As a former collegiate football player on scholarship, Corey Logan knows firsthand the importance of physical fitness. He decided to put this knowledge to use by coaching others on athletic fitness and weight loss, earning his ACE and NASM personal training certifications and opening Punch Fitness. He strives to bring the same explosive energy that he used on the field to his boxing-themed classes and one-on-one sessions. Along with his team of trainers—all of whom have completed college degrees and hold at least one national certification—Corey cultivates a demanding yet non-judgmental atmosphere, pushing for fast-paced punches while at the same time respecting the learning curve of each client. Regardless of the classes, the team consistently doles out encouragement as students swing kettlebells, suspend their limbs from TRX cords, or throw jabs in sync to hip-hop beats.
Children can also practice their air-crushing punches during classes designed for 4–15 year olds, which aim to develop coordination and strength of character.
When guests come to Kelly's studio, she wants them to warm up—even handing her visitors a complimentary cup of organic, fair trade coffee when they walk in. "The shop", as she refers to Melt Hot Fitness, features three heated group exercise classes of her own creation, including balance ball-infused yoga and weight lifting by candlelight. All these classes are rooted in her extensive expertise, which includes almost 20 years of fitness-industry experience and certifications from AFAA, ACE, YogaFit, and other reputable organizations. Kelly's enthusiasm for healthy living is countered with an equal distaste of the cold, which is one reason her practice space, decked out in velvet curtains and free from mirrors, is heated to a balmy 85 to 100 degrees. Kelly also credits the heat for helping to expel harmful toxins from the body, strengthen her students' willpower, and get their sweat glands ready to show off at the beach.
During the day or night, on a holiday or a plain old Tuesday, Anytime Fitness is always open. Once they register, members get a key to the gym?s secured entryway, which means they have 24-hour-a-day, 365-days-a-year access to any of the club?s nearly 2,400 locations all over the globe. Personal trainers staff each location, where they lead customized one-on-one training sessions or provide quick and simple tips for using the gym?s high-quality cardio and strength-training equipment. The roster of group classes includes kickboxing and boot camp to whip bodies into shape in a fun and supportive environment. After a sweat session, members can head to the private restroom for a shower or catch up on their stories on one of the treadmills equipped with a personal TV. Exercisers can also accentuate their hard-earned musculature with a tanning session or two, since access to beds can be added onto their membership for an additional fee.
Having both graduated from The Ohio State University's College of Optometry, Drs. Jacob Olding and Andy Feltz foster eye health with a variety of ocular services, including eye exams, contact fittings, and eye-disease treatments. Their shop features Gucci, Coach, and Kate Spade frames, and a Smart Mirror machine retains your image for side-by-side comparisons of several frame choices. Beyond their practice at Professional Eye Care at Westar, Dr. Feltz volunteers in Jamaica and both doctors participate in the InfantSEE program that strives to secure vision assessments for infants regardless of their family's income, insurance, or winking dexterity.
Owner Angie Althoff discovered personal fulfillment, camaraderie, and a greater level of fitness when she first attended a Les Mills class in 2006 at the behest of a friend. That day planted the seed of her passion, which grew into an instructor certification in 2011 and, eventually, Flow Studio. With the help of her husband, she's acquired the services of 21 other instructors, all certified to teach various Les Mills or Zumba exercises.
Flow Studio's bright yellow and orange exercise rooms reverberate with the sounds of upbeat tunes and top 40 hits as students punch, kick, dance, and cycle. The gym schedules classes each day of the week, providing plenty of opportunity to attend and re-attend sessions throughout the week.
The trainers at Fitness Edge simplify physical wellness by assembling all the building blocks for healthy living in one place. In addition to meal planning and personal training, their iSweat program – formerly known as Adventure Boot Camp – devotes a solid 20 days to completely reinventing bodies. With sessions held five days a week, the regimen builds strength and endurance through a series of circuit training workout. The dynamic group classes wrap up with a final weigh-in, test of athletic ability, and pat on the back for anyone with enough breath left to whistle the national anthem. Trainers also help out existing athletes with sports training designed to improve play at game-time while simultaneously warding off injuries.