At Dream Body Boot Camp, which was voted San Diego A-List's best boot camp of 2012, trainer Matthew Johnson and his staff of specialized trainers help patrons to quickly sculpt physiques into top form during indoor and outdoor workouts that pair cardio moves with strength-boosting exercises. Instead of painting muscle ripples onto participants’ abs, each of Johnson’s instructors draws from a kinesiology degree or a national personal-training certification when designing a new 60-minute workout each day. Before their first class, students meet with Johnson to get acquainted and set their fitness goals, such as looking good in a bikini or ripping through a T-shirt to reveal their swimsuit with one powerful body flex. In the course of 10 minutes, he asks clients what they’d like to achieve in class and how they’ve pursued their goals in the past.
Once the talking ends, the training begins, and the motivational instructors put patrons to work hefting dumbbells, straining against Trx suspension gear, and flipping giant tires end over end. Johnson and his trainers leave long runs out of their workouts, opting instead for tire hopping, jumping rope, and other dynamic exercises to elevate heart rates.
Haute Yoga is a state-of-the-art studio dedicated to teaching a plethora of yoga styles in an eco-friendly environment. In beginner classes such as Yoga 101, the friendly instructors explain yoga fundamentals and modifications. In the mildly warm Vinyasa classes, the yoga experts teach students to flow from movement to movement with each breath, in an athletic approach to yoga suitable for all levels. For yogis who eat poses for a pre-naptime snack, the hot power sculpt class intensifies postures with hand weights. For all classes, you will need a yoga mat, a water bottle, and a towel (towels and mats are available to rent for an additional fee).
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a self-defense martial art that is based off of leverage and positioning to subdue your opponent without having to place injury upon them. At Gracie Carlsbad, we also offer classes in Muay Thai and MMA. We have classes for men, women, and children, from the very beginner to the novice athlete!
Lava Sport & Fitness offers a wide variety of monthly fitness classes across its five locations, providing fitness aficionados and exercise newcomers a spacious, mutual home base. The monthlong unlimited access to one of Lava's five gyms (up to a $298 value) includes attendance to any available fitness classes. Check the list of locations to see which classes are offered near you, and then try your hand at an indoor cycling course, or your soon-to-be blurrily speedy leg at a kickboxing class. Lava also offers group instruction on jiu jitsu, Pilates, and yoga, as well as specifically targeted workouts such as the abs class or the butt and guts course.
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.
The Bar Method is an exercise superbreed, combining the benefits of interval training, isometrics, dance principles, and physical therapy into one revolutionary routine. Embraced by a slew of celebrities and led by expert instructors, this elegant exercise method fosters fat burning and muscle sculpting as it improves strength and endurance. After a brief warm-up, partakers tackle the upper body with weights and bar exercises. The workout continues with challenging lower-body exercises designed to firm up thighs, glutes, and abs, speeding students toward the long, lean muscles and elegant posture of a ballet dancer without the discomfort of wearing a tutu. Locker rooms are stocked with spa-like amenities that include shampoos, conditioners, and blow dryers.