HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training): The HIIT class alternates between short periods of intense cardio exercise and intervals of active recovery. This very efficient workout can produce a high caloric burn and improved aerobic capacity.
Karen is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and she also holds a Corrective Exercise Specialization through NASM. She received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL and spent six years teaching in Tucson, AZ. Karen has lived with her husband and two daughters in the Chandler/Gilbert area since 1996, and she spent many of those years volunteering at her daughters’ schools and swim team events.
Fitness has been a lifelong passion for Karen. Personal training is the perfect blend of her love for both teaching and fitness. “It is so rewarding to help others develop proper technique to strength train safely and effectively as they seek their best health.”
In her spare time Karen enjoys cooking healthy meals, hiking with her husband, and spending time with her daughters.
Baylee was first introduced to yoga when she was just 18 years old at a small studio in Tucson, AZ. After experiencing overwhelming peace of mind during her first class, she knew this practice was going to change her life in an incredibly positive way. After attending classes in Tucson for almost 3 years, she decided to deepen her practice in Denver, CO, where she worked as a karma yogi at The Yoga Pod. Dedicating her time to serving others gave her a sense of pride she had never experienced before. It was then that she decided to allow this practice to become an essential part of her life.
In 2014, she received her 200-hour certification with Kripalu School of Yoga. After moving back to Arizona, Baylee has been able to share the practice of yoga to her community. By embodying the role of both the teacher and the student, she strives to live this yogic lifestyle by which she’s been called to live. Baylee does her best every day to let this show, both in her classes and off the mat.
“My goal as a teacher is that you leave the room feeling refreshed, balanced, and nourished. I look forward to seeing you on your mat!”
SMART FIT Circuit
A unique Circuit that allows for you to choose your intensity level throughout the Circuit. This is a total body workout and will provide you amazing fitness results. You must try this if you are looking to change your fitness level and achieve lasting results.
Since it's a Circuit arrive and leave as you want within the hour that it is offered.
This class uses the discipline of the foam roller; a 6" by 3' dense foam cylinder. Foam rolling is used by many athletes to allow self-myofascial release of overactive muscles. This is a form of stretching which allows the muscles to relax. Practicing foam rolling on a regular basis and understanding proper technique can help improve the performance of any athlete. Must bring your own foam roller or may purchase at SMART FIT.
SMART FIT BARRE CIRCUIT
Using an infused technique including: Ballet, Pilates, and BARRE performed in a circuit with upbeat dance music. If you are looking to tone your glutes, thighs, calves, arms and waistline achieving a sleek long lean body, this class is for you. Coming this January 2017.
SMART FIT BOOT CAMP
The six week Boot Camp is offered only for a limited time and is limited to 20 people. First come first serve.
This Boot Camp is intended to help you lose 20 pounds or create a fitness level that is the best that you personally can achieve. If you are wanting to lose 20 pounds or body fat and lean out, need a nutrition plan and accountability, this is the Boot Camp for you.
With this Boot Camp you will have special class time hours and a nutrition plan to follow for the entire duration of the Boot Camp. Coming in January 2017.
Julie Peake is a native of Arizona. Julie has always been a fitness enthusiast, and has worked professionally in the fitness industry for over 10 years. Julie Peake has a Bachelors of Arts in Business Management, and holds the following certifications: National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, AFAA group fitness instructor, Pilates, Kickboxing, Schwinn Spin instructor, BARRE, CPR and AED.
In Julie's opinion, whether you're a wife/husband, a mom/dad, a working mom/dad, or a successful business woman/man, a young/old athlete or all of the above. It's always important to stay in the best optimal shape that you can be in. Being physically fit will help in many aspects of your life. SMART FIT was inspired by Julie's passion to help clients stay accountable for getting in their work out during the week, holding appointments with their personal trainer. With the support of her loving husband of 26 years and her four super amazing children, her wonderful sweet friends and business associates, she has been able to accomplish almost all of her dreams.
Julie says, "If we put ourselves first and take care of ourselves first, we will be able to accomplish amazing wonderful things for ourselves and even have enough energy to help others accomplish amazing wonderful things for themselves."
Health should not be taken for granted.
Think SMART, think FIT, SMART FIT.