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Adam and Jennifer Pismeny have always been passionate about fitness. They both became involved with sports at a young age: Jennifer enjoyed swimming, cheerleading, and dance, and Adam focused on activities including soccer and BMX racing, qualifying for state-level meets and competitions along the way. Perhaps as a facet of their team-sports experience, the duo also has a long history of helping others. Jennifer, who has struggled with weight concerns, obtained her undergraduate degree in elementary education, and both of them became certified personal trainers to guide other people toward achieving personal health goals.

Along with trainer Joe Boozer, the Pismenys share their knowledge and experience at Hampton Roads Adventure Bootcamp, which is part of one of the largest boot-camp organizations in the world. Their program was designed by fitness expert John Spencer Ellis to build strength and confidence via a combination of motivating, varied workouts and nutritional guidance. The team hosts sessions five days a week all year long, leading groups of about 30 women through exercises that can be modified for all skill levels or any number of extra biceps.

4552 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach,
VA
US

Certified personal fitness trainer Ken Williams’ boot camps were voted Hampton Roads' best in 2011 by the Virginian-Pilot, and he was honored in NV Magazine’s 2011 Movers & Shakers list, a designation for outstanding business people who prove “anything is possible.” Today, he captains a crew of certified trainers in his boot-camp programs while also offering private training and diet coaching. Believing his boot camps can benefit anyone, he trains clients of every stripe, from those looking to shed fat to competitive bodybuilders to local celebrities such as WVEC News 13’s Benita Adams. Each of his workouts aims to challenge fitness seekers both physically and mentally, much like solving math problems with a 130-pound bronze pencil.

In addition to helping clients along the path to healthier selves, Ken commits himself to offering a hand in the local community. He provides motivational speeches at local schools to encourage healthy habits among youth, and conducts food and supply drives for local homeless shelters Haven House and ForKids, Inc.

1051 East Bayview Boulevard
Norfolk,
VA
US

Compound Crossfit's certified trainers help clients achieve their personal fitness goals through CrossFit classes and personal-training and boot-camp sessions. CrossFit courses challenge participants with a new workout each day, and personal-training packages hold guests to objective benchmarks with a regimen of nutritional counseling, conditioning, and monthly progress tracking. The team also offers wedding fitness packages to help clients reach their weight-loss goals before they walk down the aisle or ceremoniously crowd surf at the reception.

905 Live Oak Dr
Chesapeake,
VA
US

After serving in the British Armed Forces for 10 years, Stu Ness earned his qualification as a military training instructor and went on to train both soldiers and civilians across the globe. Today, Stu brings his years of fitness training and experience to his own fitness program—British Military Boot Camp. The dedicated trainer leads custom personal-training sessions and energetic boot-camp classes, guiding members of all athletic abilities through constantly varied routines of functional exercises.

575 Lynnhaven Parkway
Virginia Beach,
VA
US

After serving in the British Armed Forces for 10 years, Stu Ness earned his qualification as a military training instructor and went on to train both soldiers and civilians across the globe. Today, Stu brings his years of fitness training and experience to his own fitness program—British Military Boot Camp. The dedicated trainer leads custom personal-training sessions and energetic boot-camp classes, guiding members of all athletic abilities through constantly varied routines of functional exercises.

310 Edwin Drive
Virginia Beach,
VA
US

Jewrell Marktoevis decided at age 14 to pursue a career in fitness. Ever since opening his fitness center, he's dedicated himself to helping others achieve wellness goals too. At Body Matrixx, the trainers know their clients by name, whether they are instructing them in boot-camp classes or personal-training sessions. Trainers customize the program to fit the needs and abilities of each client?whether they want to simply tone up or completely transform their bodies.

3878 Holland Rd.
Virginia Beach,
VA
US