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.
Coming from a large family of athletes, Tim Kaderli has made physical fitness a de facto part of his daily existence since he was a kid. He soon realized, however, that many others have never been exposed to the training techniques and nutritional habits that he relied on his entire life. This realization led him to found Synergy Fitness Boot Camp and to formulate his own methodology. Today, Kaderli aims to reach aspiring exercisers in three ways: fun and lighthearted fitness regimens, nutritional education, and motivational friendships between trainer and client. Joined by six other trainers, Tim meets with students morning, midday, and night at outdoor locations all over Austin, such as Milburn Community Park or Bee Cave Central Park. Alternatively, classes can convene at the Synergy High Intensity Training (HIT) Facilities, which provide students with equipment and shelter from the jealous glare of the sun—who will never be anything but an immobile ball of gaseous elements.
Austin Fit Magazine named RockBody Boot Camp its Best Boot Camp of 2011 and also lauded its owner, Brian Prinzo, as one of the city’s Top 10 Fittest Trainers in 2010. But for Brian and his staff of experienced trainers, it’s not about the accolades; it’s about helping others lose weight and reach their fitness goals. Classes eschew routine courses of treadmills and bench presses for a variety of challenging workouts that put participants through a mash-up of strength, core, cardio, and interval training designed to push them to their personal limits. Best of all, the workouts provide the motivation and accountability needed to help exercisers push past plateaus, and exercises can be tailored to accommodate many fitness levels and concerns, such as arthritis, body pain, and conjoined sweatbands.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Fast, fun and to the point. Serious training and personal attention if you are new to the program
Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged?
Nothing is more motivational than results! I guarantee if you follow my instructions you will see results
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I have been a personal trainer for over 30 years. Actually being able to coach someone to success has kept me excited about this business for all that time.
What do you love most about your job?
The relationships with my clients. You help change people's lives... sometimes even save them and they become like family.
Powerful weight lifters and personal trainers. USA weightlifting sports performance coaches. Black-belt jiu jitsu instructors. Quick boxing coaches. The crew at Pinnacle Training Center reflects the center's diverse offerings, which helped land them on Austin Fit's readers poll several years running. There are boot-camp classes, which incorporate a wide array of exercises, from squats to push ups and box jumps. The jiu jitsu classes do teach self defense, but they also include a serious workout, and kids will pick up valuable lessons about discipline and confidence in a handful of kid-friendly sessions. The busy sounds of fists against heavy bags, clacking weights, and happily exhausted sighs reverberate off the gym's high ceilings as patrons of all walks of life work towards fitness in sessions like those.
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