teaching students tricks for improving their diets, such as which low-calorie snacks are most filling, and which greens can make you punch through walls.
During their 20 years in the fitness industry, Nick and Sharon Osborne have watched countless gym members lose interest in monotonous workouts and detached trainers. The couple realized that a lack of external motivation caused this burnout, and they founded Go: Sports Performance Center on a foundation of personal training and motivational group fitness. A staff of hand-selected coaches cheerlead every student during they gym's group classes and provide free monthly one-on-one training sessions for members. Group classes put a handful of students through demanding athletic routines that mimic real-life activities, which strengthen muscles with natural actions less likely to produce injury. Trainers and members furnish their one-on-one workouts with the gym's ample equipment, which includes kettlebells, battling ropes, sledgehammers, and machines such as the Power Plate. To help achieve goals such as weight loss, improved athletic performance, and increased strength, each member gets access to nutrition and fitness software that helps them plan healthful meals without going to the trouble of hacking into the Food Network's mainframe.
Resounding kicks and punches ring out across Equivita's 3,000-square-foot private studio as seasoned boxing instructor Christopher Yeoman uncovers six-pack abs in 60-minute Kick Ass Cardio classes. The sessions, which take place multiple times a week, lead fit-seekers through a high-intensity series of punches, kicks, and fast-paced boxing maneuvers designed to build strength, defeat stress, and teach participants how to land blows on punching bags without risking injury. Yeoman's full-body workout blends speed training, mixed martial arts, and strength building, resulting in figures slim enough to fit through a doggie door.
Though its name may conjure fantasies about sprinting down crowded streets or bench-pressing buses stalled in traffic, Urban Active Fitness grants its members abundant space in which to spread out and follow their workout proclivities. At dozens of locations across the Midwest and South, members can sculpt their bodies in whichever manner they choose—from personal training with resistance machines and free weights to group classes in cycling, Zumba, and Pilates. A number of group classes draw on the gym’s urban theme for inspiration. Urban Iron, for example, focuses on building muscles that resemble the cast-iron beams of skyscrapers, and Urban Yoga closely imitates the poses necessary to squeeze onto a subway train at rush hour.
Yoga studio offering classes for every level from the beginning yoga student to the advanced yogi. Prenatal, kids and other speciality classes. Teacher training school with certifications at the 200 & 500-Hour levels. Workshops by local and national guest yoga teachers. Reiki workshops and attunements also offered.
At age 16, Danny De Salvatore was astounded at how his body conformed to his wishes after a weightlifting regimen. What began as an effort to better his soccer playing grew into a lifelong passion—he earned a bachelor's degree in exercise science and a personal-training certification through ISSA. With credentials in hand, he worked at national gym chains throughout Columbus and taught in Rome at fitness centers during the summer. He continuously tracked observations as he met with clients, making note of which strategies led to results and which were simply fads. Soon, he was ready to open his own facility and cultivate the intimate, small-business vibe that would lead to loyal members.
Danny has gathered a team of experts to man one-on-one training sessions as well as group classes at Oxygen Health & Fitness. All of them contribute to a familial support network, making customers feel welcome by memorizing their names and tattooing their initials onto each pectoral. Massage, tanning, and nutritional wellness services round out the gym's fitness offerings for a balanced approach to physical welfare.