Texas Boot Camp Fitness's certified trainers fortify physiques with an ever-shifting compendium of exercises performed in an outdoor setting. Attendees of all fitness levels sprint and jump toward fitness goals, lifting their own body weight when performing pushups, chin-ups, and acts of levitation. Arms hoist weights, resistance bands stretch between partners, and friendly competitions reveal hidden stores of stamina and strength. Pushing beyond pure leadership of boot-camp classes, instructors supplement workouts with nutritional guidance and lifestyle advice. In the interest of safe and easy mirroring, coaches emphasize clean technique rather than speed or the benefits of cloning.
Former US Marine and urban-warfare instructor Kris Maddox has been helping his clients reshape themselves into their ideal selves for years, earning the Body Firm's 2010 Trainer of the Year award. At Absolute Fitness Boot Camp, he puts his two nationally accredited training certifications to good use, partnering up with Selase Botchway—a youth sports coach who holds certifications in personal training, boot-camp conditioning, and CPR—to help clients reach peak physical fitness. These two trainers lead clients of all abilities through a dynamic blend of resistance-training, aerobic, anaerobic, and kickboxing exercises to pump up muscles and kick-start metabolisms. They hold boot-camp classes both indoors and outdoors, regularly changing up workout routines so that quads and biceps don’t get bored and spray-paint curse words on the deltoids. They also offer customized personal training and meal plans to help their clients overhaul unhealthy lifestyle habits.
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.
Prime Time Fitness trainers design their workouts with a comprehensive range of fitness goals in mind, from cardiovascular endurance to muscular strength to flexibility. Whether they're guiding clients through boot-camp classes indoor and outdoor around Dallas/Fort Worth or conducting personal-training sessions, they pack their routines with challenging aerobic exercises, such as jump roping, sprinting, and pull-ups. For clients' convenience, personal-training sessions can take place either in the studio or, for an additional fee, in clients' homes, offices, and the bouncy castles they like to pretend are their offices.
Beauty and Beyond’s menu is more akin to a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure novel than a traditional list of spa services. While hair stylists, nail techs, and aestheticians make sure externals look fabulous, massage therapists soothe the stuff below the surface inside private treatment rooms. Health-minded instructors, meanwhile, lead a diverse range of classes— including yoga, Pilates, and pole dancing—in sequestered areas dedicated to fitness.
Niya Wardlaw?s personal struggles with emotional eating, weight fluctuations, and pregnancy fostered a newfound purpose in life. She traded in her masters of science degree for a certification in personal training with the aim to help other women suffering from the same problems.
At Bodylicious Fitness, Niya runs customized personal-training sessions, small group sessions, and workout geared toward pre-and postnatal women and ladies over 55 years old. She also teaches women how to eat healthfully while still enjoying their favorite treats. Daycare services are offered by appointment for clients who wish to have their children watched during training sessions.