White Tiger Martial Arts Academy, a multi-discipline school, sculpts the minds, character and bodies of everyone from young children to grandparents. Choose from a variety of classes that run from 30 minutes (ages 3-5) to 60 minutes six days a week.
Body Temple Fitness’s founder Terri Reaves has spent her life transforming herself into a sculpted paragon of fitness. A body-builder, she's served as a judge for the North American National Bodybuilding Federation (NANBF) and promoter for The 2011 NANBF Natural Central Valley Bodybuilding and Figure Championships. With an intimate understanding of how to marshal healthy eating, daily lifestyle choices, and motivation, she now helps patrons from across the fitness spectrum reach out and put their health goals in a stranglehold.
An alternative option for people intimidated by impersonal big-box gyms, Terri's studio builds relationships with their members rather than selling them add-on services such as smoothies and embroidered dumbbell cozies. Instead of dropping them into the latest, trendiest workout program, Body Temple Fitness furnishes each client with a detailed assessment of their fitness needs, targeted exercise choices, and continual reassessment to help them reach top shape and feel great. Members are assigned a personal coach who leads them through an individualized program that includes nutritional guidance and fitness regimens catered towards overall health or sports-specific training. Lifestyle coaching rounds out wellness coaching and group boot camp sessions give patrons an encouraging space to share their fitness journeys with like-minded peers.
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.
The certified coaches at Russian Kettlebell Club of Fresno entered the sport with skepticism, expecting a strength-training fad when they first grasped the handles on the round. Instead, they found that swinging and lifting either kettlebells or leaden rattles borrowed from giant toddlers could tone their muscles and torch unwanted calories with a total-body workout. The gym?s 2,100 square feet of black-matted floors supply ample space for its signature coursework, whereas medicine balls, weight benches, and rings test students enlisted in CrossFit classes with affiliate gym CrossFit Combat Fitness. As a testament to its intensity, CrossFit serves as the training method for military units, police officers, martial artists, and cotton-candy spinners worldwide.
Temples often stand as monuments, long-lasting reminders of the incredible dedication it took to erect them. At Get a Better Body Fitness, this is what they mean when they say, “Your body is your temple.” There, trainer Lamont Nash and his fellow instructors help students build and sculpt their bodies with a training method inspired by Jack LaLanne. Their ideology focuses on daily body-weight exercises such as pushups and crunches coupled with a nutritious diet.
Training unfolds across multiple facilities, including a colorful gym—called “the playground”—that houses ample punching bags, and a small field of turf embedded in the middle of the room. The center also runs a pro shop with fitness apparel and workout flash cards that can be used to construct new regimens at home or study for phys-ed finals that require students to carve the answers into the tops of their desks.
No men, no makeup, no mirrors. It?s a pretty stringent philosophy, but it?s one that?s helped members of the Curves community since 1992. Part fitness center, part support group, Curves is a women?s only club that takes a streamlined approach to health, fitness, and weight loss. Full-body, 30-minute workouts combine strength training, cardiovascular exercises, and stretching into calorie-torching sessions, enhanced further by the Curves Complete Program. The program, available at an extra fee, supplements efforts at the gym with personalized meal plans and weekly one-on-one meetings with a certified Curves coach. Outside the facility, members and non-members alike can purchase a variety of Curves products, from workout apparel and accessories to the protein powders and vitamins used to build strength or distract people from all of the caterpillars in your medicine cabinet.