CrossFit Metro 361's coaches actively work with exercisers to ensure they're always using proper form. Scalable CrossFit workouts—built upon the backbone of functional fitness—steer clear of treadmills and elliptical machines. Rather, the no-frills gym relies on barbells with weighted plates, dumbbells, and jump ropes. Members break a sweat while swinging kettlebells and jumping onto plyometric boxes. Classes also take them through tire flips and bozo buckets.
The power or a boxer; the poise of a dancer; the focus of a Pilates practitioner. Piloxing delivers all of these traits with a single workout that combines Pilates, boxing, and dance. Piloxing offers an alternative to the Zumba classes that fill most of Z Live Studio's group exercise schedule. Intense Insanity workouts and dance-based Bokwa also promise upbeat sessions of calorie-burning.
The P90X workout system has been featured everywhere from US Weekly to Men’s Health. The technique is designed to work by pummeling muscles with a varied range of high-paced exercises, but it requires equipment and dedication. The team of P90X-Certified Trainers at Studio X provides the equipment and practice space for anyone up to the challenge of the innovative workout. Students of all ability levels explore the philosophy of muscle confusion, which expedites results by constantly changing routines in an attempt to prevent plateauing. At the gym, trainers lead numerous diverse and intense routines utilizing weights, kickboxing, yoga, stretching, and boulders that want their good sides turned toward postcard photographers.
Nicole Raglin founded Synergy Fitness and Pilates to reach and strengthen the underused muscles in all her clients’ bodies. A certified Pilates-Reformer teacher, over the years she’s added Anusara-yoga instructor and two forms of personal-trainer certifications to her resumé. Each of these avenues opens up more ways for her to teach people about fitness or to help society realign its spines. With the aid of six other wellness experts, Raglin’s studio holds classes seven days a week, with styles ranging from the dance-fitness fusion of Zumba to the intense bodyweight-resistance training of TRX suspension harnesses. The core of her studio’s classes remain the Reformer-based Pilates classes that started her own fitness journey.
Padre Island Health and Fitness’s fleet of energetic and certified trainers lead students through beach fitness classes under the sun’s gaze as the Gulf waters lap the powdery sand. Breaking free from stationary equipment at traditional gyms, patrons torch calories with their toes in the sand during morning boot camp, and stretch and tone their muscles in the Beach Body Flow class, which combines yoga, Pilates, tai chi, and traditional mermaid calls. A beginners' running club introduces novice sprinters to the toe-friendly art of running in the sand, and one-on-one personal-training sessions pair exercisers with a certified trainer for customized, outdoor fitness routines.
Kaisen, the trainer behind Corpus Christi Parkour, has an unusual relationship with gravity. While most other humans accept that they'll remain bound to the earth by its invisible pull, Kaisen challenges its forces through rapid, airborne moves known only to parkour experts and students of the gloves-made-of-chewed-gum school of acrobatics. He shares those skills during lessons held in settings such as Heritage Park, teaching students how to scale virtually any obstacle while simultaneously improving their flexibility and strength. Kaisen also leads children's fitness classes, boot-camp workouts, and personal-training sessions.