Camp Gladiator founder Ally Davidson’s childhood obsession with the outdoors and sports led her to pursue a degree in exercise physiology. After her 2008 win on the TV show American Gladiators, Ally decided to share her love of fitness with the world at large. Camp Gladiator reflects Ally's passion for fitness in its mission, which espouses their desire "to positively impact the physical fitness and ultimately the lives of as many people as possible." During Camp Gladiator Total Transformation, participants lose weight and gain energy in a friendly, positive environment. Over four-weeks, trainers focus on accountability, competition, motivation, and fun at multiple locations. Results are tracked during fitness assessments, body composition tests, and a fitness calendar, while nutrition counseling helps to maximize those results. Click here to view before and after images.
Davidson also leads boot camps in 13 U.S. cities, with each hosting multiple training locales. The upbeat staff of certified personal trainers lead patrons of all ages and fitness levels through four-week outdoor boot camps, earning Camp Gladiator a Hot Spot title from Women's Health magazine's Fitness Awards in 2013, Best Boot Camp from Rare magazine in 2010, Best of Big D 2010–2013 from D magazine, and Best Outdoor Boot Camp 2012 from Austin Fit magazine.
Upon arrival at any of Deca Dental's locations, sip on a complimentary libation while awaiting the licensed dentist. This two-hour grin renovation begins with a meticulous oral evaluation and full panoramic and bitewing x-rays before tarnished tusks receive a thorough in-office whitening (a $450 value). Choose between the light-activated Zoom! or Sapphire whitenings to ivoryize smiles to shades more brilliant than a studious chandelier.
Equipment: Korr Cardio Coach, Freemotion Treadmill, Kinetic Trainer
Students should bring: Athletic Clothing, Towel, Hydration
Average class length: 30-60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5
Class location: Indoors only
Matt Alva grew up in the Rocky Mountains, hiking, climbing, and pursuing other outdoor adventure sports. When life took him away from the peaks of his hometown, he turned to triathlons to fulfill his desire for intense, exciting athletics. He became invested in the triathlon community, and wanted to give back to it by helping others improve their performance. So he earned a certification as a healthcare executive, and began coaching aspiring triathletes through Tri-Fit Coaching.
To lead athletes to success, Matt offers both performance testing and on-going training, building his clients' regimens using scientific methods. He first tests their efficiency of oxygen consumption with VO2 Max testing and their resting metabolic rate. Based on this data, he creates target numbers for clients to hit during their workouts, such as exercise durations and heart rates. This method helps to best ensure rapid, effective improvement in their athletic ability, but may not effect the amount of sweating experienced during a surprise math test.
Emulating an atmosphere similar to classic bike shops of a bygone era, Cadence Cyclery of McKinney, now with a second location in Highland Village, blends seamlessly into the historic arts-and-culinary district that surrounds it. Tucked inside an industrial space bordered by exposed bricks, the shop plays host to more bikes than a BMX champ's hoarding shed, including bikes from brands such as BH Bikes, Cervelo, Giant, Pivot Cycles, Scott, Yeti, and Alchemy custom bikes. Two-wheelers span the spectrum of biking needs, from mini roadsters for kids to streamlined cycles primed for professional racing. Once patrons have tracked down their ideal bicycle, they can keep it gliding smoothly with regular tune-ups. On Saturday mornings, riders of all quad strengths meet at the cyclery and embark on a 30-mile group expedition around downtown McKinney and the surrounding countryside, socializing and dropping a trail of rusty spokes to guide them home.
At ATA Martial Arts Academy, fourth-degree black belt Richard Rodriguez teaches three taekwondo training programs: Tiny Tigers (ages 4?6), Karate for Kids (ages 6?12), and Adult Martial Arts (ages 13 and older). Although each class incorporates different techniques, they're all designed to boost fitness, promote self-confidence, and give students the skills to defend themselves in an attack or when walking too close to tree branches.
Dr. Bonilla specializes in straightening teeth, embracing the latest technologies to get the job done quickly and efficiently. For traditional braces, he uses self-ligating brackets, sometimes called frictionless braces. These braces work without ties, instead using clips that hold memory-shaped wires that seldom need an adjustment. Dr. Bonilla also practices at Cornerstone Orthodontics and Rockwall Orthodontics.