As they enter the training circle at Curves, female guests come face-to-face with the smiles of other women. And just as points on a circle share a common distance from the circle's center, workout participants share the experiences of those nearby, trading stations throughout the 30-minute training session. One minute is spent on a piece of strength-training equipment built for feminine frames and designed to work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement. Exercisers then move on to a recovery station, where they run, jog, or dance to maintain heart rates and keep platforms in place during momentary losses of gravity.
Diseases such as cancer, heart disease, dementia, and type II diabetes can manifest or become exacerbated due to unhealthy diets. To combat these illnesses, Veggie Life Fitness believes in the power of plant-based food, encouraging its clients to adopt a healthy dietary lifestyle. It offers cooking and nutrition classes to educate clients on healthy habits, such as what foods are high in protein, iron, and calcium; how to consume more amino acids; and tips on using cast-iron cookware to increase foods' iron levels.
The center also teaches fitness classes, another way of achieving its goal to make Inland Empire the healthiest region in Southern California. The adult fitness classes include TRX, calisthenics, resistance exercises, and partner workouts.
With locations in 24 states, it?s safe to say Fitness 19?s approach to fitness has piqued exercisers? interest. Each gym houses Life Fitness cardio machines and Hammer Strength strength-training equipment, as well as a staff of personal trainers who oversee one-on-one workouts and a group of caretakers and professional ranch hands who wrangle the kids' area. Certain locations also offer group classes such Insanity, Zumba, yoga, Pilates, bootcamp, and more.
Coach Bryan Rubin started Inclusive Training to cater to student athletes. But word soon spread about IT's effective programs, and before Bryan knew it, collegiate and professional athletes—including NFL players—were knocking on IT's door. Bryan and his fellow trainers develop programs that are uniquely specific in scope, because their focus is on preparing athletes for their sport of choice, but all exercisers are welcome.
Equipment: TRX trainers, Schwinn IC Pro spin bike, Polar heart-rate monitors
Students should bring: Water, workout towel, fitness shoes, yoga mat, positive attitude
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 30?60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Free street parking
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Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
We try to create a positive and uplifting workout experience. We don't have a "bootcamp" or "one-size-fits-all" mentality when it comes to fitness. We encourage our clients to continue to strive to make positive changes in theirs lives through daily encouragement and positive reinforcement.
What's the most radical physical transformation you've seen a client make?
We work with clients of all fitness levels. We have had clients lose 100s of pounds of weight. The client who had the most radical transformation was a cancer survivor who we work with. Ryan, our head trainer is a stage-five lymphoma survivor. He works with local cancers survivors to help rehab and rebuild their bodies after treatment. One of our survivors went from being 250 pounds and fighting stage-three colon cancer, and one year later, is now cancer-free, dropped 75 pounds, has competed in three 5Ks, and is now working to become certified as a personal trainer to work with other cancer survivors. That's RADICAL.
Besides working out, what else can clients do to spend their time at your facility?
The Studio Redlands hosts open-house healthy-living events monthly. At these events, we educate our members on how to incorporate lifestyle changes including, diet, nutrition, caloric intake, shopping, cooking, and more.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We offer specialized heart-rate training. Every member of The Studio Redlands has the option during their workout to be monitored and tracked in real time. Our health coaches teach clients how to train to properly burn calories and not over-train the body. By being able to see each client's heart rate while they workout, our health coaches can customize their workouts to get each individual client their maximu results. At the end of every session, each client is emailed a summary of their workout with their max heart rate, calories burned, and time spent in the five heart-rate zones. Clients can also log in online and review their past workouts and evaluate their improvement. This information, along with our diet and nutrition plans and our customized workout, are guaranteed to get results.
In Block Crossfit's 5,000-square-foot gym, certified trainers create a motivating and welcoming environment while teaching a system that anyone can learn. The inclusiveness of CrossFit is what drew owners Joe and Chris to CrossFit in the first place. They wanted to create a place where a sense of community could blossom, as well as fitness. As they perform functional movements at a high intensity, encouragement to reach finish lines and meet goals abound from both trainers and students. Besides that positive reinforcement, they keep everyone engaged by changing routines daily and avoiding the boredom of repetition.