Rise Body Works' staff balance their serious fitness regimens with a laid-back studio setting that resembles a coffee shop. Inside, health and fitness professionals lead sociable group classes that introduce beginning and advanced Pilates techniques, TRX fusion workouts, and boot camps. Personal trainers whip clients into shape during private sessions, and massage therapists relax backs by massaging them, using chiropractic techniques, or by hiring an audiobook narrator to read the newspaper to them.
The inspiring trainers at each MetaBody location lead troops of workouteers in results-oriented workouts several times weekly. Sweat sessions utilize a variety of exercises and disciplines to produce full-body results in a supportive environment, ideal for beginners and hard-core core-hardeners alike. During any class, motivational instructors will use the instinctual distrust of routine to their advantage. Begin a day of litigating with a refreshing early-morning boot-camp session, or wind down by burning evidence and pounds with a late-evening yoga class. Muscles are kept guessing with new and challenging moves during each session, so participants never fall into a boring, ineffective routine, such as regular teeth brushing. In addition to the fitness classes, students receive a success guide to help prepare for imminent pound loss, a nutrition guide, and a $100 gift certificate for individual coaching. Because the pass sets a 10-class cap at any given location, roving fitness mavens can further shake up their workout regimens by vetting a series of classes or instructors that work best for them.
AnthroFit was born out of owner Tristen Davis’s love of anthropology and fitness. Tristen, who holds an MA in anthropology and certifications from CrossFit and the NCEP, designed a program that blends traditional fitness methods such as CrossFit and the paleo lifestyle with her own academic anthropology studies. The result is a fitness regimen that crosses various platforms, including CrossFit exercises, TRX Suspension Training, trail running, and weightlifting. Tristen is living proof of the results, as someone who used to suffer from chronic fatigue and has now completed more than 20 half marathons and three marathons.
Honored with the rank of 6th dan Black Belt by the Kukkiwon, the world's official Taekwondo governing body, David Park brings considerable chops to every lesson at his boxing and Taekwondo studio. Monday through Saturday, David leads a full schedule of classes for all age groups and skill levels. Classes are offered à la carte and in packs of ten, while memberships grant budding bruisers unlimited access to classes as well as the gym's facilities, which features an ample supply of punching bags and a motivational chorus of punches landing on the punching bags.
Max Fitness CrossFit sprawls over 4,000 square feet, plenty of space for the patrons who flock to the gym for its Workout of the Day. As the term implies, these workouts change daily—but they always incorporate the functional strength and conditioning moves around which CrossFit is centered: pull-ups, shoulder presses, squats, dead-lifts, handstands, and push-ups. Though the workout can be adjusted to suit any fitness level, instructors are also ready to help anyone who feels sore afterward with yoga classes designed to restore one's range of motion.
The certified CrossFit trainers at Lamorinda CrossFit want their clients to be in the best shape of their lives. Whether their goal is weight loss, building strength, or becoming more athletic and agile in general, the center has everything members need to become stronger, faster, and leaner. Using everyday, functional movements, such as squats, lifts, and pulling, in conjunction with weights and gymnastics, CrossFit works all the major muscle groups for a full-body workout. Clients begin by taking four Basics classes, after which they move onto the Workout of the Day, which can be customized for each individual’s fitness level. Members can choose to work out alone or in one of Lamorinda CrossFit’s classes, which offer the motivational boost of group energy.