Jimmy Lee’s friendly fitness gurus guide small batches of fitness junkies through intense full-body workouts during 20 weekly boot camp sessions. During these hour-long sweat donations, they'll keep your muscles guessing and your mind engaged with creative, fun exercises such as sprints, squat thrusts, push-ups, punching through time, and hoisting live alligators. Once you've chiseled your flabby form into a life-size action figure, you'll be able to keep it that way with a three-month membership and access to all the spacious gym's amenities. Along with 24-hour access to Jimmy Lee's future-compliant weight training and cardio equipment, you can blast abs, learn about nutrition, or practice self-defense during the gym's scheduled classes. Otherwise, let a certified trainer knead the stress-raisins from your body-dough with an hour-long professional massage.
Oklahoma Fit's experienced personal trainers lead students through rigorous classes focused on burning calories, melting fat, and building community. Operating out of multiple locations, 90-minute boot-camp sessions host up to 25 fit-seekers indoors or 40 during outdoor sessions. Maintaining a sense of variety during both classes and personal training sessions, trainers employ a variety of strength-building equipment, such as car tires, punching bags, water jugs, free weights, and medicine balls, to help students achieve the body-changing results they desire. Outdoor workouts take place adjacent to the gym when weather permits for a workout fueled by fresh air, the rising or setting sun's warmth, and grass's supportive follicles. The instructors treat their students like family, giving each member attention and motivating students with boundless energy and inspirational messages hanging on the gym’s walls.
Trainer and fitness guru Justin Bradshaw modeled SGT H20's Aquatic Boot Camp after the rigorous training he received as an Army diver. Each aquatic session tests fitness practitioners of all ability levels with moves designed to maximize lung capacity, boost swimming speed, and tone the entire body. Water adds extra resistance that amplifies the effects of exercise, and the pool’s gentle gravity proves easy on the joints. Exercisers tackle tasks such as pool sprints, towel swims, treading water with weights, bending submarines over one’s knee, and group exercise drills, as well as aquatic conditioning kicks. In Dallas, SGT H20's personal training programs entitle trainees to attend complimentary boot-camp classes if they complete three hours of personal training per week. An online depository of nutritional advice helps students keep their weight-loss or healthy-living efforts on track.
Strength of Mind and Body and Strength of Mind Behavioral Health share more than just a campus and half a name. Founded in the belief that balance requires psychological and physical fortitude, the two wellness centers partner together to help clients achieve happier, more peaceful lives. Led by owner Teresa McIlroy, the team behind Strength of Mind and Body step up to the plate with four distinct services–Pilates, personal training, yoga, and wellness coaching. In Pilates classes (both mat and Reformer), instructors help students strengthen cores, improve alignment, and look really serene, and yoga sessions increase flexibility and improve balance.
In early 2012, three heavyweight names in the professional fighting worlds––The Factory, Team Nogueira Tulsa, and Ghost Dog Boxing––merged into a single muscle-building conglomerate, which USCombatSports.com heralded as a "match made in heaven [that] puts the best of three gyms into one." Now operating under The Factory moniker, the supergroup of combat trainers and health gurus staked its claim in an 8,000-square-foot facility, where members receive 24-hour access to weight-lifting equipment, Olympic lift platforms, and locker rooms with shower facilities.
The Factory's absorption of fellow fighting gyms has allowed founder and UFC fighter Josh Bryant to incorporate new techniques to his training programs, blending his MMA background of takedowns and strikes with the jujitsu tactics of Team Nogueira Tulsa and the sparring combinations of Ghost Dog Boxing. Together this triumvirate teaches students the skills needed to build lean muscle mass for battles inside the ring or scuffles inside toy stores during the Christmas season.