Before and after her classes at California State University, Long Beach, Anne Hobbs would go on long jogs along the Pacific coastline. The routine served as informal training, preparing Anne for the many 10K races and marathons she'd eventually run with her twin sister, Amy. Inspired by the sisters' athleticism, healthy lifestyles, and abilities to leap over tall buildings, friends and strangers began asking them for advice on reaching their own personal fitness goals. And so began Anne's career as a personal trainer—a career that's been changing lives for more than 25 years.
In 2003, Anne decided to give her wisdom a more permanent headquarters and opened Harmony Massage & Bodywork. Inside the 1,200-square-foot studio, she helps clients get into shape with a diverse mixture of seasonal classes from yoga to spinning to TRX suspension training. To make sure that everyone gets optimum results, Anne holds one-on-one consultations with each client before they begin training and only allows 50 people to enroll per season. Clients may also unwind atop the massage room's heated table as Anne uses Swedish or deep-tissue techniques to relieve tension.: