Students should bring: Water bottle & towel
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Classes are for all fitness levels, and no experience is required.
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Pro Tip: Want more fun? Bring a list of your favorite artists. We use popular music you enjoy while teaching.
As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby by trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
At AMP Fitness, certified trainers support and guide their clients through personalized programs that help them achieve lifestyle, nutrition, and exercise goals. Their fitness boot-camp program emphasizes compound movements in a group setting, whereas Strength Camp focuses on lifting and bodyweight movements in smaller settings. They also offer private and semiprivate training programs for hands-on guidance with personal coaches.
At Calirumba Dance Company, experienced dance instructors and choreographers teach students of all levels the fundamentals of Latin dance. Named for the founders’ home in Cali, Colombia, the studio is the brainchild of dancers from the company Yurumangui, who, after showing off their dance skills around the globe, decided to share their talents with those eager to learn. The staff hosts hour-long classes in salsa, salsa Colombia style, and the tango multiple times per week, and even invites children to try their hand at dancing or eating salsa.
Camp Gladiator founder Ally Davidson’s childhood obsession with the outdoors and sports led her to pursue a degree in exercise physiology. 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." During Camp Gladiator Total Transformation, participants lose weight and gain energy in a friendly, positive environment. Over four-weeks, trainers focus on accountability, competition, motivation, and fun at multiple locations. Results are tracked during fitness assessments, body composition tests, and a fitness calendar, while nutrition counseling helps to maximize those results. Click here to view before and after images.
Davidson also leads boot camps in 13 U.S. cities, with each hosting multiple training locales. The upbeat staff of certified trainers lead patrons of all ages and fitness levels through four-week outdoor boot camps, earning Camp Gladiator a Hot Spot title from Women's Health magazine's Fitness Awards in 2013, Best Boot Camp from Rare magazine in 2010, Best of Big D 2010–2013 from D magazine, and Best Outdoor Boot Camp 2012 from Austin Fit magazine.