Until brain transplant surgery becomes a reality, humans are stuck in the bodies they're born in. The trainers at The Body Shop—led by owner Elizabeth Carnley—aim to help clients make the most of that situation. Their women-only classes are designed to build muscle, increase endurance, and burn fat. They set hearts racing in high-energy Zumba dance classes, or build muscular power with boot camps that incorporate heavy dumbbell lifting, one of Elizabeth's favorite exercises. To keep their students motivated, they provide gentle verbal encouragement and festoon the walls with posters with phrases such as "Sweat is Fat Crying" or "Your Brain is Not a Negative Integer." To make their classes as convenient as possible, the studio hosts a first-come, first-served childcare service, capable of looking after up to ten tykes at a time.
Payden Morgan can look at anyone and see their inner athlete, and he wants to help his clients unlock that athleticism within. Through workouts that change every day, Payden helps guests reach their fitness goals with intense interval training, weightlifting, and cardio drills.
When Ed Norice left the United States Navy in search of a new career, he found fresh enemies to battle domestically: obesity and heart disease. He started Impressive Fitness The Jungle to combat these illnesses and give his fellow citizens a path towards healthy lifestyles.
Norice and his two instructors, Aubree and Rodney, draw from a vast repertoire of exercise styles to wage their war. TRX resistance bands force the muscles of the body to work in concert and strengthen the body from head to toe. Martial-arts skills lend a practical edge to every workout, increasing endurance and arming students with basic self-defense techniques. Outside of group classes, the trio offers personal training and nutritional consultation to help prevent clients from making unhealthy choices in their diet, such as eating a whole birthday cake and then eating the cake’s candles.
Equipment: Kettlebells, dumbbells, bands, and bodyweight
Students should bring: Bottle of water, towel, dumbbells, and fitness mat
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Hydrate properly the night before.
Drink 1-2 glasses of water 60 minutes before bedtime.
The instructors at P31 Fitness aim to echo the sentiment of Proverbs 31, which speaks to the empowerment of women through hard work. To that end, they seemingly never run out of ways to make their students sweat. To combat the monotony of repetitive workouts, they rotate their boot-camp-style workouts, preventing boredom while staving off unproductive muscle memory. In addition to changing exercises, the team also arms ladies in their fight for personal wellness with daily health and nutrition tips, as well as cooldown time devoted to reflection on one's own spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical health.
S.W.E.A.T.S. stands for Strength With Exercise Attitude Training Survival, which sums up its fitness instructors’ chief aim. They know that working out is in vain without a complementary attitude adjustment, no matter which of the fitness regimes at S.W.E.A.T.S. a client chooses. But once pupils do manage to recalibrate their outlook on exercise, personal training, cardio and strength classes, and boot camp can get to work burning fat.