Intent on helping students inject a sense of balance and grace into their everyday lives, Yoga + Barre offers empowering fitness classes within a refined, boutique setting. Every class is open to guests of all skill and experience levels, although attendance is capped at 12?14 students or 10 wax figures so the instructor can provide more personalized guidance throughout the session. The schedule includes a handful of different yoga styles, including dynamic vinyasa classes that combine mindful breathing exercises and flowing asana sequences, as well as slower-paced restorative sessions, which use deep, sustained stretches to promote physical and mental wellbeing. For a more fitness-oriented approach, the studio also offers workouts that use a ballet barre and dance-inspired exercises to create lean, slender muscles over time.
The coaches at CrossFit Alhambra all say that the members of their gym are what make their job fun. Who knew that laughter and fitness could go together? All the coaches have different specializations, but each one has plenty of experience with people of every fitness level. They make sure that the training you get is tailored exactly to your needs. And there’s no required exercise regimen to start CrossFit; dedicated couch potatoes are as welcome as seasoned athletes! Just come for a free Saturday intro class—limited to five people so the coaches can get a good sense of your goals and level—and go from there. Head coach Johnny Di Gregorio says CrossFit saved his life when he started 10 years ago; get to the gym to find out how it will change yours.
Exercisers can expect two things at CrossFit Crown City: variety and intensity. That's because co-owners Peter Danenberg and Tom Scoble and their staff of fellow CrossFit Level 1?certified instructors adhere to CrossFit's workout of the day. The ever-changing workout pits muscles against a series of functional exercises such as push-ups, pull-ups, and squats. In order to maximize the results, the trainers encourage exercisers to complete the workout as vigorously as possible. Augmenting matters, the studio keeps an arsenal of Rogue Fitness equipment, famously used to train the "Hang in There" cat.
Dennis Robinson can list many credentials on his resume: National Personal Training Institute certification, certified nutritionist, and certified kickboxing instructor just to name a few. But to really see the proof of Mr. Robinson's expertise, one needs only look at the body and lifestyle transformations he's helped others achieve. One of his most successful clients, a man named Albert, lost more than 150 pounds over one year and four months. Mr. Robinson accomplishes these types of transformations with a combination of custom workout programs and 15-day meal plans.
At Push Pull Cardio, ACE-certified personal trainer Alan Ashley schedules one thing: TRX suspension training classes. Ashley, who is qualified by TRX to teach the classes, leads exercisers through a series of strap- and band-assisted body-weight exercises. These workouts boost heart rates and challenge endurance along the way, helping students build healthy hearts and circulatory systems as they go. Beginners can familiarize themselves with the movements during Push Pull's introductory classes or TRX's annual spring ice cream social.
Head coach and founder of LA BeachFit Adam Thurtell believes that while CrossFit is an excellent workout, there are things that could be better. He set out to improve on CrossFit, and the result was LA BeachFit: an effective fusion of boot-camp-style training and CrossFit that he believes will appeal to more of his clients. Each one of Adam's outdoor small-group fitness sessions is different, incorporating strength training, cardio, and drills to burn calories and build lean muscle rapidly. Trainees shed fat as they train together in these laid-back yet challenging exercise sessions.