Chris Green's passion for basketball has led him from the courts of his high school to the major arenas where he played with the ABA West All-Star Team. Though he was bestowed with many awards and accomplishments throughout his career, Green realized that his life's calling was not with basketball, but with helping people improve their lives through fitness. Eager to use his athletic talents to make a difference, he graduated with a degree in kinesiology and became certified in personal training through the International Sports and Science Association.
Today, Green combines the athletic prowess he cultivated on the basketball court with a positive, yet intense style of training during six-week boot camp programs, personal training sessions, and motivational coaching sessions. Dedicated to propelling students towards their fitness goals?whether those goals include losing weight, toning muscle, or squeezing into child-sized giraffe costumes?he supplements training sessions with regular motivational videos. Green also conducts regular self-improvement seminars on nutrition and body image.
After spending more than 20 years training civilians and designing workouts for the military, Ira Wenze opened his own 4,000-square-foot fitness center to bring the rapid benefits of boot camp to locals. Registered as an elite trainer through the International Sports Sciences Association, as well as a fitness therapist and performance-nutrition specialist, Wenze designs intense group workouts that offer far more support than exercising next to balloon animals. Fellow certified trainers include D-Bo, a specialist in boxing and mixed martial arts, and Brian Hannah, a former fitness instructor for the Navy. Alongside ever-changing workouts that incorporate weights, medicine balls, kettlebells, and TRX suspension equipment, supportive instructors deliver sound nutritional advice that emphasizes health and energy over dieting. Coaches demonstrate their zeal for progress by taking regular fitness assessments that check in on individual progress, draft new goals, and quiz participants on the metallic properties of free weights.
The certified personal trainers at Elite Fitness and Health know that no exercise, no matter how effective, will actually work if folks just aren't motivated. That's why the crew develops their programs around people rather than rigid fitness dogma. Bosu balls, yoga mats, or even empty sidewalks get wrangled into routines, keeping classes engaging. Though the trainers are keyed up to work with clients one-on-one, there's really no substitute for old fashioned peer encouragement. To that end, the gym hosts Moms Night Out Zumba events and small-group personal training sessions. And if after a rigorous workout clients want to kick back, Elite Fitness and Health has just thing thing: the studio keeps a licensed massage therapist on hand to reward fatigued muscles.
AfterBurner workouts combine resistance training and a motivating group workout with a personalized regimen to suit students of all levels. The coaches mix up the routine daily to avoid plateaus and boredom and customize guests’ workouts to help them transform as much fat into muscle as possible.
After more than 20 years spent in the fitness industry, Joshua Fleming founded Victory Fit Camp. His formula relies on physical and mental training that he learned in the US Marine Corps as well as nutritional advice from licensed experts. Today, each Victory Fit boot-camp session is led by an experienced coach, who walks clients of all fitness levels through indoor workouts or outdoor obstacle courses of ropes, foam pits, and trampolines.
ISSA–certified personal trainer Amanda Kelly's passion for helping people to achieve their fitness and weight-loss goals flourished while she worked at gyms from 2001 to 2009, eventually leading her to found Rocking Boot Camp as an encouraging tool for reaching physical peaks.
The Rocking Boot Camp program challenges all major muscle groups with a blend of cardio, weight, and core-training exercises executed alfresco, rain or shine. During the intense workouts, legs churn through sprints before participants leap into plyometrics or football drills such as pushups and uprooting field-goal posts. Amanda tailors her routines to suit all strength levels and staves off monotony by varying the exercise routine every day.