Jeremy Jones and Jason Johnson, two United States Marines and professional fitness trainers, lead the classes at Corps Fitness Strength & Conditioning. Influenced by military workouts, sessions begin and end with clients in military formation before they tackle exercises that involve unconventional tools, such as sand bags, weighted bars, and tires. The 50-minute workouts also include a military-style obstacle course, and they can be scaled to each individual’s fitness level. Corps Fitness Strength & Conditioning also donates a portion of proceeds to veteran charities.
At CrossFit South Lewisville, passionate trainers lead students of all shapes, sizes, and fitness levels through high-intensity workouts that blend gymnastics, weightlifting, and cardio to mold the body into a lithe, athletic machine. Developed by Greg Glassman in 2002, CrossFit depends on a dedicated community of followers that motivate each other through an ever-changing barrage of daily exercises. The workouts focus on functional movement and variety, steering clear of the repetitive, pointless grind of a cross-country stationary bike ride. Instructors at CrossFit South Lewisville do more than inspire their pupils to lift massive tractor tires or increase their heart rates—they welcome them into a community of fellow athletes, shaping flab into muscle with personal training, nutrition planning, and sports-specific workouts.
No matter the fitness level or experience of their charges, the coaches of North Dallas CrossFit ask only that they give their all. Some of that comes from owner Darrell Taylor, an active triathelete, marathoner, and CrossFit coach. The crew of seven trainers have a combined 18 years of experience in CrossFit. With the CrossFit system, workouts scale to individual abilities, ensuring everyone completes their routines and stays the course. Through a varied cross-training regimen, the instructors employ functional-movement exercises that ready classes for all physical activities and work all muscles for complete fitness. To promote ideal health, they also recommend a diet of greens, lean meat, nuts, and seeds while leaving out starch as much as possible and eliminating sugar. North Dallas CrossFit's corporate wellness and yoga program also helps incorporate physical fitness into the office, where many people spend a large portion of their week, and bolster morale as well.
Keegan Mueller knows about discipline. He spent seven years competing in and coaching Division I wrestling at Ohio State University and University of North Carolina, and earned his MBA from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. During his tenure, Mueller took home the 165-pound title at the 2009 ACC wrestling championships. After a successful campaign, Mueller founded D1Fit Crossfit to share his fitness knowledge accumulated while training All-Academy and Southern Conference wrestling champions, as well as NCAA championship qualifiers and freestyle national champions. He is also USAW Level 1 certified.
The staff at D1Fit CrossFit strives to train each athlete like a 400-meter sprinter, gymnast, and weightlifter, coupling multifaceted CrossFit workouts with the strength and conditioning training found within Division 1 college athletics programs. Mueller helps clients of all skill levels formulate individualized fitness goals and offers nutritional guidelines, such as always eating a healthy breakfast and never licking the handrails on the bus.