At My Gym Clovis, an imagination-sized playscape opens before kids as they slip down slides, bound into ball pits, soar on the swings, and gambol on the trampoline. Age-appropriate classes help them make the most of the colorful space, ensuring that the littlest tyke never has to compete with larger, 300-year-old tortoises for toys. The youngest students start exploring sound and movement with their parents at six weeks old, and kids up to 13 years old boost their strength, flexibility, and cardio fortitude during fitness games. Lessons on healthy living teach kids to eschew sedentary activities such as watching TV and peeling paint with their laser vision in favor of more active endeavors. During the gym's free-play sessions, kids have their run of the place and burn off stores of excess energy, and My Gym Clovis also hosts fun, energetic birthday parties.
Art "The Shark" Correa has a history of surmounting life's challenges in pursuit of his business and fitness goals. While earning his bachelor's degree in kinesiology—thereby becoming his family's first college graduate—Art yearned to apply his knowledge toward other people's physical betterment, and gained national certification as a personal trainer. He then used his health expertise to found The Bod-e² Shop, a wellness sanctuary for all fitness levels, and has since trained such elite clients as NFL players Zack Follett and Ricky Manning, Jr.
The Bod-e2 Shop functions as an all-purpose workout zone, manned by personal trainers and instructors who run kickboxing, Zumba, and intense boot-camp classes. Private sessions with the trainers can focus on sports-performance or toning goals, providing encouragement with motivating words rather than drill sergeant mantras or shyly suggestive fireworks displays. The gym's roster of advanced equipment has been highlighted on KMPH's Valley Life, and includes core-tightening air benches alongside Jacob's Ladder, a machine whose cycling rungs simulate climbing.
Inside George Brown Fitness, ISSA-certified personal trainer Scott Sherman leads his students toward their fitness goals with little more than some sets of straps and a will to succeed. An independent trainer, Scott often meets clients in-studio or outdoors in the fresh air, under the nonjudgmental sun, where he helps people of all sorts get in shape, from teens and new moms to conditioned athletes looking to progress in their sport. Sessions vary, but Scott often calls upon exercises such as heavy-rope training, sit-ups and body-weight moves, and TRX suspension training to mold his clients’ physiques.