At 84 locations throughout the country, CorePower Yoga invites students to creative classes that meld movement, breathing, and music into entrancing routines to energize the body and mind. Signature CorePower Yoga classes lead students through dynamic, Vinyasa-style flows with demonstration and verbal cues, helping pupils of all experience levels tone core muscles and cultivate balance. During construction of all its new studios, CorePower Yoga strives to use recycled content, install eco-friendly and efficient mechanical systems, and ensure that any waste created doesn't end up in landfills or just piled in Mr. Henderson's garage.
Inside an industrial, functional fitness studio, Phenomenal Fitness's six-member training staff slings personal training and group routines designed to exponentially boost muscular power through movement-based exercises. Trainers lasso between two and five clients per semiprivate session, addressing each trainee's exercise goals in a 60-minute routine. Much like the Partridge Family during their rebellious years, students perform solo routines on the same stage as the trainer occasionally jumps in to tweak techniques in order to ensure safe execution of moves. Those who opt for Kettlebell Bootcamp classes spend 60 minutes swinging handled weights that wield an imbalanced shape in order to force the core to engage and stabilize the body with each move. Instructors guide both fitness newbies and seasoned athletes through workouts designed to improve endurance, bulk muscles, and burn calories, sending energy levels soaring and rendering traditional English handbell workouts obsolete. Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 9 a.m.
Yoga experts Jim Bennitt and James Tennant teach students to perform breathing techniques and postures from the Patanjali school of yoga, as well as Ayurvedic practices and meditation, in group classes. While new students learn basic techniques, seasoned yogis can stretch muscles and fold their skeletons into forms more easily stowed in an overhead luggage compartment with additional workshops. Pupils can also enroll in Tejas Yoga's teacher-training and mentorship program, which includes one year of training, one year of classes, and the use of Tejas Yoga facilities for personal practice. Dark wooden floors, ample space, and minimalistic décor create a tranquil ambiance with little furniture to catch dust or absorb negative vibes. Tejas Yoga's class schedule and answers to frequently asked questions can be found online or by staring long enough at a mandala.
Fayth Caruso has studied ballet, jazz, and tap dance, training that helped her earn a BFA in dance and led to her first choreographed piece, "In Human Form." Her fascination with the human form—its alignment, its musculature, and its ability to resist injury—also shines at Sixpax, her Pilates-centric fitness studio. The group classes center on strengthening the core strengthening and building lean muscle. Mat classes, meanwhile, rely more heavily on bodyweight exercises and props, such as Bosu balls, resistance bands, and mini trampolines ideal for raising heart rates and turning regular beans into jumping beans. As an alternative or complement to group classes, personal training sessions blend a variety of Pilates styles with client-specific modifications during one-on-one sessions.
At Hour of Change Fitness, Nnamdi Ugbaja takes a mental and physical approach to fitness with dynamic workouts in an environment steeped in biblical principles. Nnamdi, who himself has undergone an incredible physical transformation, leads private, in-home personal-training sessions at any location. He also holds group fitness classes and sport-specific training during the off-season.
LA Boxing offers fitness classes in boxing, kickboxing, and mixed martial arts. The proprietary style of the LA Boxing workout is a mixture of genuine fight training, engaging fitness, and stronger-than-earth gravity. Quasi-boxers and martial artists usually burn a significant amount of calories during these total-body routines, which combine external inspiration with jukes, jabs, and kicks. Both men and women are welcome in the ring, where they'll learn new techniques and methods to blissfully break into a sweat in an energetic group setting. Gloves are provided during the one-month trial membership, as are a set of reusable pro-quality hand wraps and complimentary motivational mumbling from Mickey Goldmill (all three subject to availability).