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.
WundaBar Pilates relies on the intelligently designed WundaFormer, a Swiss army apparatus that combines a reformer, Wunda chair, jump board, and ballet bar into one sinew-sculpting machine. Armed with the knowledge gleaned from a complimentary Intro to WundaBar session, students delve into a host of 40-minute classes that engage muscles with simple routines emphasizing proper form in the face of fast-paced progression. Strength & Length sessions forge slender muscles and a cast-iron core while minimizing the joint stress that can accompany other workout regimens. Heart rates similarly pulse during Cardio Blast classes as students orchestrate a kinesthetic symphony of unfurling limbs and blushing arteries, shedding unwanted calories while toning the 12 muscles typically used to accuse a neighbor of stealing your TV remote.
After struggling with yo-yoing weight and self-image issues, Nancy Schopp reached a point when she became, as she puts it, "sick and tired of being sick and tired." So she got moving, reaching her own fitness goals and then helping others do the same.
Today, she stays busy leading up to a dozen classes every week. Her fellow instructors enthusiastically share the high-energy class load, teaching the newest blends of cardio and strength-training in X-Ripped and Zumba Xtreme NRG sessions. Experienced yogi Anne Gonzalez makes Vinyasa yoga's flow of poses accessible to yoga devotees, newcomers, and those just now discovering that their arms bend more than one way. In addition to group classes, the instructors also lead personal-training sessions and small-group training, supplementing cardio and resistance workouts with dietary guidance.