Founder Linda Taix has one mission: to help clients achieve the ultimate positive change in body, health, and spirit––without half- hearted crunches. Employing a team of certified personal trainers and former military personnel, Linda's civilian-style fitness boot camp was featured on Good Morning America. Linda modeled her six-week boot-camp sessions after a real military boot camp, with an enlistment phase to gauge fitness levels and one- hour classes that blend military exercise drills, resistance training, and plyometrics with cardio activities such as obstacle courses and double-dutch jump-rope contests against local youths.
Cutting out traditional boot-camp yelling and huffing, the team fosters a supportive and motivating environment for students of all skill levels. Furthermore, Extreme employs nutritionist and fourth-degree black belt Jake Nelson to guide clients with diet advice and personal consultations on how best to break a board with a honey-glazed ham.
A bright mural covering the walls welcomes visitors to Chula Vista Yoga Center, where instructors foster strengthened bodies and usher minds to tranquility through various yoga techniques. The studio focuses on Vinyasa yoga, in which students move from one pose to another within one inhale or exhale to synchronize breath with movement. Each class is structured to enable novice yogis to practice their newfound stretches on their own while more experienced yogis can enter classes for all levels. Chula Vista Yoga Center offers classes at various times throughout the week, so check the studio's class schedule to chart the ideal course.
Since 1996, Ultimate Fitness Center has been a bastion of helping patrons get in shape. In addition to fitness staples such as personal trainers, group fitness classes, and copious equipment, the center boasts an array of amenities, including an outdoor pool, a kids' play area, and a wellness center with chiropractic care, acupuncture, and massage therapy. Owner Rob Hueso and his staff are as serious about staying fit as their clients are—you can regularly see them working up a sweat at the weight machines, ready to offer words of encouragement or tips on getting the most from your workout. And if that's not enough, members can get a workout just by walking around the more than 30,000-square-foot space.