Sotera Willis believes in customized exercise regimens and the invigorating power of the sun. That's why she hosts her personal-training sessions outside, leading her clients through a mix of strength, cardio, and balance exercises that toughen the entire body. Certified in both fitness and nutrition instruction by the ISSA, Sotera tailors her guidance to suit each client's lifestyle goals. Her services go beyond private lessons, as well—she also leads stretching workouts that unwind muscles, teaches group boot-camp classes, and helps people with injuries to enhance the benefits of their physical therapy.
A favorite of Sacramento CityVoters, The Studio fosters fitness and makes martial arts masters out of fledgling fighters. Instructors Jack Corrie (seventh degree senior master) and Amitis Pourarian (sixth degree master and former U.S. team member) coordinate and co-operate the body-fortifying center, contributing a combined 50 years of martial arts experience. During 90-minute boot camp classes, students learn to maneuver their metatarsals and middle ears in a menagerie of different workout methods designed to pump hearts and arms. TRX suspension and cardio kickboxing kick off sessions, combusting calories and galvanizing muscle-guns before strength-training exercises get to work defining muscular fibers. The course concludes with yoga, stretching, and sun saluting, designed to cool down broiling calorie-burners.
Among Heather Farm Park's rolling hills and expansive grassy terrain, patrons push their bodies through dynamic, one-hour workouts designed to sculpt and strengthen physiques from head to toe. Helping to motivate patrons toward their ideal shapes, East Bay Fitness's owner and head trainer Jena McGuffie boasts certifications in personal training and specialized fitness, along with a degree in alternative medicine. After building a private personal-training business in Florida, Jena swapped coasts to share her passion for health and wellness with Californians of all ages and abilities. Her workouts vary from class to class, incorporating cardiovascular work and strength-training moves such as lifting Webster's Dictionary over and over with just your pinkies.
At Smooth Moto, a team of instructors, certified personal trainers, and licensed massage therapists help bodies slim down and let go of tension. They offer personal training from private individual sessions to group training and educational clinics, all designed to provide you the tools to improve your health and fitness.
Alan “AJ” Vidlund might have had some hint of what he wanted to do with his life when he was playing baseball as a five year old. He grew up in an athletic family and went on to earn a college degree in fitness, and he's now the owner of LiveFit Boot Camp Greater Sacramento. He's also a certified trainer, and he'll jump in to lead boot camps there as well.
These camps keep muscles guessing and attendees engaged with combinations of sprinting, suspension training, kettlebell moves, and other exercises. Trainers will also check in with no-shows to make sure they’re staying on track, including LiveFit's founders Jaron Eliopoulos and Jeffrey Sears. Today they’re playfully dubbed “The Boot Camp Guys,” but they were merely students of kinesiology when they met in 2005. After bonding over a shared passion for fitness, the two began to move toward their current nickname by leading boot camp on the side of personal-training jobs.
At Hybrid Fitness, an 8,000-square-foot facility, Sean Tribble, a purple belt in Brazilian jujitsu, assists by teaching his grappling art. Personal trainer Amanda Staudinger rounds out clients' training regimens with a cardio cross-training class designed to get participants in fighting shape, with strong limbs, a powerful core, and hands replaced with bricks.
Hybrid fitness tones both adults and children, and its instructors often take their classes outside. Hybrid offers fun Zumba classes, which tone bodies to the beats of Latin music, as well as muay thai, brazilian jiujitsu, boxing, and fitness conditioning.