CoreFit Training's founder and National Academy of Sports Medicine–certified trainer Ryan Nail felt a fitness void in his life after he wrapped up his football and track careers at East Texas Baptist University. Using his experience in athletics, he began to develop CoreFit Training and unveiled it to exercisers in 2007. Nowadays, his intense and continually evolving exercises form four fitness programs—Rapid Results, MomFit, Create Your Own, or personal training. Each program unfolds outdoors at local parks and is capped at 10–12 students, resulting in more opportunities for one-on-one instruction and carving out a niche as the class clown.
Originally founded to unleash physical fitness exclusively through the Nia technique, Thrive Fitness Studio changed its name and expanded its repertoire of classes in 2011 to become a more comprehensive venue of health and self-expression. The studio's passionate instructors now lead Hatha yoga and teach ecstatic dance, a high-energy cardiovascular workout that simply requires that students move in the manner that feels most appropriate to them, from shaking wildly to reenacting climactic scenes from West Side Story.