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.
For more than three decades, locally owned Spectrum Athletic Clubs have aimed to create a resort-like experience for patrons with upscale perks and personalized care. After workouts, gym-goers can avail themselves of unlimited towel service and change in comfortable locker rooms. Other amenities include saunas, steam rooms, healthy cafes, specialized workout areas, and complimentary Internet access.
In addition, racquetball courts let athletes improve their game independently, and patrons can sweat solo on cardiovascular equipment with individual viewing screens. Group classes, more than 1,200 of which are held daily, include Zumba, Pilates, Body Combat, and CXWorx sessions and enable trainees to draw motivation from each other or from each exercise studio's complimentary tank of moxie. The Spectrum Kids Club gives kids a place to play while adults work out and hosts such events as pool parties and pizza parties throughout the year.
Popular Classes: Boot Camp, Kickboxing, Personal Training, Cycle, Yoga, Burlesque
Students should bring: Bring a bottle of water, towel, mat, and MOTIVATION.
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 5?10 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: We are an encouraging and supportive fitness family; we want you to be your best.
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
We have a knowledgeable, talented, and motivated team of Instructors that are here to guide you in reaching your health and wellness goal. We have a variety of classes to keep you going and provide the body a challenging yet fun full-body workout every time. We are a fitness family that holds one another accountable and provides support and encouragement throughout your journey. Once you join, the addiction to exercise and feeling your best will keep you coming back for more...and we are waiting for you.
What's the most radical physical transformation you've seen a client make?
I have had clients transform not only physically but mentally and emotionally, and [some have] beat illness through exercise and nutrition. We have had a significant drop in weight and body fat in both men and women who have been committed and stuck to our program. Every one is different ... we specialize in personalized service and keep you accountable and on track. We are not focused on the number on the scale?we are focused on sharing our knowledge that this is a lifestyle, not a fad. We push for natural decreases in weight and body fat through hard work and commitment. There are no shortcuts, this is your body, and to learn how to make it work at it's natural potential is what we provide. You will see increased stamina, endurance, self-confidence, weight loss, body-fat reduction, drops in clothing sizes, strength, flexibility, and more. Who doesn't want to feel the best they have ever felt?
Do you run your gym according to a particular exercise philosophy?
We want your experience to be fun yet challenging. We want you to leave knowing that you gave your all and you were pushed to your own limits. This is not a competition; this is a safe zone for all fitness levels and genders to come and work hard in an environment full of support, encouragement, and high energy. We are a TEAM, and when one succeeds, we all succeed.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We have a 5000-square-foot facility that is beautifully set up for a comfortable environment with a variety of classes, knowledgeable instructors/trainers, and a group of encouraging and supportive people. Our main goal is share our paths with those who are looking to seek their best self physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. You will find that challenge here, the only one holding you back would be yourself. Come get the tools to change your life.
Indoor cycling takes center stage at this new fitness studio where classes are tailored to suit all ages and fitness levels. Spinning for 50-minutes, classes take place aboard Keiser M3 bikes, which can be adjusted to mimic flat roads and hills. This allows riders to get a full-body workout that is particularly effective at strengthening legs and midsections, with sessions set to upbeat music to keep the atmosphere fun.
While cycling is the obvious focus here, it's not the only thing CycleTRaX has to offer. TRX classes utilize a suspension strap system, which users use to move through a variety of exercises designed to increase mobility, boost flexibility, and tone limbs. For even better results, students can combine these exercises by incorporating kettle bell squats, performing arm movements with battle ropes, or by bench-pressing their instructors.
For Dori Peskin, spinning isn't just an exercise: it's the foundation of a newly healthy lifestyle. After cycling her way to sustainable fitness, she knew she wanted to give others the same opportunity. So, she became a trainer herself, parlaying certification by Schwinn and Madd Dog into a new profession. Now, more than 13 years later, she leads the experienced trainers at Crank - Addictive Cycling & Fitness. Her team pushes students to relieve stress, build muscles, and improve their endurance from atop a stationary bike while creating a high-energy atmosphere that motivates students to work their hardest.
With locations in San Ramon and Lafayette, internationally recognized Itrim helps members lose weight quickly and keep it off by combining healthy meal plans with a specialized exercise center. Unlike other weight-loss programs that stop when clients have reached their goal, Itrim recognizes that most people still need guidance when it comes to maintaining their svelte figures. So their health coaches and staff take the time to provide hands-on support and give members tips for incorporating healthy eating and exercise into their daily routine. By following these tips and the rest of the program, Itrim says members can lose an average of 25 pounds in the first 12 weeks.