At MOHO FIT‘s private training studio, you can spot homemakers and professional athletes alike undergoing the high-intensity exercises in boot-camp classes and personal-training sessions. Coaches guide clients of all abilities toward weight loss, improved muscle tone, and overall health through creative, high-intensity routines that may rely on free weights, plyometrics, and endurance exercises. They also stress the importance of proper nutrition, supplying students with recipes and meal plans that favor natural proteins over tasteless health foods such as rice cakes and low-fat air.
Under the guidance of trainer Jean DeFerrari, Pilates and training classes at Jean Marie Fitness help clients stay in shape in group or one-on-one environments. Workouts utilize a broad range of equipment, from weights and bands to Pilates Reformer machines and ballet barres. The studio's Essentrics sessions help tone muscles and burn fat with a blend of strengthening and stretching exercises.
Camp Gladiator founder Ally Davidson?s childhood obsession with the outdoors and sports led her to pursue a degree in exercise physiology. After her 2008 win on the TV show American Gladiators, Ally decided to share her love of fitness with the world at large. Camp Gladiator reflects Ally's passion for fitness in its mission, which espouses their desire "to positively impact the physical fitness and ultimately the lives of as many people as possible." During Camp Gladiator Total Transformation, participants lose weight and gain energy in a friendly, positive environment. Over four-weeks, trainers focus on accountability, competition, motivation, and fun at multiple locations. Results are tracked during fitness assessments, body composition tests, and a fitness calendar, while nutrition counseling helps to maximize those results. Click here to view before and after images.
Davidson also leads boot camps in 13 U.S. cities, with each hosting multiple training locales. The upbeat staff of certified trainers lead patrons of all ages and fitness levels through four-week outdoor boot camps, earning Camp Gladiator a Hot Spot title from Women's Health magazine's Fitness Awards in 2013, Best Boot Camp from Rare magazine in 2010, Best of Big D 2010?2013 from D magazine, and Best Outdoor Boot Camp 2012 from Austin Fit magazine.
Wendy O’ Lenic, of Wendy Fit, began her professional dance career in 1979 with a Vegas dance review. Over the years, her passion for movement evolved and found a new life in yoga. Her curriculum covers various disciplines including yoga, Pilates, and meditation. Within the earth-green walls of her studio, Wendy and her staff lead students through group classes, private and semiprivate personal training sessions, and specialty courses such as ballet core and kettlebell. Once annually, the studio co-sponsors a yoga cruise so that students can practice their moves in fresh air and catch views of dolphins doing planks.
Growing up, Chris Hrabovsky was often told he should become either a radio personality or a hypnotist because of his mellow baritone voice. After a stint as a yoga teacher, he eventually chose the latter, opening his own hypnotherapy practice in 2006. Today, he draws on his multidisciplinary background in Kundalini yoga, neurolinguistic programming, and movement-based Brain Gym techniques to enhance his treatments, which are designed to free clients from the effects of painful or stressful past events.
Chris believes that many of these effects are rooted in a kind of sense memory. During times of high stress or fear, the reasoning goes, even the tiniest sensory inputs, such as the sound of a dog barking, can be deeply imprinted on the mind. When similar sensations reoccur, it can trigger seemingly spontaneous anxiety, even long after the traumatic event. The hypnotist's role, Chris says, is to "wake up" the subconscious, so it realizes that in the present moment there is no reason to fear.
To this end, he starts out most sessions with exercises meant to center the client's consciousness in the present moment and that can also be used to soothe stress in the client's daily life. Only at the end of each session does Chris hypnotize his clients, bringing them into a deep state of semiconsciousness so he can make direct suggestions to the subconscious. These techniques, in the course of multiple sessions, can be tailored to pursue a wide variety of goals including working out deep relational conflicts, quitting smoking, and losing weight.
Some detractors may write off pole dancing as frivolous, but to Wildside Pole ~N~ Fitness owner Eva Spicola, the dizzying workout is “the best upper-body fitness and core training you could ever have.” A certified personal trainer who has managed her own health clubs in the past, Spicola now preaches the pole's benefits to women of all ages and abilities. Her classes embrace sinuous workouts on the pole and chair, striving to produce leaner limbs and confidence through body-weight exercises. She rounds out her curriculum with boot-camp, spinning, and dance-centric pole classes, which take guests from basic spins to choreographed combinations executed in platform heels. Chair and pole classes cap their attendance at 10 students, allowing instructors to customize their lessons while preventing the combined centrifugal force of too many twirls from lifting the studio off the ground.