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.
Harry Hoenselaar owes his success to sheer perseverance. After leaving his small Midwestern hometown for Detroit, he was hired as a salesman for the HoneyBaked Ham & Cafe Company. Relying on his knack for slicing ham on the bone, he found success at the company, but he was hungry for more. One night in 1936, he began toying with the idea for a machine that could uniformly slice bone-in ham. The next day, he devised a primitive prototype with a tire jack, pie tin, washing-machine motor, knife, and a pinch of magical elf dust. Over the next eight years, he worked to perfect his invention?building and testing variations?and filed for multiple patents, but time after time, he was rejected.
Discouraged, he took a job to support his family and set his dream aside?until 1957. The widow of his former employer rang him to offer HoneyBaked Ham & Cafe Company to him for $500. He seized the opportunity, and the first HoneyBaked Ham & Cafe Company store opened its doors in October of that year. After enjoying years of incredible success, Harry passed away in 1974?but his legacy and the business still flourish thanks to his children and grandchildren. The seed of his idea led to more than 400 retail locations sprouting up across the nation, their dedicated staffs slicing up tender, honey-baked ham while serving sandwiches and sides.
With a stay at Holiday Inn Shreveport Downtown Riverfront, you'll be centrally located in Shreveport, steps from Sci-Port Discovery Center and minutes from Riverview Park. This hotel is within close proximity of Shreveport Convention Hall and Spring Street Historical Museum.
Make yourself at home in one of the 185 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available to keep you connected. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as phones with free local calls and voice mail.
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DonÃât miss out on the many recreational opportunities, including an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility.
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Holiday Inn Shreveport Downtown Riverfront. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
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Featured amenities include business services, audiovisual equipment, and express check-in. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, banquet facilities, and exhibit space. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided at no charge.
Located in Shreveport, Clarion Hotel Shreveport is convenient to Eastgate Shopping Center and R.W. Norton Art Gallery. This hotel is within close proximity of Betty Virginia Park and Louisiana State University at Shreveport.
Make yourself at home in one of the 267 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Conveniences include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreation opportunities including a fitness facility and a seasonal outdoor pool. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access and gift shops/newsstands.
You can enjoy a meal at a restaurant serving the guests of Clarion Hotel Shreveport, or find a snack in a coffee shop/café.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and a 24-hour front desk. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms and small meeting rooms. Free parking is available onsite.
At Evolution Personal Training, Cody Stephens takes a multilevel approach to create custom fitness programs for each of his clients. Cody's training doctrine is based on a few key principles: First, he staggers exercises. Rather than the typical start-stop-start-stop approach to workouts, which yields slower results by making your body think it's stuck in traffic, Cody builds intensity throughout each session as clients move from one exercise to the next. Next, he packs in calorie-scorching movements by incrementally increasing exercise density, that is the amount of work each client can do in a given time. Cody's fitness plans rely heavily on resistance training, using free weights, ropes, medicine balls, and body weight movements to create toned, chiseled physiques. Finally, a focus on flexibility and mobility not only creates bodies that are fast and lithe, but maintains proper health by reducing muscle soreness. Cody recognizes that men and women frequently have different training goals and needs and is dedicated to designing a program that's unique to each of his clients.
A wildly successful alternative to traditional day spas—its more than 300 locations blanket 36 states and half a dozen countries—Planet Beach Contempo Spa is a futuristic relaxation station where state-of-the-art machines administer all the spa and tanning services. These friendly automatons sometimes replace familiar treatments, as in the Luminous facial, a light-based service that delivers blemish-busting results similar to those of a conventional facial. But other equipment maps out new spa territory entirely: the Hydro-Derma Fusion chamber moisturizes the whole body with nutrient-rich steam in order to offset the effects of a dry climate or a rear-end collision with a salt truck. Other machines whiten teeth, spray tan skin, and massage muscles.
Planet Beach operates on a gym-style membership system, meaning that members purchase packages or pay flat monthly rates. As members spend more time at the spa, they get to know the helpful assistants who are always on hand to demonstrate how to use the equipment without activating its ability to cry.