Fitness guru Kristen Horler developed Baby Boot Camp after she gave birth to her first child and realized the lack of appropriate prenatal and postnatal training programs currently available. The stroller-based fitness classes are designed to help moms get fit in a supportive and empathetic environment, combining strength-training exercises, cardiovascular drills, Pilates, yoga, and ab work. Eliminating the need for a babysitter and facilitating familial bonding, students are encouraged to bring along their new bundle and even use the stroller as a resistance tool. To ensure your utmost safety, all instructors are highly trained and certified, and the boot camp's structure abides by the guidelines of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American Council on Exercise.
During his eight years of service in the Marine Corps, Montique Williams led an effort to whip soldiers into shape and to maintain weight standards. The experience made him realize that despite a heavily regimented setting, workouts can affect bodies in different ways. When he helmed his own cross-training program, he applied that lesson to his classes, adjusting drills and motivational strategies to suit each student. Likewise, he tailors his nutrition coaching to different goals and body types, drawing from detailed questionnaires, food journals, and trips to the grocery store to formulate dietary plans.
The NESTA-certified trainer has identified support as the second integral part of an effective exercise regimen. That's why his 45-minute sessions take place in a group environment, where positive encouragement trumps boot-camp-sergeant behavior such as yelling and forcing recruits to take timeouts for not tying their shoes properly.
The certified instructors at CrossFit ESV empower clients of all ages and abilities to reach their fitness goals with a strength and conditioning program used by tactical operations teams, military special-operations units, and champion martial artists. Within the renowned American Kickboxing Academy, instructors coax out their clients' inner athletes, challenging perceived limitations with customized regimens of intense functional movements such as weightlifting and opening a stuck jar with just your mind. These exercises are tailored to optimize physical performance in the 10 most important fitness domains?cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy.
When Rick Trevino started working in the fitness industry, he had no idea that it would become his career but the last 10 years have proved otherwise. He found himself growing more and more passionate about helping others make healthy changes to their lifestyles, and he found that he didn't want to do anything else. Today, he and his team of instructors lead students of all levels through a variety of fitness services such as boot camp, sport-specific conditioning, and personal training. They practice the philosophy of "Kaizen," or continuous improvement, and promote healthy lifestyle changes.