Chris Harrison looked around at the people he knew and loved, and he didn't like the unhealthy bodies and lifestyles he saw. So, he made it his mission to reach out to as many people as possible and help them change. That was 10 years ago. Today, Chris still runs CrossFit 3816, having expanded his focus from his peers to families and clients of all ages. He goes out of his way to help moms, dads, and even children find a workout they can do together. The best part of his job is interacting with and motivating people from every walk of life, people of all body shapes and sizes. "[I'm] able to pull their best out of them," Chris says. "I always tell them, 'You're stronger than you think you are!'"
Yoga 4 Love founder Lisa Ware is a true renaissance woman. As a registered yoga instructor, reiki master, cosmetologist, public speaker, co-founder of the OneYogaUSA Dallas Yoga Conference + Music Fest, she brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to each lesson, often inspiring her client base by repeating the mantra, “Expanding Our Horizons... Inspiring Positive Change!” She also encourages students to swing by the studio for heated and nonheated yoga classes, specialized sports injury recovery and private classes, or services from Dragonfly Spa, which offers detox nutrition programs, Thai yoga bodywork, and reiki healing sessions.
Beyond yoga, the studio also offers dance classes, life-coaching services, nutritional education, workshops, and "Yoga 4 Goddesses" retreats. They also facilitate teacher-training programs and encourage staff and contributors alike to blog on their site.
No men, no makeup, no mirrors. It's a philosophy that?s helped members of the Curves community since 1992. Part fitness center, part community center, Curves is a women?s only club that takes a streamlined approach to health, fitness, and weight loss. Curves has teamed up with health and fitness coach Jillian Michaels to develop full-body, 30-minute workouts that kick-start weight loss, combining strength training, cardio, and stretching into sessions that torch fat, build strength, boost intensity, and prevent plateaus. These workouts are enhanced further by the Curves Complete Program, available for an extra fee, which is rooted in Curves' method for effective weight loss in that it supplements efforts at the gym with personalized meal plans and weekly one-on-one meetings with a certified Curves coach.
Mai Town Yoga welcomes visitors into a serene, state-of-the-art facility, featuring a heat- and humidity-controlled yoga room and men's and women's dressing rooms with showers. Every day, Mai Town's amiable instructors escort groups through various forms of yoga, the most frequent being beginner-friendly sessions of traditional hot yoga. There, classes twist and twine through a series of traditional postures amid 99-degree temperatures and 50-percent humidity.