President and vice-president John and Cara Eckerman have developed an efficient boot-camp program that effectively cultivates muscle farms with a fruitful yield. Expert instructors lead new recruits through 45-minute classes that fluidly meld stretching, core-toning, and strength-boosting exercises into full-body fat-blasting sessions. Motivated groups help propel fitness-seekers throughout high-intensity interval training that sheds calories and stress faster than a robo-lion’s rise to the top of the food chain. A convenient schedule will leave busy boot campers with enough time to maintain their normal lives, regular routines, and Chia Pet collections, while indoor facilities ensure that visitors will get a workout regardless of rain, snow, or locust swarms.
The instructors at Elite Krav Maga and Kickboxing teach a blend of advanced fitness techniques and offer practical advice, whether in the realm of combat, exercise, or health. They help pupils tone their bodies by pounding away on heavy bags while intermittently switching to endurance exercises. They also employ strength and endurance during krav maga classes, which focus on a suite of practical self-defense moves used to fend off attackers armed with fists, knives, or guns. Individuals can opt to take group classes or receive one-on-one training within the 3,900 square-foot facility.
What inspired you to start or run this business?
I have been doing CrossFit for a couple [of] years now, and my business partner Jonathan has been personal training for a little longer. We have been friends since we were kids, and realized that we both have a passion for fitness and a healthy lifestyle. With our knowledge and experience combined, we knew that we could benefit others who are looking for direction toward fitness goals. Running the Boot Camp doesn't feel like work because we love it.
What makes your business stand out?
Our combination of strength, agility, [and] cardio workouts is tailored in a way that keeps everybody involved and moving, unlike your traditional everybody-stand-in-a-row-and-follow-me workouts. Also, our mix of timed and max reps brings something new [for] members who were just working out alone or with a personal trainer.
What is the best reaction you've ever gotten from a customer?
The customers are always excited at the insight we give them. The best reaction [was from] this client [who] was in tears the other day. She has struggled with her weight for some time, and she was glad to have coaches and group of people to encourage [her] to keep it up. She lost 20 pounds in the first month.
What’s your favorite part about your job?
My favorite part is designing the workouts for the day. We have been running for sometime now and have not repeated one workout.
Medical director Dr. Elvis Torres and clinical director Danielle Steel help clients rejuvenate their bodies and health with cosmetic services. As a board-certified gynecologic surgeon. certified laser specialist, and authority on bio-identical hormone therapy, Dr. Torres has a toolkit of advanced strategies for dealing with signs of age. The doctor supplements basic skincare services—including facials, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion—with products that help clients retain their youthful glow. In addition to preserving the skin's vitality, the med spa performs a variety of age-defying therapies, including laser hair removal and weight-loss solutions.
Kenyatta Kelly knows the power of Zumba. The dance instructor and owner of Kenyatta & Co. Studio shed more than 50 pounds by participating in the high-energy dance classes. Now she helps fellow exercisers meet their individual goals through Zumba, whether they want to burn calories, learn new dance moves, or sculpt limbs to match all those Greek statues that keep breaking out of museums. Kenyatta & Co. Studio was also recently voted Best Zumba, Aerobics, and Yoga in Houston by Great Day Houston.
At Yoga 4 Family clients can get a great workout while also engaging their kids and avoiding the need for a babysitter. Their classes utilize Hatha yoga, a form that focuses on physical health and mental well-being. Classes explore postures and breathing exercises that help open the body, strengthen joints and muscles, and promote proper stretching, alignment, balance, and flexibility, while also helping to teach kids about self-esteem, self respect, focus, and concentration.