After graduating from high school, Fatima Lupkes found that, without the organized sports she'd grown accustomed to, her activity level dropped off. She started to put on some weight and notice other physical changes she wasn't keen on. But after meeting her future husband, she decided to make a permanent lifestyle change. She hit the gym hard, and dropped over 45 pounds. With that transformation came the realization that if she could do it, she could help others through that same journey. She teamed up with her husband Jeremy Lupkes to open Paramount Strength and Conditioning and begin changing lives. She and Jeremy believe in training hard. "If you don't push, you will not reach your goal and advance to new goals," she says.
Equipment: Pull up rig, kettle bell, med/slam balls, barbells, dumbbells
Students should bring: Towel
Average class length: 30-60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
At Focus Fitness, personal trainer Ryan leads clients through group training sessions. Whether the goal is to gain muscle, lose weight, or even just gain confidence, his personal-training and nutritional-counseling expertise helps clients meet their unique fitness and health goals. He can lead sessions at homes, offices, or gyms where outside trainers are permitted.
Trainer and fitness guru Justin Bradshaw modeled SGT. H20's CombatSwim after the rigorous training he received as an Army diver. His challenging exercises encourage full-body fitness, using workouts that build stamina, boost metabolism, improve swimming skills, and promote weight loss. Incorporating the best of land-based cross-training systems, CombatSwim includes plenty of high-intensity interval training and pulse-hiking calisthenics. In the pool, water adds extra resistance that amplifies the effects of the exercises, which include swimming sprints, endurance swimming, and treading water with weights. Designed to sharpen the mind as well as the body, CombatSwim leaves exercisers with the same confidence and conditioning as some of the world's elite military warriors.
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 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.
Trainer Paul Moran learned what the female body is capable of from his mother, a Golden Gloves Boxer. Since then he has devoted himself to helping empower women of all fitness levels with slimmer, stronger frames and better health. He and his team of instructors have designed the classes expressly for women, utilizing smaller weights, fewer reps and—like holistic auto mechanics—use virtually no machines.
Texas Boot Camp Fitness's certified trainers fortify physiques with an ever-shifting compendium of exercises performed in an outdoor setting. Attendees of all fitness levels sprint and jump toward fitness goals, lifting their own body weight when performing pushups, chin-ups, and acts of levitation. Arms hoist weights, resistance bands stretch between partners, and friendly competitions reveal hidden stores of stamina and strength. Pushing beyond pure leadership of boot-camp classes, instructors supplement workouts with nutritional guidance and lifestyle advice. In the interest of safe and easy mirroring, coaches emphasize clean technique rather than speed or the benefits of cloning.