Sleek standup paddleboards glide across Lake Grapevine as the sun begins to set over the pristine waters and leafy surrounding trees. But the passengers atop these boards aren't relaxing on leisurely rides or looking for mermaid prom dates—they're engaged in energetic routines of crunches, leg lifts, and stretches. Certified CrossFit Level 1 trainer and seasoned paddleboarder Nate Richard conducts these paddleboard fitness classes throughout the week, leading students through dynamic workouts designed to tone muscles, boost stamina, and slim physiques.
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.
Private Workout's efficiency-focused staffers draft half-hour workout regimens specifically designed to meet each client's physical needs and personal-health goals. The trainer explains the workout and introduces all equipment, then evaluates clients' fitness and helps them set goals. Members can then return for their 30-minute sessions, which are held nearly every day between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. The workouts are designed to keep heart rates up for 30 minutes, which helps stave off disease and ramp up metabolisms. Guests who'd like more individualized attention can also sign up for personal-training sessions to work toward milestones, whether they'd like to tone up for fingerless-glove season or lose weight.
Austin Fit Magazine named RockBody Boot Camp its Best Boot Camp of 2011 and also lauded its owner, Brian Prinzo, as one of the city’s Top 10 Fittest Trainers in 2010. But for Brian and his staff of experienced trainers, it’s not about the accolades; it’s about helping others lose weight and reach their fitness goals. Classes eschew routine courses of treadmills and bench presses for a variety of challenging workouts that put participants through a mash-up of strength, core, cardio, and interval training designed to push them to their personal limits. Best of all, the workouts provide the motivation and accountability needed to help exercisers push past plateaus, and exercises can be tailored to accommodate many fitness levels and concerns, such as arthritis, body pain, and conjoined sweatbands.
At Fitness Together, getting fit involves getting focused and fired up to achieve. Here, certified personal trainers guide clients of all skill levels through motivating one on one, small group, and large group exercise programs designed to meet anyones goals loftier than a giraffe’s basketball hoop. To help their clients torch calories and tone muscles as efficiently as possible, the trainers incorporate evidence-based training methods, such as intervals, resistance training, metabolic training, tempos, and fartlek, into each fitness regimen.
Filled with cardio challenges and resistance training, workouts are ever changing and paired with nutrition tips that help the body to build lean muscle. In-studio or outdoor sessions take place in a private studio flush with energizing green walls and functional training tools such as medicine balls, dumb bells, and kettlebells.
Brad Linder is something of an authority on physical fitness. As a younger man, he played professional basketball. Later, he studied the workings of the body while earning his masters in health, kinesiology, and sports studies. Along with his wife, Cynthia, Brad has not only penned the Amazon bestseller, Three Steps to Your Best Body in Record Time, but has also been featured on The Doctors for their successful boot-camp program.
Their hand-selected staff of certified personal trainers helps them lead the 60-minute group sessions that are chock-full of strength-training and cardio drills. To supplement the exercises, the team offers nutritional guidance, stokes the flames of willpower with motivational emails, and helps clients avoid temptation by disguising themselves as construction workers and rerouting ice cream trucks.
Get You In Shape also provides one-on-one personal training sessions, as well as corporate wellness programs that keep office personnel from succumbing to the snares of a sedentary lifestyle. When not helping clients shed pounds, Get YOU in Shape donates time and money to various charitable organizations, such as Christian Community Action, Wounded Warriors, and Special Olympics.