Truly getting in shape requires a multifaceted fitness approach and professional guidance. At S.W.E.A.T. Wellness & Nutrition, trainers—each of whom is well-established in his field—help members achieve their goals by offering a range of workout programs. By combining strength- and endurance-building exercises, these programs help build muscle tone, burn fat, and improve health over time. Boot-camp sessions, for example, can incorporate indoor and outdoor exercises into each workout, allowing exercisers to safely challenge their limits with cross-training activities. Meanwhile, instructors monitor their progress and provide assistance and encouragement when necessary.
For a more individualized approach, opt for personal-training sessions, which offer the most immediate results and are led by trainers who emphasize giving clients enough fitness knowledge that they can succeed even outside the S.W.E.A.T. gym. Experienced athletes organize specialized training regimens for boxing and track and field. US Olympian Rae Edwards provides runners with pointers to help with their speed, agility, and overall aerobic exercise. Olympic boxer and Texas super welterweight champion, Hector Vazquez bolsters strength and stamina by teaching students how to how to bob, weave, and lash out with a flurry of jabs, crosses, and distracting tongue twisters.
If you ask a professional cheerleader how she got her toned physique, agile limbs, and powerful muscles, she might point you to Jay and Lin Johnson. The husband-and-wife duo are the brains behind Jay Johnson's Boot Camp Fitness—an exercise program designed to slim waistlines and pump up muscles of students of all abilities, from fitness newbies to professionals and prestigious clients such as the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. They have also introduced the program to national audiences through numerous television appearances, including Dr. Phil's Ultimate Weight Loss Challenge.
Drawing from their extensive training in the US Army and years of fitness experience, the pair and a staff of elite trainers—including professional football players and mixed martial artists—lead boot-camp programs in the Dallas area. Within parks, fields, and parking lots, they conduct high-intensity workouts, keeping patrons engaged with constantly varied regimens, along with games, obstacle courses, and scavenger hunts. They focus on functional training throughout the sessions, challenging students to heave barbells, flip tractor tires, and lug fire hoses.
The trainers also offer a specialized cheerleading boot camp ideal for high-school teams training for upcoming seasons or assistant grocery managers seeking ways to motivate their teams of disillusioned bag boys.
The pop and hip-hop beats that play during boot-camp classes at Nu’Lennium Fitness keep energy high and interest higher. That’s because a local DJ spins during class sessions to create a fresh soundtrack that pairs well with the instructors’ routines, which are chockfull of the fitness world’s freshest moves. For Nu’Lennium Fitness’s founder, Frede’ric Antonio Willis, this sort of innovation comes easy, as he’s spent more than 15 years in the fitness industry honing his craft. Along with fellow instructor and personal trainer Loynie Brown—a professional bodybuilder himself—Willis helms group fitness classes in such disciplines as yoga, Zumba, and toning, especially for the legs, abs, and rear. They also tailor personal-training regimens for clients looking to slim down or bulk up enough to toss barrels back at Donkey Kong.