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.
LEVEL Fitness at the Arena gives exercisers a chance to custom-build their own workout and nutrition plan. Because coaches Kyle and Brett are experienced in a variety of wellness fields, including training and physical therapy, they can help clients reach a variety of goals: prepare for a fitness competition, recover from an injury, or prepare for a specific sport like football or full-body chess. Kyle and Brett are also help connect customers with the nutritional boosts that are right for them.
Jordyn Gaza guides clients through cardio and strength training exercises during boot-camp classes and personal-training sessions. She offers specialty workouts for athletes that focus on learning proper techniques for running, jumping, and preventing injuries. A seasoned collegiate athlete, Jordyn teaches hitting and defensive skills for softball and battling a piñata.
Equipment: Weights, dumbbells, kettle bells, med balls, turf, tires, machines, etc.
Students should bring: Wear comfortable exercise attire and bring a bottle of water.
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: RSVP in advance, wear comfortable clothing that accomodates for the weather; we go outside when it's nice.
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.
The Exercise Coach Game Plan is the world's most powerful and practical workout. It's the perfect fit for people frustrated by conventional fitness wisdom. With two, 20-minute workouts per week our clients enjoy greater strength, enhanced metabolism, stronger bones, and more energy and confidence.