At Cardio Fit Sports Club, a sea of free weights floods the weight room, where strength-training machines, elliptical units, treadmills, and cardio machines also beckon visitors to work toward their dream bodies. Experienced trainers draw upon experience in martial arts and other disciplines while leading workout classes targeted at certain muscle groups. The instructors also design courses according to the needs of seniors, cheerleaders, recent mothers, or guys who have to pick up all the anvils and pianos at cartoon crime scenes. The driving rumble of high-energy bass lines drifts from Zumba sessions, and relaxed sighs waft from a yoga room.
Catering to competitive athletes as well as casual enthusiasts, Peak Performance Fitness' instructors motivate visitors to bolster their quality of life and overall wellbeing with training regimens that address specific attributes. Their high-intensity routines are designed to improve agility, balance, or speed, although they can also adopt a broader approach. Circuit training and CrossFit workouts based on functional exercises each emphasize the importance of engaging muscle groups across the entire body. Similarly, the mixed martial arts and boxing classes incorporate practical skills into total-body workouts, developing strength and stamina while teaching attendees how to safely defend themselves and subdue sentient punching bags.
Though their workouts are tough, the trainers promote a friendly and noncompetitive atmosphere in which fit-seekers of any ability can get into shape. Further enriching their clients' wellness, they also offer nutritional guidelines.
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 may burn from 800 to more than 1,000 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 Burgess Meredith (all three subject to availability).
Marcus Martinez, a seasoned MMA and UFC trainer, puts his strength-training and conditioning expertise to use at MBody Strength, where he leads a series of fitness classes. Classes in Marcus’s schedule include general self-defense, mixed martial arts, martial-arts conditioning, and Brazilian jujitsu.
The experienced coaches at Chalk Fitness want to make sure their clients get results quickly with their fast-paced, challenging group fitness classes. There are no rows of expensive machines in this indoor/outdoor gym—members do pushups outside, heft kettlebells, and work with resistance bands to achieve measurable workout goals.
You won’t find any treadmills or ellipticals at Bear Flag CrossFit, just 4,000 square feet of iron bars, weights, rowing machines, gymnastics rings, and kettlebells. Beneath an American flag and a California flag, CrossFit-certified trainers Eric Schubring and Will Hurst lead squads of athletes through each Workout of the Day (WOD). WODs never repeat and incorporate exercises such as Olympic weightlifting, body-weight exercises, heaving kettlebells, and rowing—all of which are based on CrossFit’s dogma of varied, functional fitness.