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 utilizes the six years of experience that he has working with kids in the fitness field. He mixes up his fitness regimens with exciting games, such as dodge ball, kickball, and tug of war.
A gym designed exclusively for women, Lady of America offers its members accoutrements that coed gyms can’t. For starters, all of the weight-training equipment is sized for females and equipped with 5-pound weight increments, allowing for more useful adjustments than the typical machinery. Beyond the weight room, the open gym offers plenty of cardio machines, including treadmills, bikes, and elliptical trainers. In order to personalize workouts even further, members can also meet with one of the club's trained and certified personal trainers, or talk food with the onsite dietitian. When solo training starts to get lonely, the gym’s group fitness classes challenge muscles while building camaraderie during sessions such as Butt Lift, Step It Up, and Zumba. While members sweat, their children can play at the onsite daycare center— for an additional fee— stocked with plenty of toys and miniature Stairmasters.
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.