The gym looks like equal parts Olympic training facility and old warehouse—here, exercisers hoist themselves up rows of pull-up bars, grunt around a collection of kettlebells, and hop through jump-rope routines. On a power-lifting platform, a lifter explodes from a squat, hoisting a plate-loaded bar up to his shoulders and then dropping under it to catch the weight over his head. Elsewhere, athletes do dips on gymnast rings and build a sweat on rowing machines.
This low-tech setting is typical of all true CrossFit gyms. Though the equipment may be basic, the results are not: CrossFit workouts develop all measures of physical fitness—from power to cardiovascular endurance—through workouts that are broad, general, and inclusive. This approach is often described as specializing in not specializing: it develops physical fitness in ways equally beneficial to everyone, from professional mixed martial artists and police officers to weekend softball players.
CrossFit gyms typically start clients in a foundational program where trainers teach the basic movements, such as the squat, dead lift, and pull-up. Every exercise is scalable to a version that clients can complete—a pull-up, for example, can be scaled back to a negative pull-up, a static hang, or body-weight row with gymnast rings. It can also be scaled to a more challenging version, such as the kipped pull-up. After students learn CrossFit's basic movements, they move on to open group classes, which follow the ever-changing WOD, or Workout of the Day. These workouts are short and intense, and they foster camaraderie through frequent team circuits. In addition to supervising WOD class, trainers coach members on nutrition, advocating a caveman-style diet of low-glycemic carbohydrates, monounsaturated fats, and lean proteins such as raptor meat.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Lake Mary Boot Camp, the number one fitness and fat loss workout program designed to burn the fat and get you in the best shape of your life – guaranteed.
Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged?
Every workout session is designed to be fun, supportive and challenging, while burning maximum fat, in minimum time. Personalization is key to getting the best possible results, which is why our workout programs are modified to fit your goals and individual fitness level.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Unlike working one-on-one with a personal trainer, our workout programs are done in a group setting which makes them fun, motivating, challenging AND it keeps the cost of the program affordable compared to private one-on-one personal training sessions.
What do you love most about your job?
The chance to work one-on-one with people, but unlike working one-on-one with a personal trainer, our workout programs are done in a group setting which makes them fun, motivating, challenging AND it keeps the cost of the program affordable compared to private one-on-one personal training sessions.
To say D1 Sports Training is the place where the top players train is almost an understatement. Everyone from Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning to LA Clippers player Chris Paul to retired NFL running back LaDainian Tomlinson has trained at D1. Many of the athletes also own one of the franchises, which are located around the country. The Nashville facility, which Manning has a stake in, is known for an NFL Combine training program that has helped such athletes as Jimmy Graham, DeAngelo Williams, and Tim Tebow get drafted into the NFL.
But the fitness experts at D1 Sports Training don't just sculpt the muscles of professional athletes. They also work with everyday people looking to lose weight, bulk up, or simply be able to push their car into a tight parallel parking spot. They even work with kids as young as 7, fostering coordination, athleticism, and a strong work ethic. Hundreds of kids who have trained at D1 have gone on to receive Division One athletic scholarships.
My Gym, which currently has more than 350 international locations, began more than 30 years ago as a structured place for children to safely play, acquire new skills, and romp off a sugar buzz. All classes are organized according to age level (starting as young as 6 weeks) and designed to incorporate the latest physiological and psychological research. Tiny Tykes gets babies moving with help from their parents, Mighty Mites teaches toddlers self-reliance and beginning sports skills, and Champions, a class for kids aged 6–9, emphasizes the importance of using teamwork to master more complex sports skills and achieve group goals such as building a human pyramid to reach the cookie jar. My Gym's energetic instructors are experts at using music, dance, and gymnastics to build youngsters' strength and self-esteem while stimulating their giggle-plexes. The noncompetitive environment fosters creativity and hands-on activities boost children's learning retention and fun quotient.
Though Alberto Buckeridge has been a personal trainer for 15 years, he has also played football, competed as a body builder, and even earned a degree in physical therapy. So he understands how the human body works. As owner and head trainer at Lake Mary Fitness By Alberto, he lends his expertise to clients of all fitness levels, from novice exercisers to professional hockey players, footballers, and WWE wrestlers.
Over time, Alberto has developed an affinity for certain methods and equipment; he makes use of TRX suspension harnesses in almost all of his classes. He cautions clients, though, that their exercise regimen only constitutes a part of what they need to do to improve their bodies. The rest of their efforts should be devoted to eating properly, which includes cutting unhealthy fats, keeping protein intake high, and always chewing before you swallow.
When you have a free day, head to Barre Bellas in Lake Mary for a day packed full of fun.
Whether you want to train for an event or are just looking to get to the next level of fitness, personal trainers are available to coach you through more specific work out regimens.
These kickboxing classes will teach you how to properly use your upper and lower body during self-defense.
Working out has never been this fun! Head on over to Barre Bellas and dance your way through a Zumba class.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Barre Bellas is a place you'll love to visit, so don't wait around, give them a call today!