After a brush with death that left her temporarily paralyzed, Crystal Hadnott fought to achieve full functionality with her body?and she hasn't stopped moving since. She got certified as a personal trainer, a Pilates and spin instructor, and a nutritionist, and today she shares her motivation to stay healthy at Synergy Total Holistic Health & Wellness. During outdoor boot camps or one-on-one sessions, Cyrstal helps clients work out without injuring themselves, focusing primarily on the healthy, functional movements that lead to a stronger body.
Students should bring: Mat, Bottle of Water, Towel
Average class length: 30?60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5
Class location: Inside private studio
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Free gated parking lot
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.
The inspiring trainers at MetaBody lead troops of workouteers in results-getting one-hour workouts several times weekly. The fun classes utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment ideal for both beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. MetaBody's motivational instructors will use your instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. They’ll keep your muscles guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so you’ll never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth-brushing. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early morning boot camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late evening class. In addition to the fitness classes, you will receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound-loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching.
Certified personal trainer and fitness coach Ramiro wants to get his clients into the best shape of their lives. One of only five people in Houston to finish a marathon in under two hours and 30 minutes, Ramiro trains runners and triathletes, as well as total beginners, at his indoor fitness studio. Clients can take challenging small-group boot camp classes with Ramiro to blast calories and burn fat, or have one-on-one training sessions with him to bring their workouts to the next level. Also offering nutritional counseling, Let Me Train You Fitness is a good place to start or continue a journey towards lifelong fitness.
At Abba Fitness, Coach Ramiro serves as motivator, fitness instructor, and nutrition counselor. He relies on 30 years of training experience during boot-camp classes and personal-training sessions, which are designed to be fun and challenging, like hanging paintings in a bounce house. To ensure exercisers properly replenish their bodies after workouts and eat right on off days, Ramiro, who received a degree in nutrition from the University of Houston, also schedules nutrition-counseling sessions.
Founded in 1893, Sheltering Arms Senior Services has devoted more than a century to providing Houston’s elderly population with care, advocacy, and community support. Despite its long history, the nonprofit organization is only looking forward. Between 2011 and 2012, it provided seniors with 128,658 hours of personal-care assistance—including meal preparation and housekeeping—and fed 2,182 seniors a nutritious meal. And their specially designed Adult Day Center, which provides top-notch care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. Factor in the organization's more than 20 Houston-area senior centers, where staffers offer recreational activities, health education, and legal advocacy, and it is clear that Sheltering Arms is only building upon its 120-year foundation.
Sheltering Arms' mission begins with its committed corps of staff members and volunteers. Certified nurses’ aides customize and implement home-care plans that include light housekeeping, meal prep, and medication reminders. Social workers advocate for members at risk of being institutionalized by managing their financial and health casework. Volunteers make daily safety checks on seniors who are living alone and organize arts-and-crafts classes, game nights, and dances.