After her third child was born, fitness professional Kim Goodman knew she needed a new way to stay fit. She eventually found the inspiration she hoped for right under her nose: her baby. With a little experimenting, she created a workout regimen that allowed her to bond with her baby while burning calories. Many of the exercises are built around simple things most new mothers have on hand, like their own body, stability balls, and, yes, a baby.
And so Mommycise Fitness came to be, with classes designed for expectant mothers and those with children ages 6 weeks to 3 years. Her 60-minute regimen combines fat-burning intervals, strength training, cardiovascular exercise, and stretching. Mothers and children get to enjoy close contact during class while doing mutually safe exercises, designed with the post-natal body in mind. Kim warns moms to dress to exercise?the class summons up a good sweat?and to bring any baby gear they need with them. Mommycise Fitness provides all the other necessary pieces of workout equipment, including yoga mats and light weights.
ACSM-certified health fitness specialist Gladimir ?Glad? Simeon believes exercisers need three specific things to stay in shape: support, guidance, and action. At Glad Health & Fitness, he leads a team that fulfills each of those necessities through weight-loss support groups, wellness workshops, and group fitness classes.
The studio enables visitors to earn a good sweat in a variety of ways, including high-energy Zumba, cardio kick-boxing, or yoga and mats pilates sessions. Glad's lectures and workouts are open to individuals of all fitness levels ranging from beginners to competitive athletes and kept small to offer personal attention. Sixty minute classes are designed to constantly challenge members towards fat-burning results, as an effort to help people reach their fitness goals.
The "BB3" in BB3 Training Center stands for Billy Beck III, the fitness studio's decorated owner. Billy has a master's degree in exercise physiology, a handful of personal-training awards, and an eye for bringing aboard talented personal trainers. His and his staff's mission is to motivate and teach exercisers during personal-training sessions and group fitness classes. Bolstering the workouts are personalized programs, a slate of fitness assessments, and nutrition counseling.
Beginners and experienced exercisers alike are in store for full-body workouts at Alan's Bootcamp. Once enrolled, they'll have unlimited access to boot-camp classes, plus nutritional counseling and help with maintaining momentum after sessions.
Throughout Jim Sayih?s career, he?s helped people from all walks of life get in shape. He?s created fitness programs used by the US Secret Service and SWAT teams. He's chatted with President Bill Clinton about the childhood obesity epidemic and dedicated himself to mapping out classes, exercises, and lifestyle plans. And Jim was so inspired by the races he's run while pushing his son Michael, who has cerebral palsy, that he organized Michael's Special 5K Run/Walk, where runners pushed riders in wheelchairs.
Today, Jim shares that lifelong love of fitness through Broward County Adventure Boot Camp. He and Rhonda Core?an American Council on Exercise?certified trainer?give their clients the extra push they need to get in shape. The boot-camp routines constantly change to keep participants engaged and muscles from rebelling. On any given day, students might be practicing Pilates, doing yoga, overcoming obstacle courses, or going on a hike. Before new attendees start camp, the trainers invite them in for an evaluation to answer any questions, take a few measurements, and record their body-fat percentage so their results can be more easily tracked over time.
Craig Marks knows the importance of hard work. He worked his way up through the wrestling ranks until his training for the Olympic pre-trials, during which he injured his neck. Never one to become discouraged, he threw himself into becoming a personal trainer with the same gusto that he'd shown during his Olympic training. Today, he helps guests reach their fitness goals with 30-minute bursts of metabolic circuit training and personal training sessions.