The year 1986 was a health- and fitness-focused one. Mike Tyson became the youngest heavyweight boxing champion in history, smoking was banned on all forms of public transportation, and Being-Fit opened its doors. The gym sought to supply its members with everything they needed to reach their personal fitness goals. Though its equipment has been overhauled, Being-Fit’s mission hasn't changed in the intervening two decades.
Today, the gym's trainers host more than 30 varieties of group fitness classes, including yoga, Pilates, kickboxing, and Zumba. When not in class, students can take advantage of the cardio theater, where favorite shows and video clips of kittens wiping out on treadmills play constantly as people jog in place. Additionally, the gym’s personal trainers construct individualized workouts during one-on-one sessions, equipping members with repeatable exercises crafted to address personal fitness goals.
Students should bring: Bottle of water
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Please arrive 5?10 minutes prior to the scheduled class time to fill out a waiver.
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
The backbone of CrossFit TurnPoint is our community, which inspires members to come in and sweat together despite how tired they are feeling or how hard the workout appears to be. Our members support one another through every workout by encouraging each other to fight for another rep or a heavier weight.
What's the most radical physical transformation you've seen a client make?
Most beginners who walk in our doors are often intimidated by the heavy weights and the unfamiliar workout movements; however, in just a few weeks those beginners are now the ones cheering on and encouraging the first time visitor. There is a change in both their physical body and their self-esteem. Within a few weeks they are lifting heavier weights, running faster, and doing these things with confidence in themselves and their ability.
Besides working out, what else can clients do to spend their time at your facility?
We offer shower facilities so that clients can wash up after a workout, if they need to.
Fitn is a leader in the social fitness movement, which strives to make exercising a more exciting and interactive experience while keeping it simple. Available for iPhone and Android devices, the app connects users to a fitness network of nearly 100 participating gyms and exercise studios around the San Diego area?from downtown and Mission Valley to Carlsbad and Pacific Beach. Once connected, members can search for gyms and classes by distance, intensity, and style, and then reserve a spot using the single membership. The sheer number of facilities in Fitn's network, described in this Discover SD article, creates a buffet of fitness opportunities ranging from Pilates and yoga to aerial fitness and CrossFit classes, inviting members to explore new types of exercise styles and connect with new people along the way. Click here to learn more about Fitn.
True to its name, Balanced Fitness and Health has a wide variety of fitness options to help its guests get fit and feel balanced. Working with a personal trainer is one of the gym's many ways to jump-start a fitness program before diving into the studio's other options, which include group classes, kettlebell workouts, and high-intensity interval training (known as H.I.I.T.). Pilates enthusiasts can choose from mat, springboard, reformer, and circuit class options for their core-crunching and lean-muscle sculpting.
Ignite Me's studio's functional training center boasts TRX suspension harnesses and medicine balls. But like the people using them, these particular pieces of equipment may get a bit more of a workout than those at most gyms. That's because the schedule at Ignite Me includes more than 30 group workout classes a week, plus intense personal and small group training sessions.
At Crossfit Diadem, CrossFit Level 1-certified coach Jen Bunnell and her staff push exercisers through ever-changing, high-intensity CrossFit workouts. The challenging routines typically center around a blend of cardiovascular exercises and functional body weight moves like push-ups, pull-ups, and squats, which can be scaled for all fitness levels. The classes, which are typically one-hour in length, might also incorporate kettlebells, dumbbells, rings, and even sandbags, and aim to help students reach their personal fitness goals while also improving their strength, stamina, agility, balance, and coordination. To help reduce injuries during workouts, the studio has also teamed with Doctor of Physical Therapy Deniz Armagan, who can give members complimentary evaluations and new names to go with their new bodies.