Founded by UFC veteran and Brazilian jiujitsu expert Romie Aram and his friends, Millennia MMA is a popular mixed martial arts school that has been training fighters—including several top-ranked professionals—for more than a decade. The academy has a new location in Chino Hills, where both adults and kids can train in a spacious facility outfitted with heavy bags, padded floors, and a raised boxing ring. In fitness classes led by qualified instructors, students learn the grappling and ground-fighting moves of Brazilian jiujitsu, or sweat their way through challenging cardio kickboxing or boot camp sessions. Other offerings include boxing, judo, and MMA.
At CrossFit Saga, you won't see any of the weight machines and stationary cycles found in a conventional gym. In their place, pull-up bars, kettle bells, and barbells occupy 5,000 square-feet of space dedicated to small-group CrossFit workouts. A typical session at CrossFit Saga includes 10 or fewer people, meaning there's plenty of time for one-on-one instruction from their experienced coaches. Though the workouts vary each day, visitors can expect to do lifting, running, squats, and other functional movements, scaled to each individual's capabilities.
Black Velvet Pole Fitness knows that pole dancing is the perfect exercise to incorporate aerobic, dance, and core training into one workout. Its classes achieve this in small groups of up to 10 students and vary by level, from Beginner Pole Fitness for beginners—which focuses on fitness work and beginning techniques—to Intermediate Spinning Pole for intermediate to advanced. Every student gets her own pole to practice spins and tricks on in an all-female environment to emphasize empowerment.