At the end of a fruitful career that led her from the Cincinnati Ballet to the Sacramento Ballet, Jennifer Williams funneled her dance savvy into creating the barre-inspired exercise system taught at Pop Physique, a 2013 CityVoter finalist for Best Gym. Her fleet of handpicked and personally trained instructors pairs graceful ballet moves with other low-impact exercises in order to chisel cores without injuring muscles. Deep stretches further preserve tendons and leave each student more relaxed than a tortoise moseying past a state patrolman with a radar gun. Sessions run multiple times a day, seven days a week at an expanding network of SoCal locations. The roomy studios are lined with sprung dance floors and design accents that lend each location a distinct personality and a chance to forget its past as a storage room for defective food processors.
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Noted on My Fox LA last year for its large-scale commitment to costumed bacchanalia, Halloween OC is a chance to ring in the year’s ghostliest holiday with about 15,000 like-minded, bizarrely dressed creatures of the night. The crowd-swelled energy of zombie armies, Frankenstein battalions, and vampire Kiwanis clubs will flood the event’s six giant party rooms and two VIP lounges. At each supernatural-species-based station, you’ll find on-stage entertainment ranging from live bands to undead DJs, and surprise guest performances and mysterious celebrity appearances are also likely. Document your proof of being human with the haunted-house photo booth, and enter the sexy costume contest for a shot at $2,500 and a deer head stuffed with nickels.
Schulein Fit Enterprises' boutique fitness centers keep bodies toned through innovative classes taught by savvy, experienced instructors. Shimmy through women-only Zumba classes at the Athletic Club for Women, which fuse fitness with Latin-inspired dances such as salsa, tango, flamenco, and the Cicero. Rippling abdominals and self-aware biceps begin with BodyRoXX classes at Back Bay Fitness, blending the core methods of spinning, cross training, Pilates, and treadmill trekking to render bodies as chiseled as an ice sculpture of Mount Rushmore. Laguna Health Club offers classes such as beach boot camp, which guides participants through rigorous military-style fitness routines in an environment that promotes both communal support and sandcastle construction.
OC Trainer consists of a dedicated team of four personal trainers with over 20 combined years of professional experience. With today's deal, you'll get three hour-long, semi-private training sessions with these OC fitness aces. Sessions are capped at three people, ensuring that you'll get plenty of individual attention while getting to know a smattering of siblings in sweaty arms. The trainers don't simply stand and stare with dead eyes as you pant and schvitz, nor do they froth at the mouth and scream with degrading abandon every time you pause for breath. Instead, they provide motivational and educational encouragement for targeted fitness results, and help keep clients goal oriented with regular weigh-ins and measurements. In addition to fitness-first advice, the trainers also provide personalized but simple nutrition advice and meal plans to maximize the results of the training.
Equipment: Stott Pilates Reformers, CrossCore 180, BOSU Balls, free weights
Students Should Bring: Yoga mat if you have one. Otherwise, we can provide you with one.
Average Class Length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 5–10 people
Class Location: Indoors only
Registration Required: Yes
Good for Beginners: Yes
Guests Allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: We provide you with towels, water, and showers.
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
We offer a wide variety of classes so you can workout with us six days a week and never take the same class twice. Our class sizes are small so we can pay special attention to your form and alignment. We can tell when you need a push or a little break. Your body will not reach a plateau as we can tailor the class to each student's needs. You will not get bored here at Dantian Studio.
What is a typical session of your program or class like for a student?
Our classes are fun and challenging. We start with a warmup and then get the class going with full-body workouts. We then cool down and stretch. The classes are always changing so your body is always changing.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We not only offer a wide variety of fitness and Pilates Reformer classes, we also offer total-body wellness. Our services include massage, skincare, acupuncture, functional-medicine chiropractics, NLP therapy, alphabiotics, Endermologie, and infrared treatments