The founders of Your Body Works chose the gym's location in Solano County after reading a startling statistic: in 2009, this county had California's highest percentage of residents with diabetes. So Your Body Works is outfitted with everything that locals need to get in shape: ellipticals, cross-trainers, treadmills, free weights, and strength-training machines. They also lead group fitness classes with focuses such as spin and body sculpting; the schedule also includes CrossFit, a high-intensity, functional cross-training workout program for exercisers of all experience levels.
FitNow's team of professional personal trainers help clients break past personal health and fitness goals and get into the best shape of their lives. Students sweat, lift, and tone in personal training sessions, replete with resistance bands, kettlebells, and plyometric exercises, or enroll in specialty programs such as short 40-minute sessions for busy moms, or a 21-day boot camp that can provide a full-body transformation.
Napa Valley Adventure Boot Camp owner Jeff Larson and his team of trainers know all about breaking a sweat. Each day, they challenge their students with fitness classes that string cardio and resistance workouts into a challenging chain of intense exercise. They also understand that water and electronics don't mix—instead of hosting their classes inside gyms filled with treadmills and stationary bikes, they stage their regimens outdoors, fortifying their workouts with rejuvenating sunrays and the encouraging shrieks of onlooking robins.
Standard gyms let members loose in rooms full of fancy exercise equipment, where they're free to choose the variety and intensity of their workouts. Unfortunately, they're also free to make mistakes without even knowing it, which can lead to injuries and stunted fitness goals. That's why Fitness Revolution Petaluma centers on a different fitness philosophy: instead of rooms full of equipment, they have a facility full of fitness professionals who lead a programs tailored to members' current fitness levels. Whether in group training sessions, yoga, youth sports performance, or their variety of specialty workshops, the experts rely on simple equipment and exercises that mimic the body's natural movements to help members reach goals faster than a soccer player with rocket cleats.
The letters in The LAB stand for longevity, attitude, and balance, highlighting the studio's three-pronged approach to health and fitness. Inside an impressive warehouse, trainers wrangle a belief-beggaring stock of workout equipment and accessories for use in tailor-made routines for individuals and small groups. Each program strives to steadily enhance overall wellness through body-sculpting drills and an emphasis on correct form, as coaches devote personal attention to participants, ensuring a motivational workout and expert advice on which font is best suited for monogramming newly formed biceps.
At Nor Cal Fitness, NASM-certified personal trainer Todd Kosiewicz helps people get in shape by adhering to his academy's Optimum Performance Training model. The model, which preaches circuit training and controlled instability, helps exercisers avoid the types of workout plateaus that almost led to Arnold Schwarzenegger's being cast as the lead actor in Honey, I Shrunk The Kids. Kosiewicz employs the techniques during group- and personal-training sessions, the latter of which can take place at exercisers' homes.