The Official Trainers of the Carolina
West Kept Secret is the Official Fitness Trainer of the Carolina Panthers’ professional cheerleading team: the TopCats! This organization is so special to us as our founder, Marissa, and multiple trainers are TopCats alumni, and we love cheering for the home team! You’ll see us in the stands rooting for the TopCats all season long, while we help them feel their best through our signature methodology via group classes, private team bootcamps, and nutrition counseling.
THE WEST KEPT SECRET METHODOLOGY
WKS is a high-intensity interval-based workout that fuses together different workout focuses into one dynamic format; cardio, strength training, and Pilates. Each individual focus area provides support for an all-around healthy lifestyle but cannot deliver results on its own / as a standalone offering or class type. Fusing cardio and strength training together sheds fat and replaces it with lean muscle, while Pilates serves as the main component of core work and stability. Fusing these together in one hour saves clients time and money from having to be a member at multiple studios. We now offer an amazing deep stretch component to our lineup (WKS: RESTORE) and a dance cardio option focusing on keeping your heart rate up while having a great time (WKS: NIGHT OUT!) With all of our options, clients are able to experience everything they could want or need in one results-driven studio!
Treadmill | Body Weight Exercises
Increases the strength of your heart and lungs. It will help you improve your cardiovascular endurance during workouts. Cardio burns calories to help lose weight. (Shed the fat)
Boxing | TRX | Weights
Increases bone density, reduces your resting blood pressure, improves blood flow, halts muscle loss, helps control blood sugar, improves cholesterol levels, and improves your balance and coordination while improving muscle tone all over the body. (Replace it with lean muscle)
Reformer | Springboard | Ballet Barre
Lengthens, strengthens, and tones the body and helps with flexibility, especially on a reformer or springboard, because you are working against a resistant spring load and not using momentum to execute the movement. (Core work and stability)
The Queen City's
As cliché as it sounds, the first step to conquering your fear, is coming to try a class! As soon as a WKS trainer greets you at the door, learns your name, and asks your injury history, you will feel at ease.
The WKS trainer will go over the interval to make sure you understand the timing, then demonstrate each movement at every station, so you feel comfortable before warming up. The best part about our classes? You are not alone! There are individuals of all different fitness levels sweating right next to you!