Norman native Mark Russell calls upon his four years spent as a Special Forces operator in the US Marine Corps and 14 years as a professional trainer in the motocross industry to inspire the pupils of Rise Above Fit Camp. He challenges his students to push to new limits with constantly changing workouts that can involve everything from stadium runs to CrossFit-inspired exercises.
Travis Garza became a fitness operative at the same time that he officially became an adult, commencing his personal-training career at age 18. As the now-48-year-old progressed to earn his NASM certification and direct multiple training centers, he was constantly mounting a counteroffensive to "fitness fraud" and common gym stressors. Eventually, he created his own workout plans to help to reshape his clients' physiques, taking on the title of "The Master of Body Transformation." His methods have since been featured on KOCO, FOX 25, and KTOK talk radio for their slimming, confidence-building results.
Whether he is leading a fat-loss boot camp or personal-training session, Travis strives to be a steadfast source of support to his students?he always responds to email, telephone, or post-its stuck to lobbed medicine balls. His programs take the holistic route to health by emphasizing nutrition in addition to exercise, providing consultations and take-home resources for clients.
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.
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.
The therapists at Balanced Body Solutions Therapy & Wellness specialize in Active Isolated Stretching and Strengthening (AIS). They use active stretching techniques to relax tight muscles, improve range of motion, and stimulate circulation. The system can be customized to each client and is especially beneficial for those who wish to improve sport performance or win a dance-off against an inflatable tube man.
At each of Oxygen Yoga & Fitness? locations, trained fitness instructors guide students through a seven-day schedule packed with yoga, boot camp, meditation, and TRX suspension training classes. The modern studios come equipped with infrared heated yoga rooms where students strengthen muscles during yoga poses as the specialized light aims to improve their skin tone and erase their cellulite. During TRX suspension training sessions, exercisers are suspended in the air by belts attached to the ceiling and use their own body weight to fight gravity. The classes are designed for all fitness levels and aim to build long, lean muscles and give guests a place to practice their levitation skills. The studio also schedules kids' yoga sessions designed to increase children?s confidence and provide full-body workouts.