Achieve Fitness’s team of certified trainers builds healthy bodies from the ground up using cardio and strength exercises, ViSalus and LifeVantage nutritional supplements, and a hearty dose of encouragement. In addition to helping clients set specific long- and short-term goals, the trainers track their progress during custom fitness programs composed of personal training, small-group training, boot camps, or a combination of all three. Exercises are tailored to a variety of fitness levels during each routine, allowing new and seasoned exercisers to cultivate optimal levels of endurance, flexibility, and brawn. Personal-training sessions contain the highest level of customization and a rotating lineup of physical challenges that keep clients engaged and motivated. Workouts may take place in homes, at local gyms, or, in the case of boot camps, at nearby parks and churches.
In addition to designing exercise regimens for individuals, Achieve Fitness's trainers build fitness programs for companies, religious groups, and apartment complexes. Between face-to-face workouts, these programs' participants can access a host of online health resources, including more than 750 fitness videos, a recipe database, and a calculator that computes the number of calories burned while jumping rope or unattended roller-coaster turnstiles.
Trainer and fitness guru Justin Bradshaw modeled Sgt H20's Combat Swim after the rigorous training he received as an Army diver. Each aquatic session tests fitness practitioners of all ability levels with moves designed to maximize lung capacity, boost swimming speed, and tone the entire body. Water adds extra resistance that amplifies the effects of exercise, and the pool’s gentle gravity proves easy on the joints. Exercisers tackle tasks such as pool sprints, towel swims, treading water with weights, bending submarines over one’s knee, and group exercise drills, as well as aquatic conditioning kicks. In Dallas, Sgt H20's personal training programs entitle trainees to attend complimentary boot-camp classes if they complete three hours of personal training per week. An online depository of nutritional advice helps students keep their weight-loss or healthy-living efforts on track.
Balance Fitness Studio aims to provide a personalized experience for its members, unlike big chain gyms that might treat them like just another number. During boot camps as well as Zumba, yoga, and step group fitness classes, their nationally certified instructors strive to help clients achieve a healthy life balance through exercise.
During your month-long trial membership at Anytime Fitness ($99 enrollment fee, $45 for fitness, $49 charge for key), you can re-bloom your wilted health with the state-of-the-art facility's diverse range of cardio and strength equipment. Exploit muscles for non-financial gain with free weights, tone legs on the treadmills, undergo a demanding tour de fitness-center via exercise bikes, or just catch up on reruns of Homeboys from Outer Space on the flat-screen TVs located on the treadmills, ellipticals, and Lifecycle machines. If the flawed workout plan you concocted yourself results only in frighteningly muscular ring fingers, one of Anytime's motivating trainers can prescribe a regimen designed to help you meet your fitness goals during the personal-training session included in your trial membership ($60). Complete the sculpting of your flesh-statue with an Apollo finish in Anytime's tanning beds ($29 tanning fee), and then purify yourself of sweat and fried-cheese memories in Anytime's private showers.
When most people hear the words "boot camp," they immediately think of the grueling pain and constant verbal abuse suffered during the summer camp where they were forced to make boots. Fitness boot camps are much more fun—and a great deal of the fun of Hi Def's boot camp is that it keeps the body guessing. Personal trainer Tommy Middleton might hold class indoors or among the Oklahoma's great outdoors, and will incorporate cardio drills, short-distance running, lunges, core exercises, jumping rope, obstacle courses, circuit training, yoga, and a few surprises. Make no mistake—it's hard work, but fellow classmates of every age and athletic level will keep you motivated with their upbeat attitudes and puppetry skills.
Isola Bella's gated community of serviced apartments boasts hotel niceties such as concierge service and access to a fleet of courtesy cars. Travelers touch down in spacious, two-bedroom accommodations, first sweeping across ceramic-tile floors in the living and dining rooms before making way to their beds’ cushy mattresses. In each flat, kitchens hum with modern appliances fueled by seven industrious dwarves, and in-unit washers and driers await to work their magic on personal linens. Complimentary breakfasts and hearty dinners fuel weekday visits; weekend guests wake up to a complimentary brunch spread on Saturdays and Sundays.