Trainer and fitness guru Justin Bradshaw modeled Sgt. H2O's Aquatic Boot Camp 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. H2O'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.
Helmed by certified personal-fitness specialist and avid marathon runner John Thurmond, Thurmond Fitness helps clients achieve and exceed fitness goals with one-on-one training and motivating boot camps. Lindsey Mathes is a level 1 Crossfit certified trainer who is able to adapt to every client's workout plan, regardless of fitness level. The other trainers—one a Golden Gloves champion and former Olympic boxing team member, one an arena-football player and coach for elite athletes—empower their students with hands-on sessions in private, uncrowded gyms. They also lead outdoor TruFit boot camps throughout the area.
After transforming their bodies into rippling masses of sinew, pupils enlist the expertise of licensed massage therapist Naomi Jagim, who reduces the risk of injury with Swedish massage, deep-tissue treatments, and magic tricks with muscle knots.
The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.
Jonathan Jackson wasn’t supposed to win the triple jump championship at the 2008 Penn Relays. A severely inflamed knee should have knocked him out of contention, but learning how to overcome obstacles was nothing new to him. As a child, he suffered a severe injury to his eye and gravitated to track since partial blindness wasn’t a barrier to entry. Despite his knee, he took the field at the Penn Relays in 2008 and pushed himself to win both the triple long jump and long jump, also earning the title of Most Outstanding Athlete that day.
Now that he’s beyond his days as an All-American athlete, Jonathan helps his clients meet and exceed their own goals at First Step Boot Camp. His classes move at an up-tempo pace and use the latest in sports science training techniques to dramatically shape and strengthen their bodies. Participants can also make use of his carefully cultivated 70+ page diet plan to learn fat-burning eating methods and recipes that include a chipotle quesadilla that can be used as a competition discus in a pinch.
At B.A.S.I.C. Training, participants can work effectively toward acquiring full-body fitness while gaining the strength to rip open soda-can tabs and shrink-wrapped bowling-ball packaging. Led by the toned tag-team duo of Jeff Smith and Michael Whitmarsh, B.A.S.I.C. Training offers expert instruction from trainers with years of experience and the ability to gauge heart rates with superhero hearing abilities. Innovative fitness programs keep participants on their toes and calories on the run with unpredictable routines and occasional engine backfiring. Each one-hour outdoor session builds core strength and dexterity without using isolating weight machines or forcing participants to dodge rampaging bulls in the street. Beneficial for fitness seekers of any level, B.A.S.I.C. Training’s refined program won’t barrage you with the screaming, yelling, and land-mine defusing of typical boot camps. Instead, you’ll feel comfortable in a supportive environment of group solidarity. Additionally, a free fitness assessment is provided to help determine muscle fettle and will provide an encouraging counterpoint to your post-boot-camp stats.
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.
When Ed Norice left the United States Navy in search of a new career, he found fresh enemies to battle domestically: obesity and heart disease. He started Impressive Fitness The Jungle to combat these illnesses and give his fellow citizens a path towards healthy lifestyles.
Norice and his two instructors, Aubree and Rodney, draw from a vast repertoire of exercise styles to wage their war. TRX resistance bands force the muscles of the body to work in concert and strengthen the body from head to toe. Martial-arts skills lend a practical edge to every workout, increasing endurance and arming students with basic self-defense techniques. Outside of group classes, the trio offers personal training and nutritional consultation to help prevent clients from making unhealthy choices in their diet, such as eating a whole birthday cake and then eating the cake’s candles.