During her previous career as an interior designer, Dream To Be Fit owner Taryn Landberg spruced up rooms with an eye for artistry and a head for detail. Now a certified personal trainer, she applies the same dedication to form and function when renovating human physiques. When not busy plotting rigorous workouts and personalized nutritional programs for clients of all shapes, sizes, and ages, Taryn and her well-rounded team of trainers lead one-hour morning boot-camp fitness classes that shun routine to keep minds and muscles energized. She also stocks Dream To Be Fit's three locations with stimulating equipment that makes for creative exercises, inviting exercisers to torch calories by crawling through a foam pit, performing pull-ups on gymnastics rings, or shouting at a video of themselves ordering a pizza.
The classes at Agoura Fitness blur the line between dancing, exercising, and rehearsing jabs in the boxing ring. Instructors lead a wide variety of courses designed to burn calories, many of which are set to upbeat music. Zumba routines pull from Latin dance styles for a cardio workout, whereas TaeRobics sync martial arts drills with energizing beats. Yoga classes take a slower approach to wellness with balanced poses and stretches. Other classes on the curriculum include boot camp, interval training, boxing, and Extreme Cycling—a better way to make stationary biking fun than repeatedly asking "are we there yet?"
The gym is also stocked with free weights and cardio equipment, and visitors can take advantage of these with the help of a personal trainer, or during solo workouts as early as 4:30 a.m. on weekdays.
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.
For the staff of Peace of Mind & Body, physical health isn’t the result of just eating well, exercising regularly, and finding emotional as well as spiritual balance. Instead, true wellbeing requires a holistic approach that requires individuals to take responsibility for all four of those areas. Personal trainers help by giving visitors the knowledge and the skills that they need to begin living healthier and more balanced lives. Custom-designed diets and workout regimens help bolster physical fitness, but the support that the trainers provide empowers clients and inspires them to find their own path to holistic well-being that addresses those four fundamental pillars of physical and emotional health.
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.