Firefighter, paramedic, and certified personal trainer Kamil Escobar has been helping his clients achieve their fitness goals for more than 14 years. His energetic outdoor boot camps incorporate calisthenics, muay thai, cardio, and strength training, and he strives to make each class challenging as well as interesting, with new activities each time. All his students need to bring are a mat and a bottle of water—he brings an entire gym's worth of equipment to the camps' park setting, arming classes with kettle bells, barbells, dumbbells, and other gear. To keep students motivated, Escobar mixes up his fitness regimens with exciting games, such as dodgeball, football, and tug-of-war.
At Magic City CrossFit, athletes forge stronger bodies by flipping tires and snapping kettlebells into the air. Classes use CrossFit’s philosophy of varied, interval workouts to build dynamic core strength through sessions that can be scaled to meet the fitness level of each participant. The gym also offers boot-camp classes for a more streamlined, weightlifting-free workout, as well as yoga sessions to build valuable flexibility.
With population density on the rise for many parts of the world, the experts at Disaster Preparedness Boot Camp believe that every community should have a leader should the unexpected come to pass. With this in mind, they organize three-day workshops and oversee activities, helping their students absorb useful skills for realistically preparing themselves for natural disasters. During the day, they run demonstrations in water sourcing, self defense, and operating a basic hand radio, after which participants gather for low-key moonlight socials.
Located in a 5,000-square-foot facility in the Hammocks Plaza, BRX CrossFit is built for intense individual and group workouts. After taking several Fundamentals classes that teach the movements central to CrossFit, such as lifting, pulling, and pushing, members move on to customizable Workouts of the Day. During these ever-changing workouts, cardio, interval training, strength training, and gymnastics are combined to build muscle and burn fat rapidly. Two dedicated, certified instructors lead regular and On Ramp sessions, as well as CrossFit Kids classes for child actors hoping to play Young Arnold Schwarzenegger in his future biopic. They also foster a competitive, team-like environment in which regular clients tend to see results quickly, whether they be weight loss or increased endurance.
At Conquer CrossFit, athletes shun traditional big-box gyms for intimate, intense workouts that can be tailored to all fitness levels. A staff of four swole instructors scale each day’s workouts to the fitness level of the individual, creating an environment where grandparents can sweat right alongside cage fighters. Classes implement a mixed bag of body-weight exercise, kettlebell swings, and free-weight lifts as well as box jumps, gymnast’s rings, and medicine balls.
Every student at Evolution MMA adopts the gym’s strict no-ego policy. With egos checked at the door, students are ready to engage in myriad classes designed to promote self-defense techniques and fitness. Instructors lead mixed-martial-arts classes for all experience levels, as well as gi and no-gi Brazilian jujitsu, boot camps, cardio kickboxing, and cardio MMA.