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.
Isaiah Stanback helped take his pro football team to national victory after the 2011 season, the culmination of a lifetime of athletic training. Jared Harrison played as University of North Texas's wide receiver, keeping up his intense life of athleticism to help manage diabetes. At Steadfast Fitness & Performance, the two combine their knowledge to teach a new generation of athletes, whether they aspire to a career in sports or simply a healthier life. The duo and their staff of expert trainers employ an intense regimen of interval training designed to create muscle confusion, preventing the body from adapting and forcing it work its hardest all the time.
The staff possesses a range of competitive expertise in sports including football, track and field, baseball, and basketball. They use their athletic backgrounds to tailor training to the specific goals of each of client. They particularly focus on helping young athletes develop the mental focus that leads to success in sports.
Aromatic notes of spicy chai tea greet guests as they enter Studio's Samadhi's aqua-hued yoga haven, where students of all abilities work toward expanding and enriching their yoga practice under the tutelage of registered yoga instructors. Fueled by equal parts passion for holistic wellness and yogic expertise, the studio's team of registered yoga instructors coaches students in a variety of yoga modalities, from athletic Vinyasa yoga, where students transition from one balance-challenging pose to the next with carefully controlled movements, to slow-paced Yin yoga, whose long-held poses help students achieve deep stretches to release tension. After every stretch session, yogis can transition gently back into their day by chatting about sessions or chakra-opening experiences while sipping a complimentary cup of organic tea.
Setting aside ineffectual fitness fads, Gut Buster Boot Camp promotes fat loss by relying on time-tested exercise techniques. Participants begin by meeting with a personal trainer, who offers an individualized assessment of their current physical condition and helps set goals accordingly. From there, trainers recommend workout regimens that rely on resistance training to build muscle mass and bolster metabolism. The boot camp even comes with a specially designed iPhone app, which guides participants through full-body workouts.
Six principles guide courses at American Youn Wha Martial Arts. These principles—which include politeness, bravery, and respect—ensure that students come away not only with martial arts skills but also with a sense of character and integrity. Youn Wha is based on tae kwon do, and classes cover self defense, weapon usage, and sparring. Whatever they're learning, students earn a well-rounded education that encompasses both physical and mental goals.
Most popular service: Chiropractic, decompression, massage
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Journey on toward better health for all. Unwind and heal from the inside out.
Q&A with Dr. Ruben St. Laurent, Doctor/Owner
What’s your favorite part about your job?
Seeing people healthy again and [achieving] goals they thought were unobtainable. Our relationships with each other create family.
What steps do you take to make your clients feel at ease?
We get to know everyone. Everyone is welcome at our clinic, and we get a thorough understanding of each client's background and lifestyle to ensure we help them accomplish their goals.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
[We create] an atmosphere and place where we truly care about the whole individual for results. We look at clients beyond their condition. We look at pain, neurological, social, emotional, and environmental issues to ensure we treat effectively and quickly for long-term results.