OC Trainer consists of a dedicated team of four personal trainers with over 20 combined years of professional experience. With today's deal, you'll get three hour-long, semi-private training sessions with these OC fitness aces. Sessions are capped at three people, ensuring that you'll get plenty of individual attention while getting to know a smattering of siblings in sweaty arms. The trainers don't simply stand and stare with dead eyes as you pant and schvitz, nor do they froth at the mouth and scream with degrading abandon every time you pause for breath. Instead, they provide motivational and educational encouragement for targeted fitness results, and help keep clients goal oriented with regular weigh-ins and measurements. In addition to fitness-first advice, the trainers also provide personalized but simple nutrition advice and meal plans to maximize the results of the training.
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.
House of Pilates' mat classes, conducted with nothing but a polished floor, a mat, and a lot of super-motivating eye contact, are currently available ten times a week in its airy Irvine studio. These introductory classes encompass the basics of Pilates, lay the foundation for lifelong strength, and prepare you for more advanced machine and resistance work. Because House of Pilates is the only classical Pilates certification center in Orange County, all of House of Pilates' instructors are rigorously trained in effective instruction methods and are attentive to the individual needs of their clients. House of Pilates' staff follow the doctrines of Power Pilates and place increased emphasis on discipline and rigorous work while sculpting a powerful core that's immune to injury and thermonuclear flab explosions.
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.
Bogged down by 80-hour work weeks and realizing the effects of his poor eating habits, Josh Boyd and Derek Graham made a major life change. Already suffering from hypertension, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and addictions, they put themselves through a 12-week program in order to get healthier. In that time, they both lost more than 40 pounds and dropped their body fat percentage from from over 28% to below 5%. The results astounded friends, family, co-workers so they decided to team up with Scott Perry to open “The 12” Training & Wellness to help others attain their same level of success. Their system involves detox and body-fat analysis, as well as cardio and strength training. At his gym, he and his team also lead classes based around plateau-proof exercises to complement the program.
Inside, Josh and Derek develop personal training programs in a group environment. Here, clients partake in high-intensity workouts that include three-phase metabolic training to target alternating muscle groups. Diverse classes target alternating muscle groups while customizable works guide participants toward their goals. In addition to devising intensive training programs, “The 12” Training & Wellness offers personalized nutritional programs, including 10-day cleanse and detox programs, weekly body-fat analysis, and heart-rate monitoring.