At Oasis Club and Spa for Women, the dual energizing effects of exercise and relaxation meet under the same roof. Ladies of any age can seek out camaraderie and encouragement as they burn calories in outdoor boot-camp programs, Pro Fit semiprivate personal-training sessions, and group classes that include Zumba, yoga, and circuit training. Even when prepping for solo workouts, guests can benefit from the warm staff's instructions on how to use their stock of HumanSport functional-training equipment from Star Trac.
Spa visits needn't be a solitary affair, either. Friends can find serenity simultaneously with party packages for girls' nights and outings for couples, brightening their complexions with Dermalogica skincare products and gabbing about the latest in cucumber-based eyewear. The spa tries to incorporate all-natural ingredients into treatments such as Bronze Biologic spray tans, Nufree botanical hair removal, and hot-stone massages.
Texas Boot Camp Fitness's certified trainers fortify physiques with an ever-shifting compendium of exercises performed in an outdoor setting. Attendees of all fitness levels sprint and jump toward fitness goals, lifting their own body weight when performing pushups, chin-ups, and acts of levitation. Arms hoist weights, resistance bands stretch between partners, and friendly competitions reveal hidden stores of stamina and strength. Pushing beyond pure leadership of boot-camp classes, instructors supplement workouts with nutritional guidance and lifestyle advice. In the interest of safe and easy mirroring, coaches emphasize clean technique rather than speed or the benefits of cloning.
Part gym, part gymnastics arena, and part fitness playground, CrossFit OverTake challenges aspiring athletes as they push toward their fitness and health goals. Helming each class, trainers Alexis Burgan—who is CrossFit level-one certified—and Marco Coppola—a certified CrossFit level-one trainer, CrossFit Strongman, and former NCAA and pro football player—shout words of encouragement as they lead workouts of the day (WOD) based on CrossFit’s 10 general physical skills of fitness. The workouts change each day, much like workout socks, and draw from weight training, kettlebell moves, body-weight exercises, rowing, running, and unconventional techniques such as battle ropes and ring dips. A custom workout rig looms in the corner, made up of pull-up bars, kettlebells, resistance bands, and suspended gymnastics rings to assist in the varied routines.
CrossFit founder Greg Glassman described his game-changing fitness program as "constantly varied, functional movements performed at high intensity.” Chalk Bucket CrossFit’s certified CrossFit trainers, Michelle and Eric Garner, have taken this philosophy to heart, shaping an accessible exercise regimen from moves that mimic everyday actions and include lunges, squats, and dodging bullets in slow motion. They change these routines daily to spare muscles from boredom as they carve out toned physiques and pump up endurance and flexibility.
At Spring Fitness Centers, friendly staffers greet members by name as knowledgeable trainers build personalized fitness programs. Trainers graciously dole out one free training session per month to each client, equipping athletes with the techniques and skills to successfully operate free weights and cardio machines without professional supervision. Memberships include complimentary childcare, unlimited tanning, and unlimited aerobics at each location. Like a spy's accent, classes vary by location, but may include cycling, Pilates, kickboxing, and Zumba.
Danielle Setchfield, a certified instructor and owner of Viva Body, LLC, wants to help people fall back in love with their bodies through exercise. Offering Zumba, yoga, Pilates, and personal-training sessions in a spacious, mirror-lined studio, Danielle and her staff of friendly instructors teach clients the workout moves they need to achieve their fitness goals.