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.
Eric Wrona, owner of CrossFit Templum, has been working in the fitness industry for more than 15 years, assisting clients ranging in age from 8 to 92. Along the way, he has received degrees in exercise physiology and kinesiology and even competed as a natural body builder, winning the Austin Shredder competition in 2006.
But all of his training aside, he believes that CrossFit is effective thanks to the sense of camaraderie it builds among participants, who encourage one another to keep going through the vigorous Workouts of the Day. At CrossFit Templum, he and a team of certified CrossFit instructors share their knowledge and motivate clients to lead overall healthier lifestyles during their ever-changing assortment of exercises. The routines?a combination of endurance, strength, and core training?are designed to yield functional fitness for day-to-day activities such as climbing stairs, lifting heavy grocery bag, and lifting cars into tight parking spaces.
Koko FitClub’s digital keys unlock personalized cardio- and strength-training regimens tailored to each guest’s abilities and goals. Each user receives a small, USB-like device that stores personal fitness data, which is extracted during an initial fitness consultation. During each workout, guests plug their keys into the host of strength-training and cardio equipment. Based on the key’s data, the machines display the user’s ideal cardio intensity and resistance level or number of reps for each session—and even rate how they’re performing. The system adapts routines as members work toward their goals or gain +5 strength from an enchanted amulet, offering them the intelligence of a personal trainer without the costly fees or hassle of matching schedules. Online tracking further digitizes training, allowing users to see their progress on their home computers, in the very same browser where they’ll soon order smaller clown suits.
No one is born into yoga, not even yoga instructors. Having entered into their practice gradually is something many of The Yoga Factory?s instructors have in common, and something they bring to their classes: an empathy that everyone starts at the beginning. They?re serious about welcoming people of all experience levels for each of their 60-, 75-, and 90-minute classes. Weekly basics classes also help get beginners up to speed and address fundamentals, such as alignment and yoga-mat origami. Throughout the year, the center also hosts workshops that blend knowledge about meditation and nutrition within a support group-style structure.
Celebrating their 11th year in business this year, Transformation Boot Camp?s team sums up their philosophy on living in one simple phrase: ?We are never done.? In that spirit, Transformation Boot Camp celebrates positivity, teamwork, and the gallons of sweat that fuel people down the path to fitness. Each of the 4-week boot camps begin with a body assessment that allows students to track every ounce, inch, or percentage of body fat lost. To compliment the cardio-heavy circuit training, Transformation Boot Camp offers a set of Power Tools to help each boot-camp member hit their goals, including meal planners and refrigerators that make wisecracks about unhealthy food choices. All of this explains why Transformation Boot Camp was named Living magazine's "Best Weight Loss Program in North Dallas" in 2013.