The Hilton Anaheim's 25,000-square-foot health club revs exercise routines into overdrive with a trove of gym amenities and inventive and traditional classes, such as Zumba, yoga and Power Cycling. Cores stabilize during Piloxing sessions, which combine focused punches and toning Pilates movements. 50-minute Rowbics courses perch attendees on indoor rowing machines, throwing in sit-up variations and Viking motivational speakers to challenge entire physiques. Guests dive into the pool's Aqua classes for 45 minutes of cardio and 15 minutes of strength training, lifting limbs and weighted buoys to counter water resistance.
The brightly colored walls of Studio B Fitness reflect in the full wall mirrors as expert instructors lead students of all fitness levels through high-energy dance fitness classes. The instructors lead Zumba classes, hip-hop dance, and step classes, with Zumbatomic classes for ages 2–10 and Zumba Gold classes for seniors. Studio B Fitness also boasts an array of workout machines for guests to use at their own pace.
Students should bring: Basketball and bottle of water
Class location: Indoors only
Good for beginners: Yes
Open Gym Premier provides an unparalleled basketball experience for players of all ages in a high-quality facility with talented coaches, organized programs, and professional training.
At Anaheim CrossFit West, co-owners Stephanie and Al Amato and their team of experienced coaches lead small groups through the ever-changing and intense workout of the day in their recently expanded studio. The workouts?which are designed for all fitness levels, including Little Mario, Bigger Mario, and Fire Mario?require exercisers to complete a daily sequence of functional exercises such as squatting, deadlifting, rowing, and jumping with purpose. To help replenish exercisers' bodies following the grueling sessions, Stephanie, whose nickname is Primal Mama and whose background includes nutrition counseling, posts protein-packed recipes on her blog.
At The Learning Spot Dance Academy, dance classes aren't just for fun—they're also key to educational development. Inside this safe, judgement-free zone, a team of bilingual caretakers and educators work with students from 18 months to 15 years old inside a newly-installed dance studio. Though students are taught in groups, caretakers pledge to give each one plenty of individual attention. Acknowledging that many parents have demanding schedules, the center welcomes drop-in care as well as early drop--offs and late pickups. But adults aren't just relegated to the sidelines, as they can also take salsa and latin dance lessons.
Schulein Fit Enterprises' boutique fitness centers keep bodies toned through innovative classes taught by savvy, experienced instructors. Shimmy through women-only Zumba classes at the Athletic Club for Women, which fuse fitness with Latin-inspired dances such as salsa, tango, flamenco, and the Cicero. Rippling abdominals and self-aware biceps begin with BodyRoXX classes at Back Bay Fitness, blending the core methods of spinning, cross training, Pilates, and treadmill trekking to render bodies as chiseled as an ice sculpture of Mount Rushmore. Laguna Health Club offers classes such as beach boot camp, which guides participants through rigorous military-style fitness routines in an environment that promotes both communal support and sandcastle construction.