Though they hail from diverse backgrounds, Xcelerate Fitness's four founding trainers share one common thread: fitness changed their lives for the better. They now share their motivation, insights, and favorite forms of fitness with clients, leading classes such as yoga, kickboxing and karate, and group boot camps. You need not be a professional body builder or Macho Man Randy Savage to feel at home here, as the trainers welcome fit-seekers of all shapes and ages, and customize the routines to their specific goals and abilities. And throughout all of their classes and training sessions, they foster an atmosphere of encouragement and support to keep guests returning for more.
As head trainer at CrossFit Riverfront, Gia O'Keefe's presence isn't always eagerly anticipated by her pupils, but she does get them to sweat. During more than 60 classes each week, O'Keefe ond the other RivFit coaches motivate participants through jumping jacks, lifts, jogging, squats, rowing, pushups, sit-ups, kettle bells, and jumping rope. CrossFit Riverfront also offers CrossFit—a high-intensity, whole-body, muscular-endurance workout—as well as yoga, a barbell club, seminars on nutrition and mobility, and classes for kids.
Set in the middle of Wilmington's Trolley Square Shopping Center, Pure Yoga Pilates Studio is a peaceful fitness oasis. With large windows that let in sunlight that spills over the bamboo flooring, this welcoming studio offers classes in Vinyasa- and Hatha-style yoga, along with classic mat Pilates sessions. Certified instructors lead the small group classes, helping students to gain strength and flexibility in a supportive, noncompetitive environment.