After 4 years in the USMC I started having a lot of lower back pain from carry so much weight in our packs. I couldn't sleep or run or sit up at my computer. I tried many forms of yoga and stretching, which helped a little. One day at a friends birthday I was having casual conversation with a gentleman named Bruno, and told him about my back pain. He told me that he ran a local Pilate Studio named The Body Alchemist and I to come in that week. I had heard about Pilate workouts before but never tried it. Let me just say this, I'm in good shape, and work out a lot, but Bruno rocked me, with out even trying. Bruno had me start by lying on my back and perform a few simple exercises . Immediately he could see and tell me exactly where I hold my stress, which muscles where weak, unbalanced and tight. Bruno's understanding of anatomy was very educational and helped me to understand why I was doing the exercises, and what was going on in my body while I was doing them. I never realized how many muscles I was ignoring in my workouts, and how often I was cheating, or using other muscles to compensate for my weak ones. After my first session I started feeling relief in my lower back, and soreness in muscles I didn't even know existed. After 3 sessions my back pain was gone completely. I sleep well, can run stronger and longer, and see changes in my posture and physique. I've now gone for about 4 months once a week and I love it. I highly recommend The Body Alchemist for anyone with any physical, muscle or joint pain. The entire staff is amazing and you'll feel stronger, younger and just all around awesome.
It’s time to get fit. If you want one on one or group coaching, Crossfit Invictus is the gym for you. With a unique open gym setting without any machines, Crossfit focuses on intense full body work outs using your own body weight as the main focal point for the weight. They have a wall lined with dumbbells and kettle balls for a variety of workouts. You will also enjoy unique stretching, lunges and intense core workouts. The head coach and owner, C.J. Martin, has a background that will kick you on your but`t just after reading it. Known internationally for his Martial Arts, he brings the experience, energy and dedication to making you feel and look better. The uniqueness of his art brings a new thought into “personal training.” His thought process is to have every one of his students show up to their workouts without having to think about what they’re doing. It’ll allow them to listen really well and focus on the intensity of each workout. Come on, what are you waiting for? Dust off your 1980s spandex outfit, leave the fanny pack at home and come be a part of a hip way to be fit. Crossfit Invictus, it’s infectious.
Have been going there for a few months now and dont really have any complaints. I have 2 kids and my husband on our membership and the price is right. At another gym i had previously signed up at the price was almost double for all of us. My only complaints would be that they only have childcare open during what seems to be the busy times and I often have trouble finding an open cardio equipment, and although the ladies in childcare are soo sweet and my children LOVE being there, my older son has told me about how the bigger boys punch and kick him sometimes :( , the staff has been responsive with my concerns though and I still feel ok bringing him there because he LOVES it sooo much!