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.
The goal of the staff at Yoga Zensation is for their students to experience yoga as therapy. Each stretch lengthens muscles bit by bit to correct misalignment and tension that comes from the daily stress of commuting by clown car. Each pose allows muscles to gain strength at their own pace, and each breath feeds the spirit by developing focus and awareness. Classes center around these three goals—stretch, strength, spirit—by focusing on specific poses in which the muscles can simultaneously release tension and increase strength.
Celebrating their 11th 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 boot camp begins 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 and 2014.
Avondale Dance Directions' owner and director, John Glessner, still can't stay out of the teaching studio after a quarter-century spent developing confident and graceful social dancers. Independent instructors join him in guiding both neophytes and competition-level dancers through styles that range from tango to swing to Viennese Running Man.
At Steel Mill Crossfit & Gym, a team of trainers helps students set and meet fitness goals. Daily classes incorporate a workout of the day, which is scaled in intensity to suit the fitness level of each individual. Exercisers also receive nutrition instruction and one-on-one guidance during the small-group sessions.