For Eliana Ceballos, Zumba is more than just a fun dance-fitness program set to high-energy Latin beats; it?s a form of therapy. After discovering the upbeat exercise form while in the midst of extreme personal hardships, she found it to be a cathartic stress reliever and a way to temporarily escape the harsh realities of life. The transcendence she experienced inspired her to become a Zumba instructor so that she could pass on the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of Zumba to others. Her sister, Valeria, lost 65 pounds through Zumba and hopes to inspire others to gain the confidence through exercise and weight loss that she did. The sisters have helmed their other studio, Zumba People, for two years. Eliana recently brought the joy of Zumba to the Colleyville area with Fit Fiesta Studio, where she leads classes for all ages?including children and baby boomers?in hopes of making exercise fun while imparting to her students the same peace of mind she has felt during tumultuous periods.
Trainer and fitness guru Justin Bradshaw modeled SGT. H20's CombatSwim after the rigorous training he received as an Army diver. His challenging exercises encourage full-body fitness, using workouts that build stamina, boost metabolism, improve swimming skills, and promote weight loss. Incorporating the best of land-based cross-training systems, CombatSwim includes plenty of high-intensity interval training and pulse-hiking calisthenics. In the pool, water adds extra resistance that amplifies the effects of the exercises, which include swimming sprints, endurance swimming, and treading water with weights. Designed to sharpen the mind as well as the body, CombatSwim leaves exercisers with the same confidence and conditioning as some of the world's elite military warriors.
Purely Pilates’ certified instructors lead challenging mat and equipment Pilates classes designed to improve muscle strength with a variety of engaging exercises conducted inside an upbeat group setting. During mat classes students rely on their own bodies to provide resistance to bolster cores and improve overall bendiness. Equipment classes use Pilates-specific devices to hone balance and build strength, allowing you to build a rock-solid body without turning into Rocky. Check the schedule for class times.
Few professionals can credit Flashdance with rerouting the course of their career. In fact, Richard Giorla could be the only one. The unconventional dance moves he saw in the film motivated the former Pennsylvania Ballet Company member to hit the streets of his new home, Manhattan, and learn breakdancing from dancers at the heart of the movement, trading his own dance expertise as payment. Richard?s career was in full swing when, struck with an injury, he started teaching a ballet-barre class. Though he appreciated its stretching and toning components, Richard craved a more aerobic workout. So he created his own solution?Cardio Barre.
The unique workout consists of high-energy, zero-impact movements that sculpt the long, slender body of a dancer without a student ever having to step foot in a traditional dance studio. As they balance on the ballet barre, or whichever classmate is closest, pupils direct all their focus to one muscle group at a time, while the entire body stays in motion for maximum fat burning. His approach?s pudge-busting abilities have made the fitness method a favorite of many health magazines and celebrities.
After experiencing the frustration that comes when workout results plateau and the cost of personal trainers seems prohibitive, Melody Chandler decided to become a personal trainer herself. Her goal: to help those just like her find a results-driven, empowering, and affordable solution. She shed the extra pounds that came along with hypothyroidism and four pregnancies, became a nationally-certified AFAA personal trainer, and founded Texas Fit Chicks 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.
All eight of the instructors at Turiya Yoga have an RYT 200 certification from Yoga Alliance, which means they have completed 200 hours of accredited yoga training. They put their experience to good use in an array of yoga classes, which center around the classic styles of Ashtanga, Hatha, Yin, and Vinyasa yoga. Most classes are open to all skill and fitness levels, except for the more challenging Ashtanga-yoga sessions, which require students to transition between more than 70 postures while peeling an avocado. Owner and instructor Melissa Prouty is also a certified birth doula and offers doula services and birthing workshops.