After recovering from an injury incurred in college athletics, Valley Fit Body Boot Camp’s creator Adam Luckey emerged with a fitness formula that combines core strengthening and body toning to help to break down calories. His six-step system defeated the lethargy that settled on him after months of being unable to exercise and months more of being unmotivated. Now, he shares his method with others, which was streamlined by the trial and error he was subjected to along the way. Mr. Luckey and his instructors eschew military-style shouting, preferring gentler methods of support and encouragement. Their uplifting messages are matched by the support of the gym’s triple-bonded foam floor, which puts weary joints at ease and simulates the sensation of walking through a field of cotton-candy shrubs at the height of spring blossom.
Since 2001, Stroller Strides' fitness professionals and buggy-bandying workouts have helped mothers to overcome the struggles of staying in shape while caring for a wee one. Specially trained instructors helm a series of 60-minute classes, which consist of a warm-up, a power walk, and interval stations where limbs stretch resistance tubes in body-toning drills. Energizing jaunts often utilize hills, benches, and other environmental facets to augment maneuvers. Throughout the routine, engaging songs and activities keep children from growing overly fussy or pranking classmates by tossing banana peels in front of their buggies.
Charles Dao has gained success as a physical trainer by following the rule that the body and mind need to be trained to work in tandem. He and his team focus on conditioning students, teaching them to efficiently use their bodies and to analyze the science behind each movement during the fun, energetic, and challenging sessions. By syncing the brain with physical training, athletes can learn which muscles to engage for faster sprints and greater flexibility. The iCON Sports Alliance staff also offers a variety of services such as youth sports training, hot yoga, and physical therapy.
A certified life coach and fitness trainer, Lorri Ann Code has been in the fitness industry since she was 17. Her female-focused boot camps are effective, intense, and supportive. The program features a personalized exercise program, nutritional counseling, before and after body tracking, and life coaching.
Equipment: Kettlebells, hand weights, resistance bands, jump rope, boxing gloves
Students should bring: Mat, towel, water, hand weights
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Everyone starts somewhere.
This class has modifications for all ages and levels.
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
We have a fun social environment. I like to do a lot of team and group exercises which helps everyone motivate each other. I try to bring a healthy snack with recipe to share with the group after class. They all love that.
Besides working out, what else can clients do to spend their time at your facility?
Enjoy being outdoors and making new friends.
What is a typical session of your program or class like for a student?
We do a warm up with a run or jump rope, then dive into functional training. We rotate between exercises. No two classes are the same, so you never get bored and you keep your muscles guessing. We will work your entire body with a focus on core and stability training.
As a gymnastics coach, Kaia F.I.T. founder and owner Nikki Warren always noticed how children in motion tumble and play with ease. They were effortlessly agile and flexible, and yet many of them would grow into adults who would struggle to stay active. Kaia F.I.T. sprang from this realization with the goal of restoring female physiques to the adolescent pliability everyone enjoys before they grow their rock-hard exoskeleton after sixth grade. In a welcoming environment, the expert coaches retrain bodies with dynamic workouts designed to strengthen muscles, boost energy and confidence, and vanquish fat. They root the sessions in functional training, a method that enlists athletes' own body weight and movement to stimulate fitness.
Programs range in intensity and length for exercisers of all ages, fitness levels, and goals, from six-week BRIK boot camps, which debut a fresh workout regime for each season, to Saturday Power Hours, which blend interval, strength, and endurance training. CORE Session boot-camp classes unfold in five-week intervals between BRIK camps and use muscle-confusion techniques to keep bodies in better shape than fad diets or preserving them in amber for swimsuit season would. The various regimens invite women to join a community where they dedicate themselves to maintaining their health and fitness.