As a child, Shane Butler would pour through bodybuilding magazines, marveling at the bulging muscles and toned physiques of the men and women within their pages. His interest in fitness and muscle building would eventually bring him to competitions, where he earned the Oklahoma title in natural bodybuilding. Today, Shane Butler and his wife Jamie—a fellow aficionado of figure competitions—oversee their own private studio, drawing from their lifetime of training and competition experience to guide clients towards their fitness goals.
The Muscle-Licious gym abounds with 2,4000 square feet of traditional cardio and strength-training machines as well as functional equipment, such as sandbags, tires, and kettlebells. Here, instructors guide students of all fitness levels through boot-camp workouts, personal-training sessions, and posing classes. They also offer custom nutrition counseling, helping students craft proper meal plans in lieu of following a crash diet or burying their refrigerator in the backyard. The couple packs their onsite nutrition store with shelves of natural and effective nutritional supplements.
In Pilates Fitness Center Norman’s sleek environment of pistachio-green walls and blond-wood floors, instructors lead Pilates, barre classes, and personal-training sessions tailored to experience levels as well as fitness goals. For instance, Pilates for Golfers is designed to improve asymmetry and shoulder motion, which can add power to strokes and make it much easier to maneuver the stick-shift golf cart around the course. Alternatively, the center's Therapeutic Stretch class helps undo the damage done by daily repetitive motions, targeting the neck, shoulders, and spine. Classes might also incorporate equipment such as Exo Chairs and Reformers to build long, lean muscles.
Taking its name from the classic Audrey Hepburn film, Yoga at Tiffany's blends modern pampering with time-honored calisthenic techniques at its elegant studios. Passionate teachers draw from diverse experiences—ranging from Catie Coon's years of Ashtanga study to Whitney Haney's background as a CrossFit and BodyFlow instructor—helping students tone their bodies, soothe their spirits, and calm their minds with posing and breathing techniques. Classes span a range of disciplines and skill levels, such as the cleansing and stamina-boosting of a Hot Hour of Power, or the stress-reducing balm of a gentle-flow session. After mastering backbends in a Flying Warrior class or toning muscles with deep, static stretches, guests can work away tension with massage therapy, or attract swarms of butterflies with body-sugaring treatments.
Providing a safe and nurturing sanctuary for members of the community who wish to balance their bodies and nourish their souls through yoga and meditation. Offering classes in both the Christian and secular(free from religious influence) styles.
Within a new, 3,000-square-foot facility with 18-foot-high ceilings, the instructors at Pole Zone & Aerial Fitness Studio call upon training in ballet, modern dance, and acrobatics to teach their pupils how to shimmy with flair. Building on pole-fitness classes, they also oversee practice in aerial silks, burlesque belly dancing, and a signature fusion of trapeze and ballet. Before and after class, students can take advantage of three changing rooms and visit wee ones in the kids’ play area.
Ever a resilient warrior, Marybeth Davis chose to see the destruction of her New Orleans home by Hurricane Katrina as a direct challenge. Not only did she grit her teeth and rebuild, the mother of four also started her own boot camp. In her capacity as a certified personal trainer, she pulls from her years of experience in championship martial artistry to lead classes for fitness seekers of all abilities. Having overcome weight issues and injuries, Marybeth employs empathy to scale each of her high-intensity workouts to accommodate all fitness levels, from beginners to professional athletes. The coach also strives to create a motivational and non-intimidating community amongst her students, discouraging screaming, insults, or unprovoked outbreaks of water balloon fights.
At BA Fitness, certified trainers transform fading, feeble bodies into muscle-laden machines with rigorous workouts and personal accountability. Expert fitness friends weigh and measure bodies, create goals, and discuss past dumbbell-polishing experience to assess each participant's physical fitness and tailor a workout program for optimal fat loss. One-on-one sessions emphasize functional strength by employing cable-resistance machines, battle ropes, free weights, and positive reinforcement. Neither the mind nor the plate is a demilitarized zone in the war on fat with BA's thorough nutritional guidance and motivational measures, which instill in students a love of healthy grub and give them an accountability journal to fill with notes on their workouts or the crush they have on the bench press. Each training session takes place inside BA Fitness's lavish 2,100-square-foot private studio, whose blue-and-white-hued walls are lined with motivational sayings and exercise contraptions.