Huw Lloyd Davies and Stu White started HDX Fit as a place where they can help others improve their own health and fitness. The center's training principles are built upon holistic health awareness, the fundamentals of nutrition, and metabolic conditioning. Alongside an excellent supporting staff, the team curates a curriculum of group training classes, personal-training sessions, nutrition consultations, and holistic life coaching.
HDX Fit also offers an online training program, a portal full of videos and written workouts for people who can?t make it to classes because their motorized unicycles are out of gas. The online program includes a weekly telephone chat with one of the gym?s trainers, who speaks to the philosophy of the center's inspirational founder.
Helmed by Jackie Nguyen—a certified trainer with a black belt in karate and nearly two decades of martial-arts training—Fast Result Fitness helps students to achieve their fitness goals with group classes and personal-training sessions. All-levels kickboxing classes focus on both fitness and self-defense as they teach participants how to strike attackers using their fists, elbows, knees, and the occasional cartoon lightning bolt. One-on-one workouts tailored to each individual can speed up weight loss and build muscle mass, and sport-specific training helps athletes of any experience level to improve their strength and endurance.
The instructors at Triad Yoga & Pilates lead classes that not only strengthen students' bodies, but also increase their awareness. The studio's seven yoga classes cater to various skill levels and needs. Beginners might try out a hatha yoga session, while more experienced yogis head to a flow class and moms-to-be take a prenatal class to address fatigue and prepare for upcoming limbo competitions. Meanwhile, two Pilates classes offer floor exercises that create leaner, stronger muscles or traditional Pilates exercises at a faster pace.
During Zephrin Augustine’s more than 10 years as a coach and athlete, he earned an array of nicknames that ranged from St. Augustine to Whomp Whomp. The most appropriate name for Augustine nowadays, however, is CEO. As the founder and head of Next Level Sports & Fitness, he draws on his strong fitness background—which includes a college football career at the University of Florida—to whip bodies into shape, aided by certified personal trainer Dimetress Barnwell. The duo specializes in boot-camp-style workouts, whose ever-changing cocktails of cardio, strength, and plyometric moves banish boredom more effectively than workouts that end with a fun fact about sweat. Held outside when weather permits, their dynamic fitness regimens melt away excess weight and tone physiques, enhancing the abilities of exercise newbies and decorated athletes alike.
With a private Pilates session from Core Plus, you'll receive hands-on, individualized attention and all the equipment you need to hone body-sculpting techniques. Private sessions are led by experienced instructor/Core Plus owner Dondi Hall, who brings more than four years of experience to the Pilates mat, and modified to each client's fitness level, eliminating embarrassment. Elongate your torso to match your new hair extensions and avoid awkward run-ins with your old hair stylist with today's Groupon. Call ahead to schedule your private appointment.
As a surf punk growing up in Hawaii in the early '80s, Daniel Sullivan longed for something that would give his life purpose. Then, after years of catching waves and hanging with the wrong crowd, he discovered the role model he'd been looking for: Bruce Lee. Moving back to his native California, Sullivan enrolled in college and started taking some taekwondo classes. Then, fate stepped in. In a college class, he met fellow student Diana Inosanto?the daughter of martial arts master Dan Inosanto, and the goddaughter of Bruce Lee.
Sullivan's association with the Inosantos only fanned the flames of his martial arts passion. Soon, he was studying under Inosanto himself, his journey mirroring the one taken by Ralph Macchio a year earlier in The Karate Kid. This real-life Daniel-San didn't stop with a victory over his own personal Cobra Kai, though. Traveling the globe to study under world-renowned masters, Sullivan earned black belts and certification in disciplines ranging from muay thai and Brazilian jiujitsu to savate and Bruce Lee's own jeet kune do.
Today, Sullivan guides his own cadre of students as the master of OC Kickboxing & Martial Arts. From their recently-expanded facility in Irvine, he and his team of seasoned instructors fill their schedule with more than 120 classes each week. True to Sullivan's own varied experience, the school offers training in numerous martial arts disciplines, including MMA, kickboxing, and jiujitsu. Whether they're looking for a high-intensity workout or seeking new self-defense strategies, students benefit from Sullivan's own focused training and passion for instruction.