SoCal Fitness Boot Camp for Women’s quartet of instructors inspires patrons with positivity during each gal-centric, camaraderie-fueled outdoor class. Targeting typically troublesome areas including the thighs, rear, and stomach, one-hour boot-camp sessions cater to women of all levels of fitness prowess by pushing each to perform without unsafely overexerting. Each class slings a variety of body-testing obstacles from an arsenal that includes strength training, short-distance running, Pilates, and full-contact rounds of patty cake. With regular attendance, ladies often note an improvement in endurance and muscle tone, a slimmed physique, and all-over stress attrition. Classes convene in the mornings or evenings, depending on how hard each location parties the night before. Instructors ask that each participant supply a mat, set of 3-, 5-, or 8-pound hand weights, and towel.
Frog's Fitness eases members into healthier living with access to first-rate exercise equipment and a bevy of sweat-inducing group fitness classes. Torch calories after a long day of gravy rafting with a cardiovascular rowing course, or turn your torso into a supernatural paragon of definition with a core-conditioning class. Frog’s Fitness's site-specific training and services include aquatic fitness programs and [tennis] (http://gr.pn/kvCqDF) (extra fees may apply for advanced classes and lessons). Kranking classes challenge patrons to power bicycle-like machines with their hands and operate weighted chopsticks with their feet in a multipronged workout as intense as a checkers game against the Hulk. Membership also includes an initial health and fitness assessment, and every location except the Hotel Circle South location offers supervised child-care with advance reservations.
Composed of experienced martial-arts artists and current MMA fighters, the staff at Team Quest Encinitas has designed its program to focus on full-body fitness and preparing students for 15 minutes in the ring.
Classes range from introductory surveys of mixed martial-arts fighting to in-depth lessons in judo, muay thai, and advanced boxing. A host of strength and conditioning classes accompanies the martial-arts class list, physically preparing students to battle opponents in the ring or alligators in the swamp with ease.
The PushHouse?s instructors know a good workout has a way of bringing people together. To help accomplish the ?good workout? portion of that equation, the studio focuses on intense exercises workouts for the whole body that incorporate cardio exercises, weight training, and core fitness, and each class takes place in a motivating group atmosphere.
The studio recently has been equipped with RealRyder bikes. These spinners feature side-to-side tilting action, which engages the whole body so you can practice dodging neighborhood frisbee dogs. Students can hop on these bikes and join others in an intense workout during group indoor-cycling classes. Alternatively, in dedicated Pilates classes, the staff leads workouts that help tone the muscles with slow, focused movements on Pilates Reformer equipment. The Reformers also come into play in the intensive fusion classes, which feature Booty Barre techniques that help sculpt one?s rear end.
From ballet school in her native Peru to folk-dance studies in college, Marcela Alva had dance in her heart and on her hips. Her long-held belief that dance, combined with good nutrition, results in a rich, healthy life led her to become a certified Zumba instructor in 2008 to help others feel good about their bodies and lead healthier lifestyles. At Dance2Fitness, she leads students of all fitness levels and dance abilities—including those with two left feet and those with two left feet for hands—through high-energy classes such as Zumba, salsa, bachata, and merengue. Getting hearts pumping, she harnesses the dynamic rhythms of Latin music to help patrons burn calories and sculpt limbs while having fun with the fancy footwork.
The friendship of yoga teachers Sarah Freeman and Marci Kawar is rooted in innovation. They met while coordinating a kids' summer camp, but soon combined their love of nature and paddleboarding into a new way to practice yoga: atop the water. The duo found paddleboard yoga to be both challenging and serene, like a trivia night hosted by Mr. Rogers. Though the classes at Floating Yogis are open to beginners, they also force more experienced students to rethink the way they pose. As Kawar told Tawny Maya McCray of The San Diego Union-Tribune, "Everything is engaged, everything is super-strong the whole time; you?re not just going through the motions."