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 Kids Care Dental Group, the dentists make kids comfortable by using a variety of gentle, dental techniques. Toddlers and teenagers of all ages frequent the office, where skilled dentists accomodate their needs in a comforting environment. Screens on the walls and ceiling let little patrons play video games and watch movies to help them relax during their visit.
The knowledgeable staff at Kinetic Cycles extends the lives of bicycles with full bike tune-ups and outfits riders with high-performance cycling apparel. Kinetic Cycles stocks its showroom with a full lineup of bike apparel and accessories. Instead of coating themselves in several sirloin steaks, bikers can add an extra layer of insulation with Specialized Therminal arm warmers ($35) and leg warmers ($40) or ready themselves for winter rides with a pair of wind- and waterproof Louis Garneau Super Prestige gloves ($44.99).
Following the CrossFit ethos, Rocklin CrossFit designs high-intensity workouts that build strong, resilient bodies. Depending on their fitness level, participants may begin the muscle-manufacturing process with exercises that use only their body weight, such as squats, pushups, and tonguestands. As tone and technique improve, trainers tack on tonnage with the sonorous bells, dumb, and kettle bars, as well as plyometric boxes and medicine balls. Cardio blasters such as rowing, running, and rope jumping are also indigenous to workouts.
Kovar's Satori Academy is Sacramento's leading group of martial arts schools. We have been voted Sacramento's top martial arts school four years in a row by the readers of Sacramento magazine and viewers of KCRA. We have classes for people of all ages and all classes are taught by friendly certified instructors.
When the staff of Performance Science Training Institute attests to being team players, they mean it literally—every one of them is a current or former Division I athlete. From founder C.J. Easter, whose professional football career took him to international competitions, to his certified boot-camp instructors, all the coaches bring personal experience to their fitness lessons. To instill fitness and high performance early on, the staff helms youth programs that encompass team training and one-on-one sessions, which strive to optimize on-the-field skills with an emphasis on speed and explosive, self-aware movement.
Of course, they also help adults get into shape during boot-camp classes, which follow the CRC system—cardio, resistance, and core work. Instructors couple their courses with nutrition resources and individual mentoring to boost the chances of long-term success and adapt their drills to suit all experience levels along the way.
The programs also extend into the community at large with fundraising efforts that allow coaches to give local and school teams a competitive edge by offering discounted boot-camp classes instead of donating old dumbbells that players can lob at unsuspecting goalies.