After spending three years rehabbing spines as a chiropractor, Jason Montroy began gravitating toward a new way of helping people—as a certified fitness trainer. He now puts his wellness know-how to use by customizing training programs that help clients lose weight and improve their overall fitness. He also leads boot camps that make use of unconventional resistance props, such as tires, battle ropes, and King Arthur's stone-planted sword.
The staff page of Engage 2 Dance's website reads like a recipe for rhythm and fitness: take one athletic trainer, one nutritionist, and one choreographer, then mix well in a supportive setting. The trio channels their different backgrounds to propel private clients and group classes alike toward their goals, whether those goals are toned muscles or a groovy wedding flash mob. With a variety of classes, such as Zumba, which is all about working out in a party-like atmosphere, to a posture class that uses stretching and flexibility to engage core areas of the body, each class is a total workout. They even host rehabilitative workouts for those who have been injured or require special training attention.
Free from the competitive environment of a testosterone-stuffed gym or mixed-martial hopscotch tournament, women's boot camp encourages the estrogen-enhanced of all ages, skill levels, and abilities to motivate each other in a comfortable group setting. Adventure's certified trainers in Tulsa and Owasso constantly challenge participants to achieve higher levels of fitness. Each class takes you through a variable variety of body-blasting, calorie-pulverizing exercises that might include core conditioning, short-distance running, jumping rope, obstacle courses, and a few last-minute surprise twists, such as discovering that boot camp was all a dream. You'll also get an orientation, initial fitness screening, nutrition and meal plan, and fitness reports.
While the sun spends most of its day in the sky, it still finds time to hang out in The Riviera Tanning Spa, teaching five different levels of Ergoline tanning beds how to bronze bodies with color that looks like it came from the star itself. From the Ambition bed’s beginner-friendly 120-watt bulbs to the Excellence 800’s simmering 520-watt heaters, tanners of all levels can boost golden hues in as little as 10 minutes. Thanks to their large facility, Riveria can accommodate a high influx of individuals without requiring appointments. Their Autobronzer system also reduced peaked appearances without UV exposure, spraying skin with three levels of sunless solutions that add color that won’t run, streak, or turn blue when placed under a black light.
Certified trainer and nutritionist Joshua Fountain has centered his life around physical fitness, boasting an impressive resumé that lists stints as a former U.S. Airborne Ranger, a professional MMA fighter, and a boxer. With the help of his wife, Charlotte—who is also a certified trainer, nutrition coach, and marathon runner—he puts his extensive and diverse background to use motivating clients to blast through their perceived physical limitations. Together, the duo helps clients of all fitness levels reach their goals during indoor boot-camp workouts, which the trainers proudly liken to CrossFit programs sans the weight-training aspect. Instead of relying on bulky weights or machines, they craft regimens that incorporate custom functional movements, muscle-sculpting kettlebells, medicine balls, and suspension exercises designed to isolate key muscle groups.
In addition to private and small-group personal-training sessions, they offer complimentary nutrition coaching that follows the Paleo lifestyle, a natural dieting system that eschews refined, processed foods in favor of vegetables, lean meats, and candy that's only made of vegetables and lean meats. They also sell AdvoCare supplements and cleanses designed to pump up energy levels and metabolism.
For about 30 years, The Weight Room has helped the residents of Oklahoma City lose weight and get in shape with its arsenal of free weights, aerobic equipment, and encouraging trainers. The gym also hosts group sweat sessions in specialties such as Zumba, Pilates, and cardio kickboxing.