Fit Body Boot Camp's nationally certified personal trainers replace drill-sergeant screams with encouraging mantras in their one-hour indoor classes that welcome clients of all fitness levels. During sessions, trainers round out weightlifting sessions, resistance drills, and core workouts with cardio routines such as light running and obstacle courses. They switch up class routines regularly to ensure courses are never the same from day to day, leading wildcard days that incorporate hiking, crawling, and high-stakes Uno games played with 50-pound cards. In addition to bolstering workouts with nutrition guidance, trainers cultivate an atmosphere of positive camaraderie designed to push campers further toward their weight-loss goals.
Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing with the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn off up to 500 calories with each go-round.
The team of certified instructors at X Factor Fitness Studios amplifies the intensify of normal workout routines with the P90X training system, which pairs challenging, muscle-sculpting exercises with nutritional guidance to facilitate full-body transformations. Owner and lead trainer Brian Stevens uses his experience as a group fitness instructor and life coach to create a positive environment where exercisers can push their physical limits and strive toward their individual goals. The team challenges exercisers to “bring it” in classes that focus on specific muscle groups, such as the back and biceps, as well as mind-calming yoga classes that combine strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination.
The Crucible 5K adventure race was inspired by a Marine-affiliated challenge of the same name, which tests recruits with a 54-hour mental and physical gauntlet. Although not quite as intense as its prototype, Oklahoma City's version of the course sends participants sprinting, crawling, and climbing past 20 different obstacles, all man-made and sprouting from natural terrain. The course–designed by a boot camp instructor, an avid racer, and a former U.S. marine–features no mud or water obstacles, leaving participants dry and warm to celebrate at a post-race gathering.
Doctor of Chiropractic Jonathan Nordstrom—a graduate of Parker College of Chiropractic in Dallas—likes to give back to the community that he was raised in by healing patients with chiropractic services. Along with constructing customized treatment plans, Dr. Nordstrom applies gentle adjusting techniques to ease out air between the vertebrae and rebalance the body, and auriculotherapy sessions aim to relieve nagging pains across the physique by stimulating the ear. Patients can also find relief after replacing their homes’ sofas with sitting anvils by opting for intersectional traction treatments and massage-therapy sessions.
The dedicated, board-certified duo of Brandon and Megan January use their years of knowledge and training to fight spinal subluxations (misalignments), and disrupted energy through a combination of acupuncture and chiropractic techniques. This treatment package advocates that, with the removal of persnickety spinal and energy disruptions, the human body can heal itself from degeneration, like a wolverine regrowing its metal fingernails. After the initial consultation and exam ($150 value) and x-rays ($200 value), the therapy, adjustment, and acupuncture begin ($50 value). The first chiropractic treatment uses hands-on, low-force technique to optimize overall health by restoring normal functions to the nervous system, ridding vertebra of harmful hangers-on. Immune systems get a boost with intersegmental traction, which stimulates important acupuncture points along the spine and exercises disks. Much to the chagrin of needle maniacs, the Januarys use needleless acupuncture to rout the body's sources of pain, disease, and organ malfunction. Instead, electrical stimulation opens up the express lanes of the body's energy highway. This fast, safe, and easy technique rejuvenates blood flow, puts a bounty on the heads of bodily aches, and forces porcupines to seek employment elsewhere.