Four days a week, instructor Crystal Martinez leads men and women of all ages and experience levels through high-energy Piloxing classes at V-Fit Studio. An intense combo of Pilates and boxing, Piloxing also uses elements of dance to keep the workout fun and engaging, but also effective. Piloxing works to whip bodies into shape fast, using upbeat kickboxing movements to burn fat, and relying on Pilates moves to develop long, lean muscles.
With a combination of intense resistance training and martial arts, Savage Camp's trainers transform bodies. "Professional athletes have two hands, two feet, one head, breathe air, eat food, drink water," says the head trainer. "I can be as fit as they are." He encourages his trainees to approach their own fitness with a similar mindset, striving to do their very best and they work the heavy bags, strive to master one-armed pushups, or do aerial crunches with their legs wrapped around a bag for support.
A joint venture between a professional boxer and a team of successful kickboxing-equipment tycoons, Title Boxing Club maintains a network of dozens of studios spread across 19 different states, winning over a devoted clientele with its invigorating and engaging boxing- and kickboxing-themed classes. Each workout uses the heart-healthy exercise of cardio training to satisfy people’s innate desire to punch and kick something other than a broken jukebox. Participants build lithe, strong muscle tissue by delivering powerful blows to punching bags, and build flexibility and agility by practicing roundhouse kicks and hooks. Students can build their core strength and endurance with medicine balls and burpees, enlist a qualified personal trainer to practice their newfound skills in the ring, or just torch calories during intense full-body Power Hour workouts.
For the licensed technicians at Slim Body, the human body is a living sculpture, one that can be finessed and altered to fit any standards of beauty. Their treatment regimens help clients achieve their desired looks with the help of advanced medical aesthetic technologies. Cavi-Lipo treatments aim to tighten skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite by zapping fat cells under the skin using ultrasound energy, which causes the body to flush out liquid fat via the lymphatic system or using it as energy. Slim Body is also home to more traditional beauty and relaxation treatments, including soothing massages and hydrating facials.
As the official training center for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, the Summit Sports Club greets guests with a wide array of alley-oop-grade facilities for physical fitness. Smack tennis balls and biceps into shape in one of Summit's four full-size indoor tennis courts or five indoor racquetball quadrangles.
Tucked away from the clanking dumbbells and whirl of treadmills at Gold’s Gym, Angel Hands Spa offers many moments of silence during relaxing appointments. Clients recline on cozy treatment tables as massages unwind tense muscles and facials remove dirt and excess oil from pores. Excess body hair can be tackled with a laser or warm wax for those tired of shaving or asking it politely to leave. A nail technician on staff files and buffs fingernails and toenails before painting them in vibrant polish hues. The spa's most impressive treatment, however, is the noninvasive HydraFacial, which uses a Vortex-Fusion process to eliminate imperfections in the skin such as wrinkles and sun damage.