A successful exercise regimen involves just as much inspiration as perspiration, according to the certified trainers who helm motivFit. Their fitness and nutrition programs don't just teach participants to count and burn calories; they jump-start lives by pairing goal-focused coaching with group accountability. Designed with both fun and safety in mind, challenging outdoor workouts empower participants to make exercise a part of their daily routine. Aerobics and trail runs torch calories instantly, and weightlifting and resistance training rally the metabolism by building lean muscle mass. Group activities such as relay races build camaraderie, transforming participants into teams that motivate one another. The workouts can be tailored to any fitness level, allowing new exercisers and elite athletes to train side by side. As pounds and inches melt away, confidence grows and self-esteem blooms as boldly as a tulip watered with Buzz Aldrin's joyful tears. Nutrition resources such as recipes and meal plans complement the workouts, helping participants forge healthy lifestyles for the long haul.
Part of Therapy Services Plus and named for its location above it, Yoga Upstairs elevates visitors’ spirits and fitness levels with accessible Hatha- and Iyengar-style yoga classes, as well as basic, gentle, and Vinyasa flows. Sunlight warms the bamboo floor of the practice space as seasoned teachers demonstrate movements to help strengthen muscles and center minds. Iyengar class instructors walk students through routines to open joints and cultivate stamina, and students perform restorative-yoga routines to melt stress with gentle stretches and breaths deeper than a bass solo inside a moon crater. In addition to posing on mats, students can visit the studio’s four-panel yoga wall, where sturdy straps assist inverted moves and other advanced body-weight exercises without risking injury. Like a medieval castle’s daycare center, many classes incorporate blankets, blocks, and sandbags, which help students hold their poses as they hone their alignment.
Although many of The Bar Method's exercises take place at the ballet bar, the program is only partially inspired by the long, lean musculature of ballet dancers. Created by Burr Leonard, the workouts also incorporate the brief, fat-burning bursts of activity known as interval training and the muscle-shaping techniques of isometrics. Combine all this with the science of physical therapy, and you get The Bar Method: an intense yet safely designed approach to exercise meant to cinch the silhouette, increase muscle definition, and boost energy all day long. Sessions introduce beginners to basics, such as maintaining good form and refraining from breaking out into Swan Lake choreography.
Offering Classical Pilates and GYROTONIC® as alternatives to traditional exercise, the modalities we offer are designed to uniformly develop the complete body. Our fully equipped studio houses all the classical equipment and our comprehensively trained instructors, will make your workouts challenging and fun.
Born to a Moroccan family, Sagit got her start on stage at the age of 5, assisting her father during his magic shows. Though she continued to hone her stage presence, her interests shifted to belly dance at the age of 12, leading her to make a career of performing across the globe. Sagit eventually settled down in California to raise a family, but she has continued to share her passion for dance through more than a decade of teaching.
Her classes at Belly Dance 4 Fitness focus on easy-to-learn routines that can accomodate women whose only previous dance experience is the Hokey Pokey. The low-impact classes provide full-body cardio workouts that also increase muscle tone and self-confidence.
Under new ownership, Bikram Yoga Agoura Hills' instructors guide students through classes performed in a hot and humid studio in accordance with the Bikram Method. During 90-minute sessions that seek to welcome students into an open and friendly environment, instructors walk students through the same 26-posture regimen each time, cranking temperatures up to 105 degrees to help even the most rusty tin men and women melt their muscles into deep, healing stretches. The series of seated twists, bends, balances, and two breathing exercises also promotes the detoxification of harmful toxins from the body through sweating, easing physical and mental maladies such as stress, increasing energy, and promoting self-care, happiness, and balance.