At CrossFit FerVor, there’s no distinction between gym newbies and those in fighting shape when it comes to which class they take. CrossFit regimens—replete with moves such as handstands, pull-ups, and Olympic lifts—scale to exercisers of all stripes. And coaches Chuck and Melissa Swain know how to motivate each participant through each session, as the husband-and-wife duo used CrossFit themselves to get back into shape.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Greater attention to detail, adjustments on the fly, and 24/7 client support via email, phone, or text!
Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged?
An uplifting positive attitude, friendly environment, pushing a client to their limit, but never past their limit! Making adjustments to an exercise that a client struggles with to ensure the client is feeling encouraged and constantly and efficiently moving!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
To help other's achieve their dream bodies, to improve quality of life for all, and to make people happy with their lives by helping them become happy with their physical selves.
What do you love most about your job?
The people! The joy when a client is seeing results! The happiness I can instill in someone by reminding them and helping show them through their own effort that their life and their body are theirs to take ownership of!
With more than 5,400 square feet of space available in its facility, CrossFit Underworld can provide high-intensity, full-body workouts for as many as 30 members at a time. Even if the groups get that large though, it doesn't change the coaches' goal to provide individualized feedback and guidance, ensuring that attendees of all fitness levels are able to benefit from the training. To stay this accessible, CrossFit regimen bases its exercises on the sorts of functional movements performed in everyday life, such as lifting, pulling, running, jumping, and rapidly blinking. Members can control the load and intensity of each exercise, which gives them the means to safely challenge their abilities while consistently utilizing proper form and technique.
Before he founded Bradshaw's Boot Camp, Justin Bradshaw was a deep-sea diver for the U.S. Army. The rigorous training, diving missions, and underwater construction jobs building fish schools inspired him to motivate others to push themselves to reach their fitness goals. At Bradshaw's Boot Camp, he designs ever-changing workout routines for his high-intensity boot-camp classes, incorporating nutrition to create well-rounded lifestyles for his clients. The plan works—he's been featured alongside one of his many successful weight-loss clients on ABC's The View and serves as the official trainer on MTV's I Used to be Fat.
Equipment: Stability balls, sand bags, kettlebells, resistance bands, and more.
Students should bring: A pair of 5- to 8-pound dumbbells, water bottle, sweat towel.
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
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Just show up, make as many days as you can and we'll take care of the rest.
Chris Riley can squat 661 pounds and dead lift 711 pounds and regularly competes in powerlifting and strongman competitions. As a result, Chris knows how to train and eat to build strength. As Dallas Strength and Conditioning's owner, he shares that knowledge with is students during group and individual training sessions. He's joined by a team of similarly qualified coaches, all of whom help clients articulate and pursue their goals, whether they want to prepare for competitions or just build enough strength to lift their adult children.