Basic Training Academy programs—captained by personal trainers who have either earned or are completing their NFPT certification—enlist the power of positive reinforcement to keep patrons sprinting toward their fitness goals. The 60- to 90-minute sessions, which trade in the shrill screams and sarcastic parrot sidekicks of a drill sergeant for supportive mantras, focus on flexibility, strength, and conditioning. Three levels of boot-camp classes put physiques through challenging calisthenics, torching fat while attendees hustle through picturesque landscapes and vault over elk in parks and forest preserves.
People who want to augment their training experience can enlist in Basic Training Academy's AZPAC (A-Z Physical Assessment Consultation) program. Personal trainers work one-on-one with clients to assess lifestyle patterns before creating personalized long-term fitness strategies. To cement the bonds of workout camaraderie and give students a chance to bask, the academy also holds an annual retreat to Devil's Lake State Park, where participants escape the noise of the city and learn that Devil's Lake is just like a normal lake, only with more chocolate in it.
Fit Body Boot Camp's inspirational instructors raise their voices only to offer praise and motivation to participants sweating through each 45-minute total-body workout. The boot-camp classes let patrons blast through the doldrums of traditional workout routines by constantly changing exercises, incorporating diverse moves, and peering at muscles through a kaleidoscope. Each session torches calories and stokes metabolism while whittling the core and toning muscles. In order to comfortably challenge each exerciser, Fit Body's gym houses a plenitude of fitness-forging paraphernalia, including battling ropes, suspension trainers, and a joint-friendly foam floor. A personalized nutrition plan caps off the six-week series by elucidating healthy eating methods and feeling satisfied while fueling the body with the energy it needs.
Fit Body Boot Camp's obsidian-sculpted staff motivates boot campers during the results-oriented fitness program, designed to whittle weakness from flagging physiques, leaving tough and toned musculatures. Surrender exteriors to a course of nonstop, 45-minute workouts, each incorporating cardio exercises, strength training, core tightening, and balance building, until bodies are sufficiently able to crush bricks into sand and sand into immortality.
Matt Kuhlman, a fitness instructor and owner of The Sweatshop, likes to maintain a fun atmosphere. For starters, he keeps a list of lighthearted rules for his employees, one of which is ?all employees must be able to dance, sing off key, and change into a bunny suit in less than 10 seconds.? Yet for all the gym?s silly workouts, its group fitness and boot-camp classes are no joke, combining a hearty mix of body-weight and plyometric exercises to keep exercisers engaged and help them lose weight without just moving to the moon.
With a 25-meter indoor lap pool, steam and sauna rooms in each country club style locker room, Whirlpools, Spivi indoor cycling, and new cardio & strength equipment, Sky Fitness has become a cutting edge fitness center. Its soaring floor-to-ceiling widows allow the sunshine to pour in as members jog around the indoor cushioned track or get competitive on the indoor basketball and volleyball courts. Kids burn off their own energy and cotton-candy reserves in a secure and supervised area while their parents work out.
The space is so huge that it encompasses four separate yoga studios; Avani Yoga, where eight yoga formats are available, Agni Yoga which features five different hot yoga classes in a brand new state-of-the-art studio, along with distinct studios for Aerial and Mighty Body Band. Alongside the yoga classes, the nearly 100 exercise classes offered each week at Sky Fitness include everything from arthritis-control sessions in a therapy pool to Pilates, spin classes, bar method, and Zumba.
Certified personal trainer and youth fitness specialist Marcia Sugar-Clark understands how hard it can be to balance everyday demands with maintaining a healthy lifestyle. As a working mom herself, she has had to make a concerted effort to keep fitness in her life, through running, cycling, and strength training. At Fitness Revolution, she helps clients of all ages and abilities make fitness a pivotal part of their lives, tailoring her programs to meet each individual's specific needs and personal goals. Whether her clients participate in private, semiprivate, or group personal training, she works one-on-one with each person to forge an effective and safe exercise experience. Her boot-camp-style routines focus on achieving functional fitness, helping clients perform everyday tasks with more vigor and strength, such as heaving bags of groceries, scaling stairs, or outrunning the many feral packs of neighborhood dogs on their morning commutes.