As a nurse, fitness trainer, and avid marathon runner, Pamela Kato understands that building a strong and healthy body isn’t about locking yourself in a gym. Everyday activities can inspire workouts like the ones she guides at Bodyworks of Northeast Florida. Feet pound sand or pavement in BeachFit and BuggyFit classes. In the former, participants perform cardio and calisthenics exercises in beach sand; exercisers in the latter sweat through boot-camp sessions while pushing their babies in strollers down the street. Individual sessions include lessons in aerial fitness on silk hammocks and ballet-barre work, and Bodyworks also offers consultations and nutrition plans that focus on long-term goals for health and wellness.
Equipment: Rogue Fitness
Students Should Bring: Athletic shoes, athletic clothing, water bottle
Registration Required: Yes
Good for Beginners: Yes
Average Class Length: 30?60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class Location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Guests Allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Strengthen Me Fitness's trainers, Carrie Walters and Joshua Pullen, tap their backgrounds in athletics and dance to bolster clients' physical well-being and imbue them with the willpower to pursue a healthier lifestyle. Visitors can catch onto the staff’s enthusiasm for healthy lifestyles during Pilates sessions, invigorating boot-camp classes, or nutritional-counseling appointments. Students of all ages and fitness levels find a place in group sessions, with newbies taking entry-level routes with posture-supporting Pilates apparatus classes and low-impact aquatic boot camps. Nutritional counselors can help students augment their fitness goals with balanced diets that support weight loss, athletic training, or achieving nutrition as well rounded as a chubby bowling ball.
When clients train with Varsity Personal Training, they get trainers that are not only NCCA certified, but also hold bachelor’s or master’s degrees in fitness or related fields and are former international and professional athletes. They use their combined expertise and work with registered dietitians to design programs tailored to each individual, helping them achieve goals such as gaining muscle mass, shedding fat, developing healthy eating habits, or preparing for a race. Clients can work with the trainers one-on-one or join with other students and work together toward fitness summits during group classes. Each program comes with Varsity’s no-questions-asked guarantee that if clients aren’t satisfied with their progress, they will receive a full refund.
At The HIT Center, the process of becoming a better athlete begins with comprehensive performance testing, during which analysts measure all areas of physical ability. Trainers then use this information to create an exercise program specifically designed to build on your strengths and improve where you're weakest—whether it's in agility, flexibility, or figuring out when it's okay to wear leg warmers.
Trainers keep workouts engaging and fun, while incorporating up-to-date techniques and technology to ensure efficiency. General conditioning and fitness classes are also available.
Led by owner Holly Koonce?who has more than 15 years of cheerleading experience under her belt?GLAM Cheer and Dance instills children with self-confidence and athleticism in a positive, Christian environment. As a member of the United States All Star Federation, the school teaches classes that strive to both create and perpetuate a positive image of cheerleading. But safety still remains a chief concern. Suited for children as young as three, sessions generally divide students up by ability levels, ranging from basic level-one stunts to advanced level-five tumbling, which involves handsprings, airborne skills, and the ability to hover above the mat indefinitely.