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.
An intensive four-week exercise regimen crafted by certified personal trainer Ally Davidson guarantees speedy results and sweat-addled brows for campers across the fitness spectrum. Ally?s local boot-camp staff sends muscles on a brisk march toward a firmer condition six days a week, helming total-body workouts that include interval training, plyometrics, and an abs-twisting assortment of timed strength and agility drills. The staff regularly switches up workout regimens to ensure that muscles don't become as bored as nihilists in a bounce house. Aware that not all recruits have the same motives for joining their flab-busting brigade, trainers customize their workouts to squeeze the best results from bodies of all ages and fitness abilities. The camp schedule varies based on location, with four early-morning camps to awaken muscles stuck on snooze and a pair of evening sessions to end the day on a note of high endorphins.
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
We form a unique bond between instructor, members, and their children. Clients feel like they are part of a big sweaty family. If you miss a class, your instructor or peers will ask you why. Involving the children in our classes keeps them entertained and becomes a part of their daily routine.
What's the most radical physical transformation you've seen a client make?
We recently did an eight-week challenge and one of the members lost 12% body fat and 8% average inches.
When and how did you first develop a passion for fitness?
It started when I first attended Baby Boot Camp when my first child (now 4.5) was only 8 weeks old. I felt challenged, inspired by the other members, and like a new person. I started attending classes five–six days a week and quickly lost all my baby weight and gained friends. I decided after five months that I wanted to share my experiences with other moms and trained to become an instructor. Four years later, I love Baby Boot Camp just as much as when I first started, and feel passionate about helping other moms develop a love of fitness, too.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
This program is unique to other fitness programs because of the group dynamic we create. The members become friends and turn to one another for parenting advise and support. We also host play dates, Mom's Night Out events, and family events to bring the members together outside of the workout.
Equipment: Slastix resistance tubing, flat bands, mommy muscle balls, Karna bar
Students should bring: Child in stroller, water bottle, towel or mat, and snacks/toys for child
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Parking lot
Jeremy D. Jackson holds three distinct certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, from personal trainer to corrective exercise specialist. He understands not only how to build muscle and burn fat, but how the musculature and skeleton should work in concert to keep the body healthy. He puts this knowledge—honed over eight years in the fitness industry—to work in The GetFit Nation's outdoor boot camps held at locations all across Dallas.
Jeremy and his trainers alter their prescribed regimen daily, increasing the rate of calorie consumption and muscle growth by refusing to let their clients' bodies adapt to repetitive motions. Though comprised of an every-changing array of exercises, each complete regimen builds the body's abilities for functional movement, strength, and power.
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The coaches at Sirius Training know the workout is only part of the equation; that's why they heap helpings of inspiration and upbeat attitudes to each of their daily sessions. Besides keeping everyone motivated, they also want to keep students engaged, so they change up workouts daily to prevent muscles from plateauing. Keeping the system accessible to all fitness levels is key, too. Fortunately, the training program is easily scalable, allowing coaches to customize for each individual. While they offer personalized attention in all small-group classes, they also accommodate students with private coaching that zeroes in on specific areas such as mobility because of injury.