Since its inception, Parisi Speed School has trained more than 150 NFL players and 5,000 scholarship-holding college athletes in its youth programs. Parisi consistently churns out all-stars with its Jump Start program, which trains youngsters at the time when their motor skills are most malleable. Outfitted with a 25-yard artificial-turf field, a four-lane track surface, and a weight room, the center hones agility, endurance, and coordination in future athletes aged 7–18. Using the center’s signature speed and strength training methods, supportive staffers not only infuse muscle memory with a suite of opponent-lambasting skills, they also teach them how to avoid injuries without hiring a stunt double to take tackles.
The instructors at B.O.S.S Fitness divide fitness programs into clear, manageable steps that put goals within reach. First, they assess each client's physical condition by measuring body fat, body mass, endurance, and ability to topple shelves in a library. Then, campers engage in half-hour to one-hour workouts that incorporate weightlifting and cardio training. Throughout the program, trainers monitor progress, making adjustments in accordance with how the results match up with the camper's intended fitness goals. Trainers also supply nutritional advice to help campers extend their fitness regimen beyond boot camps.
At the core of Santa Barbara Fitness Tours is the recognition that you don't need a car or a fancy boat to see everything the city has to offer?and in fact, you may be better off without them. Given Santa Barbara's abundance of natural beauty and relatively small size, it can be more enjoyable to go exploring by other means, whether you're riding down the boardwalk on a beach cruiser or surfing the coast on a longboard.
But the company doesn't just give people the means to see the area's sights; thanks to its corps of guides, it also shows them the best places to go. Fifth-generation Santa Barbaran Nick Brown takes groups hiking along coastal bluffs as well as kayaking in view of sandy shores and distant mountains. Meanwhile, veteran cyclist Brian Rand leads mountain bikers on both leisurely trips into the back country and more vigorous trips down rocky trails, depending on their level of experience and whether they are allergic to mountains.
Personal trainer Zack Bertges channels an extensive fitness resumé to conquer his clients' physical limits. Having earned certifications from NASM and the International Triathlon Coaching Association, he founded Opus Fit as a venue for his scientifically backed training methods—regimens he has perfected while working with college athletes, elite gym facilities, and physical therapy programs.
Zack's 45-minute boot-camp classes blend his affinity for endurance running with core workouts and fast-paced cardio intervals. Set against Santa Barbara's outdoor backdrops, each session sends patrons jogging through picturesque scenery rather than a billowing cloud of treadmill exhaust.
A successful exercise regimen involves just as much inspiration as perspiration, according to the certified trainers who helm motivFit. Their fitness and nutrition programs don't just teach participants to count and burn calories; they jump-start lives by pairing goal-focused coaching with group accountability. Designed with both fun and safety in mind, challenging outdoor workouts empower participants to make exercise a part of their daily routine. Aerobics and trail runs torch calories instantly, and weightlifting and resistance training rally the metabolism by building lean muscle mass. Group activities such as relay races build camaraderie, transforming participants into teams that motivate one another. The workouts can be tailored to any fitness level, allowing new exercisers and elite athletes to train side by side. As pounds and inches melt away, confidence grows and self-esteem blooms as boldly as a tulip watered with Buzz Aldrin's joyful tears. Nutrition resources such as recipes and meal plans complement the workouts, helping participants forge healthy lifestyles for the long haul.
With nine experienced coaches and trainers, West Coast Strength’s staff ensures that clients of any age and physical ability can take advantage of the fat-burning, endurance-building training programs. In the 3,600-square-foot facility, coaches foster an intimate and motivating environment where they guide pupils in CrossFit and HyperFit classes. With an emphasis on proper technique, both classes focus on functional-movement exercises, rather than sport-specific training strategies. Varying daily, workouts might include powerlifting, body-weight exercises, or fast-paced interval sessions, all of which tone muscles and jump-start metabolisms. In addition to group classes, the coaching staff offers personal-training services.