Catalyst 4 Fitness

Metabolic Explosion Training

Metabolic Explosion Training is for you if you answer ‘yes’ to one or more of these questions:

  • Do you think you can’t afford personal training?
  • Do you want to be held accountable?
  • Are you a competitive person?
  • Are you ready to work hard and motivate others to do the same?
  • Do you have friends who want to train with you?
  • Do you like group training but feel you get lost in the crowd?

What Is Metabolic Explosion Training?

These classes are held two or three times a week for an hour each. They provide the same high quality workouts as individualized personal training but at a lesser cost. The group environment helps you to stay motivated and accountable. You can lose 2 – 3 lbs per week when attending these sessions and following proper nutrition. Join an established group or bring friends to create your own.

A variety of methods and equipment will be used to help you meet your goals including dumbbells, kettlebells, Rip Trainer, resistance bands, stability balls, sandbells, battle ropes, medicine balls, interval training, tires, partner resistance, plyometrics, agility, balance and mobility movements, bodyweight exercises, and more.

What Should I Expect?

  • Increased strength, speed and performance
  • Improved cardiovascular endurance
  • Reduction in body fat
  • Increase in lean muscle mass
  • Improved balance
  • Greater mobility

What Do I Need To Know Ahead Of Time?

Wear appropriate and comfortable clothes and shoes. Cross-trainers are suggested for this class. Bring water, a towel if you need one, and an exercise mat.

If you do not have a mat, you can buy one from me at your first class.

When Are Classes Held?

Contact me for the current class schedule.

How Much Does It Cost?

Metabolic Explosion Training Pricing for 6 week packages

  • Special promotion: $16 per person per class for 6 week session. If you take MET Class 3x/week, the third class is $15.

One of the many benefits of working in a private fitness studio is that there are no activation fees, membership fees, facility fees, or any other hidden costs. Instead, you are only spending your money for the experience and knowledge of the trainer.

I had been taking Get Fit 101 classes for awhile (maybe 5 months), and I felt like my fitness had improved enough and I was familiar enough with the exercises that I was ready for a more challenging class.  I think my first MET class actually was one of Sharon's holiday classes - Memorial Day of 2016. I knew it would be harder.  I'll be honest though - I was not prepared for the Finishers!  That took, and still takes, some getting used to. I love MET and the variety that comes with it.  I feel so much better about being me.  I've lost some weight, I feel more fit and I think I look more fit. I really like the variety that Sharon's studio provides.  All the equipment (toys) we get to work with each week keeps the class interesting. I look forward to seeing what exercises Sharon has written on the board when I arrive. I also really enjoy the other class participants and the discussions we have.  Sharon promotes a very friendly atmosphere in her studio. If you are considering trying MET for the first time, it is a bit hard at first, and you'll be more sore than you will admit, but it is also so very, very worth it.  Once you have taken MET for a 6-week session, I think you'll be hooked - I was!

— Jenny G.

I signed up for MET after taking two sessions of Cross Training Circuits. It is so much fun, always different, and you are surrounded by supportive people.  It's a great class especially if you want a little more after taking CTC.  It's a great workout and you will feel great when you are done!

— Beth M.

I really enjoy Personal Training for the one-on-one training aspect. I love Cross Training Circuits for the cardio and the challenging aspect. I have taken Pumping Iron also and really enjoy weight training. It has taught me more weight lifting moves and proper core movement. I absolutely LOVE MET! I love the combination of cardio and weight training. I love using all the equipment because it creates variety and I enjoy learning how to use all of it.

— Michelle

I first began taking classes with Sharon about eight months ago. I had slowly let myself go over the past two years and a close friend of mine invited me to join her for Cross Training Circuits on Thursday nights at Beech Acres. I was always a pretty active person in the past and thought, oh what the heck.

The first night of class came and while I was waiting for class to start my train of thought turned more towards, what the heck was I thinking.....?! As the hour passed, I thought I was either going to pass out or throw up multiple times. When the class ended though, I felt amazing!

The weeks passed and I found myself looking forward to working out. I started talking with others in the class and realized I was not only working out but having a good time while doing so.

When the session ended I knew I had to sign up again, this time I added Tuesday nights as well, then Monday Core Strength classes, and then I started adding Wednesday and Saturday Metabolic Explosion Training classes too.

I started to realize just how stressed and unhappy with myself I was before I began these workouts. I stared to see results as well and therefore pushed myself further.

Since starting Cross Training Circuits in February of 2016, I have lost a total of 35 lbs. I have shaved 5 minutes off my mile time (let's face it, I couldn't run at all before) and have gone down 4 pants sizes!!! I am changing out my closet and finding so many clothes that either used to be too tight or never fit, are now fitting and even too big. It is just such a great feeling to actually be able to fit in clothes I never thought I could.

I now treat this as a lifestyle, where both working and working out are essential. I know without the workouts the stress alone gets the better of me. The fact is, I genuinely enjoy them. I have made some great friends along the way that are nothing but supportive as well.

Sharon is a phenomenal trainer that works you hard and keeps you motivated. I didn't gain the weight overnight and it has taken time and perseverance to lose it. I know I would not be half as successful (if at all), without her pushing me and encouraging me along the way.

I am so happy I stepped outside my comfort zone eight months ago to start this journey. I know I have a lot further to go but now have confidence I can eventually get there!

I can honestly say I have never felt this good and healthy in my entire life.

— Michelle M.

I've never stayed with an exercise plan for an extended amount of time.  I am proud of myself for making Metabolic Explosion Training class a way of life instead of a quick fix.  I've lost weight, clothes sizes, gained strength, and feel motivated to keep coming back for more.  I'm so thankful to Sharon for providing direction and making me sweat more than I ever thought was possible!

— Kristi S.

I enjoy the Saturday morning MET class because I feel good and accomplished after the session has ended which keeps me physically motivated for the rest of the day.

— Julie S.

I enjoy MET class because the class is small enough that I feel like I am getting personal training yet having others in the class helps me push myself.

— Kim D.

I definitely would recommend Sharon's MET class. I love the small group setting as opposed to a big gym.  It's a really great workout and she makes it fun!  I feel like I'm getting stronger every day!!

— Andrea T.

I’ve been working with Sharon for about 2.5 years, and my how time flies when you’re having fun! I’m stronger and slimmer than when I started. I feel more confident, and I think that comes across. She kicked my butt in my first Cross Training Circuits class, and I loved it so much I now see her 4x per week—2x in Cross Training Circuits and 2x in Metabolic Explosion Training!

— Erika S.

I just finished tennis and played much stronger than usual. I'm thinking I like Sharon's Metabolic Explosion Training classes.

— Leigh L.

Before I started Metabolic Explosion Training Class, I felt like I needed to add something to my existing workout routine and diet. I wanted to look and feel more fit and leaner. Now I feel more fit and stronger. I like my body more now than I did a year ago. I would recommend MET Class to others because the class provides a great opportunity to vary your workout routine in a non competitive supportive environment. I trust Sharon as a trainer.

— Eileen H.

I would recommend Workouts To Go to others because they are perfect for people with busy schedules. You don't have to be at a gym between certain hours or make a class. You can fit these in whenever and wherever you have time. They are also great for people doing other things that want to add variety to their workouts. While the exercises are similar to what we do in MET class, the resistance bands make the workout feel totally different and challenging.

The personalization Sharon is able to do with these workouts is great. Right now, she is helping me target a specific area where I am lacking in strength and flexibility. This is the first time since the injury that I've been able to focus on that one area and try to improve my range of motion.

— Korie C.

Just want to let you know I had the best physical ever!! I had not been for a physical for about 2 1/2 years but at my last one, my cholesterol was 224, with my bad cholesterol high and good cholesterol low.  Now my cholesterol is 180.  All of my risk factors are gone due to eating much better and consistent exercise. Thank you for keeping me motivated, healthy and your MET classes are a lot of fun!!!

— Laura

Thank you for making trying on/buying pants enjoyable again! I'll admit I hate buying pants or shorts (which is one reason why I wear lots of skirts & dresses). But since I've been on your Meal Plan, well, I went to the Gap Outlet on Friday - and I ended up buying 6 pairs of pants - ALL IN ONE SMALLER SIZE!!

— Donna C.

I needed a change in my workout routine so I joined Metabolic Explosion Training class. I felt sluggish before but now I feel motivated. MET Class is a challenging class that is also fun.

— Kim L.

I initially joined Metabolic Explosion Training class because I wanted to change my body and get toned. I felt flabby, not strong. Now I feel leaner and stronger. MET class is a way to change up your workout routine and get stronger each week.

— Kristie E.

You do a great job of explaining the exercises in Metabolic Explosion Training class, and pushing me to go further than I think I can. The exercises are not monotonous and predictable. I have seen great improvements in my strength and flexibility. I couldn't do a wall sit for 20 seconds when I started, now I can do it for a minute....I have more energy, and am more confident.

I would recommend MET class because it pushes you to the next level.  I have done workouts in this class that I would have never tried or thought I would be able to complete.  When Sharon tells you that you can do it, she's right...you can!

Your Nutrition class helped me to understand easy ways to eat healthy.

— Erin P.

I would recommend Metabolic Explosion Training class because it is an awesome workout and there is always something new! It is a class that is never boring!

— Tamara

Before I started Metabolic Explosion Training class, I felt run down, out of shape. I would recommend MET class to others because it is a life-changing event. It's challenging and fun, and you can tell each time that you worked out. And I love your Meal Plan!

— Jennifer K.

I would recommend Metabolic Explosion Training class because it pushes you to the next level. I have done workouts in this class that I would have never tried or thought I would be able to complete. When Sharon tells you that you can do it, she's right...you can!

— Erin

This is the first time I have ever stuck with a workout program, and it's more than a year. I get bored easily and with MET class I do not think I have ever done the same workout twice. I love the variety, challenge and the people. I look forward to going to class every week!!

— Kelly C.

I initially joined Metabolic Explosion Training class because I needed to feel accountable and I also wanted variety in my workout. I felt discouraged. MET Class is a way to push yourself, have variety in your workout, and get to learn more about being healthy.

— Jen B.

I definitely would recommend Sharon's Metabolic Explosion Training class. I love the small group setting as opposed to a big gym. It's a really great workout and she makes it fun! I feel like I'm getting stronger every day!!

— Andrea

I joined MET to help me with two goals. #1- to regain my overall strength after a leg injury last summer left me completely drained and out of shape and #2 - to complete the Flying Pig Half Marathon. Doing #2 was completely dependent on accomplishing #1 and I accomplished both with your help!

— Julie M.

I have been taking Cross Training Circuits for about a year and a half, and about 6 months ago I decided to add a Saturday morning MET class. It was the best decision I have made. It was the perfect balance to round out my week for working out. I do occasionally workout another days of the week, but never anything consistent. This was a great add to make sure I was getting a great workout every week. MET class is the exact step and addition to Cross Training Circuits that I needed. The addition of the weights and the "toys" pushes me in another way each week. Every class I walk away feeling like I got a great total body work out. The environment Sharon creates is one where everyone feels like they can succeed! Sharon also provides a personal touch that I have never got with any other trainer I have met or worked out with. She really gets to know her clients and will go the extra mile for them. I found out I was pregnant in January with my first child. So everything is new to me. There is no one else I would rather work out with at this time. She is watching out for me and doing research to make sure I stay safe while working out. So far workouts have been going great and I hope to be able to continue them throughout the rest of my pregnancy.

— Tracey C.

I would like to also say thank you for the encouraging words again last night during Metabolic Explosion Training. I was thinking exactly what you said - about 6 weeks ago or even 12 weeks ago, how much of tonight's workout I could have completed. Keep up the great work and variety of workout as it makes it fun and enjoyable to workout!!!....Tonight at volleyball I did 2 things that I have not even tried for years. First one was blocking and I actually did get a block! I have not blocked (or even attempted to block) anyone in so long that I forgot what it feels like!!! AWESOME!!! Second was actually jumping and spiking the ball down with authority. I have been just standing and hitting the volleyball. My timing and legs just never seemed to have the energy or strength to jump. My team was as surprised as I was!

— Tamara

The structure of Metabolic Explosion Training classes is really helpful in developing a habit of working out. On my own I was not consistently working out.... I feel better toned and I have more upper body strength. My golf game has improved because I am getting more distance on my drives and I generally feel like I have more energy. And I think my body is leaner. I would recommend Metabolic Explosion Training to others because it is challenging and fun. The workouts engage multiple muscle groups and there is a built in variety in the workouts.

— Lynne D.

I have been attending Cross Training Circuits two nights a week for almost a year. I also take Metabolic Explosion Training class with Sharon on Saturday mornings. I'm due with our first child mid-November, and I want to try and maintain the fitness level that I’ve built up across the past year. From research and talking with friends, I’ve learned that pregnancy can be easier and more comfortable when you stay active, so I’d like to continue for as long as I can. And, I want to continue increasing my level of fitness after having our baby. That motivation makes it so much easier.

— Courtney C.

I do Cross Training Circuits one day a week, Metabolic Explosion Training class one day a week and either the treadmill or elliptical 2-3 days a week. I'm due with our third child in October. I did not exercise during my other pregnancies. I'm choosing to exercise during this pregnancy because I felt I was in a good routine prior to getting pregnant and hope to stay in a routine until (and especially AFTER) baby arrives. My other main reason for exercising in pregnancy is in preparation for labor and delivery. You wouldn't expect anyone to run a race without some conditioning first, and the laboring process is no different! After having our baby, I hope to jump back into my exercise routine as quickly as possible and get my body back to its pre-pregnancy state. And by pre-pregnancy state, I mean prior to baby #1!

— Jen B.

Before I started Metabolic Explosion Training class, I felt out of shape, no energy, and wasn't very confident about myself. Now I am in the best shape I've ever been, a lot more energy, and a new found confidence about myself.

— Nichole D.

Losing weight and getting fit is not easy. It takes perseverance, dedication, patience and time. I am excited and motivated about the progress I have made. It's not just the loss of weight and inches but the overall good health and fitness/strength that I have gained under her training. I am not sure that I could have stayed as dedicated or achieved so much if it were not for Sharon, the support I get from my family as they see that I am happier and more energetic, and the group of women who attend Metabolic Explosion Training class. As we are working out, we are sharing different thoughts and sharing interests and cheering each other on through some challenging routines. I look forward to each class because of the camaraderie and the physical benefits.

— Linda

I have a before and after pic of my midsection. I took the before about three months ago right before I started taking Muscle Provider and the after, I took last night after Cross Training Circuits. I just wanted to share how taking your Cross Training Circuits and MET Classes combined with taking the protein are really facilitating awesome results! Even though its only been three months I feel fantastic and can't wait for what the next three months have in store.

— Laura J.