Alliance Training Center's classes make students stronger in more ways than one. Instructors not only help clients reach peak fitness through CrossFit, but also arm students with the world-renowned self-defense techniques of Krav Maga. Both these activities qualify as "functional." For instance, CrossFit athletes focus on becoming experts at the kinds of movements that come naturally, as opposed to putting stress on their bodies with forced motions. For its part, Krav Maga teaches combat techniques that deal with real-world scenarios, including handling assailants who have knives or guns.
The trainers offer a few other equally practical programs to spice up the week so students don't have to turn to baffling Danish game shows for stimulation. Kettlebell courses provide a nice alternative to CrossFit's Olympic-style weight lifting. And Brazilian jiu-jitsu builds on Krav Maga's repertoire of strikes with potent grapples capable of taking larger opponents to the ground or locking up their limbs.
Many gyms feel industrial, but with bright hardwood flooring and cream-colored walls, Tenacity Women?s Fitness is a breath of fresh air. The staff?s mission is to differ from chain gyms by being a positive place where women feel welcomed into a friendly, more personal environment, but still have everything they need to reach their goals. They?ve stocked the gym with strength and cardio machines, as well as functional training tools including BOSU balls, resistance bands, and more. Circuit Training classes help groups jump-start their fitness regimens, and personal trainers design programs tailored toward their clients? individual goals and incorporate nutritional advice.
After their workouts, ladies can hit a locker room that?s outfitted with a plasma TV, hair-dryers, and other amenities in addition to the standard showers and lockers that double as portals to fantasy realms.
The Water Wellness Center’s staff is more than willing to help educate you in the benefits of drinking Alkaline, Micro-Clustered, Anti-Oxidant water. We will also teach you how to have a healthy body, a healthy mind and a healthy financial opportunity
The Stronghold Climbing Gym is all about options?and, of course, climbing. The gym offers a slew of programs for beginners on through mountain goats, and even the 45'-tall roped climbing wall gives folks a choice of hundreds of routes. For example, the intro to climbing class introduces how to climb safely with a top-rope, and the lead climbing class teaches more advanced climbers how to climb and belay on the "sharp end" of the rope. Indoor adventurers can choose from rope climbing and bouldering, or jump into classes with instructors that help climbers keep their bodies in peak physical condition. Core-focused classes and yoga keep physiques limber, while other fun activities like slack-lining help to improve balance or a career as a double-dutch referee. Classes are open to climbers of all ages, and even kids can boost their climbing skills and athleticism.
Although the workouts at Valley Crossfit are designed to be challenging, they can be scaled for participants of any fitness level. Adding to the engagement, the trainers constantly mix up class activities. On any given day, members might find themselves swinging kettlebells, tossing medicine balls, or using rowing machines to reenact Titanic's riveting canoe-race scene. Although group exercise is the core of the CrossFit program, coaches can also tailor the workouts even further during personal-training sessions.
Valley stages the group and private workouts at its 15,000-square-foot facility in Van Nuys and its new 3,000-square-foot facility in Reseda. Highlights of the larger gym include 6-foot obstacle walls, seven climbing ropes, a 1,600-square-foot pro gymnastics floor, and a 48-foot-long pull-up and monkey-bar structure.
Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 600 locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores with Pilates, finger-paint pictures of ninjas in martial arts, and amp up heart rates along to the pulsating soundtracks of Les Mills routines. Many Gold's Gym locations stockpile futuristic amenities, such as cardio machines with individual iPod docks and televisions that help keep patrons motivated.