Heaven & Hell Bootcamp's trainers reflect more of the angelic side of their company's name. Unlike boot camps that aim to cultivate a military atmosphere, their workouts never include shouting or require camouflage formal wear. Instead, certified trainers Damon Burell and Michael Caputo keep an upbeat, friendly attitude as they lead workouts for all fitness levels. These sessions take place indoors or outside and might incorporate exercises such as jumping rope, sports drills, and resistance training.
Armed with a degree in kinesiology and experience as a health-club manager, Solution Fitness’s instructor converts personal training into a social activity. In outdoor boot camps, he keeps the atmosphere light and encouraging, guiding clients toward their fitness goals with a new workout each week.
Boasting more than 20 years of experience as a trainer and a bachelor's degree in kinesiology and exercise physiology, Tiffanie Sperling knows how to design efficient workouts. She shares this expertise with everyone from casual exercisers to aspiring athletes in sessions that vary in their approach and intensity. Naturally, personal training offers the most individualized attention, as Tiffanie customizes regimens to each individual's fitness level and goals. The boot camps take a slightly more broad approach, changing each day of the week as they incorporate cardio work, interval training, and strength and endurance exercises, ensuring that every workout is engaging. Tiffanie also offers classes for mothers and mothers-to-be, as well as intensive workouts intended to prepare patrons for competing in a triathlon or racing the sun across every timezone.
A good kettlebell swing engages the arms, core, and legs in a single action, not only strengthening them, but teaching them to work together. It's from this idea that Bob Garon takes his business's name: Synergy Kettlebell Training. At each of his four locations, he helps muscles synergize with new and different kettlebell regimens every day—instead of isolating specific body parts—usually themed around a specific workout principle that changes every two weeks. Each class lasts 30–45 minutes, the same amount of time it took the kettlebell's creator to come up with a name for his invention.
Former San Francisco 49er Anthony Parker knows exactly what it takes to compete and train at the highest level. That’s the experience he brings to his results-driven boot-camp classes. Participants reach new fitness goals during classes that blend NFL-style conditioning drills with activities such as kickboxing, circuit training, dance, and fitness games.
It's not easy to become a trainer at Metabolic Fitness Management: the company only recruits those with the proper education and certifications from organizations such as the National Personal Training Institute, the American Council on Exercise, and the National Council on Strength and Fitness. At a handful of gyms, these experts lead personalized one-on-one sessions as well as group boot-camp, kettlebell, and TRX suspension-training classes.