Red River CrossFit’s certified coaches train clients of all fitness levels in dynamic, comprehensive boot camps. Two to three weekly multifaceted workouts increase cardiovascular health, coordination, and core strength while expelling freeloading sweat beads and abrasive, confrontational calories who shout insults at well-meaning mail carriers. The boot camps use proven conditioning concepts and keep the intensity high as pupils work toward physique refinement. Each scalable, group-based session challenges health-seekers with a new workout, so you’ll never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, like regular teeth brushing.
The fun, active group classes at Drew LeBlanc's Elite Fitness boost health and vigor under the guidance of friendly, professional trainers. Cardio workouts, such as calorie-crushing dance-based Zumba, maximize heart and lung efficiency, while the brawn-boosting Bodypump class turns everyday muscles into washboards, six-packs, and other useful household items. Diligent exercisers can fight the battle of the bulge with a weight-loss boot camp or learn to protect their neighborhoods from gangs of delinquent punching bags with kickboxing lessons. The modern fitness center also houses private shower facilities for postworkout de-salting.
Peek into Expressions Studio’s deep-red space, and you'll spy ladies of all stripes—cheerful friends trying something new, plucky mothers hoping to get into shape, and confident businesswomen seeking to let off some steam after work. The instructors welcome women of all ages and athletic ability into their private pole-dancing studio, where they offer classes and private instructional parties for beginners and seasoned dancers alike. They lead students through basic spins, climbs, and transitions before moving onto more difficult moves, such as tricky sit-ups where you use your elbows and graceful twirls where you must name 10 US presidents before your feet touch the floor. During Vertically Fit classes, they shift the focus of the lesson from erotic dancing to pole exercises that tone abs, legs, and arms. The instructors also offer open pole sessions, where students can utilize the studio's six stationary, professional-grade Lil' Mynx poles and three petite poles to practice moves on their own.
Sharing studio space, Gorilla Fitness and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Shreveport/Bossier imparts different fitness techniques to its students, with the ultimate goal of students carrying their teachings into their everyday lives. Over on the Gorilla side of things, personal trainers instruct exercisers in one-on-one sessions. The trainers put emphasis on working out the whole body instead of just quickly prepping clients for slinky summerwear, including focusing on habits and lifestyle. They see the human body as a machine that needs to be reprogrammed in order to see lasting results. Meanwhile, students at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Shreveport/Bossier learn the Gracie style of martial arts, which gets bodies and minds to work together to affect change, just like a movie set in a high school gets rival cliques to work together to plan prom.
Sifu James Carinio of Tiger On The Red garnered tutelage from 10th-degree black-belt Grand Master Johnny Lee, and shares his 20 years of explorations with eager pupils. Although it provides training for adults in sparring, traditional Chinese weaponry, and Chinese exercise ball juggling, the pride of Tiger On The Red is found in its Tiny Tigers program for children ages 5 to 8. Customers can take an unlimited number of classes, which emphasize family, honor, and respect as well as basic kung-fu techniques, over three months. Like competitive toe wrestlers, students get a uniform to wear and are expected to consistently adhere to the rules of conduct.
Since 2000, Patrick Mosley has forged firm physiques with his high-energy aerobic Cardio Kick & Dance class. Students swerve to energetic music during the workout, which amalgamates techniques from boxercise, kickboxing, and dance choreography. Each one-hour session burns calories and increases endurance, coordination, flexibility, strength, and muscle tone, leaving limbs ready to hurl watermelons greater distances. Lunchtime classes run from noon–1 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, and evening classes run from 6–7:15 p.m. on these same days. Saturday sessions are also available from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., so check the schedule for convenient sessions.