In parks throughout the United States and Vancouver, Access Boot Camp's certified personal trainers continually perplex muscles with a new 60-minute routine each class. The drills blend resistance exercises with cardio routines such as running, calisthenics, and sparring against defibrillators, striving to shed fat and toughen physiques. Clients might wrestle against resistance bands, hoist small dumbbells, or partner up for bodyweight moves. In addition to holding personal-trainer certifications, every boot camp instructor has undergone Access's specialized, and because classes are capped at 20 students per trainer, attendees get plenty of face time and individualized tips. Friendly faux drill sergeants lead the alfresco workouts rain or shine, and only cancel classes during plagues of spandex-devouring locusts.
More like a clubhouse for the fitness-minded than a gym, Nutri Danzé invites patrons of all shapes and sizes to hone healthy lifestyles through invigorating, dance-infused classes. Punchy wall colors and music from around the globe make the space buzz with contagious energy as participants shake, dip, and hip roll their way to stronger bodies. Among many class offerings, Latin-inspired Zumba sweat sessions offer an intense aerobic workout, while indian belly dance helps make students’ body language bilingual.
As the upbeat music begins, exercisers take their spots at their individual stations. Some grab weights, others bosu balls, but regardless, they're all ready to work out together. This is the Body Blitz class at Revitalize Life Inc, one of the center's two high-energy group workout classes. But the center's trainers aren't satisfied with simply getting clients in shape; they also want to help people achieve their goals in other areas of their lives. That's why the trainers also offer life coaching, sessions of which might cover everything from developing motivation tactics and overcoming fears to improving personal relationships.
Certified personal trainer and weight-loss specialist Chris Overall lends his name and his skill set to Overall Training. At his studio, he works with clients to achieve their fitness goals during highly motivating personal-training workouts and boot camp sessions. Sessions can focus on weight loss, sculpting and toning, or even premilitary conditioning, and always include nutritional guidance. Chris also specializes in working with stroke patients and people who have had hip or knee replacements.
As an ex-NFL athlete, Danny Tolbert Jr. has trained fellow gridiron stars, including Terrell Buckley, Brandon Jacobs, and Johnathan Joseph. Through 24CoreFit, Danny helps craft fitness programs that use small daily changes to produce healthier and happier lives. After an initial 15-minute phone conversation, Danny can help craft a fitness program, then lead long-distance training sessions through Skype. Danny also helms blistering boot-camp sessions and can lend his expertise for nutritional counseling, meal planning, or stress-management programs.
At iBoot Camp Orlando, exercisers don’t have to fret with complicated gym equipment or exercises to lose weight. Instead, nationally certified trainer Rich Massa opts for functional movements such as push-ups, sit-ups, jumping, and flipping oversize tires end over end across the state of Iowa. Though difficult, the classes are made easier with the support from other exercisers and Massa’s upbeat, encouraging “Champmaker” persona.