As a fitness instructor and nutritionist, Tina Marie Schneider had almost every kind of client. She helped rehabilitate people at Centinela Hospital Medical Center, she developed regimens to give celebrities flat tummies or muscular shoulders at Paramount Studios, and she coached professional athletes in their kitchens as the nutritionist for the LA Galaxy. The one type of client she didn't see enough of, though, was regular men and women. So, she and her husband, Tim, opened Spin 360 - Weight Loss Center in 1998 to provide a private, supportive place for average Janes and Joes to work out and diet.
Tina's fitness regimens focus largely upon the intense cardio exercise to be found atop her dozens of Spinner bikes, though she also maintains a strength training room for private workouts. She combines this program with her nutritional coaching, teaching people how to eat an ideal protein diet to support high levels of physical activity while encouraging the body to shed pounds. She points out that the most important aspect of dieting is not the initial weight loss, but learning how to maintain results at the end of the diet by eating right and running alongside the car instead of driving.
A New England native, Rick of Yoga With Rick moved to LA to pursue music and acting; he earned his 200-hour Yoga Alliance certification along the way. Though he still loves the arts, Rick’s equally passionate about yoga’s physical and mental benefits. During his Hatha-yoga classes, he blends techniques from styles such as flow, power, and Iyengar yoga to help students strengthen, balance, and tone their bodies while calming their minds.
Inland Empire Boot Camp’s squad of experienced instructors eschews the ear-scarring screams of traditional boot camps in favor of rigorous motivation, individually tailoring every exercise to achieve sustainable results for students. Like the temperaments of salsa dancers, the boot camp’s intensity levels split into mild, medium, and hot categories to ensure every participant gets a vigorous but doable workout. The outdoor program mixes up activities for constantly shifting sessions, which divide time between exercises such as toning core muscles with planks and lunges and raising heart rates with jogging and calisthenics. Campers rotate through interval-based resistance and cardio training, aiming to stoke metabolic fires into searing calories. Inland Empire Boot Camp's schedule of both coed and women-only classes lets participants control their comfort levels, and the flexible schedule accommodates those who need extra time to get their werewolf or nongroggy daytime-werewolf symptoms under control. Inland Empire Boot Camp also offers grocery shopping classes, which escort students through the aisles, teaching them what to look for on food labels and how to decide between frozen or fresh, butter or margarine, and ketchup or catsup.