At Kraken Fitness, former US Navy SEAL and CrossFit coach Paul Anderson hosts CrossFit Spring Valley—a series of daily fitness classes that employ intense reps of functional workouts to improve overall fitness. Paul’s CrossFit program combines kettlebells, medicine balls, plyometrics, and gymnastics techniques to create endlessly varied workouts that strengthen every aspect of fitness, including endurance, agility, balance, and coordination.
Among the sprawling grass fields of Rohr Park people jump rope, wrap trees with resistance bands and pull, do pushups, hop over prone partners, and play toss back with a heavy ball. This scenario unfolds during each of Marlon Matanza Licup's one-hour boot camps, which the certified trainer holds mornings and evenings Monday–Friday. His goal is to help people not only lose weight, but also prevent medical problems so they can be healthy and well for the ones who care about them. With his extensive knowledge in fitness, he can customize programs that help clients build endurance and improve strength and agility without resorting to stealing and wearing Samson's hairpiece. For those who require personal attention to reach their goals, Marlon also offers private one-on-one training.
At Red Carpet Boot Camps’ fitness center, trainers motivate others toward fitness through classes such as spin, yoga, and Reformer Pilates. When not in the gym, trainers lead their charges outside for 60-minute boot-camp sessions that combine everything from their classes, as well as resistance, cardio, and calisthenics. Understanding that pushing muscles to their limits is only part of the equation, Red Carpet also offers nutrition coaching.
Founder and CEO Allison Beardsley's passion for Pilates sparked after struggling to find exercise that would not aggravate her basketball-related ailments. The discovery that the efficient resistance moves helped her to develop a strong core without subjecting her joints to pain inspired her to spread the word of Pilates's benefits to others, which she does from thirteen clean and sunny Club Pilates–studio locations. A team of certified instructors teaches the group classes, which are designed to strengthen, tighten, and tone the entire body. The staff leads students through controlled movements and breathing techniques performed on specialized Pilates machines, such as the Reformer, a Pilates ballet barre, and retired kitchen chairs. To ensure each patron can craft a well-rounded workout regimen that suits his or her needs, the studios offer stretching and sculpting classes that touch upon a variety of fitness modalities.
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Whether fitness seekers want to lose weight or maintain their hard-earned physiques, they'll be challenged to meet their match at Fit Body Bootcamp. A one-hour routine gives the metabolism such a boost that it could keep burning calories even after the session is over. Each session is led by a qualified personal trainer and limited to 20 campers.
Equipment: Rogue, barbells, medicine balls, kettle bells, Concept 2 rower
Students should bring: Water, towel, and cross training or running shoes
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Positive and motivated mindsets make workouts twice as fun and effective.