Fit From The Ground Up’s stripped-down approach to fitness is best exemplified by its boot-camp classes, which rely on body-weight exercises, sprinting, and basic tools such as pull-up bars, heavy ropes, and oversize tires. The theme carries over to other classes as well, whether muay thai, kickboxing, yoga, or Zumba. To keep things engaging, the staff regularly adds classes based on exercisers’ wants.
Tepiatl Mexico treats guests to a diverse spread of colorful, flavor-filled Mexican dishes from savory grilled steaks and hearty pork carnitas to zesty stuffed peppers and flaky sea bass. Like a beautiful still life painting printed on fruit leather, each meal is both delicious and a delight to behold, with elegantly plated morsels of avocado, grilled green onion, and a kaleidoscope of colored sauces. Diners can enjoy light meals of nopales cactus salad or salmon in Veracruzana sauce, or dig in to hearty dishes of cochinita pibil and ribeye steak.
When it comes to fitness, certified personal trainer and sports nutritionist Brian Stevenson thinks outside the box—literally. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Brian developed a taste for the great outdoors at a young age. That's why he's ditched cumbersome machines for mobile workout equipment that he can use anywhere, be it on the beach, in the park, or in the front yard of that girl you want to impress. Brian's one-on-one workout programs avoid repetition by drawing on everything from CrossFit to TRX suspension training, making the program ideal for sports condition, strength training, weight loss, and muscle rehab.
Montebello Barnyard Zoo's animals are like rock stars, touring local homes and meeting places for one-on-one encounters and shows. Pony rides headline this traveling attraction, which also incorporates a petting zoo with various farm animals: goats, sheep, chickens, and even a llama.
The animals still spend the most time at their home venue, however. Here, fenced off areas contain larger animals such as cows and zebras, who always show up to work wearing the same black-and-white outfits. Bales of hay, wooden barrels, and a large, red barn create a rustic setting for picnics and birthday parties. Nearby, a merry-go-round spins endlessly and a truck?decorated to resemble a locomotive?pulls train cars on a tour of the grounds.
At first glance, Atlantic Spa's menu appears very succinct. But in fact, all three of their massages have extras not often included in regular treatments. Clients with particularly tense muscles might enjoy either of the 60-minute services?in one massage therapists warm up muscles with hot stones, and in another, two therapists come together to thoroughly treat multiple problem areas. The 70-minute treatment integrates multiple spa-like therapies, including traditional body massage, reflexology, and a paraffin dip that gets feet softer than the velvet eggs they hatched from.
Each class at StudioFit is unique because each of the certified instructors choreographs an exercise routine set to a custom mix of heart-pumping music and lights. They welcome students of all fitness levels for spinning, cardio-kickboxing, and Zumba classes held within a spacious mirrored studio. In spinning classes, exercisers straddle stationary bikes as they pedal along to different resistances. In kickboxing, they make their ways through boxing techniques that fuel cardio workouts. In Zumba classes, dancers move to Latin-based rhythms and music, shaking their hips and performing cardiovascular dance moves more fun than the power-walking man.