From Our Editors
While training to become a martial-arts sensei, Hamid Haji learned to focus. In the process, his zeroed in on his calling: helping others achieve optimal health through exercise. Drawing from the more than 25 years of fitness expertise he’d acquired at the dojo, he began to build workouts that students of all skill levels could perform. He then partnered with Kelly Pearce—a martial-arts student, fitness trainer, and seasoned yoga teacher—to found Pro Fit Boot Camp. She added music and power-yoga poses to his boxing, kickboxing, and weight-lifting moves, and the camp’s training regimen was born. Workouts take place indoors to protect students from raindrops and UV rays. Sweaty brows abound as they attempt to lift crater-speckled hunks of cheese in swiss-ball workouts, and jettison oversized caplets of Tylenol across the room during gruelling medicine-ball routines. The group also grabs TRX suspension-training straps for bodyweight exercises that cultivate strength and flexibility.