Next Step Fitness' two-trainer team understands that staying healthy does more than just help you look good. Wendy Soto, Next Step founder and lifelong athlete, knows that keeping strong through nutrition and exercise keeps her in shape for her favorite activities. CrossFit Level 1 trainer and police officer Veronica Sandoval works to build her strength, flexibility, and endurance to ensure she can tackle any situation her job throws her way. With that in mind, the duo lead exercise programs that help members slim down and stay active. Members are given 24-hour access to the gym, allowing them to drop in whenever, rather than interrupting the block of time they usually spend winding all the clocks in their houses.
Equipment: Weights, medicine balls, kettle bells, suspension and resistance equipment
Students should bring: A positive attitude, water bottle, towel, and (optional) boxing gloves
Average class length: 30-60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Before your first class, arrive 10 minutes early for orientation and sign-in. Always arrive 5 minutes early to class.
The trained instructors at Next Step Crossfit put their certifications, experience, and passion for fitness to use in a series of motivating classes. Nixing the boredom of treadmills, instructors specialize in leading high-energy workouts, such as cardio kickboxing, bootcamp, and Crossfit, at their huge warehouse facility.
In CrossFit West Visalia’s warehouse-like gym, certified coaches lead programs designed to enhance all physical skills, from strength and speed to agility and flexibility. They get participants shimmying up ropes, hopping atop plyometric boxes, and performing air squats, all in a daily workout, which changes every session. Each exercise features functional movements that strengthen all muscle groups, preparing participants for all physical, sports, and day-to-day activities.
As CrossFit Valencia?s head trainer, it helps that Sam Robin has both a CrossFit Football and a CrossFit Level 1 certification. It also helps that he has an alarm clock, since the studio?s classes begin at 6 a.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. on weekends. Each day as the light dawns, Robin and his staff unveil the CrossFit workout of the day?an intense, full-body workout typically composed of functional movements such as swinging a kettlebell, flipping a tractor tire, or lifting one?s bodyweight during squats, pushups, and pull-ups.
Through full-body, functional movements, the CrossFit program works out all muscles, from head to toe. The trainers at CrossFit Carpinteria inspire classes of small group sizes to push, pull, and lift their way to fitness, building speed, flexibility, and agility, as well as power. In their bare-bones gym filled with a variety of equipment, patrons focus solely on their exercises. Those exercises change each session and include everything from pull-ups and squats with medicine balls to swinging kettlebells overhead and hopping on and off plyometric boxes.