Many people have seen the infomercials on this total body transformation program and millions have responded by attempting it. Insanity is a 60 day, two-phase, full body, core conditioning workout program created by former track-and-field star, now celebrity fitness trainer, Shaun T, with a bold promise to deliver one year worth of results in as little as 60 days.
In recent years, Zumba has become one of the most well-known fitness programs around the globe and continues to increase in popularity. The company was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Hallandale Beach, Florida. The company has about thirty corporate employees, as well as tens of thousands of affiliated Zumba personal trainers and instructors that teach the classes.
Zumba earns just over $1.2 million per year, much of the revenue being generated from individual gyms and fitness centers where Zumba classes are taught.
The Zumba fitness program offers a comprehensive, all-encompassing workout through unique dancing and movement to music. The intense workouts last one hour per session. Instructors are certified though a specialized program.
Zumba has raised over $5.7 million dollars for charitable organizations and has founded the Zumba Global Research Grant for Breast Cancer Research.
The Daily Burn, a subsidiary of InterActiveCorp (IAC), takes an innovative approach when it comes to workouts by taking out the routine and allowing members to choose what types of workouts to incorporate daily. If a yoga session is in order, or pilates, strength training, cardio, members are likely to find exactly what they are seeking under one user friendly, easy to navigate platform.
Bodybuilder.com has been a source for many workout trainers, gurus, and trainees alike. Jamie Eason has launched a 12 week training course called LiveFit, focusing on a science-based approach combining a workout plan, nutrition, and supplements helping members to meet their fitness goals.
Revered personal trainer Jillian Michaels has been in the fitness business since 1993. She developed her Body Revolution series at the beginning of 2012, incorporating elements of kickboxing, yoga, pilates and weight training into her routine. Jillian has been a regular trainer on the popular reality TV show "Biggest Loser," helping scores of overweight people achieve healthy weights and lifestyles. Jillian has produced many other fitness DVDs and books in addition to Body Revolution.
SoulCycle was founded in 2006 by a pair of fitness-crazed friends who enjoyed biking and wanted to bring the experience to others in a controlled, safe environment. The company began in New York City with a handful of studios. Today, it has expanded to New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Washington DC and Northern and Southern California. SoulCycle has grown steadily over the past few years, with further expansion plans coming in 2015.
Today, around 20,000 SoulCycle enthusiasts frequent the studios to enjoy a 45-minute ride on a stationary bike. Riders spin their bikes to the beat of music for 35 minutes; the last 10 minutes of the ride incorporates upper-body workouts to the routine.
SoulCycle was voted one of the World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Fitness of 2013 by Fast Company magazine.
Four years ago, good friends Katrina Hodgson and Karena Dawn, both personal trainers as well as avid fitness and health gurus, decided to open a studio where they could teach their fitness techniques to others. Tone It Up was born, and the duo's company has grown substantially since, offering an array of classes, DVDs and nutritional programs.