Led by Laura Coronado, a decorated dancer with more than 30 years of experience and the earner of a bachelor’s degree in dance education, the instructors at Laura’s Dance Dynamics aim to promote character growth in their students via team-based dance skills. They adjust their classes, which range from ballet to hip-hop, to cater to all ages and ability levels.
The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. 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 yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.
Since 2001, Stroller Strides' fitness professionals and buggy-bandying workouts have helped mothers to overcome the struggles of staying in shape while caring for a wee one. Specially trained instructors helm a series of 60-minute classes, which consist of a warm-up, a power walk, and interval stations where limbs stretch resistance tubes in body-toning drills. Energizing jaunts often utilize hills, benches, and other environmental facets to augment maneuvers. Throughout the routine, engaging songs and activities keep children from growing overly fussy or pranking classmates by tossing banana peels in front of their buggies.
The instructors at Premier Martial Arts North Richland Hills teach classes in numerous styles from around the world, helping students develop both mental and physical fortitude. From Israel, they take the techniques of krav maga, which focuses on neutralizing real-world attacks, counterattacking, and escaping. They supplement these skills with the grappling and joint-locking techniques of Brazilian jujitsu, as well as the stick- and knife-fighting skills integral to the Filipino martial art of kali. The adult curriculum also includes classes in cardio kickboxing, which primarily aims to boost fitness through a blend of pugilistic techniques from America, Japan, and Korea.
When working with children, the instructors design classes to help the young ones build self-confidence, discipline, and perseverance. Because respect and concentration skills are essential components of martial arts, the classes may help children perform better in social situations, at school, or when accepting an Academy Award.
What makes your business stand out?
Even though kettlebell fitness has been around since the early 1700s as training for the Russian military, it has just recently … become known as an extreme way to [combine] cardio and strength building in one. My business is a unique business at this time, due to the fact many people are utilizing kettlebells incorporated in their other workout routines in the gym but not many have any idea how to work out exclusively with kettlebells. I teach them that, and they are getting amazing results very rapidly!
What is your most popular offering?
The unlimited group fitness classes for individuals and couples [are] the most popular because [they] give my clients the most flexibility with their schedule and a huge discount. The other [popular option] is our private in-home lessons, [which] are great for the very busy people who cannot make it to our location. We go to them [for class], which is a 30-minute session.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
One of my customers came to me at the beginning of class, very hesitant and negative about thinking he will not get a good workout working exclusively with kettlebells. Ten minutes into the class, he bowed his head to me and said with a smile, "You have humbled me in a great way, I'm so glad I came." He is a very dedicated customer to this day!
What’s your favorite part about your job?
Helping people on a daily basis get healthier and reach or, even better, exceed their fitness goals. I truly love people and love what I do!
For Eliana Ceballos, Zumba is more than just a fun dance-fitness program set to high-energy Latin beats; it?s a form of therapy. After discovering the upbeat exercise form while in the midst of extreme personal hardships, she found it to be a cathartic stress reliever and a way to temporarily escape the harsh realities of life. The transcendence she experienced inspired her to become a Zumba instructor so that she could pass on the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of Zumba to others. Her sister, Valeria, lost 65 pounds through Zumba and hopes to inspire others to gain the confidence through exercise and weight loss that she did. The sisters have helmed their other studio, Zumba People, for two years. Eliana recently brought the joy of Zumba to the Colleyville area with Fit Fiesta Studio, where she leads classes for all ages?including children and baby boomers?in hopes of making exercise fun while imparting to her students the same peace of mind she has felt during tumultuous periods.