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.
Oklahoma Fit's experienced personal trainers lead students through rigorous classes focused on burning calories, melting fat, and building community. Operating out of multiple locations, 90-minute boot-camp sessions host up to 25 fit-seekers indoors or 40 during outdoor sessions. Maintaining a sense of variety during both classes and personal training sessions, trainers employ a variety of strength-building equipment, such as car tires, punching bags, water jugs, free weights, and medicine balls, to help students achieve the body-changing results they desire. Outdoor workouts take place adjacent to the gym when weather permits for a workout fueled by fresh air, the rising or setting sun's warmth, and grass's supportive follicles. The instructors treat their students like family, giving each member attention and motivating students with boundless energy and inspirational messages hanging on the gym’s walls.
Strength of Mind and Body and Strength of Mind Behavioral Health share more than just a campus and half a name. Founded in the belief that balance requires psychological and physical fortitude, the two wellness centers partner together to help clients achieve happier, more peaceful lives. Led by owner Teresa McIlroy, the team behind Strength of Mind and Body step up to the plate with four distinct services?Pilates, personal training, yoga, and wellness coaching. In Pilates classes (both mat and Reformer), instructors help students strengthen cores, improve alignment, and look really serene, and yoga sessions increase flexibility and improve balance.
Equipment: Free weights, plyometric boxes, battle ropes, suspension ropes
Students should bring: Bottle of water, a towel, and a smile.
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 30?60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Call and schedule for an orientation before your first workout.
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
The encouragement of the certified personal trainer leading every class keeps the clients motivated, and so does the group setting. Participants motivate and encourage each other. And of course, the results that each client will see are motivating, as well.
Do you believe in the maxim, "No pain, no gain?? Why or why not?
Not all pain is a good sign that means it's working. You have to listen to your body. If it hurts, it may be a sign you are using the wrong form. But there will be muscle tightness. As you exercise, you are tearing down the muscle to build it up again, shape it, and make it stronger. This muscle in turn burns fat.
When and how did you first develop a passion for fitness?
I have always enjoyed being physically active, but I really became passionate about it after having children and discovering the struggle of getting my "before baby" body back.
Strength BA's owners refuse to label their gym by the kind of exercises that go on; they don't stick to one regimen long enough for that kind of advertising to make sense. They train students according to the CrossFit philosophy, which transitions daily to new kinds of exercises to keep the body from becoming too used to any one form. They construct devious, grueling, back-breaking workouts, from pushing carts full of bricks through the parking lot to hefting weights anchored to the wall, a line of equipment affectionately called "death row", since it's actually a scale model of the River Styx.
Fueled Fitness rejects workout monotony for dynamic, boot-camp-inspired training held seven days a week. Each class whittles frames with a routine of resistance-training techniques, including pushups, lunges, and squats for dodging ice-cream men as they fly predatorily overhead. Boot-camp instructors also enlighten students with a healthful nutrition plan that promotes internal fitness in tandem with physical exertion. Choose to enlist with a roster of 5–10 comrades, and Fueled Fitness will bring boot camp to your choice of location based on its trainers' previous scheduling and nocturnal or diurnal sleep cycles. Regardless of location, many regular clients note a slew of postcamp benefits, including flatter bellies, slimmed physiques, and toned muscles.