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.
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.