A respite form cold mega-gyms and trendy fitness programs, Slo*Fit's team of expert trainers help students build functional strength with helpful one-on-one guidance informed by time-tested exercise science. Aspiring athletes of all ages individually consult with fitness professionals to devise a full-body weight-training regimen that steels skeletal muscles during 30-minute sessions, with plenty of rest in between workouts to allow for recovery and muscle growth. Armed with the knowledge of biomechanics, trainers help their pupils build bone density and burn fat while minimizing the risk of injury or damage.
At Allure by Becky, hairstylist and certified hair loss specialist Becky reinvents drab 'dos with a spectrum of haircare services administered from her suite at Legacy Salon & Day Spa. As a cut and color specialist, Becky draws on an arsenal of Aloxxi, Redkin, Scripts, and Brizilian Blowout products, leveraging such top-shelf serums to create lustrous shine and dimension or to style manes into modern looks. She boasts certifications in Fusion Hair Extensions and Brazilian blowouts, which can swiftly transform unkempt frizzy hair into softer, smoother, and shinier locks that last for months. Though haircare is her specialty, Becky also dolls up clients with professional makeup applications, readying them for a night out on the town or an indoor day of flirting with local-car-salesman commercials.
Camp Gladiator founder Ally Davidson’s childhood obsession with the outdoors and sports led her to pursue a degree in exercise physiology from Texas State University. 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." Her boot camps have since expanded to 17 U.S. cities, with each hosting multiple training locales. The upbeat staff of certified trainers lead patrons of any age and fitness level through four-week outdoor boot camps, earning Camp Gladiator a Hot Spot title from Women's Health Fitness Awards in 2013, Best Boot Camp from Rare magazine in 2010, Best of Big D 2010–2012 from D magazine, and Best Outdoor Bootcamp 2012 from Austin Fit Magazine .
The Rockwall Rubber Duck Regatta raises funds for the local Rockwall chapters of Boys & Girls Clubs and Meals on Wheels by pitting 5,000 yellow rubber ducks against each other as they race down the fountains at The Harbor Rockwall. Participants adopt one or multiple duckies, each of which is tagged with an identifying number, for the chance to win prizes. The day also includes live entertainment, food, and activities such as the corporate race, where corporate duck owners decorate their rubber fowl with their company’s logos and artwork, as well as a 5K run where winners receive a lifetime supply of lukewarm bathwater.
Nicole Shaw and Brandon Hartsell opened the studio in an effort to create a consistent, reliable stretching space for students of all skill sets, as well as a yoga program that combines hot yoga with regular yoga in a delicious yoga ratatouille. Bending beginners learn the ropes in introductory lessons that take students through a condensed syllabus of basic poses and essential yoga etiquette to avoid duels. Beginner-friendly Fire is a 90-minute course that will help you perfect 34 postures in a climate-controlled studio. Newbies can also try the Earth session, a high-energy power-yoga course that concludes with an optional 30-minute restorative wood series. Yoga veterans can challenge themselves to the Metal class, which helps hone movement and breath and moves at a more vigorous pace. View a list of all courses here, with specifics regarding temperature, humidity, duration, and skill level.
Eclipse Fitness's 10,000 square feet of gym space bolsters bodies with a battery of weights, strength-training and cardio machines, fitness classes, and a staff of professional trainers. To get fit with a group, pop into a 60-minute spin-and-sculpt class, which burns fat with a combination of cardio and weight training, or lengthen and strengthen with one-hour Pilates sessions devoted to core-buttressing. Elliptical trainers, Nautilus Nitro machines, Hammer Strength equipment, free weights, and gravity provide a solo flab-blaster with a multifaceted die of health, ready for casting. Groupon holders also receive a one-hour personal training session, where fitness goals are outlined, refined, and transformed into a plot to take over the world, one muscle striation at a time.
Owner and educator Rashida Hobbs has always had a passion for music and dance, leading her to open Pole'iticians Fitness Studio, where she and a troupe of certified instructors create a supportive setting for ladies to build strength through sensual dance classes and workshops. Invented by Hobbs, Floormotion classes, also known as Sensual Dance, focus on the art of erotic movements, building on the principles of cardio striptease to transform students' regular dance moves into sexy shimmies. Pole-dance classes impart students of all skill levels with erotic moves to add to their exotic bag of tricks, enhancing the quality of future routines performed for a significant other, in front of the mirror, or during awkward silences in idle conversations. The Pole'iticians team also leads a breadth of Zumba, dance, and yoga classes, and opens the spacious studio for private parties and special events.