Like a delicious stir-fry, Studio Fusion's curriculum is a healthy and often spicy mix of ingredients. An overarching goal to combat boredom guides each session, and supportive instructors monitor their students with personalized guidance, whether they're showcasing a Zumba spin or one of Cardio Kick's rapid-fire jabs. Their classes range from calming mat Pilates and yoga to Cardio Fusion and Zumba Fusion—a Latin-inspired workout intensified by toning exercises and students tying their shoelaces together at the start. The staff also hosts personal-training sessions that continue to prioritize exciting routines, and instructors take their classes on the road for parties and fundraisers.
There’s a common saying in the fitness world: “Abs are made in the kitchen.” In other words, exercise alone won’t produce results. You have to eat healthy, too. At MAX Fitness, certified instructors close the gap between exercise and weight-loss goals during comprehensive 10-week challenges. By combining cardio and strength training with nutritional guidance and motivation, the MAX Fitness team can help participants torch calories, burn fat, and achieve their individual health, fitness, and aesthetic goals.
After two pregnancies, Debbie Zboray was struggling with her weight. Finally, she decided she needed to make a change. Even though she was working full-time on top of raising her two young girls, she managed to drop 45 pounds. She felt fit and healthy—and she realized she wanted to help other people do the same, so she became a personal trainer. Today, through 4 Elements Personal Training, she harnesses the power of the Russian kettlebell: a cast-iron weight with a U-shaped handle that both stabilizes and moves muscles as her students swing it during her 45-minute boot camps.
Max Fitness specializes in a signature 10-week fitness challenge designed to yield results and transform clients’ entire bodies. The system combines exercise, nutritional guidance, and motivation, helping clients to pursue their potential and achieve their fitness and health goals. Trainers design cardio and strength-training exercises to accommodate individuals of all fitness levels, as well as a nutrition program that includes food education and menus of foods that can be found in an everyday supermarket. The third pillar of the system—motivation—hinges on Max Fitness’s vast support system of individuals and trainers all working toward a common goal.
A team of certified trainers led by former tennis pro Kevin Hawke help exercisers whip their bodies into shape or simply improve conditioning in personal or group sessions. Workouts take place within an 8,600-square-foot training facility with a 2,000-square-foot gym and a full tennis court.
Bodies By Design strengthens bodies through self-defense, boot-camp, and toning and shaping classes. The program builds muscle as clients hold planks, lift tires, and perform cardio training. Its Facebook page even offers meal ideas to help clients stay healthy.