AMP Fitness?s owners Ann and Michael Pendleton both have master?s degrees in sports-related fields?Michael in sports psychology and Ann in sports administration. They apply their fitness acumen to their boot camps and personal-training sessions. Located at park settings across Sacramento, the workouts typically consist of functional movements such as High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and cardiovascular and full body strength exercises.
Curves encourages women to take the reins of their physical health with positive, supportive fitness classes and gym sessions. Pioneering the circuit-training regimen, the gym's trainers crafted a 30-minute workout that accommodates women of all fitness levels with a combination of strength training and cardiovascular exercises. For maximum benefit, workout sessions operate in tandem with the trainers' encyclopedic knowledge of diets, nutrition, and gravity.
At thebodybar(re), Barre classes fuse Pilates-based floor workouts with movements performed at the ballet barre which help participants burn calories during bouts of interval training, while increasing flexibility and toning muscles. The space is located inside Full Throttle Fitness, where kids and adults can accelerate their quests for fitness through hard work and focused instruction.
While teaching jazz dance in the 1960s, Judi Sheppard Missett decided to step away from tradition by offering an experimental class that allowed her students to simply dance without the judgment of mirrors or the constraints of rigid technique. In these sessions, she began infusing popular dance moves with specific fitness workouts to forge a distinctive blend of cardio exercise, strength training, and dance instruction. Little did she know that this “just for fun” class was the prototype for what would become the national fitness sensation known as Jazzercise.
Today, Jazzercise takes its aerobic techniques from a variety of sources that include jazz dance, hip-hop, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, and kickboxing. The class formats, which vary according to different toning goals, are just as diverse as the program's move set. Two-time Dancing with the Stars champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of the improvisational routines, although her advanced skills aren't needed to get the most out of classes. Instructors cultivate a noncompetitive atmosphere where all exercisers—with the exception of those marked as cursed by jazz-hand palm readers—are welcome regardless of age, build, or fitness background.
When athletes exit the boxing ring at Mueller's Elite Athletic Training, they step out into a sea of state-of-the-art strength-training machines, free weights, and cardio equipment. Coaches lead group and individual fighting programs for athletes of all levels, ranging from fundamentals for adult and kids to classes for advanced boxers. Trainers also design dynamic fitness classes, including Zumba, cardio kickboxing, and five different styles of boot camp.