Equipment: Free weights, battling ropes, power rings, heavy bags, bands/chains.
Students should bring: Training attire and mouthpiece recommended for Martial Arts classes.
Average class length: 30-60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: For memberships only; drop-in classes available for one-day fee
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Q&A with Jamil Saliba, Special Strength Coach
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
By keeping things fun ... and straight to the point. Nothing is more motivating than results. I myself get bored quickly, so my training is designed to keep interest levels high, which keeps people working hard. But the key word here is 'routine'. That is why people give up, because routine is boring. Dr. Zatsiorsky states that the response of a biological object to a constant given stimulus decreases over time. Why don't people own 10 of the same shirt? Because it would get boring wearing the same thing daily, working out is no different.
Besides working out, what else can clients do to spend their time at your facility?
Well, there are two sides to my gym: the working out and the martial arts. Aside from that, during open gym hours clients can pretty much use the place for anything training related.
What is a typical session of your program or class like for a student?
Warm up, high intensity interval training, special exercises to target lagging muscle groups, cool down.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
I use interval training to raise overall General Physical Preparedness (GPP), strengthen lagging muscle groups, and burn fat. No cardio machines, no Crossfit, just a scientific approach to strength and fitness.
Last season was a hallmark season at Sunland Park when wagers skyrocketed 32% to nearly $54 million, yielding big returns for equine enthusiasts with an eye for winners. Bet a doll hair or two and watch the global stampede of speed-steeds in Sunland Park’s Simulcast Lounge and throughout the Grandstand and Turf Club areas. Your simulcast program will serve as a papery fountain of horseracing knowledge, helping you make wise wagers and avoiding such foolish bets as taking the long odds on Hägar the Horrible being funny tomorrow. In addition to a $10 betting voucher, you and your fellow Equus ferus caballus admirer can feed on cheeseburgers, soft drinks, and French fries while comparing the goofiest horse rap monikers on your profile sheet.
David Kneip leads The Human Lab's crew of tough-as-nails trainers, who find common cause in his no-frills approach to exercise. Eschewing loud music, televisions, and machinery, David and his team prefer to force their clients to rely only on the rhythm of their bodies and the strength of their will to overcome the challenges of any given workout. Students tackle everything from Olympic-style weightlifting and kettlebells to old-fashioned pushups and pull-ups in their quest to tone and strengthen their bodies. The Lab's most popular program, CrossFit, runs muscles through a wide variety of exercises—preventing the body from easily adapting to the routine and ensuring maximum results in minimum time—but other workouts can build muscles for specific sports, bestowing skiers with more powerful legs and croquet players with fingers shaped like mallets.
The instructors at Hot Box Yoga lead an array of yoga classes?hot Vinyasa, hot Power, and Rocket yoga, to name a few. Although the studio's yoga courses vary in style, each class has one thing in common?a toasty temperature. Soothing heat permeates students' skin and muscles during sessions, which helps them sweat out toxins and sink more deeply into yoga poses.
With 24 rides and counting, Western Playland Amusement Park entertains kids of almost any age. Here's a sampling of the thrilling attractions.
Rides that reach for the sky
Younger kids test their fear of heights as they ascend the Frog Hopper or pilot a plane on the Red Baron ride; their older siblings get a bird's-eye view of the park in the Sky Glider, then test their mettle on the Bandido Roller Coaster.
Satisfy the need for speed
The gleaming Hurricane roller coaster takes riders taller than 50" on a twisting jaunt; younger kids get their free-falling feet wet on the slightly tamer Miner Coaster.
For a bit of nostalgia, visitors take a turn on the merry-go-round, make their heads spin on the tilt-a-whirl, or battle it out in the bumper car arena, the one place where it's okay to high-five someone after you rear-end them.
Rides for toddlers
The tiny set can cruise the park too?on pint-sized boats, cars, and ladybugs.
Years ago, Kai was overweight, depressed, and tired. He had difficulty walking up stairs and relied on energy drinks to get him through the day. Then a switch flipped inside him, and Kai realized he needed to get healthy. His hard work after that point has earned him a decade of martial arts training and certifications as a weight-loss specialist and personal trainer. He now guides others into healthier states at El Paso Fit Body Boot Camp, where he leads fun, energetic fitness classes six days a week. Boot-camp classes incorporate core-strengthening exercises, battling ropes, and suspension training to tone participants of all athletic abilities.