High-school wrestler Derek DiManno stopped pinning his opponents in college when he decided to focus on his studies instead. After achieving a master?s degree, Derek stepped back into the ring?this time learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Studying under a world champion, Derek himself picked up a slew of championship awards, and earned a black belt in the sport. He opened his own martial-arts school to bestow others with the knowledge and skills of self-defense techniques. His classes for kids teach basic moves with the aim of boosting students? self-discipline, sportsmanship, and social skills. Adult classes challenge students of all fitness abilities, and special law-enforcement classes teach police how to take down criminals without the use of a weapon.
The press certainly likes California Family Fitness, granting the exercise venue such awards as Best Gym on KCRA-3's 2012 and 2014 A-List and Sacramento News and Review's Best of Sacramento 2012 Award. The press, however, isn't the top priority for the gym's staff; they believe that, to quote their about CFF page, ?awards don't greet you at the door.? Instead, they depend upon their dedicated staffers at the front desk, chaperones at the Kidz Club play zone, and personal trainers to make families of clients feel at home. Certified personal trainers take aspiring exercisers of all ages through regimens that make use of the 18 available locations' ample workout machinery. Seasoned instructors, meanwhile, hold group fitness classes, free with a membership, fostering community as they incinerate calories during high-energy Zumba, step aerobics, Turbo Kick, and Hip Hop Hustle. Nine of the locations boast pools that host swim lessons taught by certified water-safety instructors.
While hitting the gym, parents can drop wee ones at childcare havens. After breaking a sweat on the exercise floor, clients can also shed excess body moisture in saunas and tanning beds.
At Premier Fitness, personal trainers and exercise gurus help clients build muscle, burn fat, and bump up stamina with a wealth of private lessons, boot camps, classes, and high-tech equipment. Members work out at any time of day or night with 24/7 access to the gym, while trainers and fellow members push each other past fitness goals with friendly, positive motivation. You can fuse fun and fitness with an extensive schedule of group classes such as Hot Hula, which isolates glutes, abs, and arms with Polynesian dance styles, or TRX, which builds balance and core stability through suspension, like tightrope walking or learning to levitate.
As soon as children are old enough to walk, they are old enough to begin honing their coordination, body-awareness, and basic motor skills through engaging and age-appropriate gymnastics lessons. That's the central philosophy driving the instructors at Byers Gymnastics, which has four locations, and a 40-year legacy of providing both basic and competition-level training for boys and girls ranging from toddlers to teenagers. While youngsters learn the fundamentals of jumping, balancing, and rolling, older students can master more challenging routines and learn to safely use various pieces of traditional gymnastics equipment, such as the balance beams, floor, vault, and tumble trak, and the slightly off-kilter stepladder. These year-round programs cater to visitors of virtually all interests and levels, and share the common goal of building stamina and flexibility, while also teaching students the value of perseverance and self-determination.
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.
Extreme Fitness Express ushers guests into a sunlit trove of up-to-date gym equipment and private amenities. As feet flash by on treadmills, ellipticals, and cardio cycles, mounted HD televisions beam popular programs and pictures of oncoming trains to promote motivated sprints. A menagerie of free weights fortifies targeted muscles, and TRX suspension lines hoist physiques during resistance training. Personal trainers help bolster clients' workouts with exercises tailored to their endurance, experience, and fitness goals. After running through their workout regimes, patrons can retire to private showers and restrooms or steep their skin in a new hue with onsite tanning services. Ample parking and 24-hour access with a security key ensure that visitors can also practice pull-ups alongside nocturnal pet fruit bats.