FIT9 AND ITS SISTER STUDIO, STELLAR BODIES, ARE SCULPTING THE ATLANTA FITNESS SCENE

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RYAN DEER

NOV 18, 2019

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IMAGE VIA FIT 9 ATL | FACEBOOK

If you’ve done your homework on what’s trending in fitness, you’ll find boxing, bootcamp, and Pilates-style reformer workouts rising to the top. And in Atlanta, you’ll find that Amy Selig and Jeff Toney, co-owners of Stellar Bodies, Fit9, and Eclipse One on One, hold most of the cards.

HIIT IS IT

ATL’s fitness landscape is ever-evolving, and Selig and Toney have adapted with it. In the game since 2008—when they purchased personal training studio Eclipse One on One—they’ve found success in building strong, healthy bodies and aren’t afraid to make bold changes. In 2011, the duo opened their first Stellar Bodies studio in Midtown, establishing Atlanta’s first Lagree studio and introducing the community to the widely popular and highly addictive Megaformer. And after opening their second Stellar spot in Buckhead, they stepped out again to deliver their latest transformative concept, Fit9.

The well-proven science behind the Fit9 workout combines calorie-torching HIIT, muscle-building MetCon (metabolic conditioning), and seven types of exercise (you can read all about the methodology here), delivering a heart-pumping, performance-driven workout that leads to improved cardiovascular health, boosted fat-burning hormones, increased metabolism, and post-sweat calorie burning for up to 48 hours. And while the science behind it is revelatory, the experience is nothing short of revolutionary.

Fit9 embraces multiple exercise components, from boxing to running to floor-based weight training, and each hour-long class is organized by rows and stations, which means the workout combinations are endless, keeping clients engaged and bodies guessing, no matter how often you attend.

Don’t worry if you aren’t a seasoned fitness enthusiast — they ensure transitions from boxing on the water-filled Aqua Bag to weighted compound moves to jumps on their padded plyo-boxes are seamless, guaranteeing you don’t miss a single jab, squat, sprint, or time with the Core Flyte stability trainers.

Every component of their program is engineered to maximize results and push you to new levels, and it warrants some of the most innovative exercise equipment and technology available — like the low-impact Technogym SKILLMILL treadmill, suspension training on the CrossCore (a TRX alternative), and software to track your personal metrics and show you real-time progress. We understand this may sound like a lot, so plan to arrive early to your first class, when your instructor will give you a full class overview so you can dominate your sweat sesh.

QUITE THE COMBO

While the Lagree Fitness Method utilized at Stellar Bodies focuses on slow, controlled movements that ignite those slow-twitch muscle fibers, Fit9’s HIIT approach is the exact opposite — which actually makes these two workouts one seriously effective combo. Lucky for you, Fit9 and Stellar Bodies’ Buckhead studios are just a five-minute drive from each other. Even better, they are now offering combo memberships, giving you all the opportunity to sculpt a stronger, more confident you.

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