After shedding the extra pounds that came along with hypothyroidism and three pregnancies, Melody Chandler founded Texas Fit Chicks Boot Camp to share her weight-loss strategies and support with other women. Her all-female staff of certified personal trainers helps exercisers of all fitness levels shape their bodies during group fitness classes. In an effort to challenge muscle memory, the team shakes up workout regimens by using different techniques and equipment—including kettlebells, resistance bands, and lead sweatpants—each day. Melody’s team also helps exercisers retain their results by supplying nutrition support with meal plans and recipes that use healthy ingredients.
Anytime Fitness is a highly popular gym with thousands of locations, probably due to their winning formula: stay open 24 hours a day to accommodate busy professionals, offer the newest equipment, and staff friendly, certified trainers to help clients reach their fitness goals. Both the Prosper and Allen locations of Anytime Fitness are spacious and modern, with Hammer Strength and Precor strength training equipment, free weights, cardio equipment with TVs, and keycard access for all members and bodybuilding robots. At each gym, members will find everything they need to stop making excuses for skipping the gym, from ample free parking and private showers to wellness programs that complement their exercise regimens.
Jeremy D. Jackson holds three distinct certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, from personal trainer to corrective exercise specialist. He understands not only how to build muscle and burn fat, but how the musculature and skeleton should work in concert to keep the body healthy. He puts this knowledge—honed over eight years in the fitness industry—to work in The GetFit Nation's outdoor boot camps held at locations all across Dallas.
Jeremy and his trainers alter their prescribed regimen daily, increasing the rate of calorie consumption and muscle growth by refusing to let their clients' bodies adapt to repetitive motions. Though comprised of an every-changing array of exercises, each complete regimen builds the body's abilities for functional movement, strength, and power.
Strength, endurance, stamina, agility, balance, speed, power, flexibility, coordination, and accuracy. These are the 10 pillars of fitness that a workout at CrossFit 380 can improve. This conditioning program, though intense, scales to exercisers of all stripes. The workouts constantly change in order to help participants blast through traditional weight-loss plateaus like a battering ram through a doggy door. Along the way, CrossFit 380's coaches give participants tips to improve their techniques, as well as endless encouragement to power them through their workouts.
Michael Kendrick has been dancing since before he could get away with wearing a mustache to sneak into PG-13 movies. Just 9 years old when he fell in love with dance, Kendrick was already teaching the art form at age 14. His passion remained with him as he served as an infantry paratrooper in the US Army, where he was cast as Sonny LaTierre in a national production of Grease. After working for Fred Astaire Dance Studios for more than a decade, Kendrick decided to draw on his experience dancing and his certification in aerobics instruction to helm One Rhythm Dance. As the owner, he curates workshops and classes focused on sharing ballroom dancing with anyone inspired to learn.
Although members are free to use any of the Precor, Life Fitness, and Hammer Strength fitness machines that permeate Academy Fitness's facility, they don't have to work out aimlessly. That's because the professional trainers meet one-on-one with clients to formulate a workout plan based on their personal strengths, weaknesses, and fitness goals. These consultations precede fitness classes, such as Zumba and boot camps, as well as personal-training regimens.