Founded by professional body builder Guillermo Escalante in 2000, SportsPros prides itself on being small, friendly, and approachable. The staff isn't large, but that doesn't mean it doesn't cover a lot of ground. Of course, the experts here train clients based on personalized programs, but they also provide physical therapy, massage therapy, dietician services, and even fitness opportunities for seniors. Group classes are available in everything from Pilates to full-body workouts, letting you exercise alongside your friends and see if they sweat the same as you.
At PEDAL Pilates, customers can enjoy the best of two fitness worlds: PEDAL Spin's cycling workouts, and the equipment-focused of PEDAL Pilates. The fusion of these two exercises means that people can get both an intense cardio workout and a core-strengthening workout at one central location. The two forms of exercise complement each other?clients burn calories and gain muscle by switching up their exercise routine, and they build up enough core strength to finally pay those bicycles back and let them ride on the exercisers' backs for awhile.
Mark Morcos and Morcus Messiha, both certified personal trainers and CrossFit instructors, are passionate about pushing workouts to the limit. Their skills are in top form inside R.O.E.I.C CrossFit, a spacious gym filled with medicine balls, kettlebells, giant tires, weights, and open mat space. The pair guides groups through high-intensity, functional exercises during daily-changing classes, or takes on one person at a time during personal-training sessions.
Stott Pilates is a contemporary take on the original Pilates method. It incorporates modern innovations in exercise, with extra attention paid to spine and joint health. For example, students may perform particular moves with a curved back in order to restore the spine's natural shape and keep muscles balanced. Despite these differences, Stott Pilates boasts many of the same benefits as its predecessor: leaner muscles, improved strength and flexibility, and a stronger core. At Om Sweet Om Pilates Center, practitioners learn this method in mat classes, private lessons, and equipment classes, which incorporate accoutrements designed to intensify the effects of Pilates.
In a spinning class, the goal is simple: pedal as much as you can. This an easy goal to achieve at PEDAL Spin, thanks to classes that combine energizing music and visuals to make riding a stationary bike even more fun than the real thing. Different instructors inject their own personalities into their classes, ensuring that no two workouts are quite the same. But regardless of who's leading them, spinning classes always boost the heart rate, build strength in the core and legs, and provide an excuse to break out the ol' riding hat.
Founded by instructor and former street performer Maria Bernhard, Pilates Studio M hones torsos and limbs with Pilates mat and circus-inspired aerial silk classes. Open to all ages, Pilates ($70 for five classes) helps students focus and breeds full-body discipline, as the deft articulation of extremities makes doing the robot more attainable. The core-focused one-hour sessions have been helpful in treating everyone from scoliosis patients to those in post-surgery rehab. Although long practiced by certain worms, humans only recently caught on to the health benefits of dangling from silk. Two-hour aerial classes ($40 each), taught by professional suspenders, let participants increase muscle tone and flexibility while bearing their own weight as they hang from silk bands.