Led by fitness coordinator Patricia Moore, Performance PT Fitness offers a full schedule of bootcamps and fitness classes. Body Blast Bootcamp builds strength and increases energy during 30-minute workouts, while Zumba courses burn calories for students of all ages and abilities. In addition to classes designed for the elderly and those with disabilities, Performance PT Fitness offers nutrition programs and workplace wellness programs.
The Kids Program at CrossFit StompinGround is focused on helping children build strength and learn about conditioning, but program instructors Jenn Rich and Kenya Runyan know that when working with kids, you've got to keep it fun. The hour-long sessions keep kids excited by moving briskly through a number of activities, such as gymnastics, jump-roping, running, and body-weight movements. Each program is designed specifically to meet the developmental needs of a different age group.
In an open space of hardwood floors and walls of mirrors, members work up a sweat on treadmills and elliptical trainers while focusing their attention on the personal TVs each machine is equipped with. This is one of the many perks at FitU's Modesto, Oakdale, and Riverbank locations, some of which also feature massage therapy that can soothe muscles after working out or running into the weight room’s clear plexiglass walls. The enthusiastic staff is always on hand to dole out pointers to those heaving free weights or pushing toward David-like physiques on the circuit weight-training machines. They also motivate patrons in a social setting with group fitness classes, including yoga, Pilates, Zumba, and spinning sessions. During one-on-one personal-training sessions, they zero in on a patron's abilities and goals to develop a challenging, yet manageable, fitness regimen. In addition to all the fitness-related amenities, the Modesto and Oakdale locations also feature cardio movie theaters and childcare facilities.
Though their individual specialties differ, Fourth Power Fitness’s staff members—a certified personal trainer, a CrossFit coach, and a former competitive boxer—compile a gym system whose goals are universal. Instructors prioritize exercises that are relevant to the body's real-life movements into a regimen that can be tackled by guests of all ages and abilities. Members can conduct solo workouts during open-gym hours or attend a variety of classes. First Fit, for example, caters to beginners with its cardio- and strength-themed circuits that are meant to tone muscles, promote weight loss, and ensure every pickle jar in each student’s home can be opened. Alternatively, Sports Performance Training strives to boost athletes' speed and power on the field. The routines in these programs abide by the four qualities—or "powers"—referenced in the gym's name: ground-based, complex, explosive, and functional.
Students also participate in calisthenics and machine-based workouts, taking advantage of the facility’s amenities, which range from racks of medicine balls to the indoor track. In addition to classes, trainer Kenneth Hall also offers nutritional guidance in the form of custom meal plans.
The Village Fitness Studio owner Clint Milusnic loves the athletic challenges found in the outdoors. Milusnic, a certified personal trainer and Navy veteran, has headed Saturday outdoor events that have included workouts, hiking, biking, and tubing in nearby outdoor spots such as the Fair Oaks bluffs. Back at the studio, Milusnic leads three levels of boot-camp-style classes and conducts personal and small-group training sessions. Regardless of the class size, Milusnic strives to ensure each exerciser receives individual attention and coaching.
Nelson Recinos wasn’t born a martial-arts master. In fact, his first experience with fighting was surviving on the streets of a war-plagued El Salvador. Once he escaped his situation, Recinos honed his skills with a six-year tenure in Thailand, where he learned muay thai from local masters. Eventually he came to the states to compete as a professional prizefighter, losing only 1 of 130 bouts.
Now he brings his lifetime of expertise to students at Hybrid Fitness—an 8,000-square-foot facility where he teaches both muay thai and boxing. 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. In addition to its intense fighting classes, Hybrid offers fun Zumba classes, which tone bodies to the beats of Latin music.
Whether day or night, holiday or plain old Tuesday, Anytime Fitness is always open. Once registered, members receive 24/7 access to any of the club’s nearly 1,800 locations all over the globe, where personal trainers lead customized one-on-one training sessions or provide quick and simple tips for using the cardio and strength-training equipment. The staff also leads several group classes, including kickboxing sessions and regular boot camps, to whip bodies into shape in a fun and supportive environment. After working up a sweat on one of the treadmills equipped with personal TVs, members can head to the locker room's showers to wash away the tears from watching All My Children.