Yosemite Fitness offers family-friendly classes in a welcoming environment. Hard-working architectural titans have harnessed faux-granite mountain faces and ceilinged skies to create one of the only indoor rock-climbing gyms in the area, providing a socially and muscularly stimulating workout setting that’s accessible seven days a week. There are no age or weight restrictions, and aspiring ascenders can choose the automatic belay option—which requires no instruction—for immediate face scaling. Or, opt for manual belay and attend the one-hour rock climbing 101 training session to learn safety techniques and climbing tricks garnered from notoriously close-mouthed mountain goats. Whichever way you opt to climb, Yosemite's helpful staff will soon have you facing off against yodeling barbershop quartets in rope-secured vertical races.
The hydrotherapists at The Added Touch #2 believe that the body’s self-healing properties can benefit from techniques designed to encourage and assist, rather than invade and change, the healing process. They posit that many ailments originate in the colon, where toxins build up and embedded materials can percolate throughout the body, contaminating organs, and reducing overall wellness. Cleansing out these caustic materials through hydrotherapy can give patients a feeling of lightness and increased energy. The staff pairs those benefits with aromatherapy from essential oils, which reduces stress and augments the healing process.
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.
Bringing a patient back to good health requires more than analyzing one part of the body—it’s about assessing all parts of their physical, mental, and spiritual health. That’s what Valley Natural Health’s doctors of naturopathic medicine, Sonal Patel, Abbas Bazzy, and Kimberly Brown, believe and why they take a holistic approach to caring for patients. That’s also why they combine alternative therapies, such as homeopathy, acupuncture, and botanical medicine, with more conventional medicine services found at traditional doctors’ offices, such as pap smears, prostate exams, and vestigial-tail therapy.
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. 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.