Trainer and fitness guru Justin Bradshaw modeled SGT. H20's CombatSwim after the rigorous training he received as an Army diver. His challenging exercises encourage full-body fitness, using workouts that build stamina, boost metabolism, improve swimming skills, and promote weight loss. Incorporating the best of land-based cross-training systems, CombatSwim includes plenty of high-intensity interval training and pulse-hiking calisthenics. In the pool, water adds extra resistance that amplifies the effects of the exercises, which include swimming sprints, endurance swimming, and treading water with weights. Designed to sharpen the mind as well as the body, CombatSwim leaves exercisers with the same confidence and conditioning as some of the world's elite military warriors.
Larry North has spent his 25-year career inspiring people to change their bodies and their lives through his infomercials, talk-radio show, television appearances, three books, and, most notably, his six Larry North fitness centers. "Success," North believes, "is not about how many gyms or how many members we have. It is about successful clients who lose weight and keep it off..." Adhering to this mantra, he wants to make sure that every member has access to the best resources and tools to achieve their goals. He sees to it that all of his spacious and sleek gyms boast a high trainer-to-member ratio and are jam-packed with weights, strength machines, and cardio equipment from industry-leading manufacturers.
All North's spacious and chic facilities offer a bevy of group classes that include kickboxing, yoga, Pilates, dance-based fitness sessions, and their signature 30-minute abs workouts.
At Sunstone Yoga, students radiate calm and self-awareness as they practice ancient poses designed to stretch, strengthen, and purify the body. Instructors complete 500 hours of training in yogic techniques, teaching, and physiology before leading classes, so they can hand out researched, tested tips on safety and alignment. Most classes come in 30-, 60-, and 90-minute varieties and focus on energy or restorative relaxation. A two-class introductory series welcomes beginners with basic standing poses, and the popular fire series explores up to 34 poses in a 99-degree room that loosens muscles to facilitate deeper stretches as it ousts toxins. Filled with soothing music and 90-degree temperatures, the water series cultivates more serenity than getting a massage from a singing whale.
Oasis aims to bridge the gap between body and mind with potent, focused workouts that unify intention and execution while simultaneously extracting sweat and faticules. Tai chi, Pilates, yoga, and non-traditional disciplines such as martial arts to a Brazilian beat known as capoeira are offered. Each class promotes proper alignment of the physical and mental, bestowing a better, more complete awareness of the body. Classes are available Monday through Saturday as early as 7 a.m. and as late as 7:30 p.m., though lunch-hour workouts are only available on Saturdays. Check out the upcoming schedule here; class reservations are recommended.
The J welcomes everyone, regardless of age, background, or sleep score, to enjoy more than 100,000 square feet of activity space. Members receive full access to top-notch workout equipment in addition to three basketball courts, eight lighted tennis courts, and an indoor swimming facility furnished with a lap pool and warm-water exercise pool. Feel free to liquidate your toxic assets in the sauna, flush clogged pores in the steam room, or miniaturize big-budget disaster films in the whirlpool. Membership includes enrollment in personal training and fitness classes, varying from tai chi to Muscle Activation Techniques, a course designed to identify and help strengthen weak muscle systems.