To help women achieve their fitness goals, the certified personal trainers at Get In Shape For Women focus on four areas: weight training, cardio training,
nutrition, and accountability. In small group sessions, trainers modify exercises to suit up to four ladies' fitness levels, beginning by calibrating 30 minutes of strength-training drills—such as free weights, lunges, and squats—to each student's abilities. Then comes 25 minutes of cardio: the trainers might start novice exercisers with a walk on the treadmill or light elliptical training, and challenge more advanced exercisers to high-intensity interval-training sessions for enhanced results.
The trainers supplement the group workouts with nutritional planning centered around the concept of eating six small, balanced meals six days a week. They set aside the seventh day for a bit of indulgence, be it eating a favorite sweet or lusting openly after bacon. To track ladies' progress toward reaching their goals, the trainers measure their weight weekly and body-fat percentage monthly.
At Motion City CrossFit, the certified instructors lead their charges in a different workout each day. All the exercises focus on prepping the body for everyday movements, incorporating exercises such as pushing, squatting, and lifting, which can be scaled to suit each participant's fitness level. In the team-training program, patrons can focus exclusively on strength and conditioning specific to the sport of their choice. To ensure participants are performing to their fullest abilities, they evaluate postures and prescribe corrective exercises. With performance psychology, the trainers motivate patrons to apply the benefits of CrossFit lessons to life challenges, such as being expected to brush their teeth every day. Motion City CrossFit also offers FitCamp classes, which provide nutrition guidance and customized, daily workouts with minimum equipment in a supportive atmosphere.
Crossfit Giant is not a quiet place. Nor should it be. Here, the walls shake, the floors tremble, and the motivational urgings of instructors
reverberate throughout the 5,000-square-foot facility. Here, certified CrossFit instructors lead 60-minute classes that incorporate elements of weightlifting, gymnastics, and track and field; from one moment to the next students might find themselves sprinting, throwing, squatting, and pulling. But they won't be sweating it out alone—they'll be working alongside other like-minded folks who share the same goal: to get in shape, and perhaps squeeze into an old dress or favorite fanny pack.
Classes include general CrossFit training, Olympic weightlifting, and gymnastics. But it's not all sound and stomp here. On the quieter side of the studio, instructors lead students through yoga classes, helping them improve flexibility, balance, and breath awareness. Crossfit Giant's facility also features spacious changing rooms, including men's and women's showers.
Jahaira Oritz-Olowe isn't just a licensed Zumba instructor, she's a Zumba success story. Six weeks after giving birth to her second daughter, she began helping students of all ages and fitness levels shimmy toward their fitness goals. And she hasn't just been teaching others to lose weight, she's been working out with them—she's lost 40 pounds since gaining her certification, which is great for her because she's not a London banker. During group and private sessions, she leads Zumba's easy-to-follow dance moves—inspired by salsa and merengue—set to high-energy Latin tunes. Jahaira also hosts master workshops to help her community get in shape and support such charitable causes as the Susan G. Komen foundation.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Master Park's former students include an international gold medalist, a two-time US Open Grand Champion, and many gold and silver medalists from various championships. He specializes in competition-style skills.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Taekwondo provides children with the knowledge, attitude, skills, and confidence that continues into their adult lives.
What do you love most about your job?
To teach children to form a strong, solid foundation to build upon. For adults, [training] will benefit in stress reduction.
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