we offer zumba, turbo kick and yoga
Why you should workout with Better Bodies.
It's simple. You add convenience to all areas of life, so do the same with exercise. Better Bodies negates the need to drag yourself to the gym every day.
A Better Bodies trainer arrives at a time convenient to you. We offer a true 'gym on wheels', ready to transform the smallest efficiency apartments or the grandest of living rooms into a 'one-hour' gym. We carry everything you need to exercise effectively and safely. You have the flexibility to train where you like, when you like, freeing up your time to do other things.
More importantly you have access to an experienced and knowledgeable trainer, steering you in the right direction to achieve your fitness goals, improve your nutrition and change your lifestyle for the better, while devising a fun, challenging and ever-changing program of exercise for you. Potentially, you have a portable gym at your disposal, so why not make the most of it?
Better Bodies provides comprehensive fitness programs to individuals, residents of apartment complexes (including an assisted living community for seniors), Education Groups (East Austin Prep Academy) and corporations. Better Bodies also provides group training classes, individual one on one sessions and Advanced Athletic Training Sessions. If you are looking for a Zumba, Turbo Kick or Yoga, we offer that too!
Sheldon Williams is an elite certified personal trainer with a focus on complete fitness and wellness of the whole person. Sheldon has been nurturing the inspiration of his passion for fitness since his adolescent years. In pursuit of mastering the art and discipline of fitness, Sheldon received his first certification in 1988 at Scottsdale Junior College, where he was awarded an athletic scholarship in basketball. He continued to hone his basketball skills and increase his knowledge as a Kinesiology major at Arizona State University.
Through practical application and continuing education, Sheldon quickly developed a keen eye for problem areas in individuals, ethnic groups, economic classes and select communities. Committed to providing the highest level of service, professionalism and results, Sheldon obtained a Master Trainer designation through the Cooper Institute for Aerobic Research.
After 3 years as Manager of Personal Trainers at Future Firm health club, Sheldon realized they did not share his enthusiasm for total fitness and began to aggressively build his client portfolio of professional, collegiate and amateur athletes, stay-at-home mothers, corporate executives and government assistance recipients, to name a few.
In 2005, Sheldon officially established himself with the inception of Better Bodies by Sheldon, offering one-on-one training, social/corporate group training, sports specific training, cardiovascular conditioning and functional strength training. Three years later, Better Bodies is providing comprehensive fitness programs to more than 15 individuals, residents of six apartment complexes (including an assisted living community for seniors), 4 weekly sessions at Austin Can! Academy (including an elite sports fitness class). He also volunteers as a leadership coach and Mentor at Austin Can! Academy (school for at risk youth) , Decker Middle School, Manor Middle School and in the east Austin community.
Sheldon has a natural talent to motivate and work effectively with all walks of life. He is committed to the highest standard of personal excellence, with a proven track record of unprecedented sporting accomplishments and fitness goals. Sheldon combines his education, athletic background and more than 23 years of fitness experience to help his clients achieve their desired fitness goals.
Areas of Expertise
Herb Ware began his career over 20 years ago working with special needs children at the Austin State School. After learning CPR and how to care for severely handicapped people, he moved on to hone his teaching skills at various Austin schools for special needs children, culminating with a position as a Teacher Assistant for Rosedale School where he plays an influential role in the lives of many special needs children.
Herb’s interest in fitness training began while working one on one with a close family member at a local gym. Training seemed to come naturally to Herb and he now jokes about how people thought he was a trainer before he even realized his desire to become one. In many ways Herb is self-taught when it comes to fitness training, but once he realized his passion for training he studied and passed the ISSA exam and became a Certified Fitness Trainer.
With his fitness training certification under his belt and years of experience caring for and educating others, Herb joined the Better Bodies team in 2006. Herb’s passion for fitness training runs so deep that there is hardly a moment that goes by when he is not dreaming up new exercises for his clients. His training style is highly motivating and informative. He jumps in and demonstrates every move that he asks his clients to perform and pushes them to their limits, taking into consideration the particular level of ability of each client, who can range in age from children to seniors.
Don’t ever say the word “can’t” to Herb who has endured three hip surgery operations resulting in one resurfaced hip joint and one replaced hip joint which includes a rod running 8” down inside his femur. He has been able to bounce back from these multiple surgeries with an even stronger understanding of what it is like to train with an affliction. The combination of the care he shows for the wellbeing of his clients, his exceptional ability to educate and motivate his clients, and his pure passion for fitness sets Herb apart as one of Austin’s top fitness trainers.
Areas of Expertise
Larry Shaw is a certified personal trainer focused on football training. I have been involved in youth sports for 27 years. My involvement in sports initially was as a favor to a friend, but I soon found a passion for working with youth. The ability to connect with them and motivate them in the process of developing and nurturing talent came naturally. A native Austin resident, I have watched the evolution of sports in the central Texas area, I am inspired to help improve the landscape of sports and making sure young athletes are fulfilling their full potential. That is how I got involved with working at ports camps and combines around the country.
As a camp counselor with Football University I have had the privilege of working with some of the best college coaches, NFL coaches and former players. That eventually led to coaching a national middle school All American game associated with The US Army All American High School game. This has led to numerous opportunities to work with some of the best young talent in the country. This gave me the motivation and incentive to pursue football training.
My focus is always on developing technique and making sure my clients achieve their most out of their skill set. This is done through proper evaluation and education of the individual athletes. A student of the game and athletic training provides me with the ability to alter training programs and regimen geared toward the individual shortcomings and needs.
Larry combines his education, athletic background and football connections and coaching experience to help his clients achieve their desired fitness goals.
Areas of Expertise
Meet the Better Bodies Training Staff.
I am Ivonete Carothers, multilingual, speak English, Portuguese, Spanish and French, certified personal Fitness Trainer and Presenter for over 15 years. I have helped many individuals to better their lifestyles and become more functional, fit and healthier. My clientele adheres to my training and advice and become more aware of their body due to the education I provide and by my example, I do what I preach. My training style is nurturing and I empathize with their uniqueness and needs. I am specialized in Postural, Breathing and Corrective Exercises. I have an array of fitness certifications, including senior, aqua, Pilates, Developmental Gymnastics, etc.. The experience, the connections with other health professionals helped me acquire the expertise I share with my clients and other fitness professionals. Motivating and stimulating individuals with their wellness is very rewarding to me and I could not ask for a more fulfilling career.
Serious athletes should train year round. Ask any college or professional athlete and they'll tell that the season never ends.
Separate yourself from the other athletes: train in the pre-season, train during the season, and train during the post-season.
Better Bodies is dedicated to providing athletes with the latest training methods used by college and professional athletes around the world. An athlete trains year-round by breaking down 365 days into three periods: Off-season, Pre-season, and In-season.
Better Bodies will tailor a work out program for you and the sport or sports you play. We have former college and professional athletes that will provide an insight on making you a better athlete.
- Taper core strength
- Plyometric leg training
- Plyometric upper-body training
- Develop anaerobic/aerobic training
- Develop sport-specific skills training
- Develop nutrition
- Develop core strength
- Develop leg strength
- Develop upper-body strength
- Sport-specific, muscular training
- Sport skills training
- Continue anaerobic/aerobic training
- Continue sport skills training
- Continue nutrition
- Continue plyometric leg training
- Continue plyometric upper-body training
|Monday||6:00 -7:00 pm||Full Body Workout||Boys & Girls Club|
|Tuesday||6:00 - 7:00 pm||Full Body Workout||Boys & Girls Club|
|Wednesday *||9:00- 10:00 am||Age 66+||Merrill Town Lodge|
|Wednesday||6:00 - 7:00 pm||Full Body Workout||Boys & Girls Club|
|Saturday||8:00 - 9:00 am||Full Body Workout||Boys & Girls Club|
*Denotes Apartment Complex class. Closed to the public.
Open to complex residents only.
Better Bodies works with East Austin College Prep, Child Incorporated, AISD & Southwest Key programs.
Better Bodies is always looking for trainers that love people first and fitness second! We Certify Trainers!
Group Training Classes - $5 for each class.
One on One Personal Training - Prices start at $65 per session, prices vary based on the frequency of training and location.
Corporate Training - Please Contact Us to discuss the benefits of a corporate training program for your organization.
Boys & Girls Club - 901 Thompson St Austin TX 78702 (Above Yellow Jacket Stadium)
Free classes at this location (donations graciously accepted).
Train for your Sport! Contact us and we can work with you to develop a training program that will increase your performance.