Clarence L. Jorif Jr. didn't become a personal trainer just because of his passion for fitness; he wanted to make a difference in people's lives. Today, as the founder of Jorif's Functional Fitness, he enjoys watching his clients transform physically and overcome difficult mental obstacles, such as can't-do attitudes or fear of a bodybuilder showing up in every mirror. Clarence encourages clients to have fun, regardless of the rigor of their regimens. He and his team of fitness experts offer both custom personal-training sessions and boot-camp classes—packed with pushups, squats, plyometrics, and suspension training—with the goal of having a long-term impact on each client's personal health.
Celebrating their 10th year in business this year, Transformation Boot Camp’s team sums up their philosophy on living in one simple phrase: “We are never done.” In that spirit, Transformation Boot Camp celebrates positivity, teamwork, and the gallons of sweat that fuel people down the path to fitness. Each of the 4-week boot camps begin with a body assessment that allows students to track every ounce, inch, or percentage of body fat lost. To compliment the cardio-heavy circuit training, Transformation Boot Camp offers a set of Power Tools to help each boot-camp member hit their goals, including meal planners and refrigerators that make wisecracks about unhealthy food choices. All of this explains why Transformation Boot Camp was named Living magazine's "Best Weight Loss Program in North Dallas" in 2013.
2DFit fosters a total-body approach to physical fitness by focusing their gym on just three types of group exercise classes: spinning, boot camp, and core conditioning. Open to patrons of all experience levels, their indoor cycling classes have the potential to help participants burn up to 1,000 calories an hour with low impact yet high intensity aerobic spin sessions. Core and boot camp classes help bulk up the muscles revealed by cycling's fat-burning effects by combining an array of strengthening moves to improve flexibility, stamina, and Terminator impressions.
Though he may look intimidating garbed in camo and shiny military boots, the head instructor at C.G.R. Fitness—C.G.R. stands for “clients getting results”—motivates his students with positive reinforcement, instead of the threat of latrine duty. Students of all sizes and fitness levels don their C.G.R.-issued dog tags and prepare to push themselves to their physical limits during the basic-training-style boot-camp classes. The indoor/outdoor classes focus on functional training, meaning that students build strength and stamina as they heave barbells, leap up and down steps, and drag tires until they agree to stop heckling you. In addition to chiseling sculpted physiques during personal-training sessions, clients can improve their health with self-defense, nutrition, and Zumba classes.
When clients train with Varsity Personal Training, they get trainers that are not only NCCA certified, but also hold bachelor’s or master’s degrees in fitness or related fields and are former international and professional athletes. They use their combined expertise and work with registered dietitians to design programs tailored to each individual, helping them achieve goals such as gaining muscle mass, shedding fat, developing healthy eating habits, or preparing for a race. Clients can work with the trainers one-on-one or join with other students and work together toward fitness summits during group classes. Each program comes with Varsity’s no-questions-asked guarantee that if clients aren’t satisfied with their progress, they will receive a full refund.
Pulse Fitness Center is owned and operated under the direction of board-certified physicians who know that nutrition is as critical for good health as knowledgeable staff and the latest equipment technology. A team of personal trainers—which includes a former professional football player and a former physical readiness instructor for the U.S. Army—guides fitness seekers toward their personal goals. The team counsels students on dietary habits and points them to machines with the Smart Key digital memory system, which, like a robot butler who has been around since childhood, remembers guests' personal preferences and physical activities. The center's TechnoGym equipment entertains patrons with personal TVs at each station, and an overhead sound system keeps the 10,000-square-foot space pumping with free weights and FreeMotion equipment.
Guests can drop kids off for childcare before classes ranging from TRX suspension training to Zumba sessions with dance moves set to Latin-inspired music. Licensed professionals at the medically directed center provide physical, occupational, and speech therapy at the in-house Harland Rehabilitation Clinic.