Though common fitness goals often include losing pounds and inches, Kyle Osteen believes that a proper fitness regimen should focus primarily on helping clients live healthier, happier lives. A lifelong athlete in sports ranging from football to baseball, Kyle learned his approach to personal training while attending Texas Tech University, pursuing his bachelors and masters degrees in exercise sport sciences with a concentration in exercise physiology. These experiences inspired him to make truly personalized fitness lessons accessible to virtually anyone by visiting clients’ homes and teaching them how to eat healthfully and perform exercises that complement their skill level, abilities, needs, and goals.
Certified trainer, AJ Tucker, acquired myriad methods of staying fit while playing college football, training for jui jitsu, and during his four-year service with the U.S. Army. Today, he molds all that experience into a three-day-a-week boot camp that incorporates strength straining, a specialty class such as boxing, and a session designed for fun where participants buddy-up and complete a more light-hearted session of exercises. He also offers private boot camps that can be held at the office, school, or front yard.
An intensive four-week exercise regimen crafted by certified personal trainer Ally Davidson guarantees speedy results and sweat-addled brows for campers across the fitness spectrum. Ally’s local boot-camp staff sends muscles on a brisk march toward a firmer condition six days a week, helming total-body workouts that include interval training, plyometrics, and an abs-twisting assortment of timed strength and agility drills. The staff regularly switches up workout regimens to ensure that muscles don't become as bored as nihilists in a bounce house. Aware that not all recruits have the same motives for joining their flab-busting brigade, trainers customize their workouts to squeeze the best results from bodies of all ages and fitness abilities. The camp schedule varies based on location, with four early-morning camps to awaken muscles stuck on snooze and a pair of evening sessions to end the day on a note of high endorphins.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Lipo-laser technology
Brands Used: Solutions4
Pro Tip: Please dress in comfortable clothes and always arrive 10-15 minutes early.
Soft music banishes quotidian concerns at Dr. Nancy's Day Spa, where Dr. Nancy MacDonald clears skin with botanically derived facials and heals clients with chiropractic care. An exfoliating papaya-enzyme peel fuzzes out scars and aging spots, and the one-two punch of a microdermabrasion with mini facial is especially effective on clients with acne-prone skin. The doctor's chiropractic adjustments align spines and rescue pinched nerves so that clients don't have to forage for replacement skeletons in the Neander Valley. Scents of lavender and warm french vanilla waft through the air inside the spa, joining with the purple walls to recall sunny Provençal fields.
Students should bring: Water, sweat towel, and a mat if they have one. Renting is an option.
Average class length: 60?90 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Parking: Free street parking
Pro Tip: Drop expectations and limitations. Come with a smile.
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
We keep it fresh and fun.
What is the biggest mistake you see people make when trying to get fit on their own?
Lack of variety and [not incorporating] an element of fun. Being healthy should be energizing and make you feel better ... not stressed out or part of the daily grind.
When and how did you first develop a passion for fitness?
I started teaching aerobics soon after high school and completely fell in love with the way working out made me feel. I got my personal training certification soon after, and have been in the health industry since then. I started taking yoga about three years ago and immediately became hooked. It is challenging physically and mentally?the best workout I have found in the 20 years I have been in the fitness industry. I believe in its benefits 100%.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
The world would be a better place if we all did a little yoga.