By Amy Schechter

Have your New Year’s fitness resolutions de-railed? Do you begin exercising only to lose momentum?

5th Gear Fitness offers something for everyone at all levels of experience with the goal of working personally with each client to optimize whole fitness, health, and well-being through training, consultation, education, and motivation.

The owners of 5th Gear Fitness want to inspire change mentally and physically. Gretchen Trasorras, part-owner and trainer with over 30 years in the industry, believes that in order to see results, clients have a strong need for “community relationships formed in a positive setting of like-minded people.” Trasorras advocates what she calls “trainer swapping” so clients can get the full spectrum of expertise. She, the trainers, and the other owners, Jessica Adams and Angie Williams, have different skills and expertise from resistance training, to yoga, to high-intensity interval training (HIIT) & more.

5th Gear Fitness offers a range of individualized training and group classes all founded on “whole fitness” philosophy based on five fundamental fitness components: cardio, resistance, mind/body, nutrition, and corrective exercise. Inside the yoga studio, a range of classes are offered including warm yoga, tabata yoga, ballet barre, barre contour and pilates reformer machines, which incorporate resistance into traditional pilates movements.

Perhaps the cardio equipment is the most impressive. The treadmills are curved, allowing the runner to control the speed and place more demand on the user than a traditional tread by forcing you to use more muscles.

HIIT classes also utilize MyZone heart rate monitoring technology so coaches know when to push and when to real you back in. Finally, the cardio cycle room with RealRyders, stationary bikes that tilt from side to side mimicking an outdoor bike and requiring much greater core activation than traditional spin bikes.
5th Gear Fitness offers child-care, shower stalls/lockers, and nutrition counseling.

The March special includes a St. Patrick’s Day four-leaf clover good toward four free visits for new guests. Existing clients and new enrollments can enter to win their part of the pot of gold by referring friends and family.


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