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.
Equipment: Jump ropes, weights, bags, suspension cables, med balls, kettlebells
Average class length: 30?60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Free parking in garage
The up-tempo workouts at 9Round accomplish a lot in just 30 minutes. With nine unique stations to complete, you'll arrive at a complete body workout, doing everything from strength building with kettlebells to whooping on 100-pound heavy bags to blasting your core. Talented, motivating trainers will keep you focused and maximize your minutes in the gym.
More than a form of self-defense, judo ranks among the most popular sports on the globe. Texans have enjoyed watching and even participating in bouts since 1956, thanks to Forth Worth Judo Club. The school’s top-notch teaching staff brings together years of experience and training for the top tiers of competition. Its ranks include 2004 Athens games competitor Nikki Kubes, her sister Brigette Kubes, and 1988 Seoul South Korea OIympic Games alternate Tommy Dyer. The coaches pass the torch, so to speak, of their gold-medal ambitions on to students, including occasional training from Leo White Jr., two-time United States summer-games competitor and current member of the USA Judo team’s coaching staff.
Karmany Yoga's two studio locations, 14 instructors, and seven days a week of class are impressive, but the numbers alone didn't earn it D magazine's award for Best Yoga Studio. That honor belongs to the teachers' passion. They all came to yoga from diverse backgrounds, having worked as fashion-magazine editors, full-time moms, or high-school band conductors. As different as their outside interests are, they share one main quality—a great drive to aid others in discovering the balance that yoga helped bring to their lives.
They teach three primary forms of class. Slow flow gently coaxes the body toward greater feats of flexibility. Power flow, taught in the style of Baron Baptiste, challenges athleticism with a much faster-paced series, best performed in a movie montage leading up to an incredible victory that defies all odds. They also teach traditional Iyengar yoga, a style that almost exclusively focuses on perfecting the alignment of postures and bringing health to the skeletal and muscular systems.
As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby by trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
CSU Fitness focuses on three things: control, strength, and unity. The expert trainers guide students of all levels through TRX suspension training in order to achieve those three goals. The full-body workout challenges all students with exercises that use gravity and body weight to improve muscle endurance in the entire body.