Camp Gladiator founder Ally Davidson’s childhood obsession with the outdoors and sports led her to pursue a degree in exercise physiology from Texas State University. After her 2008 win on the TV show American Gladiators, Ally decided to share her love of fitness with the world at large. Camp Gladiator reflects Ally's passion for fitness in its mission, which espouses their desire "to positively impact the physical fitness and ultimately the lives of as many people as possible." Her boot camps have since expanded to 17 U.S. cities, with each hosting multiple training locales. The upbeat staff of certified trainers lead patrons of any age and fitness level through four-week outdoor boot camps, earning Camp Gladiator a Hot Spot title from Women's Health Fitness Awards in 2013, Best Boot Camp from Rare magazine in 2010, Best of Big D 2010–2012 from D magazine, and Best Outdoor Bootcamp 2012 from Austin Fit Magazine .
Over 30? Over 40? Over 50? Over 60? You can be 80. It doesn’t matter to me. I offer you different training programs that include 1-on-1 training, partner training, and group training. Session options vary from 30 minutes and 50 minutes workout depending on your fitness goals and expectations.
Chrystal Rae and Andres Illera became best friends practicing yoga together, so it's no surprise that love is a fundamental tenet of Gaia Flow Yoga, their shared studio and registered yoga school. When describing the tenets of love-based yoga, Chrystal says that the practice hinges on the opening of the heart, which allows the spirituality of ancient yogic practices to blend with modern Western mindsets. So far, Chrystal and Andres have coaxed open the cardiovascular doors of more than 100 yoga teachers through their school, reaching exponentially more students and students’ imaginary friends along the way. With 29 active instructors and two locations, they teach an endless stream of classes that combine the ideas of Hatha, Raja, and Bhakti yoga.
Suze Curtis left corporate America in 1994 after years of feeling unsatisfied and directionless. She tapped into the things that made her most happy—teaching and leading others, helping people heal, being physically active—and was able to bring that all together, creating her own signature yoga style. This practice combines power yoga techniques with vibration healing philosophies to create a challenging, accessible modality of yoga has earned thousands of personal testimonies over fifteen years. The studio was also voted by Dallas A-List as Best Yoga Studio and also tops the list of the Addison magazine's 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards Winners.
To help students ease into stretches and eject any perspirable toxins, she heats the studio to 85–90 degrees. She and her troop of expert instructors guide students through low-impact yoga poses with balance-challenging transitions that encourage students to synchronize each movement with rhythmic breath and tone. While students move from pose to pose, external music and internal humming, or toning, produce vibrations that resonate within the body to encourage natural, healthy cellular function.
A host of other services also are available, including personal yoga guidance, CPR certification, massage therapy, and acupuncture. Clients can also round out their experience by browsing the yoga boutique, which features designer clothing by 717 Couture.
When he began Rockstar Fit Camp, Ade Hazley used his experience gained in his nightclub-managing career to add excitement to an effective three-pronged workout formula that has garnered acclaim from his clients and the media.
His team of encouraging trainers includes industry experts. At nine locations, the instructors set up stations for resistance, cardio, and stability drills, with maneuvers that are adjustable for any strength level and sync with the group's desired cowbell tempo. Recurring fitness assessments and nutritional advice supplement the rhythm-fueled camp classes, instilling lasting habits for better health.