For Adam Farrell, college wasn’t a time of personal enrichment, but of unhealthy living. Once the young undergraduate student became dissatisfied with the party lifestyle he was leading in college, he began exercising regularly. He found that, unlike the quickly dissipating pleasures of pizza dinners and games of donut-glaze pong, exercise helped him cultivate the overall happiness and confidence he sought. He soon realized that he had both a passion and knack for personal training.
Ten years later, Farrell is a certified strength and conditioning specialist, a well-established personal trainer, and the owner of his own fitness facility. Aided by a staff of fellow fitness aficionados, he conducts boot-camp programs and athletic-performance-enhancement camps, leading high-intensity, circuit-style workouts that aim to slim physiques, tone muscles, and boost metabolisms. The trainers scale these workouts to accommodate clients of all athletic abilities and accommodate restrictive issues, including injuries and deep-seated fears of working out in mismatched gym socks.
The instructors at Yoga Studio of Corpus Christi help students focus their minds and calibrate them to their bodies. Thoughtful breathing exercises and strength-building poses are consistently the vehicles toward mental and physical balance, although the studio offers diverse challenges across 14 different class types ranging from 65 to 90 minutes each. Those just starting out can learn the ropes in a beginners session, whereas yogis looking for more intense workouts can attend Hatha flow classes, which build core strength and improve stamina through continuous movement and by teaching pupils how to apply papier mâché to their midsections. During hot-yoga classes, the instructors crank up the thermostat to 97.8 degrees, helping to loosen stiff muscles and joints, encourage detoxification, and increase flexibility during Vinyasa flow movements.
Trainer and fitness guru Justin Bradshaw modeled SGT. H20's CombatSwim after the rigorous training he received as an Army diver. His challenging exercises encourage full-body fitness, using workouts that build stamina, boost metabolism, improve swimming skills, and promote weight loss. Incorporating the best of land-based cross-training systems, CombatSwim includes plenty of high-intensity interval training and pulse-hiking calisthenics. In the pool, water adds extra resistance that amplifies the effects of the exercises, which include swimming sprints, endurance swimming, and treading water with weights. Designed to sharpen the mind as well as the body, CombatSwim leaves exercisers with the same confidence and conditioning as some of the world's elite military warriors.
In keeping with its name, Crossroads Yoga acts as a meeting place for yoga practitioners of all backgrounds, ages, and skill sets. The certified instructors believe that devotion to yoga is an ever-evolving process that benefits from new experiences and styles. They draw upon their diverse training backgrounds, which include extensive traveling and lessons from yoga experts, during private and group classes. They also invite guest teachers to present a range of disciplines during workshops. Practice takes place atop hardwood floors within a picturesque pink-and-white house whose porch bears seasonal decorations.
The knowledgeable staff of physical therapists and massage therapists at Affiliated Therapy Group Practice, Inc. treat their clients’ muscular afflictions with traditional massages and alternative services such as aquatic therapy. Well-versed in Swedish, hot-stone, and prenatal massage techniques, the massage therapists work to increase circulation, relax muscles, and rehabilitate injuries from the comfort of a private treatment room. In addition to soothing kneads, the staff also nourishes skin with seaweed wraps, moisturizes hands with paraffin dips, and exfoliates feet with a salt scrub harvested from the region of the Atlantic with the most well-groomed dolphins.
Gymnastics rings dangle from the ceiling and flags dress the walls at SeaCity CrossFit, where workouts draw inspiration from Olympic sports such as weightlifting, gymnastics, cycling, and running. Here, experienced coaches stress form and posture during training sessions that incorporate strength and cardio exercises. The trainers focus on performance and skill acquisition as students use tools such as kettlebells, medicine balls, and sandbags to perform functional exercises. They’ll tailor movements to a variety of fitness levels to ensure that every participant, whether they’re pro athletes or infrequent exercisers, gets the most out of their workouts.
Massage therapist Johnny has been de-stressing clients for 10 years. He specializes in deep-muscle therapy, which alleviates muscle tension and pain due to repetitive-motion injuries using pressure ranging from firm to deep. He also customizes each of his massages to fit each client’s particular injuries and ideal amount of pressure. To further relax clients, Johnny incorporates aromatherapy, plays soft music, and assures them that tax season is months away. And when not kneading clients, he teaches other massage therapists the tricks of his trade.
The owners of Pottery Painting Pleasures opened their doors to make art accessible to everyone, providing all necessary supplies and cleanup services. In the azure craft haven, myriad ceramics, such as vases and plates, wait to be rendered unique by kids, adults, and seniors. Themed sessions include senior mornings, Tots and Pots, and Friday-night College Night, which includes a brief overview of Organic Chemistry 101.:m]]
At Medi-Weightloss Clinic, a physician-led team creates custom three-stage weight loss plans, helping patients lose and keep off excess pounds. Medical team members meet with patients to provide weekly support, passing on healthy recipes and shopping lists, exercise suggestions, and tips on places to store excess weight. Nutritional supplements and vitamin injections give patients the extra boost to rocket over hurdles on the track to slimness.
Under the guidance of experienced groove guru Richard Roberts, Strictly Ballroom teaches fledgling foxtroters and seasoned sambaers fundamentals of dance, foot position, rhythm, timing, and leading or following in the dance center's customized, private dance lessons. Wielding a decade's worth of competitive dancing instruction, Richard specializes in several styles—including lively shimmies such as the swing and cha-cha, as well as elegant waltzes, tangos, rumbas, and more. Classes are tailored to each student's individual skill level and stance on spandex, and Richard breaks steps down via four basic elements of ballroom and directional movements.
Stroller Strides' fitness professionals employ creative exercise regimens to aid new mothers in overcoming the struggles of staying in shape while caring for a wee one. All you need to get started is you, your baby, and a stroller. Taught by specially trained instructors, the 60-minute classes begin with a warm-up and a buggy-bandying power walk. During interval stations, participants tone their bodies using resistance tubes, which can be brought from home or purchased from the instructor for $10. In the event of a fussy-baby episode, instructors can provide physical exercises you can do with your baby or calculus exercises to occupy your baby's mind. Surrounded by friendly instructors, mom peers, and a teeming hoard of adorable infants, a Stroller Strides class creates a positive, encouraging environment for reobtaining a prebaby physique. Mothers socialize, commiserate over shared difficulties, and take joy in each other's successes, such as a baby’s first steps or the invention of a flying stroller. The supportive environment encourages return visits, helping participants stick to physical-fitness goals. Stroller Strides recommends waiting until a newborn is at least 6 weeks old before beginning classes, and new mothers should talk to their doctor before beginning any exercise program. Check the schedule for class times and locations.
Island Chiropractic realigns crooked spines and blocked chi, allowing clients with various ailments to restore their health with noninvasive, drug-free techniques. The first visit examines your spinal column (a $180 value)—taking x-rays if necessary (a $215 value)—in search of pesky subluxations, or misplaced vertebrae that can impinge the nerves’ ability to carry signals down the spine and into the body’s muscles, organs, and glands, potentially causing decreased resistance to disease and other imbalances. After ascertaining the root of the problem, the first visit ends with a relief treatment (a $45 value) to soothe any pain the patient is experiencing.
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Run by an award-winning father-son team, the experienced staff of 11 dentists at Kennedy Dental Care brings gum ornaments into meticulous alignment. One of the pearly white specialists commences the 45-minute evaluation ($39) with a careful naked-eye inspection of dental alignment before escorting molar-holders to the x-ray machine for a further assessment ($165). Finally, patients will be coaxed to sink their teeth into a diagnostic cast ($98), which once hardened, will provide a third measure of oral orderliness to assist the dentist in making recommendations for treatment or unique jaw-shaped ashtrays.
Shape Up Fitness nutritionist and fitness expert April Rojas tightens tummies and trims torsos with exercise programs tailored to shed pounds and fitness inhibitions. Tone trouble spots at unlimited classes led by certified aerobic instructors, and engage in kinetically charged moves that condition the upper and lower body, core, and hard-to-slim foreheads. Warm up with calisthenics and plyometrics before plugging into circuit-training sessions that get hearts pumping and substructures sweating with permissible pain. Each day is slightly different than the next, and Shape Up Fitness's instructors ensure a boredom-proof workout regimen while hosting a free nutrition seminar once a month for those wondering if gravy is a fruit or a vegetable. New boot-camp sessions begin February 1, March 1, March 30, and April 28.