“Our bodies were created to be active,” Roger Blackshear is quoted as saying on Blackshear Fitness’s website, adding that a sedentary lifestyle makes the body “soft, weak and totally unprepared for physical activity.” Blackshear, an NCCPT-certified personal trainer, knows about the body’s physical capabilities. Over the past 20-plus years, he’s wrestled, played semipro football, and developed a specialty for sports-performance training.
At his fitness facility, he and his staff nudge bodies into motion during private and group fitness training. They augment this training with nutritional advice and healthy, maintainable methods of losing weight, such as always putting your weight where the remote control goes.
For James Lucas, fitness has been a lifelong passion, beginning the moment he strapped on his first pair of running sneakers and growing as he went on to participate in sports and earn his trainer's certification from American Fitness Training of Athletics. He brings his enthusiasm and years of experience to AmourFit Personal Training, his private fitness studio. Amid the racks of free weights and professional exercise equipment in the bright space, James and his trainers conduct personal-training sessions for clients of all fitness levels, customizing workouts to accommodate goals such as weight loss, muscle toning, and core strengthening. The versatile instructors also offer nutritional counseling, aquatic therapy, and massage therapy.
The trainers at Kingdom 113 CrossFit foster a supportive, team-spirited atmosphere during all classes. They know that training's tough, but they also know a little motivation from peers and instructors can go a long way toward achieving goals. Their classes focus on a system of constantly varied functional movements performed at a high intensity. To ensure everyone can participate, they scale workouts to suit fitness and skill levels. And they never do the same workout twice, switching up routines daily to keep boredom at bay. Additionally, they offer coed classes and women's-only classes and ease all new students into the program with a foundations course.
OM Soul Sanctuary, a spiritual-healing center, focuses on building the strength of the body and mind, fostering a sense of oneness within the individual and in accordance with nature. Here, sanctuary-seekers can gain flexibility with the flowing postures of Vinyasa yoga or relax as a certified reiki master redirects the flow of healing life energy through their body. The center also offers educational classes and training for future healers. Chakra balancing, blessing and cleansing homes, and angel-tarot readings are among the other healing services available from OM, truly giving the spirit a respite from the sometimes chaotic demands of everyday life.
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