Sotera Willis believes in customized exercise regimens and the invigorating power of the sun. That's why she hosts her personal-training sessions outside, leading her clients through a mix of strength, cardio, and balance exercises that toughen the entire body. Certified in both fitness and nutrition instruction by the ISSA, Sotera tailors her guidance to suit each client's lifestyle goals. Her services go beyond private lessons, as well—she also leads stretching workouts that unwind muscles, teaches group boot-camp classes, and helps people with injuries to enhance the benefits of their physical therapy.
Certified Pilates instructor Donna Fettig has witnessed firsthand the transformative power of the Pilates method. At her sunny, wood-floored studio, she teaches beginners and advanced students alike how to strengthen their cores, gain flexibility, and get long and lean muscles using Pilates reformer machines. Also teaching mat classes and hosting personal-training sessions, Donna helps students understand the essential basic movements of Pilates and improve their health through regular Pilates practice.
When sharing his fitness expertise with Village Life, Anthony Adedipe lauded the effects of exercise, maintaining that physical activity "releases endorphins" and "keeps you energized." The certified trainer is distinctively knowledgeable on matters of fitness and health due to his lifetime of athletic experience, his years playing college football, and a decade working in the fitness industry. Anthony brings this wealth of knowledge and experience to his branch of the nationally accredited Adventure Boot Camp, where he and his staff of certified trainers lead women through imaginative, high-intensity workouts. The coaches conduct classes outdoors at Washington Park and occasionally take class field trips to special locations, mixing things up by jogging through a forest or confusing security guards by crab walking through the airport. In addition to fitness instruction, trainers provide members with nutritional advice and pre- and post-measurements.
Since 1972, Spare Time Clubs has evolved into a 10-club, full-service family sports club company that includes programs for both adults and children. Each location varies in size—some boasting multiple complexes—and houses amenities such as lighted tennis courts, pools, kids’ play areas, and fitness centers. At the Diamond Hills and El Dorado Hills locations, members can shine up in the onsite European spas, and the jewel of the Gold River club is a lighted stadium court encircled by a 5,000 square-foot observation deck. In the event of inclement weather or courts being overrun by ball-chasing dogs, players can schedule time at the dedicated indoor-tennis center, where eight fully sectioned-off, championship courts glow under the power of tournament-level lighting. World-class coaches develop kids’ court skills at the junior tennis academy, students of which can practice with an unlimited number of sessions at any of Spare Time’s other clubs.
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.