A strong core improves posture and prevents injury?that?s the theory behind Pilates. At Pilates Room Studios, instructors put it into practice in more than 150 fitness classes a week at six studios. Students of all abilities strengthen their minds and muscles during a variety of classes using state-of-the-art equipment. In recent years Pilates Room Studios have expanded, opening additional locations and upgrading their equipment to include the most modern makes and models. Each high-end space beams with vibrant colors to give guests a motivational boost while boosting their own fitness levels
SoCal Fitness Boot Camp for Women’s quartet of instructors inspires patrons with positivity during each gal-centric, camaraderie-fueled outdoor class. Targeting typically troublesome areas including the thighs, rear, and stomach, one-hour boot-camp sessions cater to women of all levels of fitness prowess by pushing each to perform without unsafely overexerting. Each class slings a variety of body-testing obstacles from an arsenal that includes strength training, short-distance running, Pilates, and full-contact rounds of patty cake. With regular attendance, ladies often note an improvement in endurance and muscle tone, a slimmed physique, and all-over stress attrition. Classes convene in the mornings or evenings, depending on how hard each location parties the night before. Instructors ask that each participant supply a mat, set of 3-, 5-, or 8-pound hand weights, and towel.
As a gymnastics coach, Kaia F.I.T. founder and owner Nikki Warren always noticed how children in motion tumble and play with ease. They were effortlessly agile and flexible, and yet many of them would grow into adults who would struggle to stay active. Kaia F.I.T. sprang from this realization with the goal of restoring female physiques to the adolescent pliability everyone enjoys before they grow their rock-hard exoskeleton after sixth grade.
At Kaia F.I.T., a team of expert fitness coaches retrain bodies with dynamic workouts designed to strengthen muscles, boost energy, and vanquish fat. They root their F.I.T. sessions in functional training, a method that enlists athletes' own body weight and movement to stimulate fitness. They also ramp up their regular F.I.T. program during Brik boot camps, in which students sweat through ever-changing routines to keep their bodies in better shape than fad diets or preserving them in amber for swimsuit season would. Although each program ranges in intensity and length, all workouts and moves can be modified to suit the fitness level of any client. To further help clients reach their fitness goals, the studio makes available a bounty of healthy, flavorful recipes online.
Jake and Natalie Dent both stand as proof that Pilates can augment even the toughest fitness regimens. Natalie discovered the technique while training for CrossFit competitions, finding that its series of core-strengthening stretches led to increased body awareness and balance during her more laborious routines. Jake, another CrossFit athlete, recognized the core-strengthening benefits of Pilates after becoming an ISSA-certified personal trainer and a member of the Marine Corps.
Today, the couple celebrates the exercise form during small classes at their own studio. Their fitness-oriented lifestyles enable them to modify workouts for all types of students, from athletes hoping to improve their performance to prop comics wishing to regain mobility after a banana peel-related injury. They, whether on a mat or a Reformer machine, always emphasize solid form over speed, and demonstrate how the body and mind are linked when it comes to wellness—a holistic approach espoused by the form’s creator, Joseph Pilates.
Melt Method San Diego aims to restore bodies to balance with a soothing regimen of self-massage and stretching techniques. Unlike other styles of exercise that use bulky machines, Melt enlists foam rollers and small balls to manipulate connective tissue in pursuit of the four Rs: reconnect, rebalance, rehydrate, and release. Together, the quartet moves clients through self-assessment, encouraging body-awareness, paired with movements aimed at ameliorating pain, reducing pressure on the autonomic nervous system, and rehydrating muscle tissue to keep joints moving smoothly. The final step, release, teaches practitioners how to ease tension from the neck and lower back.
When practiced in a group or private class, the self-treatment can boost flexibility and mobility, increase strength, and improve posture. It can even help improve the results of traditional workouts, such as running or baking a pie while hanging upside down and make for better sleep and digestion.
Exercise gurus designed Fortis Fitness and Strength Training & Yogalux with luxury in mind. And from the second guests look around, it's clear this luxury has been realized. In staffers' own words, the gym eschews a "contemporary industrial chic" look for a feel that is, instead, "colorful, fresh, new, and inviting!" 10,000 sun-lit square feet encompass a heated yoga studio, a cycling room filled with Schwinn bikes, a TRX room, a group fitness studio, and an area devoted to personal training. Floor-to-ceiling windows showcase green trees in the yoga studio, inspiring serenity alongside honey-colored wood flooring and blue walls made from square pieces of sky. Flat-screen TVs flank cyclists, and a green running track spans the length of the weight room. Equipment, classes, and personal training are the primary reasons members visit, but little extras make each experience even easier: child-care pros watch kids during parents' workouts, for instance, and the on-site boutique carries exercise essentials.