Equipment: Gym shoes are required
Students should bring: A bottle of water, towel, and workout gloves if desired
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Come 15 minutes early to stretch and meet your coach
Q&A with John Connor, Manger and Head Personal Trainer
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
Every week, there will be a different workout using new and innovative ideas. We will challenge you using fun and new exercises.
What is the biggest mistake you see people make when trying to get fit on their own?
We see people try to start with advanced workouts. There is a process that you need to train your body with the correct techniques and movements before you dive in head first.
Sweating to the oldies is acceptable, but sweating to the blues less so. Do you find that certain styles and genres of music generate more intense workouts?
We have a variety of playlists we use to keep the groups motivated.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Get ready to be challenged and have fun.
Eric Wrona, owner of CrossFit Templum, has been working in the fitness industry for more than 15 years, assisting clients ranging in age from 8 to 92. Along the way, he has received degrees in exercise physiology and kinesiology and even competed as a natural body builder, winning the Austin Shredder competition in 2006.
But all of his training aside, he believes that CrossFit is effective thanks to the sense of camaraderie it builds among participants, who encourage one another to keep going through the vigorous Workouts of the Day. At CrossFit Templum, he and a team of certified CrossFit instructors share their knowledge and motivate clients to lead overall healthier lifestyles during their ever-changing assortment of exercises. The routines—a combination of endurance, strength, and core training—are designed to yield functional fitness for day-to-day activities such as climbing stairs, lifting heavy grocery bag, and lifting cars into tight parking spaces.
XrossOver Academy's coaches believe in a layered approach to the sport of basketball. Training starts with general agility drills, then moves on to more and more sport-specific skills as students progress through the academy's six-tier program. Throughout the course of training, coaches make use of one tool that's totally unique to the academy: the XrossOver vest. The vest has two straps, which link to bands worn around the arm, just above the elbow. Fastening these straps limits the student's range of arm motion, forcing them to develop efficient dribbling, improved ball control, and a superior penguin impression.
After shedding the extra pounds that came along with hypothyroidism and three pregnancies, Melody Chandler founded Texas Fit Chicks Boot Camp 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.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Our club is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We offer a wide variety of amenities from world class personal training, group fitness classes, virtual group fitness classes, metabolic testing, hydromassages, massages, and brand new fitness equipment.
Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged?
The owners Chad and Lindsey are passionate about helping members achieve their fitness goals. All new members receive a 1 hour fitness consultation to discuss their goals and come up with a workout plan to achieve them.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
The owners, Chad and Lindsey, have been in the fitness industry their whole lives and love helping people get into the best shape. We were inspired to open our gym because we wanted to have a place where everyone felt welcome, no matter what their fitness level.
What do you love most about your job?
We love getting to work with all of our amazing members everyday and helping them achieve their goals.
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.