Personal Training Groups

Transform in a Group

In our semi-personal training groups, you will find yourself amongst members who are high-octane ambitious, focused, and energetic, just like you! We offer exclusive training groups which are not only fun, physically challenging and powerful but offer a huge burst of motivation. Our training groups are small scale, never exceeding 8 participants. We want you to receive the attention you deserve with the added boost from fellow transformers without feeling like you are getting lost in the crowd!

You can choose from wide-ranging and exciting training designed specifically for people who enjoy sweating as a team, boosting your morale and uplifting your health. Our elite trainers are focused on individualized and highly tailored training sessions, yet with the added benefit of small-group synergy. We offer full body, high energy classes to work your entire body, as well as cardio, core, mind and body exercises, Full Body HIIT, Cross Training, Pilates-Barre Fusion, Kickbox Fit, Flex and Stretch, Epoch Training, and Total Body Sculpt and more! Add in the countless physical, mental, and social benefits of working as an elite and cohesive team!

We hire efficient and proficient trainers who are experts in their specific fields, so your transformation is thought through each step of the way. At Atlas Transformation, you will learn new moves and achieve your goals with an active lifestyle as a by-product.

In case you are unable to keep up with a group or find it too difficult, just inform your instructors and they will modify or switch the exercises for you depending on your personal needs. With the supreme goal of taking your fitness to next level, we guarantee a challenging environment coupled with exciting moves and unique techniques for your total transformation!

Group Training Schedule

Monday
12:30 pm - 13:15 pm
Full Body HIIT
Gary
19:00 pm - 20:00 pm
Yoga-Barre Blend
Irene
Tuesday
07:30 am - 08:30 am
Flex & Stretch
Ash
12:30 pm - 13:15 pm
Kickbox Fit
Tobias
18:00 pm - 19:00 pm
Cross Training
Gary
19:30 pm - 20:15 pm
Pilates-Barre Fusion
Jenny
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 13:15 pm
Total Body Sculpt
Lucas
18:00 pm - 19:00 pm
Calisthenox
Lucas
19:15 pm - 20:15 pm
Flex & Stretch
Ash
Thursday
12:30 pm - 13:15 pm
Full Body HIIT
Irene
15:00 pm - 16:00 pm
Epoch Training (50+)
Lucas
18:00 pm - 19:00 pm
Total Body Sculpt
Tobias
19:15 pm - 20:15 pm
Kickbox Fit
Lea
Friday
07:30 am - 08:30 am
Yoga-Barre Blend
Irene
12:30 pm - 13:15 pm
Pilates-Barre Fusion
Irene
18:00 pm - 19:00 pm
Cross Training
Gary
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 am
BOOTYROCK
Gary
Sunday

Training Groups Overview

Full Body HIIT

Full Body HIIT training is a full body and all-around workout that will make you sweat! Our high-intensity interval training focuses on full calorie burning through rapid movements, allowing you to release energy and any blockages in your body. Full Body HIIT may use equipment, but you will primarily be using your own body weight (through calisthenics) and cardio training to transform. This highly intense workout program is focused on keeping up your heart rate, improving your cardiovascular health and burning away stubborn fat while creating circuit exercises of short time periods These exercises are great ‘take-away’ training, as you can do these workouts anywhere and anytime since there is no equipment required!

Pilates-Barre Fusion

With Pilates Barre Fusion, you can transform the way your body looks, feels, and performs. Your training is a fusion of Ballet & Pilates exercises at the barre and on the mat. Through this workout, you will achieve a toned, well-shaped body, as well as a healthy, strong posture and back. You can achieve alignment and mind-body connection in this full body workout routine. Instead of a traditional Pilates or Barre class involving clunky machines, you will be using dynamic exercises involving bands, balls, and calisthenics (using only your own body weight) movements. Combined, these focused techniques will build your muscle and overall fitness without tiring out your joints (as it was originally designed for soldiers and people with injuries). Your training session will fly by as you focus on stretching, holding positions, and working your muscles to fatigue in a fusion-based transformation!

Kickbox Fit

In Kickbox Fit training groups, you will fuse fitness with fun and a celebration of martial arts. You will test your endurance with high-intensity cardio while simultaneously feeling the rocking muscle strength workout. This offering also gives you an opportunity to learn some self-defense in order to empower yourself in any situation. By coordinating the strength of the body and the mind into one punch and kick of energy, you will become a fighter in every arena of life! Our trainers base each training on the foundations of the traditional Thai martial art. Aside from the obvious fitness benefits you also learn and perfect traditional Muay Thai techniques. With Kickbox Fit you can burn off more calories than with traditional cardio session. 1 hour of Kickbox Fit can burn more than a 1000 calories all whilst also building up muscular strength and power. Don’t miss out on this knockout training!

Flex & Stretch

Flex & Stretch involves a mixture of techniques from yoga, pilates, strength, balance, core, and flexibility that will give you a boost in energy. You will perform active yet light movements, stretching exercises, and static positions, all aimed to promote circulation, improve posture and increase flexibility. There are many benefits that this class will give you include a decreased risk of injury, as you will have improved blood flow and an enhanced posture. You will experience a reduction in muscle tension and stress in your joints while giving your blood supply a boost. Meanwhile, nutrients to your muscles will be increased, as this training assists in healing muscles, usually causing soreness after an intense workout. You will also feel the benefit of relaxation and reduced stress through movements that seamlessly marry yoga flows with gymnastic stretch techniques!

Cross Training

Cross Training involves you in a high-intensity circuit workout designed to burn off the maximum amount of calories. You will be combining body-weight and coordination training, such as plyometrics and proprioceptive exercises, along with tackling cardio elements from mixed martial arts. You will strengthen, tone and tighten those areas of opportunity.  Dumbells, the rack, TRX, battle ropes, Versa Climber, slide boards, traditional weights and elements from kickboxing are all combined to give you an unforgettable full-body workout. Other workouts only target your specific muscle groups or stamina. This workout will give you increased strength, sharpen your coordination while improving your cardio, flexibility, and reactivity into explosive power and gains. Your instructor will give you personal attention and focused instructions to meet your every fitness goal while supervising your incredible transformation. This workout is highly demanding and perfect for those who want to push beyond what they believe to be possible!

BootyRock

BootyRock is the perfect fit for you if you want to turn heads on the beach or at the swimming pool, or just want to look even better in your favorite skirt. You will be doing air squats, explosive squats, isometric quad raises, single leg glute bridges and twisting pistons among many scientifically proven muscle-growing exercises. Focusing on these areas specifically will push your muscles to the point of exhaustion and achieve the booty of your dreams. Your confidence will skyrocket through the released endorphins coupled with the mental stamina that intense workouts at Atlas give you. You will never want to wear anything but your bikini after this class to show off your new booty. Beyond training, Atlas also offers nutrition coaching to hit the exact fitness gains you seek, to achieve the booty and body you have always wanted. “What you practice in private is rewarded in public”, meaning when you take our class you will want to show off your new physical ass-et!

Yoga-Barre Blend

Yoga-Barre Blend is a training session that will give you the functional flexibility and personal aesthetics you desire. Our unique training program blends ballet-inspired exercises and yoga poses. No previous experience is required for us to help you reach a ballet and yoga-type of physique, with flexibility and a toned body. If you are looking to increase your muscle strength without bulking up, then you will love this program. Through this training, you will also improve your posture at a fast pace. You will also take full advantage of our exclusive mix of exercises to boost your cardiovascular endurance, leading to total heart health. Plus, you will increase your metabolism, which burns away calories and fat quickly. Using yoga’s well-documented benefits will give you an increased flexibility throughout your body. As you regularly practice, your stiffness and joint pain will evaporate. You will be less likely to have a muscular injury through yoga, as you will achieve intense physical progress without the harsh impact of other training while increasing your resistance to injury in all aspects of life. You can attain a tighter, toned, and more flexible body through our patent mixture of ballet-like and yoga exercises.

Epoch Training (50+)

Epoch Training is specifically designed to keep you in shape if you are over 50. Through supervised moves from incredible instructors and exclusive group morale, a fitness program based on functional training will help you reach your best shape yet! You will mix calisthenic exercises, lightweight use, medicine balls, steppers, kettlebells, Bosus, Swiss Balls, bands, and rope for a full body workout. With this training, you will increase your flexibility, strength, cardiovascular health, and any other area of the body that you feel needs improvement. As a group, your semi-personal sessions will feature trainer supervision and movements specifically tailored for your needs and goals. As functional fitness is adaptable, your trainer will help to identify the best workout plan for you and only the most exclusive group to boost your results! Your trainer will know how to help you reach a new peak of health without pushing too hard or fast, making your body heal and become more resilient through training, as opposed to injury. Epoch Training will help you with all the physical demands of life, while increasing your overall health and longevity into the cosmos and beyond!

Total Body Sculpt

Total Body Sculpt will give you the body you have always wanted! You will work with an exclusive group to strengthen, sculpt, and define your entire body while receiving specific feedback and adaptable moves from your trainer. If you want to have a more defined and visibly strong body, then this training is the right fit. You will work on your core, legs, glutes, with some integration of upper-body strength for solid arms and shoulders. Body weight and small equipment will be key for you to realize the body you imagine having. Instead of a cardio-intensive workout, this training will make you focus on hypertrophy, meaning you will gain visible muscle mass. With your group unit and individual supervision of our expert trainers, you can have a tighter, more visibly fit body, which will grow and show off your muscles while burning away bothersome fat.

Group Instructors

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Jennifer Winklhofer

Trainer / Nutrition Coach / Group Instructor

From the office to the training floor: instead of managing projects Jenny found her passion for helping other women tone their bodies and staying in shape before, during and after pregnancy. Her passion for health & wellness has driven her to create Atlas Transformation together with her business partner Lucas.

Jenny used to work as a power plate instructor in a small studio on the weekends in addition to her marketing job before she became a full-time personal trainer. Because of the good feeling in her own body and the improvements she observed in clients, she wanted to know all about anatomy and physiology of the human body and as well as nutrition. She studied fitness and nutrition at the renowned Glucker Kolleg and got certified as a personal trainer, nutritionist, and found her ultimate tool within the EMS (electrical muscle stimulation) machine.

During a sabbatical in the USA, she continued her fitness education and got certified at the famous EHS Pilates Institute San Francisco as a Pilates instructor. Being pregnant herself, she wanted to learn a save yet strengthening training method. Besides the Pilates teacher training program, she worked at The Dailey Method barre studio.

Back in Zurich she deepened her postnatal Pilates skills further at PilateSwiss and started working as a personal trainer full time whilst joining the Glucker Kolleg teacher team to educate EMS trainers in Switzerland.

Determined to physically empower women in all stages of life (regardless if they are mothers or not), she developed her own program to get and stay in shape. As a mother herself, Jenny understands the physical and emotional joys and challenges that arise during pregnancy, postpartum and motherhood. She recognizes that becoming a mother is a profound and transformative experience and is dedicated to empowering all pregnant women. She knows how to take care of potential postpartum issues such as split abdominals (diastasis recti), weak pelvic floor or the ‚mummy-tummy'.

She brings over 7 years experience as a personal trainer, group, and Pilates instructor, and nutritionist to her coaching. Jenny is AT's specialist for women's health and her first-hand knowledge of pregnancy, birth and motherhood make her a specialist for pre and postnatal women.

Languages: English, German

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Carol Bill

Trainer / Group Instructor

Carol’s passion for sports and movement has been present throughout her whole life. Everything started on the icefield where she was part of the figure skating junior team. ‘’Jump high in order to reach the sky’’ was the motto. Therefore, explosive, reactive and power strength played an important role. Balance, stability, body control and movement have now become the main elements in her daily training sessions.

She was able to develop them, even more, when she became a dancer and dancing teacher (jazz dance, ballet, street dance, Latin American dances). It requires a lot of flexibility, coordination and a good body feeling – and the best thing: it just makes you happy!

Happiness is one of the most important components to her in life and brought her to the point where she’s now: at Atlas Transformation.

During the last few years, she had already been working part-time as passionate Fitness, Group Fitness (HIIT, AthleticFlow (HIIT & Yoga), Bootcamp, Bodypump, Bodyshape etc.) and Personal Trainer. Working together with people, motivating them to achieve their goals and just make them feel good, has made her every day. That’s why she decided to quit her main job in the financial sector last summer 2017 and fully focus on her clients. Being able to see all these big-smile- happy-faces after a great and sweaty workout session were more than worth it. Being part of the Atlas Transformation’s approach to evolving every client’s wellbeing, corresponds exactly with her ideal training philosophy and makes her a proud member of the team.

Languages: German, English

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Lucas Vermot-Desroches

Trainer / Nutrition Coach / Group Instructor

Lucas understands himself as a health coach and not just a personal trainer. The value he offers to his clients goes beyond the training floor and develops not only the body but also the mind and emotional state. After a long and international career, he decided to settle in Zurich and impart his knowledge through creating his own platform, Atlas Transformation, together with his business partner Jenny.

Lucas passion for sports was ignited at six years old when he started practicing Judo. In his youth, he made his way through various styles of martial arts until he ended up in Mixed Martial Arts fights. Outside of the ring he first cultivated a strenuous bodybuilding routine for several years before realizing the limited functionality of the pumped up body. This realization was a defining moment for his career as a personal trainer. From that point, he invested all his focus into finding and developing an optimal training technique which builds the muscular system and enhances the body's function whilst being wholesome and holistic for the entire system. His method includes elements from calisthenics which are refined body-weight exercises that build more strength with natural muscle definition whilst developing the body's functionality on multiple planes to prevent potential pain, injuries and also defy the first signs of aging. Depending on the needs and goals of the client, he supplements the calisthenic movements with resistance training, plyometrics, CrossFit, kickboxing, stretching and trigger-point massage to correct, heal and build up the muscular system.

He received his education from the highly renowned National Academy of Sports Medicine, USA, and additionally from the English Institute of Sport, Milton Keynes. To further develop his education and give more value to his clients he also graduated with a Diploma as a Golf Fitness specialist and Rehabilitation and Posture Correction specialist.

Lucas has over 15 years of experience in sports and has worked and shared his knowledge in various cities across Europe and the United States.

Languages: English, French

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Lea Fürer

Martial Arts Trainer / Group Instructor

This strong Lady will knock out anyone without the blink of an eye! She holds the Swiss Championship title for Amateur Thai Boxing and her extensive experience in the sport truly enriches the versatility of the A|T approach. She will work you hard…but working with her on the pads or on the boxing bag will inspire a new love for fitness within you! Her passion for martial arts is palpable in each and every one of her training making it truly contagious or her participants.

Lea discovered her passion for martial arts relatively late in life. After many years as an equestrian and in the teams for the volleyball she finally found her way to Savate - Boxe Francaise - at the age of 24. The speed and power of this discipline ignited a fire in her and after a few months training, Lea won the German championship title. After five years she changed paths to the traditional martial art of Thailand and Muay Thai became her main and passionate focus.

With Muay Thai she discovered a sport that marries strength, condition, and ordination at the highest level and in the end creates a connection to life that is simply incomparable. Lea is continuously competing and won the Swiss Championship an Amateur in Thai Boxing in 2017. Her passion for martial arts is palpable in each and every one of her trainings making it truly contagious for her participants.
The development of clean techniques is combined with other training elements in order to increase cardiovascular condition, speed, flexibility, and strength.

In the past two years, Lea worked as a part-time personal trainer focusing on kickboxing and traditional boxing. She is a certified Training for Warriors coach which has enriched repertoire with functional and strength training.

You will get to experience this perfect combination of classes such as Athena Kickbox Fit and or her Olymp Boot Camp. Apart from her sports endeavors, Lea also works as a sports journalist for the radio SRF, studies psychology and feels right at home as a Team Member of A|T.

Languages: German, English

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Racha Fajjari

Group Instructor / Life Coach

Strength is found in serenity... After over 10 years of self-employment, travelling the world and 7 years of motherhood she knew she had to find a way back, back to herself, back to serenity, back to inner peace and she found that the motto is: Sometimes less is more!

After graduating with a Bachelor in Business Administration she knew that there’s a YIN and YANG to life. So went on to pursue her certificates in Energy Healing, Relaxation Training, Meridian- and Chakra balance from the holistic medicine school LOTZ in Munich. While she was living in Munich she opened a relaxation studio where she practiced mediation, relaxation training, coaching and yoga.

“We have to teach our body and mind that relaxation is the most natural and important state for us to achieve - every day!” says Racha… Because within peace and serenity you’ll find the power to cope with life and all it’s challenges. In her Relaxation Training, Racha teaches several types of relaxation techniques such as meditation, mindfulness, autogenic training, PMR (Progressive muscle relaxation by Edmund Jacobson), Self-Healing Methods, and much more.

Racha beliefs that if we make sure our energetic body is healthy and energy is flowing, we can reach the state of optimal health and fully experience the potential of our mind and body. Besides her relaxation coaching she also offers her “Personal Energy Management” Coaching where you learn all about your energetic body, your energy centers and how to handle your thoughts and emotions. Our body and mind have a tremendous and fascinating potential which we need to discover in order to live life to the fullest.

In her coaching sessions, she works with several tools and techniques such as Affirmations, Aromatherapy and etc., depending on the personality, energy, and needs of her clients.

Languages: English, German

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Gary Rabie-Peters

Trainer / Group Instructor / Coach

"Aim for the moon, because if you miss, you will still land among the stars" With a zest for life, Infectious excitement, an upbeat aura of vibrant energy and a background in clinical psychology, in addition to a burning desire for continuous self improvement and empowering others to transform their lives; Gary joins the Atlas Transformation team as a trainer, health/mental coach, ketogenic diet enthusiast, and athlete. Gary combines training with motivation psychology.

Want that extra edge to go all the way? Then Gary is the trainer for you. It does not matter what level you are at - beginner or advanced. Gary assumes a Results Driven Purpose Focused Massive Action (RPM) approach while staying up to date with the latest scientific knowledge in sports medicine and self-improvement. His clients enjoy the mental coaching aspect of his training and his use of personal mantras & visualization which they find very motivating and inspiring. His training matrix is focused on a mix of rehabilitation training, pain relief as well as muscle building and fat loss (body recomposition-ing). He works with weights, calisthenics, Electro Muscle Stimulation, and High-Intensity-Interval-Training (HIIT) for peak conditioning and is passionate about nutrition especially related to lifestyle diseases (diabetes, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome etc).

“Whatever your goal is, it is about finding an emotionally compelling reason why you want to do it, why you must do it, and why you will do it! It is about taking responsibility for the authorship of our stories and having stewardship over our internal lives. You do not want to push yourself to do something because pushing implies going against resistance. What you want is a pulling reason, that will pull you towards achieving the desired outcome especially in the times when you do not want to do it. This is what flow is”. As an advocate for paradigm shifts in health and thinking, Gary’s purpose is to change lives by leading through an example of what is possible through transformation. “Transformation is 80% mental or mind over matter, and the other 20% is just doing it. The most important thing I learned on my own fitness and health journey was that reality can be warp according to our will and that if you want something bad enough, you will find a way to make it happen no matter what impediments and obstacles may come in your way.”

Languages: English, German, Dutch (moderate).

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Ash Unnsteinsdottir

Personal Trainer / Group Instructor

Áslaug Gudny Unnsteinsdottir, Ash for short, grew up in a small town in Iceland. There she started doing gymnastics at the age of four, while also trying football and basketball on the side. She then quit all of that at the young age of fourteen and decided to try swimming. She was a natural born swimmer and was supposed to try out for the Icelandic swim team for the Olympics in Brazil, but decided to go to college instead since that was a safe bet for the future.

She attended college in Reykjavík, studying English and the performing arts. Then the summer of 2015 she decided to get a personal trainer degree from the International science and sports association of America, ISSA.
Having dealt with eating disorders, since a young age until 2016, she has now found happiness in helping other people with body issues and insecurities.

She has now made it her goal to help people feel good and sexy in their own body, through exercise and a healthy diet. She lives by the saying healthy body, healthy mind and channels that into her training. She focuses on pilates, yoga, flexibility, and range of motion while helping the client get to know themselves, to feel better, to love their own body and themselves despite the looks.

Languages: English, Icelandic, Swedish, Norwegian